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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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Local disaster risk reduction strategies and plans in urban areas

Developing urban resilience has been the subject of a global effort and is enshrined in a number of international frameworks – including the Sendai Framework, the 2030 Agenda and NUA – all of which recognize the importance of urban action by local and subnational governments to create inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable human settlements.370 At the United Nations WCDRR in 2015, local and subnational governments also committed to adopting local DRR strategies and plans, targets, indicators and time frames, as outlined in the Sendai Declaration of Local and Subnational Governments. This agenda recognizes the role of local governments as the primary, responsible authority during disasters, emphasizing the need for greater international collaboration with local and subnational governments.

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