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(The) road to dignity by 2030: ending poverty, transforming all lives and protecting the planet
  • (The) road to dignity by 2030: ending poverty, transforming all lives and protecting the planet
  • United Nations (UN). December 2014
  • This synthesis report takes stock of the negotiations on the post-2015 agenda and reviews lessons from pursuit of the MDGs. It aims to guide negotiations for a new global agenda centred on people and the planet, and underpinned by human rights. It comes at a crucial time as UN Member States proceed with negotiations on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. The report draws from and informs those continuing discussions. It identifies six essential elements for delivering on the SDG's: Dignity; Prosperity; Justice; Partnership; Planet and People. These e...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Children, Ecosystems, Equity, Financing, Gender, Health, Human rights, Information and data, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Peacebuilding, Post-2015 agenda, Poverty, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Technology

Factors Enabling Transboundary Aquifer Cooperation. A Global Analysis
  • Factors Enabling Transboundary Aquifer Cooperation. A Global Analysis
  • International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC). November 2014
  • This report outlines current theories about why international water cooperation occurs and subsequently matches these theories with the identified factors that lead to cooperative events. Section 1 provides an overview of the report and the theoretical background on cooperation over transboundary aquifers by describing the transboundary aquifers of the world, summarizing current theories of cooperative water resources management, and generally describing instances of cooperation and conflict over transboundary aquifers. Section 2 extrapolates enabling factors...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Groundwater, Peacebuilding, Transboundary waters, Water cooperation, Water governance, Water management, Water security

The Role of Natural Resources in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration. Addressing Risks and Seizing Opportunities
  • The Role of Natural Resources in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration. Addressing Risks and Seizing Opportunities
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). December 2013
  • This report focuses on the role of natural resources in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programmes and illustrates how the management of natural resources can be used to promote more effective and sustainable reintegration. Part 1 of the report explores the relationship between natural resources, conflict economies and armed groups. Part 2 introduces the linkages between various natural resource sectors and DDR programmes, covering both potential risks as well as opportunities. Part 3 elaborates on the key entry points for DDR programmes t...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Ecosystem services, Peacebuilding

Natural Resource Management and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan
  • Natural Resource Management and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan
  • United Nations Country Team in Afghanistan, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). June 2013
  • This report investigates the ways in which the management of land, water, minerals, forests and drugs are linked to instability and insecurity in Afghanistan. Its aims are two-fold: first, to suggest ways that the government and the international community can maximise the peacebuilding opportunities that come from better natural resource management and, second, to encourage the international community to introduce safeguards in their existing projects to ensure they do not inadvertently exacerbate conflict. Chapter 2 is specifically dedicated to water issues.[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Environment, Infrastructure, Peacebuilding, Transboundary waters, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water management

Information brief on Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Information brief on Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). January 2013
  • For the purposes of the International Year of Water Cooperation (IYC) and the International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2012/2013 "Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen!" which took place in Zaragoza, Spain, from 8 to 10 Jaunary 2013, UNW-DPAC has produced a series of information briefs on different issues and tools on water cooperation. This brief provides information on Alternative Dispute Resolution methods: what are the key approaches and techniques? Which skills are required to apply these techniques? The...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Conflicts, Negotiation, Peacebuilding, Water cooperation

Managing the Invisible: Understanding and Improving Groundwater Governance
  • Managing the Invisible: Understanding and Improving Groundwater Governance
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). June 2012
  • The aim of this study is to analyze the impediments to better groundwater governance within a given political economy and to propose recommendations to address key governance issues. The report tries to answer the questions: Why has groundwater governance failed to stop the emergence of very serious threats to the resource? What are the impediments to improving groundwater governance? What are the options to overcome those impediments? Implicit in the report approach is recognition of the importance of groundwater resources in promoting developing country ada...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Aquifer recharge, Community participation, Conflicts, Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Negotiation, Peacebuilding, Transboundary waters, Water governance, Water quality

Rwanda. From Post-Conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development. Summary Report
  • Rwanda. From Post-Conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development. Summary Report
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). November 2011
  • Summary of Report "Rwanda. From Post-Conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development".
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Conflicts, Disasters, Energy, Environment, Forests, Health, Industry, Investments, Land degradation, Peacebuilding, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water governance

Rwanda. From Post-Conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development.
  • Rwanda. From Post-Conflict to Environmentally Sustainable Development.
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). November 2011
  • This report presents a package of practical interventions to assist the ongoing metamorphosis of Rwanda. It calls for mobilizing and focusing investments in key areas, including ecosystem rehabilitation, renewable energy, conservation agriculture and innovative water and sanitation technologies. Chapter 9 specifically deals with the issue of water resources. This chapter provides a general overview of freshwater resources in Rwanda, an overview of water consumption and an analysis of the water governance situation, and identifies some key issues and challenge...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Conflicts, Disasters, Energy, Environment, Forests, Health, Industry, Investments, Land degradation, Peacebuilding, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Urban areas, Water governance

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Published in 2015