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xiv, 131 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
This Country Profile is the second for the Republic of Armenia. It contains an in-depth analysis of its housing, urban development and land management sectors while focusing on specific challenges or achievements in these sectors. These include housing provision and affordability; management and maintenance of the housing stock; energy efficiency in housing; disaster risk mitigation; urbanization; housing finance; and the legal and institutional framework. This Country Profile also lays out a set of policy recommendations to help Armenia in meeting these challenges.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211171266 20170724
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x, 192 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Tourism - in terms of its contribution to GDP, employment and trade - is a critical sector for many African economies, and its growth is increasingly driven by tourists originating from the continent itself. However, most African countries still face significant challenges and constraints in exploiting the potential of tourism services in trade and economic development. The Economic Development in Africa Report 2017, subtitled Tourism for Transformative and Inclusive Growth examines the role that tourism can play in Africa's development process. It aims to identify key barriers and impediments to unlocking the potential of tourism in Africa to help structurally transform the continent's economy and provides policy recommendations on how these barriers and impediments could be addressed. It argues that tourism can be an engine for inclusive growth and that it can complement development strategies aimed at fostering economic diversification and structural transformation within an appropriate policy context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211129106 20170829
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vi, 107, [2] pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
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73 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
  • Introduction
  • Making the case for decoupling
  • The water resources challenge
  • Technological innovation and decoupling
  • Policy innovation and decoupling
  • Conclusions and recommendations.
As the World population approaches nine billion, nearly half of all people could suffer water stress by 2030 as a result of accelerating urbanization, new consumption habits and climate change. This report provides option for a viable and sustainable alternative; one that swaps economic growth fuelled by escalating water use and environmental degradation for a more durable model of social, economic and environmental resilience. If the world continues on its current course, by 2030, annual demand for water in North America and Sub-Saharan Africa could increase by 42 and 283 per cent respectively, compared to 2005 levels. That is why the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development seeks to decouple economic growth from water consumption and pollution by integrating water related issues across each of the 17 goals and making a specific commitment that "ensures availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280735345 20170710
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2 volumes ; 30 cm
The Model Regulations cover the classification of dangerous goods and their listing, the use, construction, testing and approval of packagings and portable tanks, and the consignment procedures (marking, labelling, placarding and documentation). They aim at ensuring a high level of safety by preventing accidents to persons and property and damage to the environment during transport and, providing at the same time, a uniform regulatory framework which can be applied worldwide for national or international transport by any mode.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211391596 20170807
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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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xxiv, 189 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, charts ; 30 cm
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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
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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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xxiii, 124 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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162 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • A food systems approach to natural resource use
  • Food system types, governance dynamics and their implications for resource use
  • Socio-economic drivers impacting on food demand, production and food system outcomes
  • Natural resources and environmental impacts of food systems
  • Understanding food systems in context: actors, behaviors and institutions
  • Options towards environmentally-sustainable food systems
  • Opportunities for a transition towards sustainable food systems.
Global food systems have radically changed over the last 50 years. Food production has more than doubled, diets have become more varied (and often more energy-intense) satisfying people's preferences in terms of form, taste and quality, and numerous local, national and multi-national food-related enterprises have emerged providing livelihoods for millions. Nonetheless, over 800 million people are still hungry (70% of whom live in rural areas in developing countries), about two billion suffer from poor nutrition, and over two billion are overweight or obese. The resource use implications and environmental impacts of these food systems are significant. In general, of all economic activities, the food sector has by far the largest impact on natural resource use as well as on the environment. An estimated 60% of global terrestrial biodiversity loss is related to food production; food systems account for around 24% of the global greenhouse gas emissions and an estimated 33% of soils are moderately to highly degraded due to erosion, nutrient depletion, acidification, salinization, compaction and chemical pollution. The Food Systems working group of the International Resource Panel has prepared a comprehensive scientific assessment of the current status and dynamics of natural resource use in food systems and their environmental impacts. The IRP identifies opportunities for Resource Smart Food Systems responding to policy-relevant questions like what do sustainable food systems look like from a natural resource perspective? How can resource efficiency improvements be made to enhance food security? How to steer transition towards sustainable food systems? The report looks at food as a crucial connection point (a 'node') where various societal issues coincide, such as human dependence on natural resources, the environment, health and wellbeing. Rather than looking separately at resources such as land, water and minerals, the IRP has chosen a systems approach. The report looks at all the resources needed for the primary production of food, as well as for other food system activities (e.g. processing, distribution) considering not only the set of activities, but also the range of actors engaged in them and the outcomes in terms of food security, livelihoods and human health.
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iii, 40 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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viii, 163 pages ; 30 cm
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xiii, 214 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
"Around the world, environmental conditions impact the lives of women and men in different ways as a result of existing inequalities. Gender roles often create differences in the ways men and women act in relation to the environment, and in the ways men and women are enabled or prevented from acting as agents of environmental change. UNEP and partners developed the Global Gender and Environment Outlook (GGEO), following the request of the Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment (NWMLE). The report aims to support governments in understanding the potential roles of men and women as agents of change and subsequently support development and implementation of gender- sensitive environmental policies."--Page 4 of cover.
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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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