New UN Publications: April 2017

Jobs Make the Difference – Expanding Economic Opportunities for Syrian Refugees and Host Communities.
More than 11 million Syrians have been displaced.  Host communities throughout the region and within Syria have been generous in their support for refugees and internally displaced people.  For example, under the umbrella of P4P, Germany supported the creation of more than 60,000 jobs in the region during 2016. These projects enable both refugees and host communities to find employment. The report provides pragmatic, empirically grounded evidence to support efforts by the three key actors—host nations, the international donor community and the private sector—in achieving the ambitious goal of creating 1.1 million new jobs by 2018. The report also simultaneously acknowledges the responsibility partners have in taking measures now to mitigate dangerous survival strategies for the most vulnerable.

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Publisher: WFP/ILO/UNDP
ISBN: 978 921 126423 4
pp:132

Global citizenship education: topics and learning objectives.
UNESCO has produced the Global Citizenship Education: Topics and Learning Objectives following the global dialogue between decision-makers, leading experts and innovative practitioners to offer pedagogical guidance on the implementation of GCED.

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Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN:  978-92-3-100102-4
pp:74

Privacy, Free Expression and Transparency.
This issue is the seventh edition of UNESCO’s flagship series of publications of Internet Freedom. This publication explores these issues in the context of UNESCO’s new approach to Internet issues. The approach was adopted by our 195 Member States in November 2015, and is based on the Outcome Document of an earlier conference called CONNECTing the Dots. The study analyses the legal framework, current mechanisms for balancing rights, and specific issues, cases and trends. It also covered are the interplay and interactions between multiple players—e.g. the State agents, Internet users, ICT companies, civil society organizations, the judiciary and the security services.

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Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: ISBN 978-92-3-100188-8
pp: 139

DPA 2016 Annual Report: Multi-Year Appeal.
The Multi-Year Appeal (MYA) enables the United Nations Department of Political Affairs to secure resources for vital, yet unpredictable, aspects of its work. This 2016 Annual Report details some of the progress made possible through the very generous support of our partners.  The report also highlights progress made under the goals and objectives of our 2016-2019 Strategic Plan.

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Publisher: UN Dep of Political Affairs
pp:39

Innocenti: 2016 Results Report.
2016 saw significant achievements across all areas of Innocenti’s work, delivered by our committed team of researchers, analysts, and communications and operations specialists, working in collaboration with a wide range of partners. Evidence of the impact of our research and its uptake within and beyond the organization is visible at multiple levels – from the work of country and regional offices, to influence on government policies and global debates, incorporating children or child-related concerns into academic research and policy.

Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNICEF Office of Research
ISBN: 978-88-6522-053-5

Averting risks to the food chain – A compendium of proven emergency prevention methods and tools.
FAO with its partners developed a set of tools to monitor transboundary threats, such as the Desert Locust Information Service, the Global Early Warning System for animal diseases, the Food Chaim Crisis forecasting tool, the EMPRES-i Global Animal Disease Information System, and several others. FAO is using new technologies to report and predict threats using GIS, risk modelling and mobile phone applications. FAO also manages transboundary threats through contingency planning, zoning and information on regional movement of products, animals and plants, vaccination, environmentally sound control technologies, and integrated pest management.

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Publisher: FAO
ISBN: 978-92-5-109539-3
pp: 103

Integrating neglected tropical diseases in global health and development Fourth WHO report on neglected tropical diseases.
Integrating neglected tropical diseases into global health and development: fourth WHO report on neglected tropical diseases evaluates the changing global public health landscape; assesses progress towards the 2020 targets; and considers the possible core elements of a strategic vision to integrating neglected tropical diseases into the 2030 Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals. SUMMARY
 
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Publisher: WHO
ISBN: 978-92-4-156544-8
pp: 269

Skills for Life + Appropriate Technology for Children and Youth in Emergencies: Trainer Guide.
Research has shown that young people in schools benefit from special programmes that teach life skills. This manual does more than teach life skills, it provides training on how to make useful items from recycled items using appropriate technology. These items will help children and youth during emergencies to live a healthy and happy life.

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Publisher: UNESCO
pp: 61