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LAT AMER WORLD ECON 2014

Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy 2014

Regional integration and value chains in a challenging external environment

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Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy
20 Jan 2015
The 2014 edition of this publication reviews the main features of a persistently weak global economy and world trade and then turns to global and regional trade trends and prospects. The publication considers the main changes in the organization of production and global trade associated with inte...
GLOB HARMON SYST CLASS CHEMIC#5(C)

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) (Chinese language)

Fifth Revised Edition

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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) (Chinese)
3 Feb 2016
Transport of dangerous goods needs to be regulated in order to prevent, as far as possible, accidents to persons or property and damage to the environment, the means of transport employed or to other goods. In order to ensure consistency between all these regulatory systems, the United Nations ha...
GLOBAL HARMON SYST CLASS #5

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

Fifth Revised Edition

13 Jun 2013
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) addresses classification and labelling of chemicals by types of hazards. It provides the basis for worldwide harmonization of rules and regulations on chemicals and aims at enhancing the protection of human health a...
UNSCEAR RPT 2012 IONIZING RADIATIO

Sources, Effects and Risks of Ionizing Radiation, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) 2012 Report

Report to the General Assembly, with Scientific Annexes A and B

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United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Reports
25 Apr 2016
The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) assesses the levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. UNSCEAR’s scientific findings underpin radiation risk evaluation and international protection standards. This report comprises a report to the Ge...
TRANSFORMATION SUSTAINABLE DEV

Transformations for Sustainable Development

Promoting environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific

24 May 2016
This report is a combined effort by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations University (UNU), and the Institute for Global and Environmental Strategies (IGES), and is being published as...
STANDARDS FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCT

Standards for Disaster Risk Reduction

9 Mar 2016
This brochure explains why voluntary standards have a key role to play in the prevention and management of disaster risks, disruptions and crises. It is based on original analysis as well as an update to the paper produced by the UNECE secretariat as background for the United Nations publication ...
GLOBAL COMPACT INTL YRBK 2015

Global Compact International Yearbook 2015

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United Nations Global Compact International Yearbook
11 Jan 2016
This publication gives a global overview of the achievements of the Global Compact. It offers proactive and in-depth information on key sustainability issues to stakeholders and promotes unique and comprehensive knowledge exchange and learning in the spirit of the Global Compact principles. It he...
GOOD PRACTICE RECOMM ESPOO CONVEN

Good Practice Recommendations on Public Participation in Strategic Environmental Assessment

Prepared under the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention)

20 Jan 2016
The recommendations are based on existing good practice and are intended as a practical tool to provide helpful guidance and to improve the implementation of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention in decision-making to: a) to assist Parties when designing their legal framework on public partici...
ENVIRO PERFORM REV: BELAR 3RD (R)

Environmental Performance Review: Belarus (Russian language)

Belarus - Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series (Russian)
17 May 2016
This series assists countries to improve their environmental policies by making concrete recommendations for better policy design and implementation. It helps integrate environmental policies into sector-specific policies such as those in agriculture, energy, transport and health. The present pub...
ENVIRO PERF REV BELARUS 3RD

Environmental Performance Review: Belarus

Belarus - Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
9 May 2016
This series assists countries to improve their environmental policies by making concrete recommendations for better policy design and implementation. It helps integrate environmental policies into sector-specific policies such as those in agriculture, energy, transport and health. The present pub...
ENVIRO PERF REV GEORGIA 3RD

Environmental Performance Review of Georgia

Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
9 May 2016
This series assists countries to improve their environmental policies by making concrete recommendations for better policy design and implementation. It helps integrate environmental policies into sector-specific policies such as those in agriculture, energy, transport and health. The present pub...
LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND

Leaving No One Behind

Humanitarian Effectiveness in the Age of the Sustainable Development Goals

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OCHA Policy and Studies Series
18 Dec 2015
This study explores elements critical to effective humanitarian assistance and protection. It details global trends that shape humanitarian needs, risks and response expectations. It situates the study in the context of concurrent global agendas and recent trends in the dialogue on humanitarian ...
WORLD HUMANITARIAN DATA 2015

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2015

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World Humanitarian Data and Trends
2 Feb 2016
This publication highlights major trends in the nature of humanitarian crises, their causes and drivers, and participation in crisis prevention, response and recovery. Beyond providing statistics, the trend analysis shows how the humanitarian landscape is evolving and how the humanitarian system ...
ASIA PACIF DISASTER RPT 2015

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2015

Disasters without Borders - Regional Resilience for Sustainable Development

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Asia-Pacific Disaster Report
14 Jan 2016
The world's most disaster-prone region has witnessed natural disasters that affected development. Building resilience to natural disasters is crucial. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) must be integrated into national development planning. This report assesses the state of resilience in the region, a...
VALUING PLASTIC THE BUSINESS

Valuing Plastic

The Business Case for Measuring, Managing and Disclosing Plastic Use in the Consumer Goods Industry

9 Sep 2015
The objective of this report is to help companies manage the opportunities and risks associated with plastic use. It articulates the business case for companies to improve their measurement, disclosure and management of plastic use in their designs, operations and supply chains. In order to provi...
EMERG ISSUES SMALL ISLAN DEV STATE

Emerging Issues for Small Island Developing States

Results of the UNEP/UN DESA Foresight Process

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Small Island Developing States Series
4 Nov 2015
The 2012 UNEP Foresight Process on Emerging Global Environmental Issues primarily identified emerging environmental issues and possible solutions on a global scale and perspective. In 2013, UNEP carried out a similar exercise to identify priority emerging environmental issues that are of concern ...
EMERGING ENVIRO ISSUES 2013

Emerging Environmental Issues 2013

A Compilation of Global Environmental Alert Service Bulletins

10 Sep 2015
This 2013 Emerging Environmental Issues publication presents 12 monthly bulletins in a single document, allowing readers to note and assess significant environmental events that took place that year. UNEP’s GEAS team carefully identified and selected these monthly issues by continuously scanning ...
BEST POLICY PRACTICES FOR PROM

Best Policy Practices for Promoting Energy Efficiency

A Structured Framework of Best Practices in Policies to Promote Energy Efficiency for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development

Series:
ECE Energy Series
16 Sep 2015
This publication is prepared in the framework of the United Nations Development Account project “Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development”, which is implemented jointly by all five UN Regional Commissions with UNECE as the lead agency. This...
GLOBAL HARMON SYST CLASS #6 (R)

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) (Russian language)

Sixth Revised Edition

Series:
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) (Russian)
13 Jan 2016
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) addresses classification and labelling of chemicals by types of hazards. It provides the basis for worldwide harmonization of rules and regulations on chemicals and aims at enhancing the protection of human health a...
SYSTEME GENERAL HARMON SGH #6

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) (French language)

Sixth Revised Edition

Series:
Système général harmonisé de classification et d'étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH)
4 Jun 2015
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) addresses classification and labelling of chemicals by types of hazards. It provides the basis for worldwide harmonization of rules and regulations on chemicals and aims at enhancing the protection of human health a...
ENVIRO PERF REV MONTENEGRO 3RD

Environmental Performance Review: Montenegro

Montenegro - Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
13 Aug 2015
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Environmental Performance Review Programme assesses progress made by individual countries in reconciling their economic and social development with environmental protection, as well as in meeting international commitments on environment and ...
TRANSPORTE MARITIMO EN 2015

Informe sobre el transporte marítimo 2015

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Transporte Marítimo, El
10 Aug 2015
El Transporte Marítimo 2015 destaca que el transporte marítimo se enfrenta al doble desafío de la adaptación al cambio climático y la mitigación de sus efectos. Si bien sigue siendo urgente reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero (GEI) a fin de lograr niveles manejables de calentamie...
GAOR 69TH SUPP46 UNSCEAR RPT 2014

Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation 2014

Sixty-first Session (21-25 July 2014)

Series:
United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Reports
31 May 2015
Since the establishment of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation by General Assembly resolution 913 (X) of 3 December 1955, the mandate of the Committee has been to undertake broad assessments of the sources of ionizing radiation and its effects on human healt...
GLOBAL HARMON SYST CLASS #6

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

Sixth revised edition

Series:
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
29 Jul 2015
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) addresses classification and labelling of chemicals by types of hazards. It provides the basis for worldwide harmonization of rules and regulations on chemicals and aims at enhancing the protection of human health a...
ENVIRO PERF REV SERBIA 3RD

Environmental Performance Review

Republic of Serbia - Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
29 Jul 2015
This third review takes stock of the progress made by Serbia in the management of its environment since the country was reviewed in 2007 for the second time. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the second review. The third review covers policymaking, implementation ...
GLOBAL ASSESS RPT DISASTER 2015

2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction

Making Development Sustainable - The Future of Disaster Risk Reduction

Series:
Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR)
1 Dec 2015
2015 is a critical year for the future of sustainable development. The 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction highlights the connections between disaster risk and development and shows that decades of experience in managing disasters and reducing climate and disaster risk have p...
KEEP TRACK CHANG ENVIRO IN ASIA

Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment in Asia and the Pacific

31 Mar 2015
Over the last quarter of a century, Asia Pacific as a region has enjoyed rapid economic growth, which has dramatically reduced the number of poor people and improved human development. While the region is less poor, there is social and economic inequality between subregions, between countries and...