Global Assessment Report

Global Assessment Report 2019

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

GAR19 moves beyond disaster risk to consider the pluralistic nature of risk: in multiple dimensions, at multiple scales and with multiple impacts. 

"If I had to select one sentence to describe the state of the world, I would say we are in a world in which global challenges are more and more integrated, and the responses are more and more fragmented, and if this is not reversed, it’s a recipe for disaster."
-- António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, 2019

The Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is a biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction highlighting what’s new, spotting emerging trends, revealing disturbing patterns, examining behaviour and presenting progress in reducing risk. GAR is known for breaking new ground on risk and its reduction – challenging prevailing norms and provoking us all to re-examine our behaviour and our choices.

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 UNDRR.

The GAR is produced in collaboration and consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, with thinkers, practitioners, experts and innovators to investigate the state of risk across the globe


The Advisory Board

The GAR Advisory Board acts as an independent and strategic advisory body to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and UNDRR on the overall direction, political relevance and academic rigour of the GAR work streams. The Advisory Board members provide advice  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 UNDRR 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.


The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 3-6 July 2018 The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 3-6 July 2018.
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