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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
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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

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Atlas of Our Changing Environment: Zambia
United Nations Environment Programme

The Zambia Atlas of Our Changing Environment is one way of increasing awareness on environmental trends and is a call to all for improved management of our natural resources. The Atlas aims at providing scientifically-based and credible evidence of the changes occurring across Zambia, as well as their causes, and communicates the urgency of addressing them to policy- and decision-makers and the public. It has been produced through a broad participatory process involving many stakeholders. This Atlas demonstrates the government’s commitment to mainstreaming environment into planning so that economic and social development and the environment are fundamentally interdependent. In other words, the way we manage the economy and political and social institutions has critical impacts on the environment, while environmental quality and sustainability, in turn, are vital for the performance of the economy and social well-being. The government has and will continue to review the legal framework in the environment sector so as to ensure that they are in line and consistent with current macro-economic reforms. Environmental issues in Zambia are no longer the responsibility of government alone. The private sector and local communities also play an important role in environment and natural resources management.


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2013