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v, 53 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 21 cm.
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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, 527 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
"The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) addresses classification and labelling of chemicals by types of hazards. It provides the basis for worldwide harmonization of rules and regulations on chemicals and aims at enhancing the protection of human health and the environment during their handling, transport and use by ensuring that the information about their physical, health and environmental hazards is available. The seventh revised edition of the GHS which includes, inter alia, revised criteria for categorisation of flammable gases within Category 1; miscellaneous amendments intended to clarify the definitions of some health hazard classes; additional guidance to extend the coverage of section 14 of the Safety Data Sheets to all bulk cargoes, regardless of their physical state, transported under IMO instruments; revised and further rationalized precautionary statements in Annex 3; and a new example in Annex 7 addressing labelling of small packagings with fold-out labels."--UN online store, viewed September 27, 2017.
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vi, 107, [2] pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
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1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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IX, 87 pages : Illustrations ; 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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v, 46 pages ; 21 cm
Green Library
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166 pages ; 21 cm
This publication explores the linkages between obligations under international human rights law and budget policies and processes. It seeks to sensitize government officials to better understand their human rights obligations as they decide budget allocations, implement planned expenditures, and assess the budget's impact on the realization of human rights. And, it aims to provide non-governmental actors with information about the relationship of human rights to budget processes and specific budget decisions, so that they are better able to hold their governments to account. This is especially important for the poorest and most marginalized groups, because they are more dependent on government programmes to realize their rights than those who are better off.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211542196 20171121
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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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194 pages ; 30 cm
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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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viii, 37 pages ; 28 cm
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106 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm.
Today coal supplies around 30 per cent of global primary energy and 40 per cent of global electricity. Coal extraction has become increasingly challenging as shallow reserves are exhausted and deeper seams, with significant content of methane, are mined. Societies are demanding and expecting safer mine working conditions, and greater environmental stewardship from the coal industry. The global coal industry, national governments, trade unions, and worker safety advocates are concerned that the frequency and severity of methane explosions, especially in emerging economies, are unacceptably high. Coal mine methane (CMM) only becomes flammable and creates an explosion hazard when allowed to mix with air. Methane-rich gases, generally containing 80 per cent to 95 per cent methane at underground mining depths, occur naturally in coal seams and are released as CMM when coal seams are disturbed by mining activities. Methane is an explosive gas in the range of 5 per cent to 15 per cent methane in air. The application of best practices for methane drainage and use is critical to reduce methane-related accidents and explosions that all too often accompany coal mining, while also contributing to environmental protection through reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Good mining practices need to be transferred to all countries to ensure that risks are managed professionally and effectively. No mine, even in the most developed countries, is free from safety risks. Regardless of location or mining conditions, it is possible to significantly reduce the risk of methane related incidents and explosions. Good safety practice in coal mines is to reduce explosion risk by preventing the occurrence of explosive mixtures and, where practical, by monitoring and rapidly diluting explosive mixtures to safe concentrations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211171211 20170724
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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
Green Library
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viii, 39 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
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