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30 Sep 2000 description
report European Union

In the context of the environmental emergencies of Baia Mare (Romania) and Aznalcollar (Spain) in 1998, this report provides an account of the events and discusses accident prevention in relation to mining activities. The report contains the following chapters:

- Overview of mining accidents involving dam bursts worldwide
- Immediate follow-up activities
- Technical point of view - Project description and lessons to be learnt

30 Sep 2000 description

This report examines key developments prior to, during and after the Kosovo war. Aiming to help governments frame a policy of sustained engagement in the development of a peaceful Kosovo and bring together the Independent International Commission's thinking on Kosovo as a precedent for future forms of humanitarian intervention, its three parts discuss the following issues:

01 Sep 2000 description

Today's wars are mostly fought in the developing countries with small arms and light weapons, their ammunition and related equipment. The fighters and victims in these wars are often civilians. Indeed, they are often children. If these conflicts are to be prevented or stopped, policy-makers must address a wide range of issues. Some of these concern the perceived need for weaponry and armed conflict, which in this report is called the 'demand side' of the small arms market. Others concern the provision and availability of the tools of violence.

01 Sep 2000 description

Stressing the importance of having a list of core indicators for monitoring World Food Summit follow-up, this report compares indicators proposed by different international monitoring systems and provides recommendations for specific core indicators for monitoring food security outcomes.

The document is based on the twenty-sixth session of the Committee on World Food Security, held in Rome in September 2000.

01 Sep 2000 description

Based on research in ten countries, an international meeting and consultations in a number of countries, this report looks at human rights abuses committed by armed groups. In particular, it focuses on the following questions:

- Means to influence the behaviour of armed groups
- Obstacles faced by those who undertake such means
- Factors influencing the respect for human rights and humanitarian norms by armed groups

01 Sep 2000 description

This guide provides tools and practical procedures for collecting information, using both individual and group-based data collection methods, with and about refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in transition.

01 Sep 2000 description

This report focuses on the gender perspective in the case of natural disasters. Based on disaster social science, agency reports, and field worker accounts, it identifies the complex ways gender relations shape human experiences before, during, and after natural disasters.

01 Sep 2000 description

This paper examines the rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to vote and to participate in governmental and public affairs, particularly analysing the following issues:

- Political participation in international human rights law
- Political participation and the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement
- Participation by the internally displaced in elections in the OSCE region

01 Sep 2000 description

This report is submitted to the Congress by the Department of State in compliance with Section 102(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) of 1998.