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The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015

Disasters without Borders - Regional Resilience for Sustainable Development

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The world's most disaster-prone region has witnessed natural disasters that affected development. Building resilience to natural disasters is crucial. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) must be integrated into national development planning. This report assesses the state of resilience in the region, and disaster-related goals and targets of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. It highlights drought and reviews information management that would equip many countries in providing the right information to the right people at the right time, paying attention to the need to integrate DRR into development planning and government. The goal is to build resilience towards achieving sustainable development.

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Foreword

As we approach the end of 2015, the Member States of the United Nations have taken stock of the 15-year anti-poverty effort embodied in the Millennium Development Goals and endorsed the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, framed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This new holistic and transformative agenda sets the strategic direction for building global resilience, among others by responding to concerns about the impacts of climate change, such as rising sea levels and increasing damage to ecosystems and biodiversity.

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