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China launches 2 environmental monitoring satellites for emergency responses
China successfully launched two environmental monitoring satellites at 11:23...
UAE to launch MeznSat
The UAE will launch the “MeznSat” satellite, on Monday,...
Matternet Expands Operations to Asia Through Drone Delivery Partnership with Japan Airlines
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., - Today, Matternet, developer of the world's leading...
Space Foundation Signs MOU with UAE’s Al Suwaidi Private Office & Group
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Abu Dhabi, UAE — — Space...
Seven HKU young scientists awarded China’s Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2020
Young researchers at the University of Hong Kong have...
Launch Of South Korean CAS500-1 Satellite Delayed Until 2021
MOSCOW - The launch of South Korean CAS500-1 (Compact Advanced Satellite...
India, US likely to ink geospatial intelligence pact ahead of November 3 presidential election
The last high-level engagement between New Delhi and Donald...
Dubai Police Select Draganfly to Pilot New Drone Initiatives
Los Angeles, California - Draganfly Inc. (OTCQB: DFLYF) (CSE:...
EU and China sign landmark agreement protecting European Geographical Indications
Today, the EU and China signed a bilateral agreement...
China’s optical remote sensing satellite fails to enter pre-set orbit
China has declared the Kuaizhou-1A rocket mission a failure...

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Monday, May 4th, 2015

Australian Crisis Evacuation App Recognized by the United Nations

May 4, 2015—An ingenious Aussie app that links people fleeing natural disasters with nearby evacuation centres could soon be saving lives around the world, after winning a prestigious United Nations (UN) competition.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

UNDP Announces ‘5-10-50’ – New Global Programme in Support of Disaster Resilience

Sendai, March 17, 2015  – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has announced work a new 10-year global programme in support of country efforts to reduce the risk of disasters.

Friday, February 27th, 2015

United Nations, DigitalGlobe Sign Agreement to Collaborate on High-Resolution Satellite Imagery and Geospatial Solutions

LONGMONT, Colo., Feb. 26, 2015—DigitalGlobe, a leading global provider of high-resolution satellite imagery and geospatial solutions, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United Nations.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Malaysia’s ‘Smart Villages’ and Nine Other Proven Ideas for Sustainable Development

As nations zero in on the UN's post-2015 global Sustainable Development Goals, innovations being successfully pioneered and demonstrated in Malaysia offer several proven tactical ideas for improving the world, says an influential international sustainable development networking organization.


Monday, June 9th, 2014

UN ESCAP Chief Highlights China’s Integral Role in Asia-Pacific Connectivity

As countries debate and formulate strategies for the post-2015 development agenda, China's experience and leadership in sustainable development will be key to greater connectivity, integration and cooperation in the region, the top United Nations official for Asia...

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Triple Summit in Singapore Puts Urban Planning on the Map

With more than 20,000 international participants, a triple summit wrapping up today in Singapore is generating an abundance of ideas on sustainable cities.

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Rescuers Sift through Social-Media Noise to Direct Typhoon Rescue

In disasters like the typhoon that slammed into the Philippines, sifting through a barrage of confusing and conflicting on-the-ground reports is one of the first problems facing rescue teams. Social-media sites such as Twitter and Facebook can...

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

India Joins Hands with Neighbors for Sustainable Development

Joining hands with its South Asian neighbours Sri Lanka and Pakistan, India has appealed to the United Nations to ensure that economic prosperity, social cohesion and environmental protection remain in the core of its efforts in achieving...

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

U.N. Approves Iran’s Disaster Center Proposal

One of the U.N.’s own organizations has quietly green-lighted the Islamic Republic’s proposal to build a “disaster information management center” that could, some experts fear, advance its ballistic capability. The decision to approve the Iran proposal was...

Monday, February 14th, 2011

UN to Establish Entity on Global Geospatial Information Management

The United Nations is to bring together the world’s national mapping agencies and other geospatial organisations to develop a streamlined and integrated framework that would support global geospatial information management. According to Hiroshi Murakami, Co-chair of the second...

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