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About UN-SPIDER

In its resolution 61/110 of 14 December 2006 the United Nations General Assembly agreed to establish the "United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response - UN-SPIDER" as a new United Nations programme, with the following mission statement: "Ensure that all countries and international and regional organizations have access to and develop the capacity to use all types of space-based information to support the full disaster management cycle".

Whereas there have been a number of initiatives in recent years that have contributed to making space technologies available for humanitarian and emergency response, UN-SPIDER is the first to focus on the need to ensure access to and use of such solutions during all phases of the disaster management cycle, including the risk reduction phase, which will significantly contribute to reducing the loss of lives and property.

The UN-SPIDER programme is achieving this by being a gateway to space information for disaster management support, by serving as a bridge to connect the disaster management and space communities and by being a facilitator of capacity-building and institutional strengthening, in particular for developing countries.

UN-SPIDER is being implemented as an open network of providers of space-based solutions to support disaster management activities. Besides Vienna (where UNOOSA is located), the programme also has an office in Bonn, Germany and will have an office in Beijing, China. Additionally, a network of Regional Support Offices multiplies the work of UN-SPIDER in the respective regions.

 


Visit the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal

 

Read more about space technology and disaster management.

Reports and Documents

Below is an index of online documentation related to UN-SPIDER. Documents are available in all official languages of the United Nations and are added on a regular basis. The hypertext links indicate the format of the document and the language version, where: A - عربي; C - 中文; E - English; F- Français; R - Русский; S - Español. Click on the appropriate link to download the required language and format.

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Series: A/AC.105/

A/AC.105/1027

2012

Report on activities carried out in 2012 in the framework of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response

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A/AC.105/1029

2012

Technical advisory support activities carried out in 2012 in the framework of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response

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A/AC.105/1033

2012

Report on the United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management: Risk Assessment in the Context of Global Climate Change (Beijing, 7-9 November 2012)

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A/AC.105/1023

2012

Report on the fifth United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response international workshop, entitled "Strengthening global synergies through knowledge management, portals and networks" (Bonn, Germany, 24-26 April 2012)

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A/AC.105/1010

2011

Report on activities carried out in 2011 in the framework of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response

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A/AC.105/1009

2011

Technical advisory support activities carried out in 2011 in the framework of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response

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A/AC.105/1007

2011

Space-based information for crowdsource mapping

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A/AC.105/985

2010

Technical advisory support activities carried out in 2010 in the framework of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response

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A/AC.105/981

2010

Report on the activities carried out in 2010 in the framework of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response

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A/AC.105/955

2009

Report on activities carried out in 2009 in the framework of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response

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A/AC.105/952

2009

Outreach activities carried out in 2009 in the framework of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response

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A/AC.105/947

2009

Capacity-building strategy of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response

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A/AC.105/937

2009

United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response: workplan for the biennium 2010-2011

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A/AC.105/929

2009

Report on activities carried out in 2008 in the framework of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response

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A/AC.105/927

2009

Outreach activities carried out in 2008 in the framework of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response Report of the Secretariat

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A/AC.105/916

2008

Outreach activities carried out in 2007 in the framework of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response Report of the Secretariat

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A/AC.105/899

2008

Report on activities carried out in 2007 in the framework of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response

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A/AC.105/894

2007

United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response: programme for the period 2007-2009 and workplan for the biennium 2008-2009
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A/AC.105/893

2007

United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response
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General Assembly resolution

A/RES/62/217

2007

International cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space

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A/RES/61/110

2006

United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response

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