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Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) in Africa

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Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), unanimously adopted in October 2000, sets out a policy framework for women and peace and security. This course, much like its sister course Implementation of Security Council 1325 (2000) in Latin America and the Caribbean, introduces the main principles of the resolution and provides practical guidelines on how to implement it at the national level, including through the development of national action plans. While informative for any student interested in the topic, the course was especially designed for people who work at the highest decision-making levels, especially at the national level, in Africa and who require a practical tool to support and facilitate the implementation of SCR 1325 (2000). The course is based on background information, analysis, and a wide range of studies. The first three lessons focus more broadly on the issues of women, peace, and security; the UN's role and views on the subject; and SCR 1325 (2000) itself. Within this context, Lessons 4 and 5 highlight the challenges and priorities specific to the African region. Lesson 6 examines the role of both regional and subregional organizations in supporting national implementation of the resolution. The final lesson provides guidelines for creating and implementing a national action plan. Seven lessons, 244 pages.

Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), unanimously adopted in October 2000, sets out a policy framework for women and peace and security. This course introduces the main principles of the resolution and provides practical guidelines on how to implement it at the national level, including through the development of national action plans. While informative for any student interested in the topic, the course was especially designed for people who work at the highest decision-making levels, especially at the national level, in Latin America and the Caribbean and who require a practical tool to support and facilitate the implementation of SCR 1325 (2000). The course is based on background information, analysis, and a wide range of studies. The first three lessons focus more broadly on the issues of women, peace, and security; the UN's role and views on the subject; and SCR 1325 (2000) itself. Within this context, Lessons 4 and 5 highlight the challenges and priorities specific to the Latin American and Caribbean region. The final lesson provides guidelines for creating and implementing a national action plan. Six lessons, 221 pages.

Guidelines for Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Education

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Open educational resources (OER) are materials used to support education that may be freely accessed, reused, modified, and shared. These Guidelines outline key issues and make suggestions for integrating OER into higher education. Their purpose is to encourage decision makers in governments and institutions to invest in the systematic production, adaptation and use of OER and to bring them into the mainstream of higher education in order to improve the quality of curricula and teaching and to reduce costs.
Given the potential of OER to improve higher education systems, UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) have developed these Guidelines, after broad consultations with stakeholders in all regions of the world, to support governments, higher education institutions/providers, academic staff, student bodies and quality assurance/accreditation and recognition bodies.

U.S. Citizenship Test Preparation

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The U.S. Citizenship Test is a required step in the naturalization process to become a citizen of the United States and this test offers the ideal preparation.

Soutenir la mise en oeuvre de la décentralisation en milieu rural au Mali: Tome 1 - Thèmes d’actualité

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Ce document a été conçu et élabore pour, comme son nom l’indique, soutenir la décentralisation en milieu rural au Mali. Son but est d’appuyer tous ceux qui se sentent concernes par la décentralisation et y sont impliques, tous ceux qui veulent favoriser une gouvernance locale responsable et transparente et contribuer a un développement local équitable et durable. Le document comprend deux tomes. Ce premier tome présente les principaux thèmes d’actualité qu’il est nécessaire d’aborder pour la réussite du processus de décentralisation et quel peut être le rôle du facilitateur. (Texte adapté de s

Handbook 12 - Wetland Inventory: A Ramsar Framework for Wetland Inventory

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This Handbook is a part of the series produced by the Ramsar Convention which promotes an integrated package of actions to ensure the conservation and wise use of wetlands.

International Travel and Health

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The book is addressed primarily to medical and public health professionals who provide health advice to travelersht

HDR Toolkit for National and Regional Human Development Report Teams

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This toolkit is intended as a reference for all who are involved in the preparation of Human Development Reports (HDRs).

Election Observer Training Manual

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This training manual introduces election observer to the processes of monitoring the election process in order to determine whether it is being conducted in accordance with the rules of the exercis