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31 Dec 2000 description

The Safe Water System Manual is designed to take people through the necessary steps to initiate the planning process, assemble a team, decide between various water treatment and storage options, and devise strategies for distribution, cost recovery, promotion, behaviour change, and monitoring and evaluation.

31 Dec 2000 description
report International Alert

This paper examines whether humanitarian assistance in war zones can support efforts to promote conflict prevention and peace-building. Its four main parts provide the following information:

- Overview of current debates on humanitarianism, conflict and peace-building
- Case studies of Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Liberia
- Comprehensive analysis of key findings
- Main conclusions and recommendations in light of findings

31 Dec 2000 description

This document examines the effect of small arms on development, and highlights the importance of combating the uncontrolled spread and misuse of these weapons as a central development-policy concern. For this purpose, the following issues are discussed:

- Problem of small arms in developing countries
- Initiatives for combating the spread and misuse of small arms
- Recommendations for combating the problem of small arms

31 Dec 2000 description
This report attempts to draw operational lessons from the inter-relationship of gender equality issues and conflict and peacebuilding.
31 Dec 2000 description

With the underlying assumption that gender equality is an essential prerequisite for any sustainable development and peace-building activity, this paper offers an analytical framework and guidelines on gender mainstreaming in crisis prevention and conflict management. This is shown both on a conceptual and practical level.

31 Dec 2000 description

Proceedings of an Expert Group Meeting held 5-7 September, 2000, in Lisbon, Portugal

31 Dec 2000 description
report European Union

December 2000

This Report constitutes the response of the International Task Force for Assessing the Baia Mare Accident (the Baia Mare Task Force or 'BMTF') to the tasks given to us by Commissioner Margot Wallström, with the support of the Environment Ministers of Hungary and Romania, concerning the accidents which occurred at Baia Mare and Baia Borsa in Romania, in January and March 2000. These tasks were to consider:

31 Dec 2000 description
report Small Arms Survey
Occasional Paper No. 1

by Eric G. Berman A publication of the Small Arms Survey

The Small Arms Survey (SAS)

The Small Arms Survey (SAS) is an independent project associated with the Programme for Strategic and International Security Studies (PSIS) at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Established in 1999, the SAS is supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, and by contributions from the Governments of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

31 Dec 2000 description

In the war that broke out again between the government and the military wing of UNITA in December 1998, the government army gained the upper hand. Government troops are currently concentrating on tracking UNITA rebels moving from the central highland through the province of Moxico to the eastern state border.

31 Dec 2000 description

By Anna Shotton

Anna Shotton is the Reports Officer and Gender Focal Point on the WFP Southern Sudan Programme. In the past year, she has produced a range of materials on gender issues in food aid in southern Sudan that are available at the WFP offices in Nairobi. Anna wrote this article whilst taking part in WFP's Annual Needs Assessment exercise in southern Sudan this year.

31 Dec 2000 description

By Nicola Cadge and Lynne Russell

Nicola Cadge has a background in nursing and a Masters Degree in Public Health.

31 Dec 2000 description

Consolidated drought maps date back to March 2000, see related link for images.  Pakistan Metorological Department website contains latest updates, see

31 Dec 2000 description

Depression - Green
Tropical Storm - Yellow
Hurricane 1 - Red
Hurricane 2 - Light Red
Hurricane 3 - Magenta
Hurricane 4 - Light Magenta

31 Dec 2000 description

Robert Soeters

This report has been produced at the request of the European Commission and has been financed by the European Commission. The comments contained herein reflect the opinion of the consultant only.



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