The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is the flagship report of the United Nations on worldwide efforts to reduce disaster risk. The GAR is published biennially by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
In general, local communities are considered as one of the key stakeholders in building urban resilience, as they are the primary victims and the first to respond to disasters. In order to examine the progress of the local governments, how they can be
The present work describes the experience of the Province of Potenza (an Italian local authority of subnational level) in accomplishing the recent UN global agreements goals and targets and in particular illustrates:
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. UNESCO's aim is "to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural
Despite significant progress in Indonesia's disaster management reform, there is still some way to go. A recent need-gap analysis of current DRR regulations and institutional arrangements highlighted a need for a shift in focus to mainstreaming DRR into
According to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the understanding of the frequency, magnitude, and impact of recent and past extreme events is a cornerstone for coping with future disasters. Nevertheless, baseline data is often scarce
As Costa Rica forms part of Central America, it is highly vulnerable to disasters. These tend to have a bigger impact in rural areas, where they cause considerable damage and losses to agricultural production systems. Animal production is strategically