One of the most significant aspects of the UNDRR’s work in 2018 was the initiation of the development of a new Global Risk Assessment Framework (GRAF). The aim of the graf is ‘to inform decision-making and transform behaviour’ in order ‘to achieve the global targets of all 2015 agreements: the Sendai Framework, Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’.
The first preparatory meeting for the graf Expert Group was held on April 2018, followed by the initiation of the Expert Group on June 2018, where the Expert Group was tasked by producing a graf Implementation Roadmap 2019–2029. With the UNDRR having recognised the importance
of broad consultations, a concept note, inviting ‘all disaster risk reduction organizations and experts and users of risk to cooperate in the co-design and development of the graf’ was finalised in September 2018.