New UN Publications: May 2015


Please find below list of new electronic  books published by the United Nations for the month of May 2015 . You may download the books by clicking the title link.

“World Health Statistics 2015”
The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual compilation of health-related data for its 194 Member States. It includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and associated targets. The indicators used in this report have been included on the basis of their relevance to global public health, on data availability and quality, and on the reliability and comparability of the resulting estimates.

World Health Statistics 2015
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: WHO
ISBN: 978 92 4 069443 9
pp: 161

“mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide”
The mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide contains first-line management recommendations for mental, neurological and substance use conditions for non-specialist health-care providers in humanitarian emergencies where access to specialists and treatment options is limited. It is a simple, practical tool that aims to support general health facilities in areas affected by humanitarian emergencies in assessing and managing acute stress, grief, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, epilepsy, intellectual disability, harmful substance use and risk of suicide.

mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: WHO/UNHCR
ISBN: 978 92 4 154892 2
pp: 68

“Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2015”
The Developing economies in the Asia-Pacific region continue to fare well in comparison to the rest of the world, but structural weaknesses constrain growth prospects, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in its latest regional macroeconomic outlook report released today, emphasizing that more inclusive economic growth is key to ensuring sustainable prosperity for all.

ESCAP Survey 2015
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNESCAP
ISBN: 978-92-1-057374-0
pp: 151

“ESCAP Survey 2015 Part II: Balancing the Three Dimensions of Sustainable Development: From Integration to Implementation”
Pat II of the 2015 edition of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific (theme study for the 71st Commission Session) examines the integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development as a concept and as a practical implementation principle. Emphasizing the urgent need for a people-centred and planet-sensitive development agenda in the Asia-Pacific region, the theme study outlines a conceptual framework, normative shifts in policy stance, strategies and policy options and offers perspectives on institutional frameworks to support integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development. Regional cooperation will be critical to maximize the opportunities that are presented by a transformation to sustainable development and to mitigate the “first-movers risk” that may be presented. To realize “the future we want”, the study therefore proposes specific options for a coherent response at the regional level.

ESCAP Survey 2015 Part II
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNESCAP
ISBN: 978-92-1-120690-6
pp: 56

“The Cost of Hunger in Malawi”
The Cost of Hunger Study in Malawi confirms the magnitude of the consequences that child malnutrition can have on individual health, education, productivity; but most importantly, it emphasizes the impact on the national economy and the need for a multi-sectoral policy approach in order to counteract the short and long-term consequences of stunting in the country. The study highlights both challenges and opportunities for Malawi in reducing child under nutrition. It sheds some new light on the implications of adequate child nutrition for development, thus providing an opportunity to scale up commitments and interventions towards the elimination of child stunting in the country.

Cost of Hunger in Malawi
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNECA/WFP
pp: 76

“The Impact of Natural Hazards and Disasters on Agriculture and Food Security and Nutrition”
This brochure presents the preliminary findings of a study of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on the impact of natural hazards and disasters on the agriculture sector and subsectors in developing countries.

Impact of Natural Hazards and Disasters on Agriculture and Food Security and Nutrition
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: FAO
pp: 15

“Operational guideline for Cholera epidemic response in Afghanistan, 2012”
The guideline briefly describes the basic facts, risks, burden and preventable nature, morbidity and mortality trends of Cholera. It also aims to operationally guide the epidemic management teams to prepare, detect, report, verify, identify and control Cholera epidemics in time.

Operational guideline for Cholera epidemic response in Afghanistan, 2012
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: WHO
pp: 78

“UNEP Annual Report 2014”
“This annual report showcases many more successes. It highlights developments of global significance, including the news that the ozone layer is recovering thanks to the Montreal Protocol and growing support for the Minamata Convention on mercury. And it documents local initiatives, such as building climate resilient communities in Afghanistan and enabling sustainable consumption and production practices in Indian factories.” – UN Secretary-General

 UNEP Annual Report 2014
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNEP
ISBN: 978-92-807-3442-3
pp: 60

“Humanitarian crisis after the Nepal earthquakes 2015”
The purpose of this public health risk assessment is to provide all health sector partners, including professionals of local and national authorities, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), donor agencies and United Nations agencies currently working with populations affected by the emergency in Nepal, with up to-date technical guidance on the major public health threats faced by the affected population.

Humanitarian crisis after the Nepal earthquakes 2015
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: WHO
pp: 32