The second edition of the United Nations Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction is a resource for understanding and analyzing global disaster risk today and in the future (Ban Ki-moon, in Preface).
The Report is the second biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction prepared in the context of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. Its launched in 2000, provides a framework to coordinate actions to address disaster risks at the local, national, regional and international levels. The Hyogo Framework for Action for Action 2005-2015 (HFA), endorsed by 168 UN member states at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan in 2005, urges all countries to make major efforts to reduce their disaster risk by 2015.
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