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UN-SPIDER September 2017 Updates

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UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices conduct virtual meeting

As a follow-up to the 8th annual meeting of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices (RSOs), conducted from 6 to 8 June in Vienna, a virtual meeting of RSOs was organized on 26 September as an online video conference. The UN-SPIDER team from Vienna, Beijing and Bonn and RSOs from Greece,
Indonesia, Nigeria, Romania and Sri Lanka participated in the meeting. During the two-hour-long meeting, participants discussed the potential role of RSOs as project managers on specific activations of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters, the experience of the International Water Management Institute (RSO in Sri Lanka) as project manager during the Charter activation for the recent flood emergency in Sri Lanka, ideas on engaging RSOs with the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS), the UN-SPIDER Strategy 2030 and UNISPACE+50. In addition, the meeting discussed a workplan for joint activities in 2018. It was decided that the next online video conference will be organized on the sidelines of the 7th annual UN-SPIDER conference in Beijing from 23-25 October 2017.