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30 Sep 2016 description
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The people of the Arab region face an uncertain future. Millions are fleeing their homes to escape violence and millions more remain trapped by conflict or in occupied territory. The expanding population is placing increasing strain on the environment through unsustainable consumption of limited water supplies and abundant energy resources. The rentier economy that prevails in many countries has proven unable to adapt to new realities or absorb the growing and increasingly youthful labour force.

02 Mar 2016 description

The artisanal fishery sector in Mauritania is an important sector from a poverty-environment and gender perspective. Currently artisanal fishermen/women work in harsh conditions and with rudimentary tools resulting in poor catches, poor quality of the end products and as a consequence low incomes and overfishing. Aiming to inform decision-making, PEI Mauritania in 2015 concluded a study of how to improve the artisanal fisheries value-chain in order to fight poverty, especially in urban areas.

19 Feb 2015 description

Mediation Can Prevent, Resolve Natural Resources Disputes New UN Guide Launched

Drawing on decades of experience in the field of mediation of natural resource conflicts, the Guide provides best practices and strategies for mediating different types of resource conflicts.

06 Dec 2011 description

Sécurité alimentaire: le changement climatique, les migrations et les conflits au Sahel

Déclaration conjointe du Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement, de l'Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations, du Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires, de l'Université des Nations Unies et du Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel

Les évolutions du climat ont déjà un impact sur les moyens d'existence et la sécurité alimentaire dans le Sahel et en Afrique de l'Ouest

06 Dec 2011 description

Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa

A new study has found that the impacts of changing climatic conditions on the availability of natural resources, combined with population growth and weak governance, have led to greater competition over scarce resources and to changing migration patterns in the region.

Joint study calls for major investments in climate change adaptation to reduce the risk of conflict and forced migration