Public Health

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
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...
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...
TERMINOLOGY & INFORMATION DRUGS #3

Terminology and Information on Drugs

Third edition

24 May 2016
The UNODC publication “Terminology and Information on Drugs” introduces basic concepts and materials on substances under international control, which are most frequently manufactured or processed and/or abused, as well as definitions of scientific terms used in this context. It seeks to collate b...
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

Series:
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...
TRENDS CONTRACEPTIVE USE 2015

Trends in Contraceptive Use Worldwide 2015

31 Mar 2016
Comprehensive and timely estimates on global trends in family planning are critical for assessing current and future contraceptive demand and setting policy priorities to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and the realization of reproductive rights. This report presents a c...
STATE WORLDS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples' Access to Health Services

7 Mar 2016
This publication sets out to examine the major challenges for indigenous peoples to obtain adequate access to and utilization of quality health care services. It provides an important background to many of the health issues that indigenous peoples are currently facing. Improving indigenous people...
DISABILITY AT GLANCE 2015

Disability at a Glance 2015

Strengthening Employment Prospects for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific

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Disability at a Glance
29 Feb 2016
This publication focuses on barriers to the employment of persons with disabilities in the Asia-Pacific region and offers solutions to strengthen their employment prospects. It offers a regional overview of disability legislation, policies and practices, as well as relevant country-specific infor...
ASIA PACIFIC CTRIES SPEC NEED 2015

Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report 2015

Building Productive Capacities to Overcome Structural Challenges

14 Jan 2016
This publication aims to inform policymakers of the development challenges and prospects of the region's 36 least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States. It focuses on productive capacities and economic diversification, which play a critical role i...