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The second edition of the United Nations Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction is a resource for understanding and analysing global disaster risk today and in the future (Ban Ki-moon, in Preface).You can download from this page the Main Report, chapter by chapter in English, French, Arabic and Spanish; the Executive Summary (in 7 languages); the full set of Appendices (English); all HFA Monitoring Country Reports (in their original language); and the set of contributing papers that constitute the substance which feeds the GAR (mostly in English).
The ReportThe Report is the second biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction prepared in the context of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). The ISDR, launched in 2000, provides a framework to coordinate actions to address disaster risks at the local, national, regional and international levels. The Hyogo Framework for Action for Action 2005-2015 (HFA), endorsed by 168 UN member states at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan in 2005, urges all countries to make major efforts to reduce their disaster risk by 2015.
Arabic / العربية
Annexes and Background Papers
Please download all supporting materials in the corresponding page, clicking HERE.
French / Français
Hyogo Framework for Action Countre Progress ReportsHFA progress reports assess national strategic priorities in the implementation of disaster risk reduction actions and establishes baselines on levels of progress achieved in implementing the HFA's five priorities for action.
Due to timing issues and editorial constraints, not all final contry reports are taken into account and those reviewed for the GAR 11 were sampled by the deadline date, November 30, 2010; these can be reviewed in the GAR 11 online page at What has been done, Country Reports page
Since that date many other countries have completed their reports, and many other have updated and changed theirs, so the best way of obtaining all of them and the latest versions is to refer to the corresponding page in PreventionWeb.
GAR 2011 Contributing PapersNo GAR 11 Contributing Papers