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Dear All, IRDR is in the final stages of planning IRDR Conference 2011. If you haven’t registered yet please go to http://www.irdrinternational.org/irdr-conference-2011/registration/ and register! Online registration deadline is October 25th, 2011 Beijing time!  

By UN resolution 44/236 (22 December 1989), the General Assembly designated the second Wednesday of October International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction. The International Day was to be observed annually during the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, 1990-1999. By resolution 64/200 of 21 December 2009 the General Assembly decided to designate 13 October as the …

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Congratulations to Prof Gordon McBean! Professor Gordon McBean, an internationally recognized meteorologist and climate change expert, has been named as the future President of the International Council for Science (ICSU). An established member of the ICSU community, McBean was elected by representatives from ICSU’s 120 National Members and 30 International Scientific Unions gathered at the …

Canadian Climate Scientist Elected as Next President of the International Council for Science (ICSU)Read More »

IRDR IPO is delighted to inform that the preparation for the October 2011 Conference is going great. We are excited to announce that MMe Michaëlle Jean – UNESCO’s Special Envoy for Haiti and a Former Governor General of Canada will be one of the keynote speakers during the conference. Other personalities who will address the …

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Asia Pacific in the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenge of Global Change The Congress provided an interdisciplinary platform for scientists from the region to assess and prioritize issues requiring scientific research, bring together scientists from more remote states, catalyze international and cross-disciplinary collaboration, and to announce and establish new research initiatives. The Pacific Science Association …

22nd Pacific Science Congress – Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaRead More »

Members of the Scientific and Technical Committee of UN-ISDR prepared a statement during the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction which set up an agenda to better align existing science and technical knowledge with the efforts to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action. The statement is based on work with scientific, …

Statement on Science and Technology for The Third Session of The Global Platform for Disaster Risk ReductionRead More »