“The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016.”
This agenda is a road map for people and the planet that will build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals and ensure sustainable social and economic progress worldwide. It seeks not only to eradicate extreme poverty, but also to integrate and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development—economic, social and environmental—in a comprehensive global vision.
“The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016: Contributing to food security and nutrition for all.”
This issue of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture aims to provide objective, reliable and up-to-date data and information to a wide range of readers – policy-makers, managers, scientists, stakeholders and indeed all those interested in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. As always, the scope is global and the topics many and varied. This edition uses the latest official statistics on fisheries and aquaculture to present a global analysis of trends in fish stocks, production, processing, utilization, trade and consumption.
“What We Know about Ethical Research Involving Children in Humanitarian Settings – An overview of principles, the literature and case studies.”
The aim of this paper is firstly to highlight the need and value of engaging children in research in these settings. Second, it provides a broad overview of the key ethical considerations that those commissioning or undertaking research need to reflect on when proposing, designing or implementing research programmes in these complex settings. This working paper identifies and explores the issues that should be considered when undertaking ethical research involving children in humanitarian settings. It examines both the universal (i.e. relevant to all research involving children) and specific ethical issues that may arise when involving children in research in humanitarian settings. The key findings of this overview highlight that many of the ethical issues that are present in other settings remain relevant and applicable in the context of humanitarian settings.
“Sudan: Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016.”
This document provides the Humanitarian Country Team’s shared understanding of the crisis, including the most pressing humanitarian needs and the estimated number of people who need assistance. It represents a consolidated evidence base and helps inform joint humanitarian response planning.
“The Prevention Gap Report.”
A new report by UNAIDS reveals concerning trends in new HIV infections among adults. The Prevention gap report shows that while significant progress is being made in stopping new HIV infections among children (new HIV infections have declined by more than 70% among children since 2001 and are continuing to decline), the decline in new HIV infections among adults has stalled. The report shows that HIV prevention urgently needs to be scaled up among this age group.
“UNCTAD Annual Report 2015 – Delivering on a Sustainable Agenda.”
This report details some of the successes of UNCTAD as a generator of evidence-based policy recommendations, a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences and a provider of technical support. It outlines our work and situates it within a broader context that underscores the relevance of our initiatives. It gives credit to our staff, whose exceptional dedication and unflagging enthusiasm make it possible for UNCTAD to achieve lasting change
“Global Sustainable Development Report 2016.”
The According to the Global Sustainable Development Report 2016, key elements of the 2030 Agenda –such as what it will take to ensure that no one will be left behind — have yet to be thoroughly scientifically researched. The report finds that the new agenda requires asking different questions, many that have not yet been answered by the research. The report is an assessment of a broad array of scientific literature pertaining to the sustainable development agenda, was prepared by UN DESA and draws on the technical expertise of 245 scientist and experts.
“UN World Youth Report on Youth Civic Engagement.”
The report explores young people’s participation in economic, political and community life. It offers fresh perspectives and innovative ideas on youth engagement, and is intended to serve as an impetus and tool for dialogue, policy discussion and action between youth and government. It also responds to growing interest in, and an increased policy focus on, youth civic engagement in recent years among governments, young people and researchers. The Report provides thematic insights on economic, political and community engagement, coupled with expert opinion pieces so as to provide robust and varied perspectives into youth engagement.
Publisher: United Nations
“Forestry For A Low-Carbon Future: Integrating forests and wood products in climate change strategies.”
Following the introduction, Chapter 2 provides an overview of mitigation in the forest sector, addressing the handling of forests under UNFCCC. Chapters 3 to 5 focus on forest-based mitigation options – afforestation, reforestation, REDD+ and forest management – and Chapters 6 and 7 focus on wood-product based options – wood energy and green building and furnishing. The publication describes these activities in the context of UNFCCC rules, assessing their mitigation potential and economic attractiveness as well as opportunities and challenges for implementation. Chapter 8 discusses the different considerations involved in choosing the right mix of options as well as some of the instruments and means for implementation. Chapter 8 also highlights the co-benefits generated by forest-based mitigation and emphasizes that economic assessment of mitigation options needs to take these benefits into account. The concluding chapter assesses national commitments under UNFCCC involving forest mitigation and summarizes the challenges and opportunities.
“Risk Reduction and Resilience in Asia: Unpacking the post 2015 Agenda.”
The report reflects the views, commitments and interests shown by individual practitioners’ who attended the 8th Practitioner Workshop in Bangkok during 23-25 November 2015. It presents the continuation of practice of knowledge exchange among disaster risk reduction practitioners in a range of issues that are relevant to community resilience, local and regional networking and global frameworks.
Publisher: FAO / UNDP
“Displaced But Not Forgotten: Assisting Those Affected By Boko Haram in Nigeria.”
Boko Haram – an Islamic extremist group in Nigeria has been staging an insurgency since 2009. Estimates by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) indicate that approximately 1.9 million people have been displaced in Nigeria, as a direct result of Boko Haram’s insurgency. But, the Nigerian Military campaign has since liberated most communities and pushed Boko Haram back to a large extent. Furthermore, through the efforts of the Government of Nigeria and humanitarian stakeholders, thousands of displaced persons have been assisted with essential basic services including food, housing, water, sanitation and psychosocial support. However, much more needs to be done to address their plight.
“Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration, 2015.”
The AVRR 2015 Key Highlights report showcases IOM’s contribution to return management in 2015. It provides an overview of the current trends at both the global and regional levels regarding voluntary return and reintegration assistance. In 2015, AVRR support was provided to nearly 70,000 migrants: the highest level in the past fifteen year and an increase of almost 60 per cent as compared to 2014. Among these returnees were migrants in vulnerable conditions who received specific attention and were assisted with tailored support in their voluntary return and reintegration process. The information is presented this year through the use of new graphics and maps, which will make it easier and more appealing for the reader to learn about the work carried out by the Organization