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The OECD Development Assistance Committee
(DAC) seeks to improve and co-ordinate Member policies which will integrate
development and environment imperatives. The Guidelines are designed to
help policy makers and practitioners address serious national, regional
and international environmental problems.
Giving recommendations for humanitarian agencies, the report is based on a one day seminar, "Silent Emergency: HIV/AIDS in Conflicts and Disasters", held in London in June 1999.
This manual outlines the technical characteristics
and functioning of components, structures or equipment that may form part
of a refugee water supply system, to be of use to those involved in the
provision of refugee assistance.
The manual aims to send a message to planners, decision makers and constructors to always use the highest possible standards, taking into account the political, social and funding circumstances of each project.
Este documento, ha sido concebido como
un instrumento didáctico básico de consulta, para educadores
de enseñanza primaria y enseñanza media. Compendio general sobre Desastres, recoge en términos
muy generales información sobre eventos como: Terremotos, vulcanismo. deslizamientos, huracanes,
inundaciones, sequías e incendios que podr ían causar verdaderos desastres. Este trabajo está dirigido a
educadores; porque el tema de los desastres naturales, está contenido en los programas de estudio
tanto de enseñanza media como de primaria.
This glossary over terms related to disaster
management aims to meet the need for rapid and unequivocal communication
among individuals, teams and involved institutions in actual disaster response
activities, as well as in disaster mitigation by prevention and preparedness.
Providing terms in English, French and Spanish, the glossary is a result of a joint effort of a number of inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and national institutions.
During FY 1991, OFDA responded to 65 disasters
affecting more than 390 million people in 48 countries. At UN, member states
including US created a new Department of Humanitarian Affairs to coordinate
and speed up the process of UN agencies to humanitarian crises. OFDA is
working closely with the new Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs
to ensure that the world can increasingly rely on rapid, effective UN leadership
in the disaster assistance field, including conflictive crises.
This handbook offers guidance relating to procedures
and criteria for determining refugee status, breaking down and explaining
the various components of the definition of refugee set out in the 1951
Convention and the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees.
Aiming primarily to be of use to government officials concerned with the determination of refugee status in the various Contracting States, it is also hoped that it will be of interest to all those concerned with refugee problems.