Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
From the University of California. Details of the IGCC's research programmes and the full text of several of its publications. Browsable by region and topic.
International Humanitarian Law - Treaties & Documents
Includes treaties and other texts on the law protecting the victims of war and law governing the conduct of hostilities, commentaries on the four Geneva Conventions and their two Additional Protocols of 1977, the full texts of reservations, declarations and objections made by the States with respect to international humanitarian law treaties, and the current situation regarding signatures, ratifications, accessions and successions. Treaties and documents can be browsed by topic, date and country.
International Relations and Security Network (ISN)
Gateway to information on international relations and security.
International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR)
From the United Nations. "Aims at building disaster resilient communities by promoting increased awareness of the importance of disaster reduction as an integral component of sustainable development." Information by topic and country, including some statistics.
OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)
Includes sections on the humanitarian issues currently being addresses (e.g. Protection of civilians in armed conflict, Human security) and on Tools and services provided.
From OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs). "Time critical" information on emergencies and disasters. Sections on individual countries and on appeals and funding. Sections containing downloadable documents and professional resources (including practical advice on donorship, links to communities of paractice in the humanitarian sector and a contact directory).
World Bank: Disaster Risk Management
"The World Bank's Disaster Risk Management team aims to reduce human suffering and economic losses caused by natural and technological disasters." Site includes statistics, reports, and details of the partnership, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).
Bringing together pre-set searches of the BLDS catalogue and related resources on key development themes prepared by our librarians. Includes Conflicts, disasters and emergencies Subject guide
Resources for developing country researchers
We have compiled a list of resources that are available free, or at low cost, to researchers in developing countries including funding news, journals and advice
Explore our collection of links to major development websites.