“Asia-Pacific Migration Report 2015: Migrants’ Contributions to Development.”
The people of Asia and the Pacific are on the move. Migrants from countries across the region play a key role as development actors. The Report assesses the development impacts of migrants in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region and provides guidance on the steps countries, regional organizations, civil society actors and others can take to improve these impacts, notably through securing the rights of migrants and ensuring their access to social protection and decent work, both through national policies and multilateral dialogue and cooperation.
“Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2015: Year-end Update.”
The Year-end Update of ESCAP’s annual flagship publication, Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, provides the latest macroeconomic forecasts, identifies emerging risks and challenges, and takes stock of fiscal, monetary and structural policy developments in the Asia-Pacific region. Against the recent slowdown, a key message is the need to reinvigorate domestic and regional sources of demand instead of relying primarily on external demand. This would entail rebalancing towards consumption in some cases and boosting investment in others, including in infrastructure. Given weakening and uneven productivity growth, the report calls for greater attention to small and medium-sized enterprises and the agricultural sector, the contribution of which to total value added is disproportionately small compared with their total employment share. In this vein, fiscal policy has a critical role to play.
“State of the world’s population 2015”
More than 100 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. An estimated 26 million of them are women and adolescent girls of reproductive age. The report presents a transformative agenda for women and girls in a crisis-prone world. We live in a world where humanitarian crises extract mounting costs from economies, communities and individuals.
“2015 Human Development Report”
The 2015 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1990 as independent, analytically and empirically grounded discussions of major development issues, trends and policies.
Please find below list of new electronic books published by the United Nations for the month of November 2015 . You may download the books by clicking the title link.
“I am Here, I Belong: the Urgent Need to End Childhood Statelessness.”
This report states that stateless children across the world share similar feelings of discrimination, frustration and despair, creating problems that can endure into adulthood. It draws out testimonies from 250 children, young people, their parents and guardians, civil society and governments in seven countries. This report demonstrates how statelessness can significantly impair the ability of children to learn, grow, play and lead productive and fulfilling lives.
“Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2015: Supporting Participation in Value Chains.”
The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) is a recurrent publication prepared by the Trade and Investment Division of the United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. It provides information on and independent analyses of trends and developments in: (a) intra- and inter-regional trade in goods and services; (b) foreign direct investment; (c) trade facilitation measures; (d) trade policy measures; and (e) preferential trade policies and agreements. It provides insights into the impacts of these recent and emerging developments on countries’ abilities to meet the challenges of achieving inclusive and sustainable development.
Please find below list of new electronic books published by the United Nations for the month of October 2015 . You may download the books by clicking the title link.
“The Trade and Development Report 2015.”
This report identifies some of the critical issues to be addressed in order to establish a more stable and inclusive international monetary and financial system which can support trade and development challenges over the coming years. The Report considers existing shortcomings, analyses emerging vulnerabilities and examines proposals and initiatives for reform.
“Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015: Scaling up investments in decent jobs for youth.”
This issue of Global Employment Trends for Youth provides an update on youth labour markets around the world, focusing both on the continuing labour market instability and on structural issues in youth labour markets. The report offers valuable lessons learned on “what works” for youth employment and on emerging practices in policy responses. Ideally, these will shape future investments in youth employment, as countries continue to prioritize youth in their national policy agendas.
Please find below list of new electronic books published by the United Nations for the month of September 2015 . You may download the books by clicking the title link.
“World report on Ageing And Health”
Population ageing therefore demands a comprehensive public-health response, although debate on just what this might comprise has been narrow, and the evidence on what can be done is limited (3, 4). But this does not mean that nothing can be done now. Indeed, the need for action is urgent. This report looks in detail at what we do know about health and ageing, and builds a strategic framework for taking public-health action, with a menu of practical next steps that can be adapted for use in countries at all levels of economic development.
“IAEA Annual Report for 2014”
The IAEA Annual Report 2014 provides a comprehensive look at the Agency’s activities over the course of the year. From coordinating 125 research projects to conducting 2114 nuclear verification inspections worldwide, the IAEA’s 2560 employees continued to work on a wide range of areas to meet the evolving needs of Member States. The Annual Report, published in August, will be discussed and endorsed at the IAEA’s General Conference in September.
Please find below list of new electronic books published by the United Nations for the month of August 2015 . You may download the books by clicking the title link.
“Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception”
Planned and regulated task shifting and task sharing can have a range of benefits. It can ensure a rational optimization of the available health workforce, address health system shortages of specialized health-care professionals, improve equity in access to health care and increase the acceptability of health services for those receiving them. This guideline provides a range of options for expanding of health worker roles in the provision of safe abortion care, the management of complications of abortion (also known as post-abortion care in some settings and provided as part of emergency obstetric care) and for post-abortion contraception provision.
ISBN: 978 92 4 154926 4
“Fund for Gender Equality 2014 Annual Report”
The 2014 Annual report highlights key aggregated results of the active programmes, lessons learned from grantees and emerging promising practices in the strategies used by FGE partners. As of 31 December 2014, a total of USD 56.5 million has been awarded to 96 programmes in 72 countries, reaching over 9.8 million direct beneficiaries since the Fund’s establishment in 2009.
Publisher: UN Women
Please find below list of new electronic books published by the United Nations for the month of July 2015 . You may download the books by clicking the title link.
“Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report 2015.”
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report 2015 findings show the MDGs produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as a springboard for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year.
Publisher: UN DESA
“Agricultural Outlook 2015-2024.”
Released in conjunction with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2015-2024 notes that as the low cost of oil pushes energy and fertilizer costs down and removes incentives for the production of first-generation biofuels made from food crops, food prices will continue to slope downwards over the next ten years. The report further explains that rising incomes will prompt consumers to continue diversifying their diets, notably by increasing their consumption of animal protein relative to starches. As a result, the prices of meat and dairy products are expected to be high relative to crop prices. Among crops, the prices of coarse grains and oil seeds, used for animal feed, should rise relative to the prices of food staples.
Publisher: FAO / OECD
Please find below list of new electronic books published by the United Nations for the month of June 2015 . You may download the books by clicking the title link.
“Progress for Children 2015.”
This report shows a child’s chance to survive and thrive is much greater in 2015 than it was when the global community committed to the MDGs in 2000. This report also shows progress for the most vulnerable, proving that a more equitable world is within reach most vulnerable, proving that a more equitable world is within reach.
“World Report on Child Labour 2015 : Paving the way to decent work for young people.”
The Report is the 2nd of the World Child Labour Reports. It is seen as an additional vehicle for promoting effective action against child labour. The Report is technical and evidence-based in orientation and thematic in nature.
Please find below list of new electronic books published by the United Nations for the month of May 2015 . You may download the books by clicking the title link.
“World Health Statistics 2015”
The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual compilation of health-related data for its 194 Member States. It includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and associated targets. The indicators used in this report have been included on the basis of their relevance to global public health, on data availability and quality, and on the reliability and comparability of the resulting estimates.
ISBN: 978 92 4 069443 9
“mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide”
The mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide contains first-line management recommendations for mental, neurological and substance use conditions for non-specialist health-care providers in humanitarian emergencies where access to specialists and treatment options is limited. It is a simple, practical tool that aims to support general health facilities in areas affected by humanitarian emergencies in assessing and managing acute stress, grief, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, epilepsy, intellectual disability, harmful substance use and risk of suicide.
ISBN: 978 92 4 154892 2
Please find below list of new electronic books published by the United Nations for the month of April 2015 . You may download the books by clicking the title link.
“On Track: Achieving Results and Exceeding Expectations”
FAO’s work is driven by five cross-cutting strategic objectives that are closely aligned with the most relevant and urgent development problems faced by member countries and the development community.
“Towards a water and food secure future: Critical Perspectives for Policy-makers”
In 2050 there will be enough water to help produce the food needed to feed a global population expected to top nine billion, but overconsumption, degradation and the impact of climate change will reduce water supplies in many regions, especially developing countries. The Paper calls for government policies and investments by the public and private sectors to ensure that crops, livestock and fish are sustainably produced in ways also aimed at safeguarding water resources.