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Joint Initiative News Bulletins

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The Joint Initiative is a unique, multi-stakeholder project that convenes environmental and humanitarian actors to work together towards minimizing the environmental causes and consequences of crises and improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian aid. The initiative aims to improve coordination between environmental and humanitarian actors with particular focus on…

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

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On 5 November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared 6 November of each year as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict (A/RES/56/4). Times of war can result in rapid environmental degradation as people struggle to survive and environmental management systems break…

Activation of Working Group on Remote Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action

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As part of its collaboration with the Joint Initiative (Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action) project, the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit activated its pilot Working Group on Remote Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action in Somalia, where severe flooding has impacted the country and the neighbouring regions. As of…

MOOC – Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace

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Natural resources and the environment as a vehicle for peace.Conflicts over natural resources and the environment are among the greatest challenges in 21st-century geopolitics. These conflicts present serious threats to human security at both the national and local levels. Natural resources and the environment can nonetheless serve as a vehicle…

Environment and Emergencies Training (EET) – Slovenia

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From 16 to 21 September 2017, Slovenia received an edition…

The Joint Initiative – the Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action

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A Joint Initiative to improve engagement and coordination between environmental…

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) Missions in 2016

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The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) facilitated 10 MISSIONS IN 2016,…

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