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Extractions: This emergency management chapter is intended to provide for the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to and recovery from natural and human-made disasters within the city; to establish the position and duties of emergency management coordinator; to provide means for coordinating city resources and responses with those of the county; and to provide a means through which the mayor, the city council and the emergency management coordinator may exercise the authority and discharge the responsibilities vested in them by this chapter and the act.
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They Said by war and conflict, poverty, starvation, natural and humanmade disasters andilliteracy Carmen Jarvis, Secretary-general of the National Commission of http://www.unesco.org/focus/newslett/newslet6.html
Extractions: They Said... The desire to preserve our heritage is in far greater proportion than our ability in terms of professional expertise. Thus, over the recent past, there would have been loss of valuable archaeological finds and even, perhaps, destruction of significant sites through greed or ignorance or both. In all circumstances then, the Bahamas covets UNESCO's experience and guidance in this area. Lolita Applewhaite, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture of Barbados In the new millennium we must find new arms in our fight against poverty, exclusion and illiteracy and new weaponry in our struggle for the achievement of the world peace and equality of opportunity for all.
News Flash Please pray for all who suffer from natural and humanmade disasters, hunger, andpoverty. Wendy Whiteside Assistant general Secretary of Administration United http://www.members.carol.net/~umcadsn/news.htm
Extractions: District Homepage What's New! Site Index News Flash (breaking news) Churches (main directory) Mission and Ministry (UMW, UMM, UMYF, Events) Anderson District Volunteers In Mission Crisis Ministries Ministry Resources How to Set up a Church Web Page ... Prayer Chapel New appointments for the Anderson District! http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor-hotline This is the United Methodist Committee on Relief Hotline for Friday, May 19, 2000. UMCOR is sending a financial grant to help with recovery from recent flooding in Missouri. Hundreds of homes were affected. The UMCOR Depot has sent generators, power washers and other cleaning supplies to the area, and volunteers are needed for clean-up crews. Please call (800) 918-3100 for volunteer information and give to Domestic Disaster Response, Advance #901670-1. Your gifts to International Disaster Response, Advance #982450-8 make it possible for UMCOR to respond to many disasters every year which receive no media coverage yet leave suffering in their wake. For example, a recent storm in the Philippines wreaked havoc on a small fishing village. Twelve fisherman were killed and all the village's boats were lost. UMCOR is helping the remaining villagers recover. For just $3,000 they can purchase a boat and begin again. With International Disaster Response funds, UMCOR can respond to small-scale disasters with assistance that makes a big difference in the lives of those struggling to recover.
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Extractions: The UN General Assembly passed resolution 49/152 December 23, 1994 on the International Youth Year in which it requested the Commission for Social Development at its 34th session to draft a programme of action for youth towards the year 2000 and beyond. Then, on December 14, 1990, the General Assembly passed resolution 45/103 requesting the Secretary General to prepare a draft world youth programme of action towards the year 2000 and beyond. This Programme of Action was adopted without vote and without reference to a Main Committee by the UN General Assembly December 14, 1995. It is a 24 page document. 4. UN General Assembly invites Member States to "include, whenever possible, youth representatives in their delegations to the General Assembly and other meetings of relevant United Nations bodies, with a view to stimulating the participation of young women and men in the implementation of the Programme of Action." 1. "The decade since the observance of International Youth Year: Participation, Development, Peace has been a period during which the world experienced fundamental political, economic and socio-cultural changes. These changes will inevitably affect at least the first decade of the twenty-first century as well.
General Science Resources Planet Earth, Get your fix of natural and humanmade disasters right here, alongwith the background you need to put news of our evolving planet in perspective. http://www.hickory.k12.nc.us/Sow/christensende/gscience.htm
Extractions: Expert A list of science experts that both teachers and students can ask questions of. Bill Nye the Science Guy Discovery Online Planet Earth Get your fix of natural and human-made disasters right here, along with the background you need to put news of our evolving planet in perspective. Click on map icons for disaster details. Energy Quest Learn about different types of energy and ways to conserve energy. There are many activities and games for kids at this site to try in class or at home. Extreme Science A site dealing with scientific records and the extremes in science including time, weather, space, earth science, the creature world, maps and atlases and the future of technology. This site includes links to other related sites as well. How Stuff Works This site answers questions about the way all kinds of things work from refrigerators to computers to the human body. You can even suggest a topic that you would like to see covered.
GDIN.org 1. general INFORMATION. the health problems of large populations as well as of smallcommunities that experience natural or humanmade disasters is probably http://www.gdin.org/conf_02italy_prop.html
Extractions: Concept paper for discussion. 1. GENERAL INFORMATION 2. Theme of the conference Information systems and telecommunications in support of health, survival, rehabilitation: from need analysis to technological development and use. Human beings first. The Conference organizers will assume that technology has be used for an essential ethical scope: wellbeing, good health, survival, with strategies adapted to local contexts and technological/economic absorption capacities. It may have just little scope outside human benefit. In the case of disasters, IT becomes critical for preparedness, planning, management, restoration and rehabilitation. Under extreme circumstances, good management practices are even more important than clinical skills and may have a higher impact on survival and early rehabilitation of communities. Therefore the conference will be developed with the aim at putting individuals and communities as the main subject (victim of a disaster and beneficiary of IT deployed) in the conference. Technology will be presented that makes a significant contribution to human survival and victims benefit by and large.
Extractions: According to the government, an estimated 72,000 persons were displaced as a result of military operations in areas bordering Azerbaijan Independent estimates vary between 50,000 and 65,000 persons displaced because of the conflict Most of the displaced are considered to have returned or integrated locally The government's figure may include refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh who were initially settled in the border areas inside Armenia and then became displaced again It should be noted that independent estimates of the number of internally displaced persons are lower than the figure of 72,000 cited by the Government. The U.S. Committee for Refugees, for instance, cites a figure of roughly 60,000. The discrepancy in figures can, at least in part, be explained by the fact that the figure of 72,000 conflict-induced internally displaced persons cited by the Government includes several thousand persons displaced into Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh who would thus be refugees, rather than internally displaced persons. Indeed, the Government acknowledged that among the 72,000 conflict-induced internally displaced 'a great number' are refugees who came to the Republic during 1988-1992, who were initially settled in the border areas inside Armenia and then became displaced again, within Armenia, due to insecurity in those areas.
On Forced Migration of generalised violence, violation of human rights or natural or humanmade disasters,and who as the representative of the UN Secretary-general on IDPs. http://www.flonnet.com/fl1920/stories/20021011008107300.htm
Extractions: On forced migration NAUNIDHI KAUR Masses in Flight: The Global Crisis of Internal Displacement by Roberta Cohen and Francis M. Deng; The Brookings Institution, Washington D.C., 1998; pages 414, (paperback) $22.95. The Nowhere People: Responses to Internally Displaced Persons (ed.) Siby Tharakan; Books for Change, Bangalore, 2002; pages 156, Rs.180. THE United Nations defines internally displaced persons, or IDPs, as persons or groups of persons who have been forced to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence as a result of, or in order to avoid, in particular, the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalised violence, violation of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognised state border. Both volumes under review deal with IDPs.
AGENDA FOR ACTION society has become more exposed and vulnerable to natural disasters,humanmade hazardsand assessment and indexes; (c) Development of a general approach for http://www.unep.org/DEPI/agendaforactionb.htm
Extractions: production that contribute to long-term prevention and reduction. Preparedness measures aim at increasing public preparedness through promotion of awareness of the risks of emergencies. UNEP pursues this goal by promoting the implementation of the APELL programme by national and local partners, which deserves further
Extractions: The Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), one of the most massive land mammals, weighs up to 5000 kg (11,000 lb) and can reach a height of 3 m (10 ft). Her long, muscular trunk and wrinkled grey skin are perhaps her most identifying features. Physically, she can be distinguished from her slightly larger African cousins by her shape. Her small triangular ears are pointed and she has a short face with two domes on her temples, while standing tallest at the arch of her back. By contrast, both subspecies of African elephant have large ears and are tallest at the shoulder. Both male and female African elephants grow tusks. In Asian elephants, only males have tusks. An elephant can eat 225 kg (495 lb) of vegetation and drink as much as 190 litres (50 gallons) of water per day. While foraging, an elephant uses her trunk to pluck grasses and leaves. She also uses her trunk to suck water and spray it into her mouth. The trunk is an extension of the upper lip and acts as the elephant's hand as well as its nose. Some scientists claim that an elephant's sense of smell may rank among the most acute of any mammal on earth! Asian Elephant African Elephant. Note large ears and lower forehead.
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Extractions: Earth Alert Get your fix of natural and human-made disasters right here, along with the background you need to put news of our evolving planet in perspective. Click on map icons for disaster details Energy Quest Learn about different types of energy and ways to conserve energy. There are many activities and games for kids at this site to try in class or at home. Extreme Science A site dealing with scientific records and the extremes in science including time, weather, space, earth science, the creature world, maps and atlases and the future of technology. This site includes links to other related sites as well. How Stuff Works This site answers questions about the way all kinds of things work from refrigerators to computers to the human body. You can even suggest a topic that you would like to see covered.
Minding The Machines (Eva, Manion) Billions of Dollars) for natural and humanmade disasters (Adjusted for Inflation)3.1 Summary of Year 2000 Corporate Preparedness Survey 3.2 general Costs to http://www.drj.com/bookstore/drj645.htm
March 2003 Observer - Washington Update and how to prepare for and respond to natural and humanmade disasters. Committeeon Governmental Affairs requested that the general Accounting Office (GAO http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/o/maro03/maro03d.htm
Extractions: Washington Update FEMA Releases Guide to Help Citizens Prepare for Disaster The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced the availability of a publication to help individuals prepare themselves and their families for disasters. Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness (publication no. H-34, 2003, 112 pp.) brings together facts on disaster survival techniques, disaster-specific information, and how to prepare for and respond to natural and human-made disasters. Are You Ready? provides step-by-step outlines on preparing a disaster supply kit, emergency planning for people with disabilities, locating and evacuating to a shelter, and contingency planning for family pets. Human-caused threats from hazardous materials and terrorism are discussed in detail. The guide also describes ways citizens can become involved with efforts to safeguard their neighborhoods and communities through FEMAs Citizen Corps initiative and its Community Emergency Response Team training program. Printed copies of Are You Ready?
Introduction to the appointment by the United Nations Secretarygeneral of a violations of humanrights but goes on to include natural or human-made disasters. http://www.nrc.no/global_idp_survey/rights_have_no_borders/introduction.htm
Extractions: The convening in November 1997 of an international conference on internal displacement by the Norwegian Refugee Council and the Global IDP Survey is itself a recognition of the magnitude of the problem that internal displacement worldwide has become in the closing years of the twentieth century. It is not just numbers that cause concern. The question of how to protect and assist internally displaced people is complicated by a range of factors, legal, political and socio-economic. the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement A recurrent theme at the conference was that respect for human rights should underpin all programmes of assistance to internally dislaced people and that there should therefore be no sharp separation of assistance from protection activities. One problem has been that some agencies do not see human rights as part of their mandate. However, as Binaifer Nowrojee points out (Chapter 7), under the UN Charter, the duty to promote and protect human rights is within the mandate of all UN agencies. She argues that although a number of different UN agencies have been designated on an ad hoc Better use could be made of research institutions. Social anthropologists have a role to play in giving guidance on what questions to address in field research, such as:
FMR 1 January 1998 rights or natural or humanmade disasters, and who compensation and protection followingnatural disasters or relocation for The UN Secretary-general, Kofi Anan http://www.fmreview.org/fmr011.htm
Extractions: Internal displacement is not a new phenomenon, although the recent spate of activity and analysis of the issue might have you believe so. When the UN Charter and Refugee Conventions were being drafted in the middle of this century the ratio of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to refugees globally was similar to that of today. What has changed is the number and severity of internal wars and a corresponding increase in the presence and coverage given to forced migration by the international humanitarian community. There are still some countries (such as China and Burma) where IDP estimates are too inaccurate to warrant serious demographic inclusion; nonetheless, a conservative global figure of internal displacement would be about 20 million, about 30 per cent higher than the more accurate refugee estimate. Counting IDPs is notoriously difficult, not least because governments, the UN and NGOs employ different definitions according to the specific population categories each identifies, organisational capacity and, in the case of governments, the level of political inclusion they are willing to accept. There is, however, an emerging consensus, at least among international aid agencies, that IDPs are those in need of assistance and protection as a result of coercive displacement within their own national borders. More specifically, the current working definition of IDP is:
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ICTD News For 20 November 2002 to mitigate, prepare for, and respond to natural and humanmade disasters. It alsolooks at implications of the Internet for members of the general public who http://www.sdnp.undp.org/observatory/lstarch/msg00954.html
Extractions: SDNP NIT News For Developping Countries Date Prev Date Next Thread Prev Thread Next ... Thread Index UNDP's ICT for Development (ICTD) Observatory keeps an eye on related critical issues for developing countries. If you have information to contribute to the Observatory please submit to email@example.com or use our web form at http://www.sdnp.undp.org/observatory/userform.html Virtual Keyboards Approach Reality Virtual keyboards may change all that. Three competing companies-VKB of Jerusalem, Israel, Canesta of San Jose, CA, and Virtual Devices of Pittsburgh, PA-are selling products that use lasers to project an image of a full-sized QWERTY keyboard on a flat surface. Optical sensors then track the user's finger movements and translate them into keystrokes on a screen. ************************* TELECOMM/INFRASTRUCTURE ************************* Realising the Rural Telephony Project in Nigeria But beyond this, the most practical step that the NCC has taken to actualise rural telephony might be its recent licensing of 25 regional telecommunications companies. For these companies,their operations will be restricted to the specific regions covered by their licenses and they will therefore have the propensity to look deeper into the interiors of their region to gain market share. That is the essence of the rural telephony project. For the project, the NCC delineated 37 licensing regions which reflect the 36 states of the federation and Abuja. These operators are expected to provide cost effective services suitable to rural dwellers.
Office For Personnel and administration of personnel, staff development and general staff welfare. areaimed at assisting victims of natural and humanmade disasters to survive http://www.lutheranworld.org/What_We_Do/OP/OP-Welcome.html
Extractions: The Lutheran World Federation Office for Personnel Office for Personnel The Office for Personnel (OP) is the human resources unit of the LWF. It is responsible for all human resources management functions in the Federation, including the recruitment, employment, remuneration, insurance and administration of personnel, staff development and general staff welfare. It is mandated to maintain consistency and preserve fairness and equity throughout the organization. Around 85 staff members from 20 different countries are based in the LWF Geneva headquarters , working in the various departments and units that provide support and services vital to the continuation of the Federation's work. Participating LWF Staff at Council Meeting, Wittenberg, Germany, 2002 Furthermore over 50 international staff members are engaged in the service programs implemented by the Department for World Service (LWF/DWS) in more than 31 countries throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and Latin America as well as eastern Europe in accordance with the mandates approved by the LWF