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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality


Vulnerability refers to the inability to withstand the effects of a hostile environment. A window of vulnerability (WOV) is a time frame within which defensive measures are diminished, compromised or lacking.

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Organizations relating to Vulnerability

Africa Humanitarian Action / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 1994
Nonviolent Peaceforce / Ferney-Voltaire, France
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1945
Research Centre on Development and International Relations / Ålborg, Denmark / Est. 1982
Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 1995
Society for Threatened Peoples International / Göttingen, Germany / Est. 1968
Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition / Kingston, Jamaica / Est. 2004
People in Peril / Bratislava, Slovakia / Est. 1999
Mediterranean Environment and Development Observatory / Valbonne, France / Est. 1993
Mission Inclusion / Outremont QC, Canada / Est. 1948
Associazione Italiana Amici di Raoul Follereau / Bologna, Italy
ChildHope UK / London, UK / Est. 1989
Fida International / Helsinki, Finland / Est. 1927
Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics / Msida, Malta / Est. 1987
Alliance for Sustainability / Minneapolis MN, USA / Est. 1983
African Bird Club / Cambridge, UK / Est. 1992
Humanity and Inclusion / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1982
Abolition 2000 - Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons / Oakland CA, USA / Est. 1995
International Society for Ecological Economics / Boston MA, USA / Est. 1988
Regional Committee on Hydraulic Resources of Water Resources Committee of the Central American Isthmus / San José, Costa Rica / Est. 1966
International Institute for Environment and Development / London, UK / Est. 1971
Northern African Network of AIDS Service Organizations / El Menzah, Tunisia / Est. 1992
KIYO / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1977
Catholic Office for Emergency Relief and Refugees / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 1978
APT Action on Poverty / Pershore, UK / Est. 1984

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World Problems relating to Vulnerability

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Degradation of countries by tourism
Cognitive decline
Irreversible environmental trends
Elimination of jobs by automation
Vulnerability of land-locked countries
External debt crisis
Drug abuse by adolescents
Natural environmental degradation from recreation and tourism
Heterosexual infection of women with AIDS
Lack of human organs for transplantation
Depressed industries
Abuse of native peoples
Migration caused by environmental degradation
Threatened species of Emydidae
Threatened species of living organisms
Endangered cultures
Unavailability of insurance for vulnerable groups
Defective municipal water delivery equipment
Insecurity of mobile telephone communication
Deterioration of stored documents and archives
Government inaction on alleged human rights violations
Vulnerability of telephone systems
Hate mail

Action Strategies relating to Vulnerability

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Sponsoring commercial research and development
Managing drylands
Studying human dimensions of environmental change
Restoring environmental damage
Protecting wetland ecosystems
Conserving plant genetic resources

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