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Reports and Books
The Role of Natural Resources in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration: Addressing Risks and Seizing Opportunities
United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme

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 to engage different natural resources sectors, particularly for reinsertion and reintegration activities. The recommendations put forward in Part 4 help policy makers and practitioners to effectively integrate the opportunities and mitigate the risks from natural resources to ensure more sustainable and effective DDR programmes.


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2013
Reports and Books
Haiti - Dominican Republic: Environmental Challenges in the Border Zone 
United Nations Development Programme

This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of an 18 month long assessment of the border between the two countries that share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola – Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and the Dominican Republic, a middle-income country. It provides up-to-date information and confirms the close relationship that exists between the state of trans-boundary natural resources, poverty, and recurring social conflicts.


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2013
Reports and Books
Preliminary Report on Economic Census
Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) of the Statistics and Informatics Division (SID) has been conducting Economic Census since 1986 and, meanwhile, three rounds have been completed. The third Economic Census was conducted during 31 March to 31 May 2013 across the country to measure the nature of structural change occurring in the economy over the last decade, and to provide comprehensive statistical information for economic and social development planning, policy making.


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2013
Our Planet
Building Inclusive Green Economies: South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication - Our Planet September 2013
United Nations Environment Programme

This issue of Our Planet is dedicated to South-South South Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication


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2013
Our Planet
The Future is Priceless, Put a Price on Carbon - Our Planet December 2013
United Nations Environment Programme

This issue focuses on the range of climate change issues to be discussed at the COP19 in Warsaw. The topics discussed range from the need for a new agreement on combating climate change to improving energy efficient and promoting green businesses.


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2013
GEO
GEO-5 for business: impacts of a changing environment on the corporate sector
United Nations Environment Programme

GEO-5 for Business is written for business leaders who are responsible for ensuring that risks and opportunities are understood, addressed, and turned into long-term competitive advantage for their companies. The report assesses the operational, market, reputational, and policy implications of environmental trends on ten business sectors. It is based on information derived from existing science, business, policy, and other literature. It also includes brief real-world examples that illustrate the nature of some of these risks and opportunities.


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2013
GEO
GEO-5 for youth: acting for a better world
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is not just about the environment or its problems. It is also about acting together for change. Its aim is to show that there is hope and that successes are happening every day. Our understanding of the interdependence between our planet and ourselves has also been transformed. The report is presented in a way that can be easily understood with ideas on how to address environmental problems.


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2013
Other
Lead in Enamel Decorative Paints: National Paint Testing Results Annex 2: Materials and Methods, including Analytical Laboratory Results and Quality Control Procedures
United Nations Environment Programme
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2013