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13 Sep 2013 description


This report presents a review of three programmes that were set up to address natural resource management and disaster risk reduction in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The Government of Norway funds the programmes through the Haiti Reconstruction Fund (HRF). The programmes are:

•Haiti South West Sustainable Development Programme (SWSD), executed by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS);

31 Jul 2013 description

The detonation of a nuclear weapon would have serious immediate and longer-term consequences for people, society and the environment.
While the full extent of these consequences depends on several factors, including the size, number, height and location of the explosion(s), it is possible to make some general predictions on the basis of past experience and accumulated knowledge. The main features of these weapons – their design, the physics and the engineering –are well known, as is their destructive potential.