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Vulnerability refers to "the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally." The understanding of social and environmental vulnerability, as a methodological approach, involves the analysis of the risks and assets of disadvantaged groups, such as the elderly. The approach of vulnerability in itself brings great expectations of social policy and gerontological planning. Types of vulnerability include social, cognitive, environmental, emotional or military.

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Organizations relating to Vulnerability

Comité Regional de Recursos Hidraulicos del Istmo Centroamericano / San José, Costa Rica / Est. 1966
United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2008
UN Climate Resilience Initiative / Est. 2015
Abolition 2000 - Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons / Oakland CA, USA / Est. 1995
Research Centre on Development and International Relations / Aalborg, Denmark / Est. 1982
Mediterranean Environment and Development Observatory / Valbonne, France / Est. 1993
Cetacean Society International / Georgetown CT, USA / Est. 1974
Observatorio Sismológico del Sur Occidente / Cali, Colombia / Est. 1987
Tearfund, Belgium / Vilvoorde, Belgium / Est. 1979
Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals / Bundoora VIC, Australia / Est. 2013
Universal Outreach Foundation / Vancouver BC, Canada
Blessing of Africa Empowerment Foundation / Lagos, Nigeria
Healey International Relief Foundation / Cherry Hill NJ, USA / Est. 2001
United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor / Est. 2002
United Nations New Agenda for the Development of Africa in the 1990s / Est. 1991
Pharmaciens sans frontières - Comité international / Est. 1985
Congrès Francophone Fragilité du Sujet Agé Le Vieillissement en Santé Prévention de la Perte d'Autonomie / Est. 2013
Fondation Pro Victimis / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1988
Health and Environment Justice Support / Dachau, Germany
Good Shepherd International Foundation / Rome, Italy / Est. 2007
Nonviolent Peaceforce / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2002
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1945
Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics / Msida, Malta / Est. 1987
MoDeST Society / Palermo, Italy
DARA / Madrid, Spain / Est. 2003
YCAB Foundation / New York NY, USA / Est. 2007
Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 1995
International Society for Ecological Economics / Boston MA, USA / Est. 1988
Don Bosco Network / Rome, Italy
Access to Insurance Initiative / Eschborn, Germany
Človek v ohrozenó / Bratislava, Slovakia / Est. 1999
Rainforest Alliance / New York NY, USA / Est. 1987
Terre des hommes Foundation / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 1960
APT Action on Poverty / Bristol, UK / Est. 1984
KIYO / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1977
European Centre for Forest Fires / Athens, Greece / Est. 2003
Partner Africa / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 2010
HealthBridge / Ottawa ON, Canada / Est. 1981
ALIMA / Dakar, Senegal / Est. 2009
MedGlobal / Rolling Meadows IL, USA / Est. 2017
PCI Global / San Diego CA, USA / Est. 1961
ChildPact / Bucharest, Romania / Est. 2011
Organisation Mondiale des Experts / Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition / Kingston, Jamaica / Est. 2004
CHS Alliance / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2015
Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware and Vulnerability Assessment
Humanity and Inclusion / Est. 1982
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1919
International Institute for Environment and Development / London, UK / Est. 1971
Connecting Cultures / Madrid, Spain / Est. 2018

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World Problems relating to Vulnerability

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Drug abuse by adolescents
External debt crisis
Elimination of jobs by automation
Cognitive decline
Natural environmental degradation from recreation and tourism
Vulnerability of land-locked countries
Irreversible environmental trends
Heterosexual infection of women with AIDS
Vulnerability of women refugees
Economic and social losses due to disability
Fragmentation of natural habitat
Vulnerability of women and children in emergencies
Environmental degradation by road traffic
Economic non-viability of small countries
Medical experimentation on socially vulnerable groups
Defective municipal water delivery equipment
Vulnerability of refugee children
Deterioration in external financial position of countries
Vulnerable children
Destruction of rural subsistence economy
Threatened and vulnerable minorities
Threatened limentic habitats of lakes and reservoirs
Threatened littoral habitats of freshwater lakes
Threatened reservoir habitats

Action Strategies relating to Vulnerability

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Renewing local economy
Developing solar power systems
Protecting mountain habitats
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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