19 April 2013
'Any indicators, targets and goals related to these development disruptors should be universal as no country in the world can claim to avoid climate change impacts, prevent natural disasters from striking or promise that violence will never occur within their borders,' writes Eva Comba of the Overseas Development Institute...
With disaster risk increasing globally due to increasing vulnerability to natural hazards, it has become obvious that the MDGs will require a risk-sensitive approach to ensure their accelerated achievement and sustainability.
The GAR is a biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction and comprehensive review and analysis of the natural hazards that are affecting humanity. It aims to help focus international attention on the problem and need to address disaster risk and consolidate political and economic support to disaster risk reduction.
Disaster risk reduction is an integral part of sustainable development and therefore an important element for the achievement of the MDGs.