Emergency Planning is a critical component of every facility’s mission to provide a safe
environment for its residents, staff, patrons and visitors. The key to successful emergency
response lies in the details of preparedness. Generic (one-size fits all) guidelines for emergency
response are insufficient. Our safety in an emergency depends on the careful, detailed planning
and training that goes on well before an emergency occurs and that is specific to each facility.
We wish to acknowledge with grateful appreciation the many services provided by the American Medical
Association, through the Committee on Disaster Medical Care, Council on National Security, Board of
Trustees and staff, in the preparation of this handbook.
From the inception of studies to determine emergency health techniques and procedures, the Association gave
valuable assistance and support.
The Joint Forum of banking, securities, and insurance supervisors has been working to
enhance mutual understanding of issues related to the supervision of firms operating in each
of the respective sectors. These efforts reflect the development of financial conglomerates,
the increasing globalization of financial markets and the development of new financial
These guidelines were developed in response to a direction from the Presidents of the SAIs of
the Central and Eastern European Countries, Cyprus, Malta, Turkey and the European Court of
Auditors. That directive resulted from a Report on “Quality in the Audit Process” that was
prepared by the Expert Group on Audit Quality and SIGMA and delivered to the Presidents at
their meeting in Bucharest in December 2002. A summary of that report appears in Annex B of
this document. The Guidelines in this document were developed by the same Expert Group and
SIGMA, with the...
Agricultural legislation in the United States attaches high importance to environmental programs
in agricultural policy, focusing on measures to convert highly erodible cropland to approved
conservation uses (including long-term retirement), reconvert farmland back into wetlands, and
encourage crop and livestock producers to adopt practices that reduce environmental problems,
on a cost-sharing basis. Furthermore, research and advice has increasingly focused on promoting
sustainable farming practices.
In the MCA, three evaluation aspects were considered: feasibility; applicability; and effects of
financing mechanisms. Each of these aspects further consisted of specific criteria, resulting in total of
eight evaluating criteria (for more details see chapter 6.4.3 and annexes 24 and 26): legal feasibility;
institutional feasibility; social feasibility; preparation, technical applicability; transaction costs;
effectiveness; and side effects.
This pest risk analysis (PRA) was prepared by rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) growing member countries of the
Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC); namely Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, China,
Viet Nam and Sri Lanka. This PRA was prepared in response to the proposed deletion of Article IV and
Appendix B (see Annex 2) on transitional measures for South American Leaf Blight (SALB) of rubber caused
by Microcyclus ulei within the new proposed revised text of APPPC Plant Protection Agreement for the Asia
and Pacific region.
The coordination of the assessment was done by the National Maternal, Infant and Young Child
Nutrition Steering committee (NMIYCNSC) which is the technical advisory body of the government
on maternal, infant and young child nutrition issues. In 2008, a core group comprising of various
persons from key departments (Annex 1), compiled a draft WBTI report for Kenya after a number
In 2012, with the support of IBFAN Africa, the National MIYCN steering committee engaged a