“The State of the World’s Children 2016.”
As we look around the world today, we’re confronted with an uncomfortable but undeniable truth: Millions of children’s lives are blighted. The data in this report show, unless we accelerate the pace of our progress in reaching them, the futures of millions of disadvantaged and vulnerable children – and therefore the future of their societies – will be imperilled. This report concludes with five ways to strengthen our work, building on what we have learned over the last 25 years – and what we are still learning: Increasing information about those being left behind.
“World Drug Report 2016”
The World Drug Report 2016 is published in the wake of the landmark moment in global drug policy, the special session of the General Assembly on the world drug problem. Chapter I provides a global overview of the supply of and demand for opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) and new psychoactive substances (NPS), as well as their impact on health. It also reviews the scientific evidence on polydrug use, treatment demand for cannabis and developments since the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in some parts of the world.
pp: 107, 66 Annexes
“2015 OCHA Annual Report”
The sheer scale of humanitarian suffering in 2015 over-stretched OCHA and responders across the humanitarian community. OCHA coordinated humanitarian efforts in five level-three emergencies in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen as well as in two sudden onset natural disasters in Nepal and Vanuatu. This is in addition to many protracted crises, including the Lake Chad Basin crisis.
“El Niño: Overview of Impact, Projected Humanitarian Needs and Response as of 02 June 2016”
The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño remains deeply alarming, now affecting over 60 million people. El Niño has affected food security and agricultural production, with cascading effects on livelihoods, health, water, sanitation, education and other sectors. The El Niño phenomenon is now in decline, but the humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.
“On the Fast-Track to an AIDS-free generation: The incredible journey of the Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive”
Today, 60% fewer children are newly infected with HIV annually than were just six years ago in the 21 Global Plan countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Of the 21 Global Plan countries in sub-Saharan Africa, seven of them have reduced new HIV infections among children by more than 70% since 2009. Yet, there is vital unfinished business, every year, 110 000 children are still being newly infected with HIV. Alarming numbers of girls and women are still being infected.
“UNHCR Projected Global Resettlement Needs”
The Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2017 report was released at an annual meeting in Geneva on Monday (June 13). It says that more than one million refugees were submitted by UNHCR to over 30 resettlement countries in the past decade, the number of people in need of resettlement far surpasses the opportunities for placement in a third country.
“Unlocking the sustainable potential of land resources: Evaluating systems, strategies and tools”
Better matching of land use with its sustainable potential is a “no-regrets” strategy for sustainably increasing agricultural production on existing land, targeting restoration efforts to where they are likely to be most successful, and guiding biodiversity conservation initiatives. Land potential is defined as the inherent, long-term potential of the land to sustainably generate ecosystem services. This report provides an introduction to land potential evaluation systems, strategies and tools necessary to implement this strategy. It provides information that both private landowners and policymakers can use to increase long-term productivity and profitability, while at the same time addressing global objectives defined through land-related Sustainable Development Goals, and particularly 15.3 (land degradation neutrality).
“Review of Country Progress in Addressing Legal and Policy Barriers to Universal Access to HIV Services in Asia and the Pacific”
This report has informed country preparations for the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, and will inform subsequent actions at regional and country level towards ending AIDS, protecting human rights and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Publisher: UNESCAP, UNDP, UNAIDS
“What works: Active labour market policies in Latin America and the Caribbean”
This report examines the effectiveness of active labour market policies implemented in Latin America, notably policies carried out in Argentina, Colombia and Peru.