Description : The world is increasingly becoming interdependent in every aspect of human undertaking. This interdependency has increased a platform of unmistakable vulnerabilities, threats, and risks. Weak and falling states, their institutions of governance and security governance are driving forces of weak links that lead to environmental damages and mismanagement of nonrenewable natural resources such as water in countries and regions prone to water scarcity, which are some of the many drivers of food insecurity and famine. Weak and failing states are unable to respond effectively and adequately to both manmade and natural crisis, as consequences, creating open security spaces whose impacts are both at national, subregional, regional, and threatening the international security order. International terrorism engulfed by interreligious violence and transnational organized crime, such acts of piracy, affect crude-oil-energy security in west African and east African coasts. the United Nations and other intergovernmental bodies are often drawn in to mitigate conflict-resolution crises and emergency humanitarian responses as results of insecurity crises at high costs. the cost of rebuilding postconflict societies is enormous due to financial and human resources commitment efforts. the firefighter strategy to resolve the world security problem is not good enough unless efforts are redirected toward information management analysis of global trends for enabling more tailed response to national and global crisis.
Description : Human security is a key element in the measure of well-being and is a hot topic in anthropology and development studies. A World of Insecurity outlines a new approach to the subject. The contributors expose a contradiction at the heart of conventional accounts of what constitutes human security namely that without taking non-material considerations such as religion, ethnicity and gender into account, discussions of human security, academically and in practical terms, are incomplete, inconclusive and deeply flawed. A variety of compelling case studies indicate that, in fact, material security alone cannot adequately explain or fully account for human activity in a range of different settings, and exposd to a variety of different threats. This forceful intervention will expand and deepen the entire concept of human security, in the process endowing it with political relevance. It is an essential book for students of development studies and anthropology.
Description : A noted conflict expert shows how accelerating globalization is causing dangerous global insecurity that must be met by new security models and policies.
Description : ... Provides the latest estimates of the number of chronically hungry people in the developing world and introduces the first comparable estimates ever made of the number of people who go hungry in the industrialized countries and countries in transition--P. 2.
Description : In 1996, world leaders pledged to reduce the number of hungry people to 400 million by 2015. This report provides the estimates in 1999 of the number of chronically hungry people in the developing world and introduces the first comparable estimates ever made of the number of people who go hungry in the industrialized countries and countries in transition. Provides data on progress and reversals during the 1990s and highlights countries that have achieved the greatest gains or suffered the most severe setbacks over the past 2 decades. Analyzes some of the underlying factors that contributed to gains and setbacks in these countries and examines the impact of short-term ¿shocks¿ such as war, natural disaster or financial crisis. Illustrations.
Description : Examines progress towards the World Food Summit goals and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), focusing on the critical importance of reducing hunger, not only as the explicit target of MDG 1 but as an essential condition for reaching the other MDGs. The report presents compelling evidence that hunger and malnutrition are major causes of the deprivation and suffering targeted by all of the other MDGs.
Description : This fifth edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World details recent trends in developing countries and countries in transition. It also offers an analysis of factors that have contributed to progress and setbacks in efforts to reach the World Food Summit goal.
Author by : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Languange : en
Publisher by : Food & Agriculture Org.
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Description : ... Reports on global and national efforts to reach the goal set by the 1996 World Food Summit: to reduce by half the number of undernourished people in the world by the year 2015 ... [It addresses] three questions: Who are the food-insecure? Where are they located? Why are they food-insecure? -- p. ii.
Description : The Millennium Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2000 and explicit targets were set to eradicate key problems in human development by 2015. This collection focuses specifically on the goals relating to gender issues that are problematic for women. The most relevant and contentious is that of promoting gender equality and empowering women. The book provides an overview of this and investigates literature that considers how gender is central to achieving the other goals. The contributors distinctively consider gender in the context of human security (or insecurity); the reduction and elimination of conflict would seem to be central to achieving targets. One of the major themes of this collection is whether gender insecurity has been exacerbated in an increasingly insecure world. The book considers not only military and civilian conflict in the contemporary era but also security in the broader sense of human development, such as environmental, reproductive and economic security.