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At the request of the Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Armenia, UN-SPIDER is conducting a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Armenia from 27 June to 1 July 2022. With this mission, UN-SPIDER together with experts aims to assist Armenia in improving disaster risk management and emergency response by the utilization of the space-based technologies and geospatial information, thereby helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The expert team is comprised of experts from the following institutions:

  • Earth and Planetary Image Facility, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Delta State University, USA
  • Iranian Space Agency, Iran
  • Oklahoma State University, USA
  • Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
  • Group on Earth Observation (GEO)

During the TAM, the team will meet key government departments and institutes…

Publishing date 28/06/2022

Armenia is planning to launch its own satellite programme. On 12 August 2013, the Head of Staff of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of the Republic of Armenia, Gagik Grigoryan, sent an international application to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in order to register the country's right to satellite's orbital position, as the Armenian news agency ArmenPress reported.

A press release by the Ministry of Transport and Communication stated the intentions of the the Republic of Armenia to start a satellite programme, for which the preliminary cost of realization is of about USD 250 million. For this reason, the country has already started preparing for negotiations with several international organizations seeking for their support.


Publishing date 13/08/2013

Head of Information and Public Relations Department
Mr. Nikolay Grigoryan

Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia
HFA Focal Point
109/8 A. Mikoyan Street, Davidashen 4, Yerevan, Armenia

nik [at]

Towards the anniversary of Spitak devastating earthquake, Ministry of Emergency Situations of RA and “Emergency Channel” informative NGO within the framework of DRR National Platform of Armenia intend to convene a 2-day International Conference on “Public Awareness as a Cornerstone for Disaster Risk Reduction”, to be held on December 3-4, 2014 in Yerevan.

Considering emergency information and communication issues as integral part of DRR in the light of post-2015 DRR developments the Conference aims to bring together the world best practices in the field of public awareness, emergency communications and work with journalists and to prepare final package of public awareness suggestions for DRR World Conference in Sendai 2015, Japan.

The Conference will be open for involved international organizations, experts from various countries, state officials, information responsibles, famous journalists with relevant experience, world biggest…