New UN Publications: January 2019

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018.
The 2018 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is the fourth of its kind mandated by the General Assembly through the 2010 United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. It covers 142 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, based primarily on trafficking cases detected between 2014 and 2016. As UNODC has been systematically collecting data on trafficking in persons for more than a decade, trend information is presented for a broad range of indicators. Booklet 2 

Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNODC
ISBN: 978-92-1-130361-2
pp. 88

 

 

“Mini Lexicon for Basic Communication French – Greek”
This lexicon has been made to assist refugees and migrants who are in Greece. It will help facilitate your communication, request general information, and matters related on living conditions, food, health and protection. Special chapters are included for women and unaccompanied children. This second condition also introduces new vocabulary in relation to public services, education, lifestyle and culture.
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNHCR
ISBN: 978-618-82846-9-2
pp. 94

 

 

“Min Ila” Cash Transfer Program for Displaced Syrian Children in Lebanon (UNICEF and WFP), Impact Evaluation Report Endline.”
The Syrian crisis is now in its seventh year and continues to negatively impact the region. The Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) states that “more than 76 percent of displaced Syrians are living below the poverty line”. Most often they must forgo education and its long-term benefits in favor of short-term needs. “Min Ila” was designed to help households meet the implicit costs of education and reduce reliance on children for negative coping strategies such as child labour and early marriage. This study focuses on estimating the impacts of the program using a counterfactual group and implemented a rigorous, mixed methods impact evaluation. This endline report presents the main impacts generated by the NLG/Min Ila cashtransfer program at the start of its second year of operation.
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNICEF, WFP
ISBN: 978-9953-0-4715-7
pp. 152

 

 

“Cash Digitization: UN Collaboration, Coordination, and Harmonization Opportunities.”
In a rapidly evolving humanitarian landscape — the humanitarian community is increasingly looking at cash-based transfers for their ability to strengthen the resilience of populations and support longer-term development goals. However, cash-based transfers are generally not yet realizing their full potential. This report builds on the common strategies, policies, and business models of UNHCR, UNICEF, and WFP, who between them deliver over half of all global humanitarian cash assistance. The report identifies instances where collaboration is already happening, success factors, and an array of significant benefits. It sets out three complementary approaches to scale up collaboration, supported by high-level recommendations designed to drive these approaches.

Bibliographic info:
Publisher: WFP/UNICEF/UNHCR
pp. 61

 

 

“ UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children 2019 Overview.”
This edition of UNICEF’s report on requirements for humanitarian action highlights major emergencies affecting children and families around the world, and the results achieved by UNICEF and partners in response to those crises. Noting that more violent conflicts are raging today than at any time since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child 30 years ago, the report also describes UNICEF initiatives to improve the quality of its humanitarian response in 2019 – particularly in high-threat contexts.

Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNICEF
pp. 16