Public Health

ADDRESS CHALLENGES POP AGEING

Addressing the Challenges of Population Ageing in Asia and the Pacific

Implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing

1 Dec 2017
The Asia-Pacific region is undergoing profound and rapid population changes. All countries in Asia and the Pacific are in the process of ageing at an unprecedented pace, although the timing and pace of this transition varies across the region. The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MI...
CHILDMOTHERS 17 STORIES ABOUT

#Childmothers

17 Stories about being a Mother while still a Child

18 Sep 2017
Meet 17 girls from five countries who have become mothers while still children. Their captivating stories provide a unique insight into their dreams, challenges and great strength. Their stories are accompanied by beautiful photos taken by acclaimed photographer Pieter ten Hoopen, whose point of...
SYSTEME GENERAL HARMON SGH #7

Système général harmonisé de classification et d'étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH)

Septième édition révisée

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Système général harmonisé de classification et d'étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH)
31 Jul 2017
Le Système général harmonisé de classification et d’étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH) décrit la classification et l'étiquetage des produits chimiques par types de danger. Il fournit une base pour l’harmonisation à l'échelle mondiale des prescriptions et réglementations applicables aux produ...
GLOBAL HARMON SYST CLASS #7

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

Seventh revised edition

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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
26 Jul 2017
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...
CONVENTION TRANSBOUNDARY EFFECTS

Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents

As Amended on 15 December 2015

9 Jun 2017
The publication presents in English, French and Russian the text of this multilateral environmental agreement, the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents, as amended on 15 December 2015. The Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents is a United Natio...
UNSCEAR RPT 2016 IONIZING RADIATIO

Sources, Effects and Risks of Ionizing Radiation, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) 2016 Report

Report to the General Assembly, with Scientific Annexes

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United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Reports
25 Apr 2017
This report assesses the levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. Scientific findings underpin radiation risk evaluation and international protection standards. This report comprises a report with two underpinning scientific annexes. The first annex recapitulates and clarifies the ph...
BIODEGRAD PLASTIC & MAR LITTER

Biodegradable Plastics & Marine Litter

Misconceptions, Concerns and Impacts on Marine Environments

3 Mar 2017
This report concludes that "the adoption of plastic products labelled as ‘biodegradable’ will not bring about a significant decrease either in the quantity of plastic entering the ocean or the risk of physical and chemical impacts on the marine environment". Indeed, biodegradable polymers degrade...
OPTIONS FOR DECOUPLING ECONOMIC GR

Options for Decoupling Economic Growth from Water use and Water Pollution

A report of the Water Working Group of the International Resource Panel

17 Feb 2017
As the World population approaches nine billion, nearly half of all people could suffer water stress by 2030 as a result of accelerating urbanization, new consumption habits and climate change. This report provides option for a viable and sustainable alternative; one that swaps economic growth fu...
RADIATION EFFECTS & SOURCES

Radiation Effects and Sources

What is radiation? What does radiation do to us? Where does radiation come from?

5 Dec 2016
This publication is based on the major scientific reports of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) published in the last 25 years and aims to expand public knowledge on levels of exposure to ionizing radiation and possible associated effects. This pu...
GAOR 70TH SUPP46 UNSCEAR RPT

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

Sixty-second session (1-5 June 2015)

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United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Reports
28 Oct 2016
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...