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viii, 39 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
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viii, 67 pages : illustrations
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iii, 40 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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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
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v, 31 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Introduction
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Key conditions for an effective national mechanism
  • Conclusion.
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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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1 folder ([24] sheets) ; 33 cm
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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.
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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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viii, 81 pages ; 30 cm
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iv, 41 pages : illustrations, map ; 30 cm
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xii, 61 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.
  • Foreword
  • Acronyms and abbreviations
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Investment imperative
  • Identifying best practice policy in energy efficiency
  • Best practices in energy efficiency : high impact policies and measures
  • Implementing the menu : developing policy implementation capabilities in the ECE region
This publication is prepared in the framework of the United Nations Development Account project "Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development", which is implemented jointly by all five UN Regional Commissions. It presents a structured framework of policies and measures to promote energy efficiency investments for climate change mitigation and sustainable development, also to develop a menu of energy efficiency policies and measures. Governments, business community, experts, project developers, and other stakeholders will find this publication to be a useful companion for understanding and applying the best policy practices in improving energy efficiency.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211170917 20160619
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90 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
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85 pages : illustrations, map ; 30 cm
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35 pages : colour illustrations ; 18 cm
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xvii, 198 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
  • General provisions
  • Marks and draught scales on vessels : tonnage measurement
  • Visual signals (marking) on vessels
  • Sound signals, radiotelephony, navigation devices
  • Waterway signs and marking
  • Rules of the road
  • Berthing rules
  • Signalling and reporting requirements
  • Regional and National Special Requirements
  • Prevention of pollution of water and disposal of waste generated on board vessels.
Harmonised navigataion rules are essential to facilitate traffic on inland waterways and ensure safety. The European Code for Inland Waterways (CEVNI) contains the rules to the inland waterways traffic, such as marking on vessels, visual signs on vessels, sound signals and radiotelephony, waterway signs and markings, rules of the road, berthing rules, signalling and reporting requirements, and prevention of pollution of water and disposal of waste. This edition contains best practices from the existing traffic regulations of the river commissions and UNECE member States, Inland Automatic Identification System (AIS), prevention of pollution of water an an annex on safety checklist for bunkering fuel is added.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211170900 20160619
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