Comment: United Nations encourages sharing of information on disaster forecasting technologies



Natural disasters are on the rise and are of serious concern to the global community During this decade, the United Nations, through its International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction and the Global Programme for the Integration of Public Administration and the Science of Disasters (UNGP-IPASD), has striven to raise global awareness about natural disasters and about the possible approaches communities can take to reduce the impact of such disasters. Noting the emergence of many techniques and methodologies for early warning and community preparation for disasters, as well as the rapid advances in information-sharing technology the United Nations seeks to facilitate exchange of information, data, and experiences, and to encourage the integration of applied natural sciences and public administration so as to strengthen the capacity of local communities to assess and mitigate their immediate risk from natural disasters.