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Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response 2011 edition

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Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, a 2011 revised handbook of The Sphere Project, sets out minimum standards for four sectors: water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion; food security and nutrition; shelter, settlement and non-food items; and health action.

Beyond the Midpoint: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

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This paper is UNDP’s forward-looking review of the factors that shape MDG progress, along with the constraints and bottlenecks that have hampered MDG achievement in many countries. The findings build on MDG assessments in 30 countries that were undertaken for this review.

Opportunities for the Majority: Bank initiative that promotes and finances private sector business models

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The Opportunities for the Majority (OMJ) Initiative promotes and finances market-based, sustainable business models that engage private sector companies, local governments and communities in the development and delivery of quality products and services for the majority of the population of Latin...

Dubai International Humanitarian & Re-Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD) 1-3 April 2012

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DIHAD is a humanitarian aid, disaster management and re-development event that takes place in Dubai every year. DIHAD is recognised as the leading humanitarian event in the region and aims to help facilitate a greater and more efficient relationship between aid agencies, NGO's, suppliers and needy...

Joining Forces for Change: Demonstrating Innovation and Impact through UN-Business Partnerships

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Joining Forces for Change: Demonstrating Innovation and Impact through UN-Business Partnerships, a publication by the UN Global Compact Office, presents a case for partnering with the UN in addition to listing case studies of successful UN-business partnerships. The partnerships presented in the...

Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

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Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals, a UN Millennium Project Report, recommends concrete actions toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The report presents an overview of the findings and recommendations of the UN Millennium Project. The document was co-authored...

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - Resources

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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publishes materials for different audiences on all aspects of the refugee experience and maintains an extensive library of its publications and related information. Through the UNHCR website it is possible to access handbooks...

Tatas going global with low-cost housing

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The Tatas are giving a global perspective to their successful affordable housing model, which was launched in Mumbai. Mr Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons, said that Tata Housing has got enquiries for replicating the Mumbai housing model from other countries and is likely to start out from...

UNICEF Corporate Partnerships - Examples

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UNICEF Corporate Partnerships - Examples, a series of web pages, details UNICEF's corporate partnerships with a range of companies.