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- The State of Food and Agriculture 2018 - Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development
- 2018 Global Hunger Index: Forced Migration and Hunger
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This handbook provides basic strategic assistance
to guide field personnel in promoting the sustainable recovery of war-affected
communities during transitions, including the reintegration of displaced
The handbook was produced by the Executive Committee for Peace and Security, the Executive Committee for Humanitarian Affairs, and the UN Development Group, in order to improve the ability to constructively respond to reintegration efforts in conflict and post-conflict environments.
This report examines the humanitarian benefits
of disarmament, aiming to show that disarmament, whether of weapons of
mass destruction or small arms, is first and foremost a question of human
security, and thus a part of humanitarian action. For this purpose, the
following issues are addressed:
- Why are we interested in disarmament?
- Why are we trying to achieve disarmament?
- What is at the core of disarmament?
The conference was organised to mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).
This document considers the impact of humanitarian
action on recent armed conflicts, evaluating the proposition that humanitarian
initiatives fuel conflict. For this purpose it discusses the following
- Historical perspective
- The conflict connection
- Minimizing the conflict connection
- Humanitarian action and conflict transformation
It deals with issues such as economic, institutional and security environment and persons, including child soldiers, female ex-combatants, wife of ex-combatants and their children, that require special attention to implement and support demobilization and reintegration.
The report is aimed at policy-makers of UN agencies, governments and humanitarian agencies.
These guidelines contain basic information on
the biology and behaviour of the Desert Locust. The document is divided
into the following sections:
- What are locusts?
- Locust phases
- The life cycle
- Migration and seasonal distributions
- Recessions, outbreaks, upsurges and plagues
- Frequently asked questions (FAQs).
These guidelines are intended mainly for use by field staff involved in locust survey and control operations, including pilots of survey and spray aircraft.
Providing an appeal for action, the report also highlights major campaigning initiatives undertaken by Amnesty International members during the year and reflects some of the major human rights developments worldwide.
The purpose of this document is to help relief
and development organizations hold themselves responsible for the overall
impact of their programs. It offers a set of streamlined tools, designed
for flexible use by programmers with different needs, resources, time and
experience. The document includes the following sections:
- The purpose and foundation of benefits-harms analysis
- The framework for benefits-harms analysis
- Methodology for using the benefits-harms tools
As part of its effort to continually improve,
refine and maximise its impact, UNDP offers a Results Oriented Annual Report
(ROAR) to examine the progress towards strategic development outcomes in
Aiming to serve as a barometer of change towards sustainable human development at the country level in areas UNDP is mandated to support, this detailed and wide-ranging account gives a comprehensive analysis of trends and performance in all key practice areas according to clearly defined criteria.
This annual review of human rights practices
covers developments in 70 countries over the period November 1999 to November
2000. With respect to particular countries, issues examined include:
- Significant human rights developments
- Response of global actors, e.g. the EU, Japan, the US, the UN, & regional organisations
- Freedom of local human rights defenders to conduct their work
Other chapters examine thematic concerns:
- Academic freedom
- Business and human rights
- Child soldiers campaign
- Concepts and definitions used in food balance sheets
- Procedures for preparation of food balance sheets
- Applications and uses for food balance sheets data
The disaster descriptions on the following pages cover the period of the USG's fiscal year, October 1, 1999 through September 30, 2000. During FY 2000, USAID/OFDA responded to 66 new "declared" disasters. Many of the disasters in FY 2000 required a mix of USG financial and staff resources.