UNDRR GLOBAL ASSESSMENT REPORT ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION 2019

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) recently published the 2019 edition of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR), a biannual publication aimed at reporting on worldwide efforts to reduce disaster risk. The 2019 report is divided into three parts. Part I (Chapters 3-6) focuses on the Sendai Framework’s “broadened view of the…

STRENGHTENING THE COORDINATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS HUMANITARIAN AND DISASTER RELIEF ASSISTANCE ACTION – UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2019 RESOLUTIONS

Between 16 and 19 December 2019, the UN General Assembly adopted four resolutions focused on strengthening the coordination of UN humanitarian and disaster relief assistance actions. These are Resolution 74/118 on ‘Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations’;  Resolution 74/115 on ‘International cooperation on humanitarian assistance in the field of natural disasters,…