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State of Food and Agriculture in the Region, Including Future Prospects and Emerging Issues

Executive Summary

This paper provides an overview of the current state of food security and poverty in selected countries of the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region and compares this with the overall global situation. An array of economic and policy factors, which have been shaping food security in these countries, are also explored.

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CrisisWatch N°126 - 01 February 2014

Burundi Constitutional Court 7 Jan partially invalidated provisions of controversial media-control law; Union of Burundian Journalists (UBJ) denounced restrictive measures still in effect. Opposition UPRONA 20 Jan declared intent to appeal to constitutional court over controversial land law passed in Dec.
UNSG 28 Jan proposed renewal of BNUB mandate despite govt resistance. ƒƒ “Quand plusieurs responsables de la CNTB sont de l’Uprona», IWACU, 20 Jan. 2014.

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Anuario de Procesos de Paz 2013

En esta octava edición del Anuario de Procesos de Paz se analizan los conflictos en los que se llevan a cabo negociaciones para llegar a un acuerdo de paz, con independencia de que estas negociaciones estén formalizadas, se encuentren en fase exploratoria, transcurran satisfactoriamente o, por el contrario, se encuentren estancadas o en plena crisis. También se analizan algunos casos donde las negociaciones o exploraciones son parciales, es decir, que no abarcan la totalidad de los grupos armados presentes en un país (caso de la India, por ejemplo).

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Europe Zone Office 2012-2015: Long Term Planning Framework - Revision n°1

  1. Who are we?

The IFRC Europe Zone is one of the five decentralised geographic areas, with one regional and several country offices, covering the European continent in the broadest political meaning, i.e. 52 countries including the successor states of the former Soviet Union (fSU) in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
The Europe Zone Office structure is based on three management lines:

1) Programmes and Operations consisting of Disaster Management, Health and Care, and Finance;

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CrisisWatch N°119 - 01 July 2013

The Syrian conflict continued to morph into a full-blown regional sectarian struggle (see our new report). President Bashar Assad’s forces recaptured the town of Qusayr near the Lebanese border with the backing of Hizbollah fighters, whose open support for the regime is mobilising Sunnis across the region. An unprecedented conference in Cairo brought together some of the most prominent, and usually divided, Sunni religious opinion leaders in a joint appeal for jihad against the regime. Their call was endorsed by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

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Yearbook on Peace Processes 2013

2012 proves to have been the most successful in recent times as far as the opening of negotiations and peace processes. 46.3% of the 54 analyzed negotiations were resolved favorably.

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La rouille du blé reste une menace constante mais négligée

La FAO prévient que la forte production de blé de 2013 pourrait être compromise par les rouilles du blé

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USAID FrontLines – May/June 2013

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

About FrontLines Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah

FEED THE FUTURE

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UNHCR chief welcomes regional commitments in Central Asia to protect migrant and asylum-seeker rights

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, welcomed today the collective commitment and resolve of the four Central Asian countries and other states in the region to improve legal procedures and strengthen cooperation to protect the rights of migrants and asylum-seekers during mixed migration movements.

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The Market Monitor - Trends of staple food prices in vulnerable countries, Issue 19 - April 2013

Global Highlights

• The global cereal price index increased by 8.8% on a year-on-year basis in the January-March 2013 quarter.This increase is driven by increases in real prices of maize and wheat (+8% and +13%, respectively).

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Global Overview 2012: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

Around 6.5 million people were newly displaced, almost twice as many as the 3.5 million during 2011. The conflicts in Syria and DRC were responsible for around half of the new displacements.

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Water Supply and Sanitation: Sector Results Profile

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One target of the Millennium Development Goals is to halve the proportion of the population without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015. The world met the water goal five years ahead of schedule, but access to sanitation still lags, hurting both human health and economies. In World Bank client countries, access to improved water sources increased from 73 percent in 1990 to to 86.4 percent in 2010, and access to improved sanitation from 42 percent to 56.3 percent.

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Central Asia meets on HFA2

ALMATY, 14 March 2013 - Regional cooperation on disaster risk reduction in Central Asia and the South Caucasus received a major boost this week as representatives from eight countries consulted with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) on a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.

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Anuario de Procesos de Paz 2012

En esta séptima edición del Anuario de Procesos de Paz se analizan los conflictos en los que se llevan a cabo negociaciones para llegar a un acuerdo de paz, con independencia de que estas negociaciones estén formalizadas, se encuentren en fase exploratoria, transcurran satisfactoriamente o, por el contrario, se encuentren estancadas o en plena crisis. Se incluye un capítulo sobre Colombia, por hacerse una edición colombiana de este anuario.

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Yearbook on Peace Processes 2012

This seventh edition of the Yearbook of Peace Processes analyses conflicts in which negotiations are being held to reach a peace agreement, regardless of whether these negotiations are formalised, are in the exploratory phase, are faring well or, to the contrary, are stalled or in the midst of crisis. It also analyses some cases in which negotiations or explorations are partial; that is, they do not include all the armed groups present in the country (such as the case of India, for example).

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Preparing for peace: Communications in conflict resolution

An OSCE Talks report based on a seminar held at Trinity College Dublin on 24 October 2012.

Contents: An OSCE Talks report based on a seminar held at Trinity College Dublin on 24 October 2012.

Contents:

Foreword by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

Session I. Reporting on peace processes, shaping public opinion

Dialogue and wider engagement in post-conflict peace processes

Erwan Fouéré

Credibility, coherence and connectedness: communication in post-conflict interventions

Alexandra Stiglmayer

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review, FY 2003 – 2012: Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia | FY 2003 – 2012

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 and FY 2012, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.