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Implementing Agenda 21 : NGO experiences from around the world

ALYANAK, Leyla
CRUZ, Adrienne
Eds
1997

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A collection of essays on issues arising, and experiences around, attempts to implement Agenda 21, which was adopted at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio. Challenges and progress are discussed in broad terms, followed by a series of case studies. The commitment of civil society to achieving the goals of Agenda 21, inspite of social, institutional and political context, the changing role of the United Nations, and financial constraints, is documented.

Culture and health : orientation texts on the 1996 theme

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION (UNESCO)
THE JOINT UNITED NATIONS PROGRAM ON HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
Eds
1996

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This edited volume includes chapters by different authors on cultural issues as they impact on a wide range of health concerns in developing countries. The papers are based on research and experience in many countries, and offer examples of where cultural factors have impacted on project design and outcomes, as well as the theoretical basis for 'endogenous development'. Useful as a general "reader" or background text on this topic as well as a source of examples and illustrations of how to harness culture for health interventions

Promotion of non-handicapping environments for disabled persons : guidelines

UNITED NATIONS
1995

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Barrier-free structures in the built environment enable people with disabilities to participate in mainstream society. These guidelines contain recommendations on planning and building design, public awareness initiatives, access policy provisions and legislation to promote barrier-free environments. The guidelines are intended to serve as a reference for decision-makers and programme personnel working on human settlement issues, especially those in architecture, research and training, urban planning and management, and the elimination of physical barriers to disabled persons' freedom of movement

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