Monday, May 4th, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
With more than 20,000 international participants, a triple summit wrapping up today in Singapore is generating an abundance of ideas on sustainable cities.
Sunday, March 17th, 2013
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
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
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...