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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


  • 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


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

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


The complexity of crises and the variety of contexts mean that humanitarian actors have to continually learn and adapt without losing sight of their original commitment. Different humanitarian cultures and approaches have emerged as the sector has become more diversified, with an increasing number of new stakeholders. And as the sector has grown, it has become increasingly attractive to those who would seek to instrumentalise it.

Since 1993, Groupe URD has been committed to helping humanitarian actors face these challenges.

31 Dec 2008 description

Executive Summary

Malawi signed the millennium declaration adopted at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2000. The country is committed to achieve the MDGs by the year 2015. The MDGs are being implemented through the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy MGDS, which is the overarching medium term development strategy for the country to run from 2006 to 2011.

Eradicating extreme poverty was set as the first of the eight millennium development goals and two main targets were set to achieve the goal by the year 2015.

31 Dec 2008 description


Living conditions for many Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) continued to deteriorate during the second half of 2008. As the protracted socioeconomic crisis which began in late-2000 entered its ninth year, Gazans faced unprecedented levels of hardship and distress; in the West Bank, severe and debilitating restrictions on movement limited prospects for recovery and growth and left many dependent on humanitarian assistance.

31 Dec 2008 description


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


Colleagues and Friends,

It is with great pleasure that I present you the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Annual Report for 2008.

31 Dec 2008 description


Entre 2003, l'année de la création de l'Initiative Conjointe de lutte contre les La guerre qu'a connu la RDC depuis 1996 a, en plus des morts qu'elle a occasionné, exacerbé le phénomène des violences sexuelles. Les principaux auteurs de ces actes étaient des hommes en uniforme durant cette période, particulièrement dans les zones en guerre.

31 Dec 2008 description

October/November/December, 2008

Foreword by the Chief of Mission

At the beginning of 2009, I would like to thank our staff for their hard work making everything we achieved last year possible. I would also like to express my utmost appreciation for the support of donor governments including Australia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Japan, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

With the continued support of donor governments and the devoted efforts of our staff, we aim to bring more achievements to this year of 2009.

31 Dec 2008 description
report World Bank
(SENAC project - Nepal component)

1 Food insecurity in Nepal

Nepal is a landlocked country of approximately 29 million people in South Asia, situated along the Himalayas between China and India. It has three distinct ecological regions: Mountains in the north, Hills in the middle and the Terai (lowland plains) in the south.

The Country is divided administratively into 5 development regions (Far Western, Mid Western, Western, Central and Eastern region) and 75 districts.

31 Dec 2008 description
report Refugee Law Project


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


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.