Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities: 2013, Thirty-third session 

(12-14 March 2013, Geneva)

The session was hosted by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) at the Centre de Conférences de Varembé (CCV), 9-11 rue de Varembé, 1211 Genève 20, Switzerland. On Tuesday, 12 March 2013, a full-day open informal session with participation of Member States was organized on a theme related to space and disasters.

Session poster: IAM 2013 Poster



A/AC.105/1043 & 1043

Special Report on Space for Agriculture and Food Security - Draft and comments (Password protected site)


Open Informal Session: "Space and disaster risk reduction: Planning for resilient human settlements"

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Rapporteur Report, Panels A and B (PDF format in English only)


PANEL A: Towards resilient cities: a wider use of geospatial data in urban planning

From outer space to underground space - helping cities become more resilient, Mr. Han Admiraal, Chairman, and Ms. Antonia Cornaro, Secretary-General, ITA Committee on Underground Space of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES) Powerpoint Presentation

Space-based, terrestrial technologies and resilience towards a sustainable city : an academic point of view, Dr. Youssef Diab, Université Marne-la-Vallee, Paris Est, France Powerpoint Presentation

PANEL B: Mainstreaming space technology in land use planning and rural development strategies for effective disaster management

Mainstreaming Space Technology for Effective Disaster Management - towards resilient societies, Ms. Keiko Saito, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, World Bank/GFDRR Powerpoint Presentation

Mainstreaming space technologies for effective disaster management, Mr. Einar Bjorgo, Officer in Charge, UNITAR/UNOSAT Powerpoint Presentation

Space and Disaster Risk Reduction Planning for resilient human settlements Mr. Juan-Carlos Villagran, Head of  UN-SPIDER Bonn Office, UNOOSA Powerpoint Presentation

Copernicus: Overview and Emergency Management Service, Mr. Frédéric Bastide, EC/COPERNICUS Powerpoint Presentation


Session documents

IAM 2013 CRPs


Background references documents

IAM 2013 Docs


 General Assembly Resolutions

GA Res

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