Global Assessment Report

Global Assessment Report

Making Development Sustainable: The Future of Disaster Risk Management

The GAR is a comprehensive review and analysis of disaster risk and risk management. It is published every two years.

GAR15, launched in March 2015, looked at how to make development sustainable.

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"The world is threatened by dangerous and unacceptable levels of risk from disasters."
-- Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General, 2015

The Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is a biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction and comprehensive review and analysis of the natural hazards that are affecting humanity. The GAR contributed to achieving the aims of the Hyogo Framework for Action through monitoring risk patterns and trends and progress in disaster risk reduction while providing strategic policy guidance to countries and the international community. It will also be a powerful tool as the world works to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction through to 2030.

The GAR aims to focus international attention on the issue of disaster risk and encourage political and economic support for disaster risk reduction.

The preparation of the GAR is coordinated and supervised by UNISDR.

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The GAR is produced in collaboration and consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, including various UN agencies, governments, academic and research institutions, donors and technical organizations and specialists.


The Advisory Board

The GAR Advisory Board acts as an independent and strategic advisory body to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and UNISDR on the overall direction, political relevance and academic rigour of the GAR work streams. The Advisory Board members provide advice to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and GAR team on the concept and substantive content of each GAR as well as its dissemination to inform global processes on sustainable development and climate change adaptation.

The Advisory Bard's members are appointed on the basis of their personal capacity rather than their institutional affiliation yet represent a broad spectrum of UNISDR partners, including representatives from science, governments, UN country representatives, civil society and private sector. Membership is usually for four years with a rotating system that allow for continuity over the report's biennial cycles.


Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific.
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