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Reports of the UN Secretary General on Disaster-Related Issues

  1. The Report (A/72/76–E/2017/58) on ‘Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations – Report of the Secretary-General’, was issued on 13 April 2017. It was drafted pursuant to UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 46/182, in which the the UN Secretary-General to report annually to the UNGA and the UN Economic and Social Council on the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance. The report is also submitted in response to Assembly resolution 71/127 and Economic and Social Council resolution 2016/9. The Report, which covers the period from January to December 2016, provides for an overview of current efforts to improve humanitarian coordination and response and describes major humanitarian trends, challenges and thematic issues.
  2. The Report (A/72/259) on ‘Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030’ was issued on 17 July 2017. It provides an overview of progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework, as requested by the UNGA in its resolution 71/226. In accordance with Assembly resolution 71/227, the Report also includes a section on effective global response to address the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon.
  3. The Report (A/72/348) on ‘International cooperation on humanitarian assistance in the field of natural disasters, from relief to development’ was issued on 17 August 2017. It was prepared pursuant to UNGA resolution 71/128, in which the UNGA requested the UN Secretary-General to continue to improve the international response to natural disasters and to report thereon at the UNGA seventy-second session. The Report provides an overview of current efforts and progress made, and describes related humanitarian trends, challenges and thematic issues. It concludes with recommendations for further improvements.