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Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, and Conflict Prevention: A Roundtable Discussion to Identify Policy and Programming Options

Experts from diverse fields—including conflict prevention, environment, humanitarian relief, development, and the military—gathered at the Woodrow Wilson Center on November 1, 2007, to discuss potential policy and programming responses to the security implications of climate change. The participants shared their different perspectives on the climate change-security nexus, sparking a lively, engaged discussion.

Fishing for a Secure Future: Opportunities for Reforming Fisheries Governance

Products from fisheries are the world's most widely traded food, the net export value of which is greater than that of rice, coffee, sugar, and tea combined. Fishers in developing countries, who overwhelmingly operate on a small scale, supply 77 percent of the fish the world eats. But despite the global importance of fisheries, they suffer from poor planning, inadequate funding, and neglect by all levels of government. To address these issues, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program and the U.S.

Solving the Darfur Crises: EU and International Responses

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to invite you to a Director's Forum with Pekka Haavisto, Special Representative of the European Union for Sudan. Ambassador Haavisto will be discussing the international and European responses to the interrelated crises facing the region.

The Next Agenda: AIDS and the Way Forward

This briefing will feature Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director, UNAIDS; and Randall Tobias, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator.

This briefing is part of a series cosponsored with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The high-level briefing series is aimed at spurring action on three critical aspects of the global AIDS agenda. Series topics will include: the feminization of AIDS, a vision for AIDS and the future, and mounting threats to stability caused by the global AIDS epidemic.

Confronting the Crisis: Women and AIDS

What is the role of women in combating the global HIV/AIDS pandemic? What policies and programs are most relevant and effective in decreasing women's vulnerability to infection? How is the UN system addressing the deep cultural chauvinisms that affect AIDS-related issues like family planning and domestic violence?

Working Together for the Millennium Development Goals

Four years have passed since world leaders gathered at the United Nations to make a commitment to end extreme poverty by 2015, part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Jan Vandemoortele, a Belgian national and a key United Nations leader in the implementation of the MDGs, assessed the progress toward those goals at an October 19 meeting at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The program was co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area.

UNEP Post-Conflict Assessments: New Tool in Improving the Environment in Post-Conflict Countries

On May 25, the Environmental Change and Security Project and the Conflict Prevention Project hosted Pekka Haavisto, chairman of the United Nations Environmental Programme's (UNEP) Post-Conflict Assessment Unit and Finland's former minister for the environment and development cooperation.

Global Violence and Health: The Connections and Costs

Violence—-homicide, suicide, and war—-kills as many people annually around the world as malaria or tuberculosis. Yet governments and international organizations have only recently recognized violence as a public-health issue and have largely failed to bring resources to bear against it.

Improving Monitoring, Transparency, and Accountability for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

"There is a knowledge gap between global targets and locally owned goals," said Sallie Craig Huber, global lead for results management at Management Sciences for Health(MSH).