This publication provides a sober and revealing analysis of weather-related disaster trends over a twenty year time-frame which coincides with a period which has seen the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties become an established high-profile annual fixture on the development calendar.

An investment of US$6 billion annually in disaster risk management would result in avoided losses of US$360 billion over the next 15 years says this fourth edition of the United Nations Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR).  

The purpose of this paper is to provide suggestions for promoting coherence and mutual reinforcement in all three agreements through political recognition, monitoring and reporting and supporting partnerships for national and local action.

This new UN report explores why increasing disaster risks represent a growing problem for the economic & business community and provides a review of practices that can reduce their risk of disaster loss. It is based on review of disaster losses in 56 countries.

The policy brief informs local policymakers about the current trends and activities taking place in selected cities that have signed up to the Making Cities Resilient Campaign since 2010.

The UNISDR’s early assessment of disaster trends across Asia for 2012 shows that flood event mortality has declined, but economic losses remained significant. Asia is the most disaster-prone region in the world, with 36% of worldwide reported disasters occurring there from 2000-2011.

The Secretariat for the UNISDR has released a report outlining the contributions from children to disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts in Asia titled “Children’s Action for DRR: Views From Children in Asia.” The report was released on the sidelines of the 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on DRR, which is convening in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, fr

In this new report UNISDR provides a snapshot of resilience building activities at the local level and identifies trends in the perceptions and approaches of local governments toward disaster risk reduction.

This new UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction explores trends and patterns in disaster risk globally & regionally. It highlights the political and economic imperative to reduce disaster risks.

This report was prepared to provide a snapshot of how disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) are undertaken and integrated, if at all, in the Asia Pacific region. It does so by taking stock of past and ongoing regional initiatives and by looking into the role of certain organizations in the implementation process.