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18 Aug 2016 description

Executive Summary

Peace processes increasingly go beyond outlining cease-fires and dividing territory to incorporate elements that lay the foundations for peace and shape the structures of society. Yet by and large the participants who decide the former continue to decide the latter; the inclusion of others—those who did not take up arms, those who were working for peace, or significant portions of the population whose priorities for a peaceful society may differ— has not kept pace.

20 Dec 2013 description


About FrontLines

Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah

Podcast: Ghana From The Tree Tops

New Generation Now 'Living with Confidence' in Cambodia's Endangered Forests

Sustaining the "Amazon of the Seas"

Jane Goodall's Win-Win

Save the Saiga Antelope

Eyes in the Sky Monitor Congo Basin Forests

Your Voice: Philippine Conservation Performance Earns a Second “Debt-for-Nature” Deal

Double Trouble: Tackling Urban Infrastructure and Climate Change in Mozambique

31 Oct 2013 description

The Philippines

Situation highlights

Typhoon Haiyan

At the time of publication of this issue of the Health Emergency Highlights, Typhoon Haiyan has just struck the Philippines. Super Typhoon Haiyan made its first landfall in Eastern Samar province of the Philippines on 8 November, moving on to the province of Leyte, with maximum winds of 235 km per hour where it had devastating effects, and ultimately causing destruction in 36 provinces and affecting more than 11 million people.

03 Nov 2011 description


Between May and September 2011, a number of disasters including floods and storms continued to devastate Asia and the Pacific region.

Floods occurred in China from June onwards, affecting over 36 million people and killing at least 355 people. Despite direct economic losses of nearly US$6.5 billion, no international assistance was requested.

07 Sep 2011 description

Human Rights Council

Eighteenth session

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development


30 Jun 2005 description

- Con excepción de Argelia, existían negociaciones formales o exploratorias en todos los conflictos africanos. A escala global, en el 73% de los conflictos armados existentes hay negociaciones abiertas.
- Una vez completado el despliegue de las misiones de mantenimiento de la paz en Côte d'Ivoire, Somalia, Sudán y RD Congo, en estos cuatro países habrá unos 54.000 cascos azules.

- Finalizaron sin éxito los intentos de negociación con la guerrilla ELN, en Colombia, y con el grupo maoísta CPI, en el estado de Andra Pradesh (India).

07 Dec 2004 description

Philippines: Residents Flee Flooded Towns