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  • Catalysing Ocean FinanceNov 7, 2012Catalysing Ocean Finance

  • Jan 1, 2007Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals: Making the LinkThis UNDP Primer is based on the views and experiences of development practitioners on linking human rights and the MDGs in their work. It provides basic guidance on how to make the link and explores the key questions that practitioners will face in doing so.

  • Oct 26, 2011Partnership Interventions for the Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for Lake Tanganyika

  • Peace and Security Through Sustainable Social and Economic DevelopmentDec 15, 2004Peace and Security Through Sustainable Social and Economic Development

  • Nov 13, 2006Community Water Initiative: BrochureSince 2004, the Community Water Initiative (CWI) has supported decentralized, innovative, low-cost, and community-based water resource management and water supply and sanitation projects in rural areas. CWI is part of the Global Environment Facility's Small Grants Programme.

  • Dec 30, 2001Closing The Loop: Ecological Sanitation for Food SecurityThis publication presents a shift in the way people think about and act upon human excreta. It notes that Human excreta are a resource not a waste. Ecological sanitation is a "closed loop" approach preventing pollution by recycling nutrients and organic matter. Ecological sanitation is applicable for rural areas and for rich and poor alike.

  • Mar 1, 2010CWI: Fostering Water Security and Climate Change Mitigation and AdaptationThe Community Water Initiative (CWI) has funded successful projects in some of the most vulnerable communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America. The publication highlights case studies that represent the types of projects funded through CWI that have helped foster water security in local communities while simultaneously helping them mitigate and adapt to climate change.

  • Oct 20, 2011Oceans at Rio+20: How Well Are We Doing in Meeting the Commitments from the 1992 Earth Summit and the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development? Summary for Decision MakersThis publication was prepared by the civil society organization the Global Ocean Forum (www.globaloceans.org ) with financing and technical support from UNDP-GEF. It measures the progress made toward the broad goals, targets, and timetables established by the international community. The analysis can only be qualitative, but it tells us that the issue of sustainability is complex, the challenges great, and the progress mixed. Nonetheless, the information that has been included is critical for global policymakers to absorb. We have to do better in moving from words to action, by joining forces in partnership, and in measuring the results.

  • Community Water Initiative - Delivering water and sanitation to poor communitiesAug 30, 2012Community Water Initiative - Delivering water and sanitation to poor communitiesCommunity Water Initiative (CWI) supports decentralized, demand-driven, innovative, low-cost, community-based water resource management and water supply and sanitation projects in rural areas. It is rooted in the strong belief that local management and community initiatives play a key role in ensuring and sustaining the success of enhancing water supply and sanitation services to poor communities.

  • Nov 1, 2006Community Water Initiative: Project Portfolio ReviewThe Community Water Initiative (CWI) supports decentralized, demand-driven, innovative, low-cost, and community-based water resource management and water supply and sanitation projects in rural areas. The publication provides an overview of CWI’s project portfolio and features highlights from completed CWI projects in Guatemala, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Uganda.

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