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The Plain Talk Initiative for Teens

Launched in 1993, the Plain Talk initiative is aimed at helping communities develop and implement locally acceptable plans to protect sexually active youth from unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmissible infections.

The Growing Together program of Girls Inc.,

Girls Inc. is a national youth organization dedicated to helping girls achieve their full potential as human beings. Since 1981, Girls Inc. has been on record as supporting age-appropriate sexuality education and, in the late 1980s, developed a series of programs on Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy for young women aged 9-18.

Valley Community Clinic

The VCC Teen Clinic maintains the philosophy that teens tend to better understand and place more value on information about sexuality issues if it is presented to them by their peers. Designed with the help of a Teen Advisory Committee, the clinic is run by teen staff under professional supervision. The staff are graduates of the VCC's AIDS Education and Prevention Peer Health Educator Project with forty hours of training that covers birth control and pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmissible infections, skills for dealing with peer pressure, and effective communication.

Action Health Incorporated

AHI is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to the promotion of adolescent health and development. It serves as a leading advocate and catalyst for change in the present poor status of adolescents’ well-being by increasing public awareness and implementing innovative education, healthcare and youth development programmes. T

Conservation of the Dana Wildlands and the Azraq Oasis

The RSCN Dana Reserve Management Plan (1996) follows the guidelines of the NCC (Natural Conservancy Council, UK) and is one of the first fully comprehensive management plans for the sustainable conservation of a Reserve anywhere in the region.

Integrated Conservation and Development (ICAD) in Papua New Guinea

The Programme’s principal aim was to expand the country’s protected area system in order to establish a representative system that provides for the management of PNG’s considerable biodiversity endowment.

The Parks and People Project of Nepal

Conservation of parks and reserves in Nepal

Iwokrama International Rain Forest Programme: Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Management of Forests and Biodiversity

Iwokrama’s fundamental objective is to define the extent to which sustainable utilization of tropical forest resources is compatible with their conservation and to determine the impact of such utilization on their biodiversity. Iwokrama’s rain forests are in this respect a ‘living laboratory’ for research on these issues.

Environmental Management and Protection of the Black Sea: the Black Sea Environmental Programme

The Black Sea Programme is a regional programme based on Agenda 21 insofar as it strives to protect its natural resources and the restoration of the ecosystem.

Main objectives are:

  • to improve the capacity of Black Sea countries to assess and manage the environment
  • to support the development and implementation of environmental strategies
  • to facilitate the preparation of sound environmental investments
The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary management plan

A citizen advisory council assisted the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary in developing the Sanctuary management plan. This council made recommendations to NOAA on the preferred components of the plan. One of these components was the zoning action plan, which designated five individual zone types in which certain activities were restricted.

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