Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction

Who’s behind it? – United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction


How can it help? – The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is a comprehensive review and analysis of worldwide efforts to manage and reduce disaster risk. It is released biennially by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) with the aim to focus international attention on the issue of disaster risk and to encourage political and economic support for disaster risk reduction.

This GAR 2019 edition presents innovative research, evidence and practice for pursuing risk-informed sustainable development and addresses three substantive elements: Part one illustrates the shift from a so far rather siloed/narrow concept(ion) of disaster risk to a more pluralistic and systemic nature of risk: in multiple dimensions, at multiple scales and with multiple impacts. The second part provides a first update on progress made and lessons learnt by Member States in implementing and reporting against the targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and disaster-related Sustainable Development Goals. Thirdly, the report demonstrates how countries – including governments, businesses, communities and individuals – can develop national and local plans to enhance risk reduction capacity, integrate disaster risk reduction strategies with development planning and climate change adaptation, and pay special attention to risk in rapidly growing cities and fragile/complex contexts.


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