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– within the private sphere of their homes and local communities. The withdrawal and deterioration of UNRWA services available in the public sphere is ultimately paralleled by the increasing demand on Palestinian individuals, families and communities to be self-sufficient, in spite of the long-standing (and arguably increasing) precarity of their situations. UNRWA: A Brief Background UNRWA was established by UN General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 302 (IV) in December 1949, as one of two UN agencies (the other being the United Nations Conciliation

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Architecture, Building and Humanitarian Innovation

, L. ( 2014 ), ‘ Humanitarian Innovation: The State of the Art ’, Occasional Policy Paper ( New York : United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ). Boano , C. and Perucich , F.V. ( 2016 ), ‘ Half-happy Architecture ’, Viceversa , 4 , 59 – 81

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Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order

who are affected by natural disasters and conflicts. ( United Nations, 2015 ) None of this is going to happen and we all know it. This sense of the show going on, of the need to ‘perform’ hope, possibility, redemption, is palpable in these monumental efforts by the ‘humanitarian international’ to present itself to the world. O’Brien called humanitarian norms ‘the last protection against barbarity’. The performance of hope speaks powerfully to the sacredness that is at the core of the whole humanist enterprise. This is the spiritual heart

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-time information through their own networks. But they allowed for a critical reading of the analyses produced by the field, reducing the risk of being caught off-guard if the incident had repercussions for our teams or operations. Challenges NGO Internal Risk-Analysis Capacity Given the abundance of information and analysis produced by the security company, the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), various think tanks, like the International Crisis Group (ICG), and Integrated

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Embodying the disappeared of the Argentinian dictatorship through law

the Federal Chamber in La Plata, where more than 2,000 disappearances were later the subject of public sessions every Wednesday.22 At Argentina’s further initiative, the United Nations Com­ mission on Human Rights adopted on 20 April 2005 the first resolution on the right to the truth. Argentina is one of the states that worked hardest for the adoption of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in 2006,23 which enshrines the right of each relative to know the truth regarding the circumstances of the enforced

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matter how minimal, would be better than vague rhetoric about an ‘amorphous thing’ called a Gender and Development (GAD) budget devoid of clear and attainable targets. The NCRFW and global feminism The GO–NGO partnership proved a winning combination in three major undertakings during Ramos’ term: the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) and the Social Reform Agenda. The NCRFW was at the forefront of three years of preparations of Philippine GO and NGO women for the global women’s conference and

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Institutionalized gesture politics?

GENDER EQUALITY IN UGANDA 203 10 The national machinery for gender equality in Uganda: institutionalized gesture politics? joy c. kwesiga Introduction National machineries for the advancement of women are an accepted feature of many United Nations (UN) member states, having progressively gained ground during the 1975– 85 UN Decade for Women and in subsequent UN Conferences on women which called for their strengthening. The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has observed that lack of appropriate structures officially mandated to implement the agenda for the

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beginning. Winston Churchill 2 Zero-rate friends and family; specialised-service your enemies After 20 years we have reached the point of no return: we have net neutrality law in Europe, and in many other countries. It has even been accepted as a principle of the United Nations, as I explore later in this chapter. It is

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Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?

1 Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women: mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state? shirin m. rai Institutionalizing women’s interests in all areas and sectors of policy at all levels has been a concern of women’s movements worldwide, as well as of international institutions such as the United Nations (UN). Gender mainstreaming has emerged as a strategy for addressing this issue, relevant to all states and public institutions. National machineries for the advancement of women are regarded as appropriate institutional mechanisms for ensuring

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The status of bodies in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge genocide

made entirely from human skulls which was for many years mounted on a wall of the museum of the genocide at Tuol Sleng prison. Following the 1991 peace accords, which were signed by all parties, including the Khmer Rouge guerrillas, still known as the Party of Democratic Kampuchea, and the placing of Cambodia under United Nations supervision, any reference to the genocide was not allowed in official documents. The state memorials fell into HRMV.indb 152 01/09/2014 17:28:41 The Khmer Rouge genocide  153 disrepair. More than fifteen years later, in 2007, at the end

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