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Towards universal access : scaling up priority HIV/AIDS interventions in the health sector : progress report 2008

WORLD HEALTH ORGNAIZATION (WHO)
JOINT UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
2008

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This report provides in-depth information on: treatment and care for people living with HIV; HIV testing and counselling; health sector interventions for HIV prevention; scaling up HIV services for women and children; strengthening health systems and health information; and towards universal access as the way forward

Landmine casuality data : best practices guidebook

FIEDERLEIN, Suzanne L
2008

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This resource outlines the advances being made in landmine casualty data collection and management and compiles the lessons learned. The aim is to assist countries with developing victim information systems that can be used to plan and implement comprehensive mine action programmes, including mine clearance, mine risk education and victim assistance

The Millennium Development Goals report 2008

UNITED NATIONS (UN)
2008

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This UN Report summarizes progress towards the Millennium Development Goals between 2000 and 2008, for the world as a whole and for various country groupings. It also considers factors that may affect future progress towards achieving the goals by 2015

Poverty and corruption

Transparency International
2008

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"Across different country contexts, corruption has been a cause and consequence of poverty. Yet donors and governments still treat poverty and corruption as separate - rather than integral - components of the same strategy, which has undermined the fight against both these obstacles to development"

CMC briefing paper on the convention on cluster munitions

CLUSTER MUNITION COALITION
2008

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This paper gives a summary of the key obligations for states, and provides details regarding the signing and ratifying of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. This resource is useful for people interested in learning about the convention

Harnessing the power of sport for development and peace : recommendations to governments

INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF SPORT AND DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS (INSDC)
2008

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This report presents evidence of the effectiveness of sport for development and peace through promoting the adoption of policy recommendations to governments for the integration of sport and physical activity into their domestic and international development strategies and programs. It provides comprehensive policy recommendations to national governments and represents the culmination of a four-year initiative. Each thematic chapters presents the context, evidence, and related recommendations. Detailed appendices are also provided

Convention on cluster munitions

CLUSTER MUNITION COALITION
2008

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"The Convention on Cluster Munitions, CCM, prohibits all use, stockpiling, production and transfer of Cluster Munitions. Separate articles in the Convention concern assistance to victims, clearance of contaminated areas and destruction of stockpiles"
Dublin Diplomatic Conference on Cluster Munitions
Dublin, Ireland
19-30 May 2008

Expert seminar on freedom from torture and ill treatment and persons with disabiliities

OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (OHCHR)
December 2007

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The aim of this seminar and associated seminars is threefold: first, to properly identify and define torture and ill treatment in light of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; second, to distinguish the forms of torture that affect disabled people the most; third, to mainstream the rights of persons with disabilities within the work of the United Nations human rights mechanisms

Children and the millennium development goals : progress towards a world fit for children

BAN KI-MOON
December 2007

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This is an adaptation of the Secretary-General’s report, ‘Follow-up to the special session of the General Assembly on children’ of 15 August 2007. It contains updated data and presents information from 121 country and territory reports. New information and analysis on how far the world has come in addressing the goals set out in the 27th Special Session of the General Assembly in 2002 is presented in the following chapters: - What have we done for children? - Promoting healthy lives. - Providing quality education. - Protecting against abuse, exploitation and violence. - Combating HIV and AIDS

From exclusion to equality : realizing the rights of persons with disabilities.|Handbook for parliamentarians on the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and its optional protocol

BYRNES, Andrew
et al
October 2007

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This handbook is the result of extensive collaboration between the UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the Inter-Parliamentary Union. It aims to raise awareness about the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, disseminate information and help stakeholders understand the key elements of the Convention as they put the articles into practice. Extensive insights and a range of examples are designed to aid parliamentarians as they promote and protect the rights of disabled people. It would be useful for anyone with an interest in human rights and disability and development. It will also be available in Arabic, French and Spanish

Recommendations for the victim assistance provisions in a treaty banning cluster munitions : a practitioner's perspective

HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL
October 2007

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This resource is a set of recommendations for victim assistance provisions in a treaty banning cluster munitions developed by international civil society organisations in a workshop . It presents what this group believes should be included in a future treaty to ensure that its implementation will respond to the needs and rights of cluster submunition victims

Human rights indicators for people with disability - a resource for disability activists and policy makers|incorporating an introduction and commentary to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

FRENCH, Phillip
October 2007

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This project and associated report examines the relationship between the experience of Queenslanders with disability and the international human rights standards implemented by the Australian government. The purpose is to develop indicators that can be used to obtain how persons with disabilities would assess their level of human rights and use this information to advocate for improved legislation

Promoting the rights of children with disabilities

UNICEF INNOCENTI RESEARCH CENTRE
October 2007

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This report provides a global perspective on the situation of over 200 million children living with disabilities. It focuses upon two conventions, the Convention on the Rights of Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD), presenting relevant facts and figures based upon reports from countries across regions, from a wide range of sources. Related issues about disability and inclusion, children's rights and the importance of a supportive environment for children with disabilities are discussed in detail. This report would be useful for people interested the rights of children with disabilities

Child-friendly text UN disability convention

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
September 2007

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This resource clearly outlines the articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in a child-friendly format. This document would be an ideal teaching aid for disabled and non-disabled children. It includes easy-to-read explanations of concepts like: human rights, disability, ratification, universal design and accessibility. This source would be useful for anyone with an interest in teaching, child rights and disability and development

Education's missing millions : including disabled children in education through EFA FTI processes and national sector plans [main report of study findings]

BINES, Hazel
September 2007

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This study aims to identify and tackle the barriers to inclusive education for disabled children. Specifically, it on the role of the Fast Track Initiative (FTI) Partnership in eliminating many of these barriers. To do so, this comprehensive work reviews the FTI guidelines and programme implementation in the education sectors of 28 countries. It concludes by exposing the gaps and providing recommendations

Measuring private sector corruption

ROSE-ACKERMAN, Susan
September 2007

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This paper looks at the role of donors in curtailing corrupt behaviour in the private sector, such as commercial bribery - particularly in developing and emerging countries where the sector is growing in importance

Money in politics : transparency in action

FONTANA, Alessandra
September 2007

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Fostering disclosure of political finance information regarding public as well as private funds is key to address money's undue influence over democratic processes. However, aid donors are still reluctant to engage in what they see as a country's ‘internal politics'. This case-based brief, based on the experience of the Crinis Project, discusses the issue of transparency in political finance as an attempt to curb money's disruptive role in politics

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