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17 Dec 2017 description

Preface

Sexual and gender-based violence, including rape, is a problem throughout the world, occurring in every society, country and region. Refugees and internally displaced people are particularly at risk of this violation of their human rights during every phase of an emergency situation. The systematic use of sexual violence as a method of warfare is well documented and constitutes a grave breach of international humanitarian law.

15 Dec 2017 description

This guidance supports councils to manage and adapt to the increased coastal hazard risks posed by climate change and sea-level rise. It:

14 Dec 2017 description

International humanitarian law (IHL) is a set of rules that, in times of armed conflict, seeks – for humanitarian reasons – to protect persons who are not, or are no longer, directly participating in hostilities, and to restrict means and methods of warfare. IHL thus establishes minimum standards of humane conduct that must be complied with in any situation of armed conflict. These standards aim, inter alia, to protect civilian populations and their means of survival.

14 Dec 2017 description

Le droit international humanitaire (DIH) est un ensemble de règles qui, en temps de conflit armé, cherchent – pour des raisons humanitaires – à protéger les personnes qui ne participent pas ou ne participent plus directement aux hostilités, et à restreindre le choix des moyens et méthodes de guerre. Il établit donc des normes minimales d'humanité qui doivent être respectées dans toute situation de conflit armé. Ces normes visent notamment à protéger les populations civiles et leurs moyens de survie.

14 Dec 2017 description

Bangkok, Thailand, December 14 2017 – This week during Asia Pacific Climate Week, UNDP launched a Guidance Note on how to create and refine Climate Change Financing Frameworks – the flagship product of UNDP's Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance Programme (GCCF).

13 Dec 2017 description

This brochure is the sixth compilation of good practices on integrating gender into humanitarian action in the Asia-Pacific region, developed on behalf of the Regional Network Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action. It highlights examples that support equal treatment of all before, during and after disasters, including on LGBTIQ+ rights and inclusion, the inclusion of diverse gender identities and sexual orientations in Fiji, and the transgender community in Pakistan.

13 Dec 2017 description

Energizing sustainable development: launch of new publication highlights the role of energy in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and mitigating climate change

December 13 2017, Bangkok – As UN agencies gather under the banner of Climate Week in Bangkok, the UN Development Programme has launched a new publication connecting the dots between energy, poverty, and climate change action.

11 Dec 2017 description

Context:

The Jordanian Ministry of Labour released new regulations regarding the issuance and renewal of work permits for Syrian refugees in Jordan. To disseminate this information among the concerned and relevant refugee population, UNHCR conducted several communication actions.

07 Dec 2017 description

Outline
1. Objectives
2. Background
3. Scope
4. Nonfood items (NFI) specifications
5. NFI items in Response Plans
6. Sector Indicators to be Captured in a PDM

1. Objectives

07 Dec 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

1.1 Scope

This document provides technical information and guidelines on passive security measures. These measures are intended to mitigate possible adverse consequences in the event of an attack using conventional weapons or unauthorized intrusion. These are appropriate and actionable measures designed to protect against the various risks the ICRC faces in the field.

06 Dec 2017 description

Executive Summary

Viral hepatitis is a highly endemic disease and a public health problem. It is responsible for an estimated 1.4 million deaths per year globally, mostly from hepatitis-related liver cancer and cirrhosis. Unfortunately, most people with chronic viral hepatitis are not aware of their status and do not receive appropriate treatment.

06 Dec 2017 description

SUMMARY

The Global Protection Cluster (GPC) Protection Mainstreaming Toolkit (hereafter referred to as “Toolkit”) is designed as a companion to the GPC Protection Mainstreaming Training Package (hereafter referred to as “Training Package”). The Training Package is the starting point to understand the concept and principles of “protection mainstreaming”.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

The Government of India, through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and with the assistance of National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) has developed the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Tools for India under National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project assisted by the World Bank. The objective of these tools is to establish a standardized mechanism based on scientific approach for conducting post disaster needs assessment for recovery and reconstruction.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

The Government of India, through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and with the assistance of National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) has developed the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Tools for India under National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project assisted by the World Bank. The objective of these tools is to establish a standardized mechanism based on scientific approach for conducting post disaster needs assessment for recovery and reconstruction.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

The Government of India, through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and with the assistance of National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) has developed the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Tools for India under National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project assisted by the World Bank. The objective of these tools is to establish a standardized mechanism based on scientific approach for conducting post disaster needs assessment for recovery and reconstruction.

05 Dec 2017 description

The Guidelines are a set of recommendations to governments on how to pre- pare their disaster laws and plans for the common regulatory problems in international disaster relief operations. They advise them as to the minimal quality standards they should insist upon in humanitarian assistance as well as the kinds of legal facilities aid providers need to do their work effectively. While responding to today’s common problems, they are based on existing international legal and policy documents.

05 Dec 2017 description

Natural hazards cause massive human suffering and adversely affecting the realisation of sustainable development. These hazards have increased in frequency and their adverse impact on human progress has intensified, as recently exemplified in 2017 by hurricanes that tore across the Caribbean, earthquakes in Central Mexico and at the Iran- Iraq border, the plague outbreak in Madagascar and historical floods in India and Bangladesh.

05 Dec 2017 description

Research and consultations over the last ten years have demonstrated that managing international disaster assistance operations has become increasingly complex. The absence of specific domestic procedures can make it difficult for affected states to effectively oversee, regulate and facilitate the entry of life-saving relief. Ad hoc approaches, hastily devised in the wake of a catastrophic disaster, have often led to a loss of state control and the arrival of inappropriate or poor quality relief.