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32 pages : colour illustrations, portraits ; 30 cm
This publication includes the UNECE Policy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In line with the UNECE's mandate to mainstream gender in its work, and following the framework of the UN-SWAP, the publication looks at how ECE could further promote gender equality principles and strategies in its Sub-programmes of work through targeted gender priorities and actions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211171228 20170605
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vi, 108 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Mandates
  • Early history
  • The special sessions of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament
  • Overview
  • SSOD I (23 May to 30 June 1978)
  • SSOD II (7 June to 10 July 1982)
  • SSOD III (31 May to 26 June 1988)
  • Lasting legacy of the three special sessions
  • Postscript: Developments relating to the special sessions on disarmament since 1988
  • General Assembly
  • Open-ended Working Groups
  • United Nations Disarmament Commission
  • Concluding comment
  • Annex I. List of previous General Assembly resolutions and decisions on the convening of a fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament
  • Annex II. Final Document of the Tenth Special Session of the General Assembly.
The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Occasional Papers is a series of ad hoc publications presenting, in edited form, papers or statements made at meetings, symposiums, seminars, workshops or lectures that deal with topical issues in the field of arms limitation, disarmament and international security. They are intended primarily for those concerned with these matters in Government, civil society and in the academic community. This paper provides historical background on the special sessions of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament (1978, 1982 and 1988) and discusses efforts to convene a fourth special session. The Assembly has used these sessions to enable Member States to participate in the process of developing or strengthening global norms in disarmament. Complementing work done elsewhere in the multilateral disarmament machinery, the sessions enable consideration of how the various parts of the disarmament puzzle fit together in a coherent whole.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211423150 20170605
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viii, 39 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Green Library
xi, 54 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Relevance to global and regional processes
  • Institutional arrangements
  • Development of baseline analysis and prioritization of issues
  • Definition of draft targets
  • Financial and economic matters related to the setting of targets
  • Developing programmes of measures and action plans to implement the targets set
  • Increasing political awareness, communication and promotion
  • Review and assessment of progress and reporting
  • Review and revision of targets.
The Protocol on Water and Health provides a framework for countries to attain an adequate supply of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation for everyone and effectively protect water used as a source of drinking water. Article 6 and 7 of the Protocol require Parties to set targets to improve the water, sanitation and health situation and collect and evaluate data and information on their progress towards the achievement of the targets. In 2010, in order to assist Parties in addressing challenges connected with setting targets and reviewing and assessing progress, Guidelines on the Setting of Targets, Evaluation of Progress and Reporting were published. While applying the Guidelines, countries have accumulated ample experiences including stories and key elements that made their process successful as well as areas where things could have been done differently. Recognizing the usefulness of this collective experience and the benefits from learning from the good practices and replicating them, the Task Force on Target Setting and Reporting decided to prepare the present publication. The objective of the Collection of Good Practices and Lessons Learned on Target Setting and Reporting is to provide concrete advice to countries that are or will embark in the process of setting, revising or implementing their targets, as well as for their reporting on the progress achieved in accordance with the Protocol. The Collection is a compilation of success stories, challenges and diverse approaches applied by Parties and other States working in the framework of the Protocol. It aims at complementing the Guidelines on the Setting of Targets, Evaluation of Progress and Reporting by focusing on how they have been implemented in practice. It follows the logical framework laid out in the Guidelines for the process of setting targets and reporting covering each step of the process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211171181 20170418
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viii, 67 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
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iii, 40 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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xiii, 89 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • The gender-environment nexus: towards more equitable and inclusive forms of sustainability
  • The gender and environment dimension of sustainable development. Food production and food security; Domestic water and sanitation; Energy; Sustainable consumption and production; Marine and coastal communities and ecosystems; Forests; In a highly connected and changing world
  • Outlook for a sustainable and just future-- from business-as-usual towards transformational change; An agenda for transformational change.
The Global Gender and Environment Outlook (GGEO): The Critical Issues provides an overview of critical evaluations and analyses of the interlinkages between gender and the environment, and their importance for gender-sensitive policymaking and actions. The GGEO was first proposed by the Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment (NWMLE) to UNEP at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The 2014 United Nations Environment Assembly subsequently welcomed the development of the GGEO, and the use of social science information and gender relevant indicators to examine the links between gender and the environment. The report describes policy options and concrete opportunities to contribute to the future we want - a future of justice and equality that leaves no one behind. It reflects and builds on the ground-breaking work of hundreds of scientists, policy experts, gender advocates and members of community groups. And it examines a wide range of topics, including food production, water and sanitation, energy, sustainable consumption and production, fisheries and fishing communities, and forests and those who depend on them for their livelihoods.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280735505 20170626
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viii, 146 pages ; 30 cm
The idea of viewing individuals' knowledge and abilities as an asset-as human capital-can be traced back to the work of Adam Smith in the 18th century. But human capital is intangible, and hence hard to define and measure. Increasingly, however, policymakers are calling for ways to understand and quantify human capital, in order to better understand what drives economic growth and the functioning of labour markets, to assess the long-term sustainability of a country's development path, and to measure the output and productivity performance of the educational sector. Devising a robust methodology for the monetary valuation of the stock of human capital is especially important as studies suggest that human capital is by far the most important component of the total capital stock in most advanced economies. This Guide on Measuring Human Capital discusses conceptual, methodological and implementation issues and challenges. The recommendations are a first attempt to come up with a way to estimate and record the role of human capital in a way that is aligned with the principles of the national accounts and that is comparable across economies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211171204 20170418
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xi, 151 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Key concepts and definitions for the measurement of migration
  • Administrative data
  • Sample surveys.
Migration is a powerful driver and important consequence of economic, political and social change, and there fore needs to be adequately measured and understood. However, the improvement of statistical systems to measure migration has been a slow process because of weak coordination between migration statistics producers, discrepancies in the applied definitions, and challenges related to data collection. The objective of this handbook is to guide statisticians and other professionals in producing and using data on international migration from administrative sources and household surveys in the CIS region. It describes the key concepts and definitions for the measurement of international migration. It also provides practical information on the sources of administrative data and their use, and highlights the related methodological and organizational challenges.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211171174 20170321
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iv, 79 pages ; 21 cm
  • Introduction
  • Definitions and terminology
  • Nature and characteristics of traditional justice systems
  • Human rights and traditional justice systems
  • Programmatic strategies
  • Final observations.
Human rights issues relating to traditional justice systems in Africa have rarely been addressed in detail. This publication defines the nature and characteristics of traditional justice systems, including issues related to jurisdiction, community involvement, composition, and a primary focus on restorative justice. It addresses how traditional justice has been reinforced by cultural and traditional values, proximity to the people and a lack of access to formal courts. Traditional justice systems also have human rights concerns which need to be monitored. Issues relating to fair trial, ill treatment or punishment, the right to life, freedom of religion or belief, sorcery and witchcraft, the prohibition of discrimination and the rights of the child, are all addressed with reference to human rights standards, norms and jurisprudence. This publication addresses programmatic strategies for engagement, including state recognition and legal reform, limitations of jurisdiction, protection of women's rights, human rights education and training, the empowerment of civil society and technical assistance. This publication focuses on traditional justice systems which frequently are the preferred and, in some cases, the only mechanism for the settlement of disputes in a many parts of Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211542165 20170109
Green Library
v, 31 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Introduction
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Key conditions for an effective national mechanism
  • Conclusion.
Green Library
xvi, 104 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
This study provides an overview of the current policy and regulatory environment regarding sustainable construction materials in the building sector in Europe and North America, and, where applicable, offers a commentary on the effectiveness of such regimes in driving the adoption of wood products. The study's objective has been to conduct a broad survey across a range of policies, initiatives and programmes in order to document the current circumstances as a starting point for further discussions, technical meetings and policy debates with a view to enhance the use of wood in buildings through policy advice to member states.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211171082 20170109
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ix, 91 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Across the UNECE region, and indeed across most of the world, populations are ageing, bringing both challenges and opportunities which require a carefully devised and evidence-based policy response. Ageing affects virtually all domains of society, from labour markets and public finances to health and social cohesion. The need for relevant statistics is therefore equally wide-ranging. Guided by the framework of the UNECE Regional Implementation Strategy for the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing and the Vienna Ministerial Declaration "Ensuring a society for all ages: promoting quality of life and active ageing", these Recommendations represent the outcome of a multidisciplinary Task Force of statisticians and policymakers. They provide guidance to NSOs for improving the production of ageing-related statistics at all stages of the statistical production cycle, from identification of concepts for measurement, to the communication of results. The publication covers topics related to Demographic measures of ageing, a Longer working life, Social inclusion and subjective well-being, Health and independence in older age, Intergenerational solidarity, Institutional population, and Dissemination and communication.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211171198 20170403
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1 folder ([24] sheets) ; 33 cm
Green Library
xi, 94 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Foreword / Kim Won-soo
  • Preface
  • Setting the doomsday clock back from midnight with general and complete disarmament / Kennette Benedict
  • Acknowledgements
  • Part 1. Historical and contextual overview
  • Time for a discursive rehabilitation: A brief history of general and complete disarmament / Matthew Bolton
  • Legal aspects of general and complete disarmament / John Burroughs
  • Reconciling national security and general and complete disarmament / Marc Finaud
  • Part 2. Overcoming contemporary challenges to general and complete disarmament
  • Creating disarmament synergies: The general and complete disarmament multiplier / Randy Rydell
  • Hard and soft linkages between nuclear and conventional disarmament / Paul Meyer
  • General and complete disarmament and defence policies / Alyson J. K. Bailes
  • Sustainable Development Goals: The need for peacebuilding and measures of disarmament / Richard Jolly
  • A circle that can't be squared: Broad-spectrum arms racing and nuclear disarmament / Jacqueline Cabasso and Andrew Lichterman
  • Part 3. The way forward
  • Upholding the United Nations Charter and general and complete disarmament: The Costa Rican perspective / Maritza Chan
  • General and complete disarmament: The way forward / Dan Plesch and Kevin Miletic.
"This publication's authors, who include some of the world's leading scholars, diplomats and activists on the topic, examine historic, strategic, humanitarian and economic aspects of general and complete disarmament to elaborate and elevate the case for prohibiting conventional weapons systems as well as nuclear weapons. The featured articles were originally presented at the seminar held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 21 October 2015 entitled 'Comprehensive Approaches for Disarmament in the Twenty-first Century: Rethinking General and Complete Disarmament'. It was organized by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica."-- Publisher description.
Green Library
xii, 68 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm
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vi, 42 pages ; 30 cm
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vii, 57 pages ; 22 cm.
  • The United Nations seventieth anniversary: the evolution and work of the United Nations on the twin goals of disarmament and regulation of armaments, 24 March 2015
  • Reviewing the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and its outcome, 22 June 2015
  • Preparing for the 2016 United Nations Disarmament Commission: resolving issues of Working Group I (Nuclear Disarmament), 17 November 2015.
This publication contains the presentations made during the Nuclear Discussion Forum held on 24 March, 22 June and 17 November 2015 in New York. It aims to capture the lively discussions and rich debates that took place and to share the insights presented at the Forum with disarmament bodies working on nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and security.
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