Universal App: Identifying High Priority Public Warnings

This Guide describes the technique for identifying “high priority public warnings” that is used by the Universal App Program based on official alerts published using the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) standard. “High priority” refers to situations in which people need to act immediately or within the next hour, in response to an extraordinary or significant threat, that is already observed or is likely to occur. Whether any particular alert should be treated as a high priority public warning is primarily a matter of policy. However, this Guide deals only with the technical matter of how an alert in CAP format is identified as a high priority public warning for the purpose of dissemination using the Universal Hazard app.

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.
File Name File Size Download
guide-high-priority-public-warnings-v04.doc 93 KB

Related Resources

Awareness material, Data set, Guidance material, Manual, Report, Research, Review
24 Oct 2020
Further to the UN Secretary General Brief focused on COVID-19 and People on the Move, we are pleased to bring to your attention the Policy Paper issued by IOM on ‘Cross-border mobility amid and post COVID-19’.   Based on a re...
Tags: Awareness material, Data set, Guidance material, Manual, Report, Research, Review, Crisis Mapping
Other type of resource
04 Nov 2014
Interest story about “Living with a river that rises; Coastal communities in Da Nang are taking measures to respond to flash flooding, but is it enough?”   Asian Disaster Preparedness Center – Website: http://www.adpc.net
Tags: Other type of resource, Early Warning Systems, Flood
Report
01 Feb 2019
This document annotates a screen-by-screen preview of the CAP Editor freeware, as it would be seen by a person authenticated in the role of “composer” or “approver”. 
Tags: Report, Early Warning Systems