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    Anthrax, Drug Transnationals, and TRIPs

    Foreign Policy in Focus, 2002
    Opinion piece from the Director of the Public Interest Research Centre in India which looks at TRIPS and the Doha declaration and draws inferences from the recent anthrax crisis in the US.Among the points the author makes are that:By sacrificing the public health concern of its own citizens to protect the private interests of drug TNCs, the U.S.
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    Cows who chose domestication: local management of livestock variability among the Wodaabe of Niger (DPhil proposal)

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2002
    By focusing on herd management strategies employed by the Wodaabe in Niger, this study aims to examine the ways in which local husbandry practices (in particular genetic resource management) influence animal variability.
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    Treasure or Trouble? Mining in developing countries

    World Bank Group Mining [World Bank, International Finance Corporation], 2002
    This policy paper for the world bank addresses the question of whether countries consider their mineral wealth an asset, to be used to stimulate or enhance their economic growth potential, or are there reasons to steer an economy away from the development of the mineral sector?Reviewing the cases of 51 “mining countries” in the developing world, three conclusions can be drawn:First, in
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    The Mining and Metals Industries: Progress in Contributing to Sustainable Development

    International Council on Mining and Metals [ICMM], 2002
    This working paper seeks to provide a brief overview of progress over the past decade of the mining and metals industries' contribution to sustainable development. It cannot include everything but attempts to cover the thematic areas of Agenda 21 as they relate to the industry, and as well as those issues which are important to the industry's stakeholders.
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    Equitable Protection for Intellectual Property in Africa

    Africa-Europe Faith and Justice Network, 2002
    This document is a position paper from AEFJN which sets out their views with regard to IPR protection regimes as they relate to Africa. The paper is directed particularly at the EU and it's member states.In particular the paper champions the African Model Law (AML) developed by the OAU.
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    Extractive Sectors and the Poor

    Oxfam, 2001
    This paper examines how states that rely on oil and mineral exports address the concerns of the poor. Its central finding is that oil and mineral dependence are strongly associated with unusually bad conditions for the poor.
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    Non-Consensual Sex in Marriage Pack

    BRIDGE, 2001
    A CHANGE pack on non-consensual sex in marriage (NCSM) presenting women's testimonies on NCSM, along with cultural support and obstacles to eradicating this form of gender based violence.
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    Gender Aspects of the Cotonou Agreement

    2001
    In June 2000, a new Partnership Agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states and the European Union (EU) was signed in Cotonou, Benin. The Cotonou Agreement sets out the general framework for the ACP states and the EU development co-operation relations for the next twenty years. As compared to its predecessor, Lom?
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    Breaking new ground: mining, minerals, and sustainable development

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 2002
    This final report presents the findings of the two year IIED MMSD [minerals, mining and sustainable development] project sponsored by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
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    Biological diversity - more debate than action?

    International Institute for Environment and Development, 2001
    Short briefing paper providing a summary of the various issues arising around the implementation (or lack of it) of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The paper outlines the various policy instruments arising from the CBD and what they have achieved to date.

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