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Deep Words, Shallow Words: An Initial Analysis of Water Discourse in Four Decades of United Nations Declarations. Summary for decisions makers

Deep Words, Shallow Words: An Initial Analysis of Water Discourse in Four Decades of United Nations Declarations
  • Deep Words, Shallow Words: An Initial Analysis of Water Discourse in Four Decades of United Nations Declarations
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). November 2011
  • In the lead-up to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (CSD) to be held in June 2012, this paper presents a comparative analysis of how issues related to water have been represented in significant UN Declarations related to water and environment over the past forty years. The aim is to analyze the discourse of water by assessing instances in which certain keywords attain more or less depth of meaning and to examine how this is achieved. To make this comparison, the paper undertakes both a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Desertification, Food security, Gender, Health, Legal aspects, Perceptions, Poverty, Sanitation, Technology, Water governance, Water quality, Water scarcity, Water security

Children's Vulnerability to Climate Change and Disaster Impacts in East Asia and the Pacific
  • Children's Vulnerability to Climate Change and Disaster Impacts in East Asia and the Pacific
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). November 2011
  • This report provides an overview of the climate change trends and potential impacts on children in East Asia and the Pacific that appeared in studies covering five countries that were commissioned by UNICEF. The country studies highlight children's specific vulnerability to climate change that needs to be taken into account in policy development. Children noted a range of experiences ranging from livelihood insecurity in Mongolia to threats of sea level rising in the Pacific Islands to massive flooding of their neighbourhoods in the Philippines and crop failu...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Children, Climate change, Floods, Health, Water scarcity

Aquaculture farmer organizations and cluster management. Concepts and Experiences
  • Aquaculture farmer organizations and cluster management. Concepts and Experiences
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). November 2011
  • Small-scale producers are facing new opportunities and challenges in today's markets. This review provides an overview of an approach to assist small-scale farmers to overcome these challenges and effectively participate in and influence modern market chains and trade. This review focuses specifically on the development of small-scale aquaculture farmer organizations, drawing on experience from both agriculture and aquaculture sector farmer organizations. The purpose is to provide strategic guidance for public and private stakeholders involved in supporting s...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Small-scale providers, Water governance, Water management

World Aquaculture 2010
  • World Aquaculture 2010
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). November 2011
  • This document provides an overview of global aquaculture status and development trends as a synthesis of such status and trends in six regions of the world: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Near East and North Africa, Northern America and Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle-East, Northern America, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Aquaculture

UN-Water annual report 2010
  • UN-Water annual report 2010
  • UN-Water. November 2011
  • The 2010 annual report of UN-Water presents activities implemented by UN-Water in 2010, along with updates on its publications, programmes, task forces and thematic priority areas.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: All themes

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