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The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the UN. Its activities centre on sustainable solutions to problems facing humanity. In Bonn, UNU has been running the Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) since 2003.



In which connection are the disaster risk of a country and its social situation? How big is the influence of its governance, the quality of public health system, the environmental situation and the educational level on its endangering through natural disasters? The WorldRiskReport tries to give the answers to this questions.

The WorldRiskReport includes the WorldRiskIndex. An Index, created by the institute for Environment and Human Security of the United Nations University, which indicates the  risk  of disaster in consequence of extreme natural events for 173 countrys.

The Index not only considers the exposure of countrys to natural disasters, it also includes the vulnerability of the people.

Each year the WorldRiskReport fokusses on special issues.
2011 „governance and civil society“
2012 „environmental degradation and disasters“
2013 „health and healthcare“
2014 „the city as a risk area“