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20 Jan 2014 description

This National Plan supports the Government's Disaster Risk Management Policy and is intended to assist the process of effectively managing hazards and risks in Nauru. It is not intended for use in its entirety during a response to a disaster. It is constructed in such a fashion that agencies and individuals can refer to relevant parts to assist the development of associated hazard mitigation, preparedness and emergency response plans.

08 Jan 2014 description

This document sets out a 3 year plan for urgent and immediate actions in the Republic of Kiribati to begin  work in adapting to climate change. These actions forming the project profiles are developed through the  NAPA process.

18 Jan 2012 description

Abstract

  • Catastrophe (including earthquake) insurance can help relieve the financial burden on the government to fund relief and recovery of the affected population by spreading the risks and costs of disasters.

  • Pricing of catastrophe insurance policies can provide proper incentives and thus help limit future damage from natural hazards by influencing investment and land development decisions.

20 Jun 2011 description

Introduction à l’édition provisoire du Manuel

Dans plus de 50 pays du monde entier, quelque 24 millions de personnes sont déracinées et déplacées dans leur propre pays suite à un conflit ou à des violations des droits de l’homme.

31 Dec 2008 description

Globally, the number of natural disasters, the number of people affected and the impact of disasters are increasing. More than 250 million people have been directly affected by disasters every year since 2000; the highest figures ever recorded, according to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED). Developing countries in Africa and Asia are particularly vulnerable to extreme atmospheric factors and climate-induced shocks.

31 Dec 2008 description

Summary

Incentives and sanctions are used by external actors to try to stop armed conflicts in the short term. But are they effective in promoting peace? This research by Conciliation Resources argues that these instruments are often not used as part of a broader strategy aimed at resolving conflict. They are often a confused mix of coercion and assistance, which neither force nor encourage the conflict parties towards a negotiated settlement.

31 Dec 2008 description
report Refugee Law Project

INTRODUCTION

On October 15, 2007 the Government of Uganda (GoU) launched the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) to help greater Northern Uganda transition from war to peace. Although the PRDP is a relatively new policy, enough time has now passed to assess key challenges that are emerging. This report assesses PRDP implementation since the official launch over one year ago.

31 Dec 2008 description
report Refugee Law Project

INTRODUCTION

Since the late 1990s, as the search for solutions to protracted conflict has deepened, the potential role of traditional justice in responding to the situation in Northern Uganda has been increasingly researched and discussed. The roots of traditional practices lie in principles and mechanisms used in pre-colonial communities to ensure the maintenance of a just society.

31 Dec 2008 description

General Assembly
Sixty-third session

Security Council
Sixty-third year

Agenda item 31
Comprehensive review of the whole question of

31 Dec 2008 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Contents

UTU SCHEME
PM launches resource mobilization initiative

FLOODS IN KENYA
Preliminary Appeal launched

CLIMATE CHANGE
Floods and drought intervention

WATSAN IN ASAL

YOUTH CAMP

ROAD & FIRE SAFETY

ELGON PEACE RUN

WORLD AIDS DAY
Cultural change

HORN OF AFRICA
Millions face hunger

PROFILE

31 Dec 2008 description
report Concern Worldwide
Report submitted by:
Sustainable Development Initiative Network-Nepal
31 Dec 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

RESUME EXECUTIF

Contexte et justification de l'étude

La RDC a ratifié la Convention pour l'élimination de toutes les formes de discriminations à l'égard de la femme en 1985 ainsi que la Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant en 1990. Elle dispose d'un Code de la famille depuis 1987 et d'une Constitution qui prône la primauté des droits humains. En outre, elle a adhéré aux recommandations des grandes Conférences africaines et mondiales sur les droits humains, dont celles du Sommet Mondial pour les Enfants.

31 Dec 2008 description

Introduction

This six-month report describes the programme and activities of the Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC) during the period July to December 2008.

TBBC is a consortium of currently twelve NGOs from ten countries working to provide food, shelter, non-food items and capacity-building support to Burmese refugees and displaced persons. It also engages in research into the root causes of displacement and refugee outfl ows. Membership is open to other NGOs with similar interests.

31 Dec 2008 description

Background

Norwegian Church Aid-Eritrea (NCA-E) is the Eritrea Country Office of the Norwegian NGO, Norwegian Church Aid (NCA). NCA started work in Eritrea in the 1970s, supporting the relief work of the Eritrean liberation movements through the Cross Border Operation. When the war with Ethiopia ended in 1991, a joint Emergency Relief Desk of twelve former partners in the Cross Border Operation was established in Asmara, with NCA as the lead organisation. NCA set up a country office in Asmara in 1993.

31 Dec 2008 description

Summary

East Timor's development faces serious challenges. The attacks on the democratically elected leaders in February 2008 underscore the fragility of East Timor's new democracy. While the perpetrators were apprehended and the situation remained calm, the security and justice sectors remain weak and in need of reform. The country continues to rely on international security forces to maintain stability. Across the country, a large number of people remain displaced and vulnerable to natural disasters, disease and food shortages.