May 9, 2012Fast Facts: Integrating environment into development planningIn order to preserve the full range of natural ecosystems required for human well-being, environment objectives must be embedded in policies that influence human activities, including the key productive sectors of the economy, as well as national development planning frameworks and budgets, institutions, governance, and market-based mechanisms. This ‘mainstreaming’ of environment is crucial for effective action to promote development that is sustainable and climate-resilient.
Mar 15, 2005FACTSHEET: Water Governance: The Gender DimensionThe factsheet highlights community action and social mobilization around the provision of basic social services such as water can be an effective 'entry point' for promoting women's empowerment. Having a leadership role in community management of water supplies can increase women's social capital as well as their bargaining power within the household.
Aug 1, 2010The Right to Water - Factsheet No: 35This United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) publication explains what the right to water is, illustrates what it means for specific individuals and groups, and then elaborates upon State obligations with respect to the right. It concludes with an overview of national, regional and international accountability and monitoring mechanisms.