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Planning for Action on Women and Peace and Security

Planning for Action on Women and Peace and Security

Author: United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2020

This report reviews different approaches to the implementation of international Women, Peace and Security frameworks, focusing particularly on UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts. It focuses on how the resolution can be incorporated into concrete policy guidelines and programmatic initiatives, and highlights good practices and lessons learnt over the last decades. It is expected that the information and examples contained in the review will support and advance the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of more and stronger Women, Peace and Security action plans that will turn Resolution 1325 into a living reality to improve the situation of women affected by conflict.

Sources and Effects of Ionizing Radiation

Sources and Effects of Ionizing Radiation

Author: United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2020

The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) assesses the levels and effects of exposure-ionizing radiation. UNSCEAR's scientific findings underpin radiation risk evaluation and international protection standards. This is the second of two volumes of scientific annexes that provide the supporting scientific assessment for UNSCEAR's 2008 Report to the General Assembly. It contains three scientific annexes. Radiation exposures in accidents aims to provide a sound basis for conclusions regarding the number of significant radiation accidents that have occurred, the corresponding levels of radiation exposures and numbers of deaths and injuries, and the general trends for various practices. Health effects due to radiation from Chernobyl accident provides updated estimates of exposures of workers and the general population, and an authoritative review of the early and late health effects observed that are attributable to radiation exposure.

Collection of Municipal Solid Waste in Developing Countries

Collection of Municipal Solid Waste in Developing Countries

Author: United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2020

This book is intended for developing countries, but, since it seeks to encourage the designing of waste collection systems based on local information, the approach is valid in any given country. The main focus is on municipal solid waste, which is taken to include waste from households, businesses and institutions, construction and demolition waste in small quantities, general solid waste from hospitals (excluding hazardous waste), waste from smaller industries that is not classified as hazardous, and waste from streets, public areas and open drains. It is not concerned with waste from agriculture, larger industries or the mining industries, which normally handle their own waste.

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Author: United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2020

While indigenous peoples make up around 370 million of the world's population - some 5 per cent - they constitute around one-third of the world's 900 million extremely poor rural people. Every day, indigenous communities all over the world face issues of violence and brutality. Indigenous peoples are stewards of some of the most biologically diverse areas of the globe, and their biological and cultural wealth has allowed indigenous peoples to gather a wealth of traditional knowledge which is of immense value to all humankind. The publication discusses many of the issues addressed by the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and is a cooperative effort of independent experts working with the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. It covers poverty and well-being, culture, environment, contemporary education, health, human rights, and includes a chapter on emerging issues.

Report on the World Social Situation

Report on the World Social Situation

Author: United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2020

The 2010 issue of the Report on the World Social Situation focuses on the challenge of achieving poverty reduction. The Millennium Development Goals seek to halve, by 2015, the level of extreme poverty that existed since 1990. The Report begins with an overview of global, regional and selected country poverty trends over the period 1981 to 2005, critically examines the conventional policy framework and popular poverty reduction programmes, argues that a commitment to eradicating poverty and to enhancing equity and social integration requires consistent actions directed towards sustainable economic growth, productive employment creation and social development, entailing an integrated approach to economic and social policies for the benefit of all citizens. It recommends consideration of the policy approaches that have dominated the disclosure on growth and poverty thus far.

Treaty Handbook

Treaty Handbook

Author: United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2020

This handbook is intended as a contribution to UN efforts to assist states in becoming parties to the international treaty framework.

CEVNI European Code for Inland Waterways

CEVNI European Code for Inland Waterways

Author: United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2020

This publication presents the text of the European Code for Inland Waterways Revision 3 including annexes and supplement. It extensively details the code and covers Articles 1 through 9.

UNCITRAL Practice Guide on Cross-border Insolvency Cooperation

UNCITRAL Practice Guide on Cross-border Insolvency Cooperation

Author: United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2020

Adopted by UNCITRAL on 1 July 2009, the publication provides information for insolvency practitioners and judges on practical aspects of cooperation and communication in cross-border insolvency cases. The information is based upon a description of collected experience and practice, focusing on the use and negotiation of cross-border agreements. It provides an analysis of more than 39 agreements, ranging from written agreements approved by courts to oral arrangement between parties to the proceedings that have been entered into over the last decade or so. It illustrates how the resolution of issues and conflicts that might arise in cross-border insolvency cases could be facilitated by cross-border cooperation, and includes a number of sample clauses to illustrate how different issues have been, or might be, addressed. It also includes summaries of the cases in which the cross-border agreements that form the basis of the analysis were used.

The World's Cities in 2016

The World's Cities in 2016

Author: United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2020

In 2016, an estimated 54.5 per cent of the world's population lived in urban settlements. By 2030, urban areas are projected to house 60 per cent of people globally and one in every three people will live in cities with at least half a million inhabitants. Understanding the key trends in urbanization likely to unfold over the coming years is crucial to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and for efforts to forge a new framework of urban development during the Habitat III conference scheduled to be held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. This data booklet highlights current and future trajectories of populations in cities around the globe, drawing on population estimates and projections published in World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Russian Edition)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Russian Edition)

Author: United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2020

Treaty Series 2797

Treaty Series 2797

Author: United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2016

In accordance with Article 102 of the Charter and the relevant General Assembly Resolutions, every treaty and international agreement registered or filed and recorded with the Secretariat since 1946 is published in the United Nations Treaty Series. At present, the collection includes about 30,000 treaties reproduced in their authentic languages, together with translations into English and French, as necessary. The Treaty Series, where treaties are published in the chronological order of registration, also provides details about their subsequent history (i.e., participation in a treaty, reservations, amendments, termination, etc.). Comprehensive Indices covering 50-volume-lots are published separately. A Standing Order service is available for the Series and out-of-print volumes are available on microfiche.

Treaty Series 2788

Treaty Series 2788

Author: United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2016

In accordance with Article 102 of the Charter and the relevant General Assembly Resolutions, every treaty and international agreement registered or filed and recorded with the Secretariat since 1946 is published in the United Nations Treaty Series. At present, the collection includes about 30,000 treaties reproduced in their authentic languages, together with translations into English and French, as necessary. The Treaty Series, where treaties are published in the chronological order of registration, also provides details about their subsequent history (i.e., participation in a treaty, reservations, amendments, termination, etc.). Comprehensive Indices covering 50-volume-lots are published separately. A Standing Order service is available for the Series and out-of-print volumes are available on microfiche.

Treaty Series 2744

Treaty Series 2744

Author: United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2016

In accordance with Article 102 of the Charter and the relevant General Assembly Resolutions, every treaty and international agreement registered or filed and recorded with the Secretariat since 1946 is published in the United Nations Treaty Series. At present, the collection includes about 30,000 treaties reproduced in their authentic languages, together with translations into English and French, as necessary. The Treaty Series, where treaties are published in the chronological order of registration, also provides details about their subsequent history (i.e., participation in a treaty, reservations, amendments, termination, etc.). Comprehensive Indices covering 50-volume-lots are published separately. A Standing Order service is available for the Series and out-of-print volumes are available on microfiche.

Chronique ONU Volume LIII Number 2 2016

Chronique ONU Volume LIII Number 2 2016

Author: United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2016

Une lecture incontournable pour tous les citoyens du monde, la Chronique ONU est une publication trimestrielle, un rapport facile a lire sur les travaux des Nations Unies et de ses agences. Produit par le Departement de l'information, chaque numero couvre un large eventail d'activites des Nations Unies: de la lutte contre la lutte contre la drogue a celle contre la discrimination raciale, des secours d'urgence et du developpement au desarmement nucleaire, au terrorisme et a la crise mondiale de l'environnement.

Estudio Economico de America Latina y el Caribe 2015

Estudio Economico de America Latina y el Caribe 2015

Author: United Nations, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2016

Published since 1948, this report examines various aspects of the previous year's macroeconomic situation in the region and makes projections for the coming months. The 2015 edition of this report outlines the region's economic performance in 2014 and analyses trends in the first half of 2015, as well as the outlook for the rest of the year. It also analyses the dynamics of investment in Latin America and the Caribbean, the relationship between investment and the business cycle, the role of public investment, infrastructure gaps and the challenges in financing private investment.

Declaration Universelle des Droits de l'Homme

Declaration Universelle des Droits de l'Homme

Author: United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2016

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is the first international agreement setting out freedoms, rights and entitlements for all humanity to claim. It emphasizes the inextricable relationship between fundamental freedoms and social justice, and their connection with peace and security. The General Assembly of the United Nations proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping the UDHR constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction. This edition of the UDHR is published in collaboration with French artist, graphic designer and creator of popular cartoon Elyx, Yacine Ait Kaci (Yak) to illustrate the 30 articles.