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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

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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
L\'Oeuvre Léger / 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
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs / New York NY, USA / 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

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World Problems relating to Vulnerability

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Cognitive decline
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
Crime
Irreversible environmental trends
Elimination of jobs by automation
Threatened animal and plant life due to radioactive contamination
Vulnerability of children to AIDS
Threatened reservoir habitats
Threatened littoral habitats of freshwater lakes
Threatened limentic habitats of lakes and reservoirs
Threatened habitats of wastewater treatment areas
Threatened and vulnerable minorities
Destruction of rural subsistence economy
Social environmental degradation from recreation and tourism
Vulnerable children
Deterioration in external financial position of countries
Vulnerability of refugee children
Vulnerability of women refugees
Threat of birds to aircraft safety
Vulnerability of small nations to foreign intervention
Medical experimentation on socially vulnerable groups

Action Strategies relating to Vulnerability

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Renewing local economy
Developing solar power systems
Protecting mountain habitats
Seceding
Rehabilitating degraded land
Persecuting religious sects
Protecting against vulnerability of government to lobbying
Studying human dimensions of environmental change
Opposing environmentally destructive forces
Combating drought
Conserving endangered species of plants and animals
Conserving vulnerable vegetable germplasm
Sponsoring commercial research and development
Increasing small farmers enterprise and income
Ensuring viable financial basis for the United Nations
Protecting fragile ecosystems
Rehabilitating degraded ecosystems
Rehabilitating degraded aquatic environments
Restoring environmental damage
Threatening international peace and security
Improving inter-agency regional cooperation to halt environmental degradation
Protecting intellectual property
Improving access of rural poor to credit
Preserving perishable food stuffs
Conserving plant genetic resources

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