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This study examines the human cost of weapons
use and abuse on humanitarian and development personnel, many members of
which are responsible for the provision of protection and assistance to
larger and vulnerable civilian communities all over the world.
In addition, it provides practical and policy-relevant recommendations for NGOs, UN agencies and governments, as well as an advocacy tool to ensure greater attention and action to the crisis of small arms use and abuse.
This report provides an initial review of progress
towards implementing the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate
the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects (PoA)
from July 2001.
Drawing on data gathered for 156 countries and the analysis of relevant national, regional and international processes, the report describes examples of positive developments between 2001 and 2003 as well as recurrent problems encountered in the implementation of the PoA.
This report looks at top priority issues that
the United States needs to address in terms of its strategic approaches
towards failed states, in order to enable them to successfully rebuild
themselves following conflict. For this purpose, it looks at the following
- Challenge of failed states
- Commission on post-conflict reconstruction
- Framework for a cohesive and strategic international response
- Role of the United States
- Enhancing U.S. response capabilities
- Road ahead
Seeking to help cut down the amount of illegally-held
weaponry in circulation, this handbook contains a set of guidelines outlining
best practice guides on the following topics:
- National controls over manufacture of small arms and light weapons (SALW)
- Marking, record-keeping and traceability of SALW
- National procedures for stockpile management and security
- National control of brokering activities
- Definition and indicators of a surplus of SALW
- National procedures for the destruction of SALW
This manual on gender approaches
aims to support and strengthen the capacity of UNDP staff working on recovery
and rehabilitation activities in crisis and post-conflict situations to
mainstream gender equality objectives. For this purpose, it looks at the
Key concepts and issues
- Gender analysis
- Gender policies
- Evolution of policy approaches towards women and development
- Myths about gender mainstreaming
Womens' rights are human rights
- Political participation as a basic human right
- Economic and social rights
This booklet outlines some practical steps to
help you be better prepared for an emergency and to let you know what to
do if one occurs. The following sections are developped:
- Preparing for emergencies
- What to do if an emergency occurs
- How to cope emotionally
- First aid tips.
The document is intended for those who have never experienced a major emergency and wish to understand better which impact an emergency can have on them and their family.
This paper seeks to characterize
and assess the seriousness of non-traditional threats to global stability
and national security, and understand how foreign and national security
policies should be adapted to respond more effectively to emerging non-traditional
In particular, the report considers the following factors:
- Economic and social disparities
- Political and economic governance
- Demographic shifts
- Natural resources and environment health
- Converging realities: Gender, conflict, and peacebuilding
- The changing international context since 1998
- Gender, human rights, and peacebuilding
- Key issues for transformative approaches
This report provides a compendium of key lessons
learned from work with gender based violence (GBV) programs in populations
affected by armed conflict. In addition to offering recommended resource
materials and a sample interagency procedure manual, its three main parts
Emerging Standards: Describes the evolution of GBV programs serving populations affected by armed conflict and the most common challenges to GBV prevention and response efforts in the field and at organizational policymaking levels.
Esta guía es un documento técnico dirigido a personal sanitario que pueda tener participación en acciones de prevención, preparativos o respuesta a emergencias volcánicas. Esta guía, elaborado desde la perspectiva y la experiencia del continente americano, muestra los principales riesgos que las erupciones volcánicas tienen para la salud y las medidas básicas de planificación que el sector salud debe y puede tomar para reducir los posible daños. Está dividido en dos partes complementarias, pero claramente diferenciadas, que pueden usarse incluso de forma independiente.
This Handbook is intended to help develop an understanding of what needs to be considered when dealing with agriculture in a refugee or returnee operation. In particular, it clarifies how to promote and maintain sound practices for displaced people in diverse situations, often working with a range of different agencies.
The Handbook presents options and approaches for crop production – exploring opportunities for minimising environmental impact and providing guidelines for developing locally appropriate initiatives.
It has been written with a focus on:
Data compiled by the Global IDP Database (figures
are only approximative estimates).
Map Originally Produced by Andras Bereznay and modified by the Global IDP Project. December 2002
Shining the spotlight on the plight of women during African crises, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged that more attention be devoted towards saving these traditional caretakers as the continent currently battles the twin threat of famine and AIDS.
Munich Re's analysis of natural catastrophes in 2002: Economic losses increase distinctly to US$ 55bn (2001: 35bn) / Worst floods in Europe for centuries / Extraordinary accumulation of severe storms and flash floods / Winter Storm Jeanett one of the most expensive storms ever for the German insurance industry / Various weather extremes herald new El Niño / Mounting loss potentials call for adjustments of insurance prices and conditions
The year 2002 was a year of extremes: Scientists documented record figures for windstorms, rain and floods.
This report by Susan F. Martin and Elizabeth Moller
19 000 people world wide were killed by natural and man-made catastrophes in 2002, according to a preliminary estimate from Swiss Re's sigma report. Beyond the human cost, financial losses from major events are estimated at USD 40 billion, of which the insurance industry is liable for around USD 12 billion. After the extraordinary losses of 2001, financial losses resulting from catastrophes returned to more average levels in 2002. However, as the European floods show, large losses remain a real threat.