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Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019

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The 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), and is the product of the contributions of nations, public and private risk-related science and research, amongst others. The GAR contributes to achieving the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through monitoring risk patterns and trends, as well as progress in disaster risk reduction, while providing strategic policy guidance to countries and the international community. The GAR aims to focus international attention on the issue of risk and encourage political and economic support for risk reduction.

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National and local disaster risk reduction strategies and plans

The development of national and local DRR strategies and plans by 2020 is a dedicated target in the Sendai Framework (Target E). Compared with the other global targets, which are due by the end of the agreement in 2030, the 2020 deadline for DRR strategies and plans was established in recognition of their importance as enablers to reduce disaster risk and loss. This chapter complements the Sendai Framework monitoring data reported in Part II with examples of the challenges, lessons learned and emerging good practices at country level.

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