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United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER)


The devastating impacts of natural disasters cause loss of lives and property around the world. To avoid that sustainable development is undermined by natural hazards, disaster risk management based on effective early warning systems, improved understanding of risk and be tter information about the onset of disasters is crucial. Space technology such as earth observation, satellite telecommunications and navigation satellites can contribute to more effective disaster risk management and emergency response.

Acknowledging the benefits of space-based information for disaster risk management, the United Nations General Assembly established UN-SPIDER as a programme of UNOOSA with the mandate to provide universal access for all countries and all relevant international and regional organizations to all types of space-based information and services relevant to disaster management to support the full disaster management and cycle.

Through its activities, UN-SPIDER contributes to reducing loss of lives and damage to property and supports the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

(Source: UN Bonn Information)

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