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    Review of the former Soviet embassy compound IDP camp: psychosocial support activities Kabul, Afghanistan

    United Nations Children's Fund, 2001
    This article investigates the psychosocial support activities in the Kabul camp for internally-displaced persons (IDPs).
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    Booklet of CGIAR Centre policy instruments, guidelines and statements on genetic resources, biotechnology and intellectual property rights

    Bioversity International, 2001
    Collection of genetic resources biotechnology and IPR related policies produced by Future Harvest Centres and subsequently endorsed by CGIAR members, GRPC and / or the Centre Directors Committee for System-wide adoption.The first section of the booklet concerns the policies and guidelines for managing the in-trust plant genetic resources collections.
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    Abrupt climate change: inevitable surprises

    National Academies Press, 2001
    Recent scientific evidence shows that major and widespread climate changes have occurred with startling speed. These were especially common when the climate was being forced to change most rapidly.
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    Selected bibliography on the global crisis of internal displacement

    Brookings Institution, 2001
    This 73-page bibliography containing more than 800 items is an effort to compile and catalog the substantial materials on the study of internal displacement.The bibliography includes various thematic categories:basic texts and sources of informationweb resourcesearly writings on internal displacementgeneral overview of displacement caused by conflict and human rights violati
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    Growing dangers of service apartheid: how the World Bank Group’s Private Sector Development (PSD) Strategy threatens infrastructure and basic service provision

    Globalization Challenge Initiative, 2001
    This article discusses the World Bank's Private Sector Development Strategy (PSD).The article finds that:the main thrust of the PSD Strategy is not new.
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    Humanitarian and human rights emergencies

    Brookings Institution, 2001
    As the world's only super-power and a major humanitarian aid donor, the United States has a critical role in shaping the response to these emergencies.This policy briefing states that whether or not the Bush administration decides to maintain American leadership in this area, it will have to develop firm guidelines for humanitarian action in the cases it chooses to address.
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    Islam and the theology of power

    Middle East Report, 2001
    This article discusses the politics of power associated with political Islam and fundamentalist puritanism within certain elements of Islam (particularly wahhabism).The article concludes that:the argument that the Islamic concept of jihad is to blame for war and contemporary violence is anachronistic and Orientalism.
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    Afghanistan in the balance

    Middle East Report, 1999
    This article situates the Afghan crisis within a historical framework.The article conclcudes that: the increasingly transnational ties that have linked the Taliban to other Islamist insurgencies in the region, including the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), argue against understanding the war as a civil war, even one supported by outside actorsgiven the long-standing and regi
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    Descent into disaster?: Afghan refugees

    Middle East Report, 2001
    This article discusses the refugee situation in Afghanistan and surrounding countries.The article finds that:inside Afghanistan, millions of Afghans rely on international food aid for survivalthe international community has left Pakistan to manage the flood of refugees into its country on its own in a faltering economythere has been increasing hostility to Afghan refugee within
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    Forced labour in the 21st century

    International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, 2001
    As we enter the 21st century, millions of people around the world are subject to forced labour.Where forced labour is used, a range of associated human rights abuses frequently take place, including slavery, rape, torture and murder.The aim of this booklet is to raise awareness of these facts and encourage trade unions, non-governmental organisations, policy makers and members of the public

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