UNISDR issues third call for abstracts for GAR15

Flood-affected village in Upper Nile State, Southern Sudan, in 2007.
Flood-affected village in Upper Nile State, Southern Sudan, in 2007.
Credits: UN Photo/Fred Noy

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is issuing a Third Call for Abstracts as part of the development of the 2015 Global Assessment Report (GAR15). The GAR15 will be published prior to the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015, in which governments will adopt a successor framework to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA).

The Third Call for Abstracts of the HFA Thematic Review is covering the Research Area 8, part of Research Area 13 and Research Area 16. Abstracts should be submitted by 30 October 2013. All details, background documents and concept papers are available online.

The deadline for submission under the second Call for Abstracts (covering Research Areas 2 and 5) is the 17 October 2013. All input papers will be made available online as an annex to GAR15. In addition, UNISDR will coordinate the submission of all final papers to an academic journal for consideration in a special issue focusing on the state of disaster risk management. The use of Input Papers in the development of GAR 15 Background Papers will be at the discretion of the Coordinating Lead Authors (CLA).