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Uploaded on Friday 17 Feb 2012
Trends in birth and death rates in the Southern Caucasus [Russian]
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Peacefully resolving the overriding political, economic and social concerns of our time requires a multifaceted approach, including mechanisms to address the links between the natural environment and human security. UNDP, UNEP, OSCE and NATO have joined forces in the Environment and Security (ENVSEC) Initiative to offer countries their combined pool of expertise and resources towards that aim.
ENVSEC assessment of environment and security linkages in the South Caucasus was completed in 2004 and presented at the Ministerial meeting of EECCA countries in Tbilisi. The assessment as well as already on-going initiatives form a basis for an ENVSEC work programme in the region. Birth- and mortality rates are indicators for the status of the living conditions and health care in the countries.