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Posted on May 25, 2018 11:41:42 AM

Water and Ocean Governance Programme - Brochure

UNDP’s work on water and ocean governance focuses primarily on the challenges related to SDG 6 – sustainable management of water and sanitation for all – and SDG 14 – to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.

Climate change Brochure Sustainable Development Goals Small island developing states Water and sanitation Agenda 2030 Publication Governance and peacebuilding Sustainable development

Posted on May 23, 2018 6:52:00 PM

In a crisis, companies are better off working together

Many forward-thinking companies have begun to collaborate to forge private-sector networks to strengthen their risk preparedness and response to an emergency.

Issue brief Disaster recovery Case study Private sector Crisis response Publication Climate change and disaster risk reduction Disaster risk reduction Sustainable development

Posted on May 8, 2018 1:51:36 PM

Toolkit: Women's Access to Justice

This toolkit presents options for scaling-up work and responding to current deficits in women’s access to justice programming enhancing the impact of UN support by stimulating bolder gender-responsive justice interventions for the full realization of the rights of women and girls.

Access to justice Toolkit how-to manual Goal 5 Gender equality Women's empowerment Publication Governance and peacebuilding Gender equality

Posted on May 2, 2018 2:05:45 PM

Improving the impact of preventing violent extremism programming

This programming toolkit is designed for practitioners and partners who are working on preventing violent extremism.

Prevention of violent extremism Toolkit how-to manual Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030 Publication Goal 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions Governance and peacebuilding

Posted on May 1, 2018 5:55:00 PM

Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals - Journey to 2030

This report serves as a guide to how the tourism sector can contribute towards the implementation and achievement of the 17 SDGs.

Report Development Finance Agenda 2030 Publication Sustainable development Private sector

Posted on April 12, 2018 6:02:32 PM

Small Businesses - Impact of Disasters and Building Resilience

This study focuses on small businesses and their role in disaster risk reduction and, particularly, in recovery.

Report Disaster recovery Case study Goal 13 Climate action Disaster risk management Agenda 2030 Publication Climate change and disaster risk reduction Research Discussion papers

Posted on April 3, 2018 10:29:00 AM

Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment

Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment: Post-Drought Needs Assessment report, volumes 1-3.

Report Climate change Risk assessment Goal 2 Zero hunger Sustainable Development Goals Goal 13 Climate action Agenda 2030 Publication Climate change and disaster risk reduction

Posted on March 29, 2018 6:17:06 PM

Regional briefing on NAPs: Caribbean in focus

This regional briefing on National Adaptation Plans for the Caribbean aims to provide a brief overview of the NAP experiences of Caribbean countries.

Issue brief Climate change Goal 13 Climate action Sustainable Development Goals Latin America & the Caribbean Agenda 2030 Publication Lessons learned Comparative experience Climate change and disaster risk reduction Adaptation Sustainable development

Posted on March 29, 2018 6:16:41 PM

Regional Briefing on NAPs: Africa in focus

This briefing aims to provide a brief overview of NAP experiences in African developing countries, highlighting emerging issues, challenges and opportunities.

Africa Issue brief Climate change Goal 13 Climate action Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030 Publication Lessons learned Comparative experience Climate change and disaster risk reduction Adaptation Sustainable development

Posted on March 29, 2018 5:45:25 PM

Regional briefing on NAPs: Asia-Pacific in focus

This regional briefing on Asia-Pacific National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) provides an overview of the NAP experiences of middle-income countries, highlighting emerging issues, challenges and opportunities.

Issue brief Climate change Goal 13 Climate action Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030 Publication Lessons learned Comparative experience Climate change and disaster risk reduction Adaptation Sustainable development Asia & the Pacific

Posted on March 29, 2018 5:41:04 PM

National Adaptation Plan process in focus: Lessons from Armenia

A brief on process and formulation of the National Adaptation Plan in Armenia including lessons learned.

Issue brief Climate change Europe & the CIS Goal 13 Climate action Publication Lessons learned Comparative experience Climate change and disaster risk reduction Armenia Adaptation Sustainable development

Posted on March 29, 2018 4:30:37 PM

National Adaptation Plan process in focus: Lessons from Bhutan

A brief on process and formulation of the National Adaptation Plan in Bhutan including lessons learned.

Issue brief Climate change Sustainable Development Goals Goal 13 Climate action Bhutan Agenda 2030 Publication Lessons learned Comparative experience Climate change and disaster risk reduction Adaptation Sustainable development Asia & the Pacific

Posted on March 29, 2018 4:25:01 PM

National Adaptation Plan process in focus: Lessons from Morocco

A brief on process and formulation of the National Adaptation Plan in Morocco including lessons learned.

Issue brief Climate change Goal 13 Climate action Sustainable Development Goals Morocco Agenda 2030 Publication Lessons learned Comparative experience Climate change and disaster risk reduction Adaptation Sustainable development

Posted on March 29, 2018 3:32:00 PM

National Adaptation Plan process in focus: Lessons from Papua New Guinea

A brief on process and formulation of the National Adaptation Plan in Niger including lessons learned.

Issue brief Climate change Niger Goal 13 Climate action Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030 Publication Lessons learned Comparative experience Climate change and disaster risk reduction Adaptation Sustainable development

Posted on March 29, 2018 3:32:00 PM

National Adaptation Plan process in focus: Lessons from Bangladesh

A brief on process and formulation of the National Adaptation Plan in Uruguay including lessons learned.

Issue brief Climate change Goal 13 Climate action Sustainable Development Goals Uruguay Agenda 2030 Latin America & the Caribbean Publication Lessons learned Comparative experience Climate change and disaster risk reduction Adaptation Sustainable development