New UN Publications: February 2016

Availability of Internationally Controlled Drugs: Ensuring Adequate Access for Medical and Scientific Purposes.
The present supplement to the annual report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) for 2015 analyses global access to narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. It also reviews patterns and trends relating to consumption, as well as information provided by Member States on the policies and practices at the country level for ensuring the availability of these controlled substances, and the impediments thereto.

Availability of Internationally Controlled Drugs 2016
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Publisher: INCB
ISBN: 978-92-1-148285-0
pp: 116

Protecting Humanity from Future Health Crises.
Report of the High-level Panel on the Global Response to Health Crises Future pandemic threats will emerge and have potentially devastating consequences. We can either take immediate action to ensure that future threats are contained and humanity is protected, or we will remain vulnerable to losing millions of lives and suffering devastating social, political and economic consequences. The Panel has made twenty-seven recommendations for action at the national, regional and international levels, including many measures that cut across governance levels and require engagement with all sectors of society.

Protecting Humanity from Future Health Crises 
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Publisher: United Nations
pp: 95

FAO in the 2016 Humanitarian Appeals: Saving livelihoods saves lives
As 2015 draws to a close, we look back on a year where world agriculture and food security still face serious challenges. We saw a rising number of people affected by crises and disasters, often depending on humanitarian assistance to protect and rebuild their livelihoods. From Syria to Yemen and Nigeria to the Central African Republic, an unprecedented amount of people have been forced to flee, often losing a lifetime of assets and sometimes the hope to rebuild their lives at home. Climate related disasters, droughts, floods and storms are on the rise and now account for over 80% of all disasters. Agriculture is strongly impacted, with at least 25% of economic damage and losses caused by climatic shocks.

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Publisher: FAO
pp: 38

Integrating Agriculture and Nutrition Education for Improved Young Child Nutrition.
Part 1 – Technical Meeting Report (Rome, 6–8 July 2015)
This report summarizes the proceedings of the Technical Meeting “Integrating agriculture and  nutrition education for Improved Young Child Nutrition”, which took place at the Rome headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 6—8 July 2015.

Integrating Agriculture and Nutrition Education for Improved Young Child Nutrition Part 1 
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Publisher: FAO
ISBN:
pp: 76

Integrating Agriculture and Nutrition Education for Improved Young Child Nutrition.
Part II: Programme Lessons
These Programme Lessons have been formulated following an extensive consultation process involving the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) staff and consultants, representatives of UN agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and research institutions,  who participated in a Technical meeting organized to build on experiences and lessons learned, and identify a way forward for “Linking agriculture and nutrition education to improve young child feeding”.

 Integrating Agriculture and Nutrition Education for Improved Young Child Nutrition Part 2
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Publisher: FAO
pp: 29