New UN Publications: October 2019

“Just Societies: Health Equity and Dignified Lives – Report of the Commission of the Pan American Health Organization of Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas.”
Inequity lies at the very heart of poor health outcomes in the Americas and must be urgently addressed if the Region is to achieve health for all. The report proposes priority goals across a range of action areas to reduce inequities in health. According to the report, much of the Region’s poor health outcomes are determined not by biology but by social structures that perpetuate unequal access to education, decent work, income and social protection, to name just a few. The report makes 12 recommendations for action by the countries of the Americas. The recommendations as a whole propose a renewed focus on groups most left behind, a whole-of-government approach to addressing inequality, and collaboration with other sectors beyond health.

Bibliographic info:
Publisher: WHO
ISBN: 978-92-75-12126-9
pp. 304



“Disaster Risk Reduction in the Philippines, Status Report (July 2019).”
In terms of disaster risk, Philippines ranked third among all of the countries with the highest risks worldwide according to the World Risk Report 2018, with index value of 25.14% (World Economic Forum, 2018). At least 60% of the country’s total land area is exposed to multiple hazards, and 74% of the population is susceptible to their impact (GFDRR, 2017). Also, as the islands are located within the “Ring of Fire” between the Eurasian and Pacific tectonic plates, earthquakes and volcanoes are posing serious risks to the safety of the populace. Flooding, landslides, droughts and tsunamis further contribute to the exposure to natural hazards (CFE-DM, 2018).
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNDRR
pp. 31



“National Monitoring System Report on the Situation of Internally Displaced Persons – June 2019.”
According to the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, at the period of survey conduction there were 1,385,062 internally displaced persons (IDPs) who left their homes and moved to other areas and regions of Ukraine looking for safety. Among those IDPs, 60 per cent have moved from their previous place of residence located in Donetsk Oblast, 37 per cent have been displaced from Luhansk Oblast, and 3 per cent have left their homes in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

Bibliographic info:
Publisher: IOM



“WFP Impact Evaluation Strategy (2019-2026).”
Developed by WFP’s Office of Evaluation (OEV), this Impact Evaluation Strategy (2019-2026) describes how WFP can play a greater role in humanitarian and development impact evaluation, with the ambition of contributing operationally relevant evidence essential for policy making, learning and accountability, and with global significance to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The strategy was developed through a process of consultations, workshops and comparative analyses with our partners in other international organizations, including the World Bank, FAO, IFAD and UNICEF, among others.

Bibliographic info:
Publisher: WFP
pp. 37



“WHO Uganda Annual Report 2018.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) remains the partner of the Government of The Republic of Uganda in pursuit of the “ attainment and enjoyment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. In this 2018 Annual Report, we highlight our major contributions to the government’s efforts to deliver good health to all people in Uganda. Of course, there were challenges along the way and these are presented as well. We also provide a glimpse of what we would like to see in future and these are presented as way forward in each of the four chapters which are also how the office is organised.

Bibliographic info:
Publisher: WHO
pp. 52