The United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management - “A consolidating role in the implementation of the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030” in Beijing, China is now open for applications. The conference is jointly organised by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.
Dates: 14-16 September 2015
Venue: Grand Gongda Jianguo Hotel, Beijing, China
Please submit your application for participation online: http://www.un-spider.org/
The main aim of the conference is to produce an outcome document with guidelines to Member States to integrate Earth observation and geospatial technologies in implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030.
The conference will build upon the outcomes of the Third United Nations Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) (Sendai, Japan, March 2015) and on the related commitments of UNOOSA:
- Facilitate the coordination of Earth observation (EO) stakeholders as proposed in the White Paper “A global partnership for Earth observation to support nations in their disaster risk reduction efforts”;
- Hold the United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation: Global solutions for the challenges of sustainable development in societies at risk (Bonn, Germany, to );
- Continued promotion of EO benefits to sustainable development towards the Summit on Sustainable Development Goals (NY, September 2015) and the 21st Conference of the Parties to UNFCCC (Paris, December 2015).
The UN-SPIDER team"