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UN-SPIDER January 2016 Updates

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UN-SPIDER present at the UNISDR S&T Conference in Geneva

From 27 to 29 January 2016, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) conducted the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. UNISDR used this Conference to launch the UNISDR Science and Technology Partnership for the implementation of the Sendai Framework and to outline how science and technology efforts should be incorporated in the four priority areas of action included in the Sendai framework.

Mr. Luc St Pierre, Coordinator of the UN-SPIDER Programme, was one of the panellists in the panel on Local, National, Regional and International Partnerships. Other organizations invited to participate in this panel included the International Council for Science (ICSU), the Integrated Risk Governance Project for Future Earth (IRG-Project), and the International Research Disaster Reduction programme (IRDR).