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01 Jan 2001 description

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 persons.

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.

01 Jan 2001 description

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).

01 Jan 2001 description

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 main issues:

- Historical perspective
- The conflict connection
- Minimizing the conflict connection
- Humanitarian action and conflict transformation

01 Jan 2001 description
This paper presents an overview of recent demobilization and highlights countries in which future assistance might be required for the demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants.

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.
01 Jan 2001 description

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.

01 Jan 2001 description
This report documents human rights issues in 149 countries during the year 2000, regional summaries on the human rights situation in the country or territory and describes Amnesty International's specific human rights concerns there.

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.
01 Jan 2001 description
report CARE

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

01 Jan 2001 description

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 2000.

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.

01 Jan 2001 description
report Human Rights Watch

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

01 Jan 2001 description
Aiming to present the most basic concepts of humanitarian supply management and logistics, this document provides guidelines for the management of supplies to victims, covering themes such as logistics, coordination, procurement, storage, transport and distribution.
01 Jan 2001 description
This handbook seeks to provide member countries and interested institutions with the basic methodology for the preparation of food balance sheets. For this purpose, it offers the following main sections:

- Concepts and definitions used in food balance sheets
- Procedures for preparation of food balance sheets
- Applications and uses for food balance sheets data
01 Jan 2001 description

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.