Global Assessment Report

Global Assessment Report

Revealing Risk, Redefining Development

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

GAR13 was launched in May 2013, it looks at how public regulation and private investment shape disaster risk.

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"The risk of disaster touches every woman, man and child on Earth."
-- Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General in the Foreword of GAR 2009

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 contributes to achieving the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) through monitoring risk patterns and trends and progress in disaster risk reduction while providing strategic policy guidance to countries and the international community.

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 Report 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 SRSG and UNISDR on the overall direction, political relevance and academic rigour of the GAR work streams. The Board members provide advice to the SRSG 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 GAR 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 4 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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