New UN Publications: September 2016

State of Least Developed Countries 2016.
The current report builds on the first and second editions, which considered the issues of productive capacity building as well as extreme poverty eradication in the least developed countries (LDCs) and the post-2015 development agenda. These reports provided analysis relating to the inclusion of LDC issues in the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. This year’s report is dedicated to the implementation of the SDGs in LDCs using synergies with the IPoA.
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Publisher: UN-OHRLLS

Global Education Monitoring Report 2016.
The 2016 GEM Report is the first of a new 15-year series. It shows that education will not deliver its full potential to catapult the world forward unless participation rates dramatically improve, learning becomes a lifelong pursuit and education systems fully embrace sustainable development. It provides valuable insight for governments and policy makers to monitor and accelerate progress towards SDG 4, building on the indicators and targets we have, with equity and inclusion as measures of overall success.
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Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 978-92-3-100167-3
pp. 535

Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children.
The report presents new data that paint a sad and sobering global picture of the lives and situations of millions of children and families affected by violent conflict and other crises that make it seem safer to risk everything on a perilous journey than to remain at home. This report presents, for the first time, comprehensive, global data about these children – where they are born, where they move, and some of the dangers they face along the way. The report sheds light on the truly global nature of childhood migration and displacement, highlighting the major challenges faced by child migrants and refugees in every region.
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Publisher: UNCIEF
pp. 140

Fighting Human Trafficking in Conflict: 10 Ideas for Action by the United Nations Security Council.
The An estimated 45.8 million people live in modern slavery. The International Labour Organization estimates that global profits from forced labour surpass US$150 billion per annum, suggesting that slavery, forced labour and human trafficking are more profitable than the global arms trade. Today, non-state armed groups like Da’esh/Islamic State and Boko Haram actively promote slavery both as a means to finance themselves and as a method of war. With the UN Security Council about to receive a report from the Secretary-General on Trafficking in Persons in Conflict, there is a unique opening for action on this issue. This new report, Fighting Human Trafficking in Conflict: 10 Ideas for Action by the United Nations Security Council, reviews the tools available to the UN Security Council and member states and suggests 10 ideas for action, providing concrete steps for the UN Security Council and its partners to take to sever the link between conflict and slavery.
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Publisher: UN University
ISBN: 978-92-808-9031-0

Third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III).
The Impact of Adult Learning and Education on Health and Well-Being; Employment and the Labour Market; and Social, Civic and Community Life. The Report draws on monitoring surveys completed by 139 UNESCO Member States to develop a differentiated picture of the global state of adult learning and education (ALE). It evaluates countries’ progress in fulfilling the commitments they made in the Belém Framework for Action. The report examines the impact of ALE on three major areas: health and well-being; employment and the labour market; and social, civic and community life.
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Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 978-92-820-1213-0
pp. 154

The FAO action plan on antimicrobial resistance 2016-2020.
This document outlines the FAO Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance. It supports the WHO-led Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance2 in highlighting the necessity of adopting a “One Health” approach, with the involvement of public health and veterinary authorities, the food and agriculture sectors, financial planners, environmental specialists, and consumers.
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Publisher: FAO
ISBN: 978-92-5-109392-4
pp. 25

Caribbean Human Development Report – Multidimensional progress: human resilience beyond income.
The 2016 Caribbean Human Development Report focuses on human resilience, and builds on the 2016 Regional Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean. It also expands the way we think about progress and multiple dimensions of well-being, applying the human development approach to the new, holistic, sustainable development agenda, and adapting it to the needs and aspirations of Middle Income Countries (MICs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) alike.
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Publisher: UNDP
pp. 227

Leave no one behind: A call to action for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment .
The report aims to draw attention to the challenges faced by the most disadvantaged women, to bring informal work from the margins to the mainstream, to highlight how discriminatory laws limit choice and to shed light on the centrality of unpaid work and care, which is one of the most pervasive and significant barriers to women’s economic empowerment.
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Publisher: UNHLP

HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 University Parity Report.
In this first report, University Champions have shared year one of their journey, presenting baseline figures against which future progress will be measured. In this report, we rally the coming generation and fortify commitment towards our common goal.
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Publisher: UN Women
pp. 63

Missing Out: Refugee Education in Crisis.
This report tells the stories of some of the world’s six million refugee children and adolescents under UNHCR’s mandate who are of primary and secondary school-going age between 5 and 17. In addition, it looks at the educational aspirations of refugee youth eager to continue learning after secondary education. Education data on refugee enrolments and population numbers is drawn from UNHCR’s population data base, reporting tools and education surveys. The data refers to the 2015-16 school year. The report also references global enrolment data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics referring to 2014.
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Publisher: UNHCR

World social science report, 2016: Challenging inequalities; pathways to a just world.
The World Social Science Report 2016 focuses on the critical issues of inequalities and social justice. The Report warns that unchecked inequalities could jeopardize the sustainability of economies, societies and communities, undermining efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. It highlights significant gaps in social science data about inequalities in different parts of the world and, to support progress towards more inclusive societies, calls for more robust research into the links between economic inequalities and disparities in areas such as gender, education and health.
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Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 978-92-3-100164-2
pp. 359

Country readiness to monitor SDG 4 education targets: Regional survey for the Asia and Pacific region.
The education goal (Goal 4) aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. The education goal is made up of seven key targets and three means of implementation which focus on how to achieve the outcomes described in the targets. This report provides a detailed analysis of regional survey results in the Asia and Pacific Region and examines the measurement challenges and countries’ readiness to monitor the new SDG 4 targets.
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Publisher: UNESCO Institute for Statistics
ISBN: 978-92-9189-202-0
pp. 27

Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2016.
This publication provides a comprehensive review of the potential role of nuclear power in mitigating global climate change and its contribution to other economic, environmental and social sustainability challenges. The report also examines broader issues relevant to the climate change–nuclear energy nexus, such as costs, financing, safety, waste management and non-proliferation. Recent and future trends in the increasing share of renewables in overall electricity generation and its effect on nuclear power are also presented.
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Publisher: IAEA
pp. 98

Nuclear Power and Sustainable Development.
This publication explores the possible contribution of nuclear energy to addressing the issues of sustainable development through a large selection of indicators. It is a substantially revised edition relative to the 2006 information booklet in terms of structure and content. In the new edition, the sections are written in connection with the SDGs across the main dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, environmental and social dimensions.
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Publisher: IAEA
ISBN: 978–92–0–101716–6
pp. 116

The State Of Broadband 2016: Broadband Catalyzing Sustainable Development.
The ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development is united in its belief that broadband can play a vital role in achieving the SDGs. The Broadband Commission presents this report to explore the role that broadband plays in underpinning inclusive and sustainable development, and the necessary framework conditions to enable affordable, universal and available Internet access to be achieved.
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Publisher: ITU/UNESCO
ISBN: 978-92-61-22111-9
pp. 102

The Cost of Air Pollution : Strengthening the Economic Case for Action.
The Cost of Air Pollution: Strengthening the economic case for action, a joint study of the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), seeks to estimate the costs of premature deaths related to air pollution, to strengthen the case for action and facilitate decision making in the context of scarce resources. An estimated 5.5 million lives were lost in 2013 to diseases associated with outdoor and household air pollution, causing human suffering and reducing economic development. Those deaths cost the global economy about US$225 billion in lost labor income in 2013 and more than US$5 trillion in welfare losses, pointing toward the economic burden of air pollution.
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Publisher: World Bank
pp. 102

Trade and Development Report, 2016.
The Trade and Development Report (TDR) 2016: Structural transformation for inclusive and sustained growth reviews recent trends in the global economy and focuses on the policies needed to foster structural transformation. It observes that global economic growth remains weak, growing at a rate below 2.5 per cent, and global trade slowed down dramatically to around 1.5 per cent in 2015 and 2016, compared to 7 per cent before the crisis.
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Publisher: UNCTAD
ISBN: 978-92-1-058314-5
pp. 215