New UN Publications: March 2016

Women at Work Trends 2016.
The Women at Work report provides the latest ILO data on women’s position in labour markets, examines the factors behind these trends and explores the policy drivers for transformative change.

 Women at Work Trends 2016
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: ILO
ISBN: 978-92-2-130796-9
pp: 313


Adolescent Boys and Young Men.
Achieving gender equality must, and has, involved efforts to understand the vulnerabilities and risks that adolescent girls and young women face every day – but how much do we know about the realities of adolescent boys and young men? This report takes a deeper look at the daily lives of adolescent boys and young men around the world and at how they can join the movement towards improved health and gender equality. It also analyzes the implications of these risks and realities not only for boys, but also on the lives of women and girls.

Adolescent Boys and Young Men
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNFPA
pp: 88

2016 UN World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs
The 2016 Report will provide the content and basis for debate throughout the year on the global theme ‘Water and Jobs’ of this year’s World Water Day. The Report illustrates that nearly 3 out of 4 jobs of the global workforce (3.2 billion people) are moderately or highly dependent upon access to water and water-related services and therefore states that “Water is essential to decent jobs and sustainable development”. Water stress and the lack of decent work can exacerbate security challenges, force migration and undo the progress made in the fight to eradicate poverty.

2016 UN World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs 
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 978-92-3-100155-0
pp: 164


Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence.
The United Nations Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence (the Joint Global Programme) was officially launched by UNFPA and UN Women in December 2013, with support and funding from the Government of Spain and the Australian Government. The Joint Global Programme aims to improve the quality of and access to essential services for women and girls who have experienced violence and seeks to encourage implementation of the Agreed Conclusions from the 57th Commission on the Status of Women by bridging the gap between international commitments and what is actually implemented at country level.

Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence 
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UN Women, UNFPA, WHO, UNDP & UNODC
pp: 126


Disasters in Asia and the Pacific: 2015 Year in Review.
This study is part of an annual series, developed by the Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division of ESCAP. It provides a yearly overview of natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region and its impacts. In 2015, Asia-Pacific continued to be the world’s most disaster prone region. 160 disasters were reported in the region, accounting for 47 per cent of the world’s 344 disasters.

Disasters in Asia and the Pacific 2015 Year in Review 
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNESCAP
pp: 21


WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2015.
The WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2015 covers many aspects of the climate system, including atmospheric and ocean conditions, El Niño, the cryosphere, green-house gas concentrations, regional extremes, tropical cyclones and ozone depletion. The Statement draws on in situ and space-based observations collected through various WMO and co-sponsored programmes. It also draws on numerical objective analyses. These observations are the Essential Climate Variables that have been defined by the Global Climate Observing System.

 WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2015
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: WMO
ISBN: 978-92-63-11167-8
pp: 28


Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016.
According to UNEP’s 10th “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016”, prepared by the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance all investments in renewables totalled $286 billion in 2015, some 3% higher than the previous record in 2011. Coal and gas-fired electricity generation drew less than half the record investment made in solar, wind and other renewables capacity.

 Global trends in renewable energy investment 2016
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNEP
pp: 83


Regional Report on Nutrition Security in ASEAN.
A joint report from UNICEF, WHO and ASEAN has shed new light on the nutrition situation of children across South East Asia. The report finds that several ASEAN countries are facing simultaneous crises of over and under nutrition, with some children overweight while their peers suffer from stunting and wasting. This ‘double burden of malnutrition’ is happening in middle income countries such Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.

 Regional Report on Nutrition Security in ASEAN (Volume 1)
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNICEF
pp: Vol 1 – 64 p. Vol 2 162 p.


Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning
The report represents the result of a year-long process to distil lessons from a wide range of partners and stakeholders as to what provides for effective city-level climate action planning. It provides an international benchmark for city-level climate action planning. The principles were developed through a robust, open, and transparent multi-stakeholder process.

 Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UN HABITAT
pp: 38