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International norms and standards relating to disability

UNITED NATIONS
2003

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This resource provides concise analytical information on international norms and standards concerning persons with disabilities that have been adopted under the auspices of the United Nations system or other inter-governmental bodies and organisations. It is a reference tool that contains information resources on the international and regional normative standards to promote the rights of persons with disabilities in society within a broad human rights framework, encompassing the full range of human rights from civil and political to economic, social and cultural rights and the different mechanisms by which these norms and standards have been adopted in to local laws.
Further, this resource is a practical guide to putting into practice rights on behalf of persons with disabilities. It also provides an educational tool designed to help identify effective measures to promote, protect and integrate the rights of persons with disabilities into all areas of national legislation, policies and programmes and to promote increased awareness of internationally accepted norms on: the equalisation of opportunities for persons with disabilities; the full and effective integration of persons with disabilities in social life and development; and standards to protect and promote the rights of persons with disabilities. It will be useful for: governments; national and international policy makers; inter-governmental, international and non-governmental organisations; researchers in the area of disability rights; civil society organisations concerned with disability issues and the global disability community

Guide to European population assistance

DSW
2003

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"In serving governmental and non-governmental institutions world-wide, the Guide to European Population Assistance is intended to be a valuable resource for grant-seekers, as it provides a source of detailed and annually updated information on the variety of public funding in Europe, one of the important donor regions globally. "Each of the 34 entries gives contact information, a statement on the organisation's/institution's purpose and mission, a review of financial information and, most importantly, detailed information about how to put in a proposal and how to apply for funding. "The data of the different institutions are as recent as 2003. Although its structure follows a uniform format, the institution profiles are taken from information released by the listed institutions themselves. Input from national ICPD-NGOs has been added to the profiles. "Throughout the Guide, profiles are in a common format, which may vary slightly from one institution to another. For each listed country, a short history and summary is given about its mission statement, fields of activity and organisational structure."

Women with disabilities : lessons of reinforcing the gender perspective in international norms and standards

SARA-SERRANO MATHIASON, Maria-Cristina
January 2003

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This document discusses the history of getting women with disability issues into the UN development agenda. It provides guidelines for lobbying national governments and analysis of successful campaigns. This work also discusses the need for improvements in data collection and fact finding tips. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in women's rights and disability and development

Accountability and health systems : overview, framework and strategies

BRINKERHOFF, Derick
January 2003

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This paper lays the groundwork for investigating accountability as it relates to health systems reform. It reviews and synthesises the literature on accountability, noting areas of convergence and of ongoing debate, and looks at an analytic framework for accountability and health service delivery systems, the role of health sector actors in accountability, and accountability-strengthening strategies

Implementing the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding : Geneva 3-5 February 2003, meeting report

DEPARTMENT OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2003

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This is the report of a meeting which aimed to facilitate the implementation of the Global Strategy and to assist governments in translating global recommendations into country-specific actions. The meeting, held in Geneva in February 2003, was attended by more than 45 participants representing governments, nongovernmental organisations, academic institutions and international organisations

Introduction : safety as a human right

MOHAN, Dinesh
2003

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This article describes the right of people to live in a world safe from harmful injuries as a fundamental human right. It presents background information about the need for a right to safety, people’s right to safety and a discussion about different priorities for action. This article is useful for anyone interested in safety as a human right
Note: This article is an introduction to the ‘People’s Right to Safety’ round table discussion at the 6th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control held in Montreal, Canada in May 2012
Health and Human Rights, Vol 6, No 2

Victim assistance : a way forward emerges

FIEDERLEIN, Suzanne
December 2002

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This journal article describes victim assistance and its evolution throughout the years to assist landmine victims around the world. It presents a brief introduction, describes victim assistance’s place in mine action and its achievements. It further describes new initiatives, highlights the need for collection and exchange of data, presents the funding challenges and concludes by focusing upon improved coordination
Journal of Mine Action 6.3

Global spending on HIV/AIDS in resource poor settings

ALIGIRI, Priya
SUMMERS, Todd
KATES, Jennifer
July 2002

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This policy brief looks at the range of resources currently being expended to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in resource poor settings (developing countries and countries in transition). It includes bilateral, multilateral and private sector support as well as domestic spending by recipient country governments. There are also reports on philanthropic giving by the business community and pharmaceutical companies. There are estimates of global funding requirements and estimates on current spending. It is noted that tracking mechanisms are often ill-equipped to provide current data on spending patterns. Little is known about exact ways in which the money is spent

Towards equity in global health knowledge

PAKENHAM-WALSH, Neil
PRIESTLY, Carol
July 2002

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Emphasizes the interdependence of global health knowledge and draw attention to inequities in the global flow of information that profoundly affect the evolution of the global knowledge base and its relevance to health priorities. Information and communication technologies have great potential to reduce these inequities, not only by disseminating information, but also by supporting such important activities as international co-operation and Southern-led development. Describes briefly some of the challenges, recent achievements, and priorities for the future

25 questions & answers on health & human rights

NYGREN-KRUG, Helena
July 2002

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This publication explores the complex relationship between health and human rights issues. It discusses 25 key questions relating to this topic, such as: the links between health and human rights law; the meaning of "the right to health"; international governmental commitments and monitoring mechanisms; ethical issues; the impact of globalization

Application of human rights to reporductive and sexual health : a compilation of the work of international human rights treaty bodies

STANCHIERI, Julie
MERALI, Isafahan
COOK, Rebecca
Eds
March 2002

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This manual is designed to assist in the preparation of reports on compliance with (and violations of) rights to reproductive and sexual health by governmental departments and agencies, and nongovermental organisations (NGOs). It is also designed to assist in the development of advocacy manuals, training programmes, and research. The manual is divided into six sections, the Convention Against Torture and other Inhuman, Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the Torture Convention); the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Women's Convention); the Convention on the Rights of the Child (the Children's Convention); the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR); the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR); and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (the Race Convention)

Report of the second meeting of the Global Alliance to eliminate lymphatic filariasis

GLOBAL ALLIANCE TO ELIMINATE LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS
2002

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This meeting was an opportunity for Global Alliance members to take stock of activities related to lymphatic filariasis (LF) elimination programmes at country, regional and global levels. This report aims to capture the basic elements of the discussion at the meeting. The aim was to enable the Alliance to build on progress to date and scale up coverage to ensure that by 2020 LF is eliminated. It is a useful resource for health managers

Voices of the unheard : testimonies from the People's Health Assembly

PEOPLE'S HEALTH ASSEMBLY (PHA)
2002

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This booklet includes a selection of stories and testimonies from different parts of the world, presented at the first People's Health Assembly. This was a meeting of 1,500 people from 90 countries, working in health, development, human rights, agriculture, trade, economics and the environment -- many at grassroots level. Their experiences illustrate the relationships between global, regional, national, and/or local policies and the experiences of communities and individuals. Stories are drawn from community-based health care, intersectoral collaboration, and organised action addressing social and economic threats to health

State of the world's vaccines and immunization

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO). Department of Vaccines and Biologicals
2002

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This report warns that unless urgent and strategic action is taken to close the gaps in funding, research and global immunization coverage, the world will see the re-introduction of old diseases and the emergence of new infections. The report is also available in printed form

Reaching the most vulnerable : proposed supplement to the standard rules on the equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities | Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Commission for Social Development on monitoring the implementation of th

LINDQVIST, Bengt
2002

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The Standard Rules is one of the most important tools for the inclusion of disabled people. In 2002 the United Nations special rapporteur presented a supplement for the standard rules which aims to fill the gaps within the standard rules and complement its text mentioning poverty alleviation, adequate housing and living conditions, special attention for disabled people in emergency situations, gender aspects and others. At the 42nd session of the Commission for Social Development in February 2004 it was suggested that this supplement for the standard rules be adopted.

Financial resource flows for population activities in 2002

UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND (UNFPA)
2002

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Population activities range from family planning programmes, to demographic and contraceptive research and the formulation of family polices. In 2002 primary funds for population assistance reached almost $USD2.9 billion. Crucially, a conspicuous amount of donor expenditures went to STD/HIV/AIDS programmes. The report illustrates in detail the flow of financial resources for population activities in 2002, and shows the extent to which developing countries rely heavily on international aid and loans to finance their programmes

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