Social Policy

The 2017 Annual Meeting
"Responsive and Responsible Leadership" is the overall theme of this year's World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, taking place from 17-...
Here is an overview of this year's World Economic Forum (WEF), along with some of the highlights. Prior to the start of the Annual Meeting WEF released its Global Risk...
Barrage de Bagré au Burkina Faso
The 78th ordinary session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers, held in Monrovia, Liberia, on 1 and 2 June 2017, adopted the Directive on the...
The adoption of the directive by ECOWAS is an important step for the construction of better dams. States will have to transpose it into their legislation, in principle within three years. This...
Negocier accords justes autour grands barrages
GWI West Africa has released a new animation explaining how agreements between government and affected communities can be put in place to ensure...
Dam building has caused controversy when local communities, whose lives have been uprooted to make way for the dam, have not received the livelihood opportunities, compensation and/or services...
Group photo during the launch of TROSA in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Over the last decade, IUCN has been working with governments, civil societies and academics in Asia on trans-boundary hydro-diplomacy through its...
On 19 June 2017, Oxfam in Bangladesh launched a five-year project to promote improved policies and practices that protect the rights of communities along the trans-boundary Brahmaputra-Meghna river...
Speech by Mohammed Shafiul Alam Chowdhury, Chief Conservator of Forests, Bangladesh Forest Department
A well-managed ecosystem provides an important foundation for many aspects of tourism. Tourism revenue, in turn, can contribute to the maintenance,...
On 21 May, Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and IUCN Bangladesh organised a thematic consultation at the Six Seasons Hotel in Dhaka to celebrate IDB 2017. The aim of the event was to highlight the...
Women building a hut
Why a focus on natural resource governance? Natural resource governance refers to the norms, institutions and processes that determine how power and responsibilities over natural resources are...
La UICN tiene un largo historial de trabajo sobre las cuestiones relativas a la gobernanza, incluidos los vínculos entre los derechos humanos y la conservación. Algunas de las principales iniciativas...
Rio Doce Panel
IUCN is leading a new Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel that will provide advice on the environmental and social restoration...
In November 2015, the failure of the Fundão tailings dam at the Samarco mine in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, resulted in severe environmental, economic and social damage, as well as 19 deaths....
Sécuriser droits fonciers
A new animation, produced by GWI West Africa, unpicks the challenges around getting fair compensation for affected people, and sets out the various...
For a dam to contribute successfully to the sustainable development of society, local people must also benefit. And since the livelihoods of people in rural societies depend on land, proper land...
Vidéo partage bénéfices barrages
A new animation from GWI West Africa, one in a three-part series, explains how local development funds can provide long-term financing to communities...
As the three-minute video, "Sharing the revenue from large dams to support local development", explains, these funds work by channelling a portion of a dam’s revenue stream towards the development of...
Secretariat Focal Points A number of IUCN staff act as CEESP Focal Points to support the network at the global, thematic and regional levels.   CEESP Focal Point  ...
The Theme on Environment and Peace focuses the integration of natural resource management in conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution, and...
The Theme is constituted on the understanding that building more effective environmental governance and policy can reduce conflict and ensure security from local to global levels. At the same time,...

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