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Global Assessment Report 2013 (GAR 2013) - Call for Abstracts
05 March 2012 07:01
The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction seeks background papers for the 2013 Global Assessment Report (GAR13), the world's leading report on disaster reduction.For more information or to submit your abstract visit this page.
ICSU-UNESCO Regional Science and Technology Workshops Report is Now Available
24 February 2012 05:59
ICSU-UNESCO Regional Science and Technology workshops report is now available.Five regional workshops (for Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Arab States, and Europe) were organized by ICSU and UNESCO prior to the intergovernmental Rio+20 regional preparatory meetings, which...
World Data System's First Executive Director Appointed
24 February 2012 05:26
IRDR would like to congratulate Dr Mustapha Mokrane for being appointed as the first Executive Director of the the World Data System (WDS).Dr Mustapha Mokrane, currently Science and Information Technology officer at ICSU’s secretariat in Paris, will take up his appointment in early March 2012.To re...
IRDR's Executive Director, Dr. Jane E. Rovins, International Innovation Interview
22 February 2012 02:06
IRDR's Executive Director, Dr. Jane E. Rovins, is featured in the February 2012 issue of International Innovation magazine. International Innovation magazine is the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities. With discrete publications coverin...
UNESCO Periodical on Science goes 100% Digital
22 February 2012 01:50
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators,UNESCO’s quarterly journal, A World of Science, has become an electronic edition in 2012. The open access journal was disseminated both online and in print for nearly 10 years to a wide readership that included governments, academies of science, scientific...
"Towards a Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction" Consultation Paper
16 February 2012 02:07
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators,The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction consultation paper is now available.This document outlines the substantive issues and a process of consultations as UNISDR head toward...
Announcement for the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012
15 February 2012 02:47
4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012, Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World – Pathways to a Resilient Society", 26-30 August 2012IDRC Davos 2012 will continue the dialogue on risks, disasters, global change and sustainability and gather again a large professional...
Call for Applications: Advanced Institute on Forensic Investigation of Disasters - Southeast Asia
07 February 2012 01:32
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators,The IRDR International Centre of Excellence (ICoE) in Taipei, China, together with Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START), IRDR and the International Council for Science (ICSU), is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for t...
ICSU's New Executive Director Appointed
10 January 2012 01:03
The International Council for Science (ICSU) has appointed Dr. Steven Wilson as Executive Director. Dr. Wilson will provide important leadership as ICSU seeks to implement its newly approved second Strategic Plan 2012–2017.To view or download the press release click here or visit ICSU's webpage.
Professor Huadong Guo Elected as One of 51 New Academicians to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
28 December 2011 02:13
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk would like to congratulate Prof. Huadong Guo, Director-General of the Centre for Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE, CAS) and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Ex-Officio, who on December 9th, 2011, has been elected as one of the 51 new academicians b...
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