UN Workplace for Outer Area Affairs and UN Expertise Financial institution for Least Developed International locations be part of forces to increase entry to and use of satellite tv for pc information amongst
From: United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
The United Nations Workplace for Outer Area Affairs (UNOOSA) and the UN Expertise Financial institution for the Least Developed International locations (LDCs) – UNTCBLDC – exchanged letters agreeing to cooperate on constructing capability to entry and use satellite tv for pc information amongst LDCs.
The events will deal with enhancing the capability of consultants and supporting policy- and choice makers in LDCs to entry and use all varieties of area infrastructure, information, and functions.
The capacity-building actions will focus specifically on the next areas:
1. to assist the total catastrophe administration cycle;
2. to contribute to world well being associated challenges such because the pandemic of Coronavirus Illness (COVID-19);
3. to establish and assist precedence areas to speed up sustainable improvement via the improved use of area; and
4. to enhance local weather change adaptation and pure sources administration.
UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo stated: “By this settlement, we intention to deliver area know-how the place it’s most wanted, serving to among the nations most uncovered to disasters, to the consequences of local weather change and to challenges akin to pandemics, purchase instruments and capabilities to counteract them successfully. This cooperation will mix UNTBLDC’s established community amongst LDCs and its information of their particular challenges with UNOOSA’s experience in area functions for sustainable improvement, serving to save and enhance lives”.
“Entry to well timed satellite tv for pc information permits governments and industries to share info, make knowledgeable choices, act on time, and supply new functions in essential areas of improvement for Least Developed International locations,” stated Joshua Setipa, UN Expertise Financial institution’s Managing Director. “The partnership and collaboration between the 2 companies will deal with enhancing the capability of consultants and supporting policy- and choice makers to entry and use all varieties of space-based info that assist the total catastrophe administration cycle. Bettering the understanding of how LDCs use space-based options to deal with local weather change adaptation, catastrophe danger and pure sources administration will promote the achievement of the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Improvement Agenda.”
For extra info, please contact:
United Nations Workplace for Outer Area Affairs (UNOOSA)
Phone: (+43 699) 1459 8718
E mail: pesce[at]un.org
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