Call for contributing papers: The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

As part of the development of the GAR 2022, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction is issuing a Call for Contributing Papers. 

Deadline - 04 September 2020

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 main report is published every three years by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and is the product of the contributions by nations and public and private science and research partners, amongst others.

The GAR takes stock of global progress in implementing the targets and priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction as well as disaster-related goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The GAR presents cutting edge, innovative research, knowledge and practice to enhance understanding of disaster risk in all its dimensions, and provide practical guidance to decision-makers and practitioners to reduce risk and build resilience.

Developed through an extensive set of partnerships with governments, academic and research institutions, practitioners, international organizations, the private sector, the GAR is both an ongoing process of generating evidence, knowledge and policy engagement, as well as an opportunity to showcase trends and report on progress. Contributing Papers which are selected for the GAR 2022 and which successfully pass peer review, will be made available online in an official annex to the Main Report by May 2022.

The report contributes to the Regional and Global Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Progress reporting that is provided by Member States through the Sendai Framework Monitor System, is captured in the GAR as well as the annual SDGs Report.

Please find structure and themes of GAR 2022 in the Call for Papers document. Abstracts will have to be submitted by email to UNDRR by 4 September 2020 oberservnig the below requirements and using the submission template.  


  • Deadline for submission of abstracts for GAR 2022 contributing papers is the 04 September 2020.
  • Abstracts must be 300 words or less.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English to and using the submission template.
  • Authors are required to read the GAR 2022 Call for Papers and GAR 2022 Concept Note in preparation of their abstract.
  • Selection will be conducted by UNDRR together with GAR 2022 Authors; successful authors will be notified by 18 September 2020 to develop full GAR 2022 Contributing Papers for submission by 18 February 2021.
  • All developed Contributing Papers will be subjected to an external peer review conducted by the Disaster, Environment and Society Research Group, School of Environment, The University of Auckland.
  • All papers which successfully pass peer review will inform the development of content and be published in their entirety online as part of GAR 2022 in a dedicated Annex.
  • Of successfully peer reviewed papers, UNDRR will additionally publish selected papers in the international journal ‘Disaster Prevention and Management
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