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Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) 2019 Published

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Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) 2019 Published


The Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is a biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction highlighting latest updates, emerging trends, disaster patterns and progress in reducing risk. It aims to focus international attention on the issue of disaster risk and encourage political and economic support for disaster risk reduction. The GAR is produced by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction 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 GAR19 (the GAR 2019) moves beyond disaster risk to consider the pluralistic nature of risk: in multiple dimensions, at multiple scales and with multiple impacts. It provides an update on how we – as governments, as communities and individuals – understand our relationship with risk and its reduction.


The Full Report and a guided tour are available at the GAR19 Website:


Want some quick take-home messages from the detailed full report? The GAR19 Distilled collates 10 take-home observations from GAR19. Each observation is linked to the relevant section in the GAR19 main report. The link to GAR19 Distilled


The GAR19 Distilled offers 10 take-home messages from the full report. 


An illustration showing evolution of the global policy agenda for disaster risk reduction: A journey through time and space.


An illustration showing how systemic risks are assessed and analysed: Mapping the topology of risk through time.



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