Basic Facts About the United Nations

Basic Facts About the United Nations

United Nations. 2014—in which the Afghan people participated in record
numbers despite threats and intimidation by the Taliban and other extremist and
terrorist groups—the Council welcomed the 29 September inauguration of Ashraf
Ghani ...

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9789210609241

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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This comprehensive handbook designed for the general public explains the structure of the United Nations, how the Organization works, the main issues it addresses and its importance for people everywhere. In addition to setting out the various roles played by principle UN organs and related organizations, Basic Facts about the United Nations documents the Organization’s contributions to international peace and security, economic and social development, human rights, humanitarian action, international law and decolonization. Appendices contain current data on UN membership and peacekeeping operations, as well as contact information for UN information centers, services and offices. This latest edition, published in 2017, has been revised to take account of significant developments in the world and the Organization itself since 2014.
Categories: Political Science

Yearbook of the United Nations 2014

Yearbook of the United Nations 2014

An Arabic version of Basic Facts about the United Nations 2014 was published in
September through a financial contribution from the United Arab Emirates. The
Dag Hammarskjöld Library supported the Permanent Missions to the United ...

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9789210578523

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1788

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With its comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues, and administrative and budgetary matters, the Yearbook of the United Nations stands as the authoritative reference work on the annual activities and concerns of the Organization. Fully indexed, the Yearbook includes all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions and decisions, uniquely placing them in a narrative context of United Nations consideration, deliberation and action. This sixty-eighth volume presents the work of the United Nations in dealing with recurring conflicts with severe humanitarian consequences including in the Syrian Arab Republic, where more than 12 million people were in need of basic food, clothing and shelter. The volume also highlights the Organization’s rapid response to an escalatory global health emergency—the Ebola virus disease outbreak across West Africa. It documents the Organization’s coordination of policy discussions to finalize a global sustainable development agenda, with the security of future generations as the core concern; and its efforts to rebuild societies emerging from conflict while keeping the fragile peace in other places. It further details the entry into force of the landmark Arms Trade Treaty, the missile downing of a passenger airliner in the midst of a geopolitical crisis in eastern Ukraine, and securing international human rights and humanitarian law and prosecuting abusers.
Categories: Business & Economics

A United Nations Renaissance

A United Nations Renaissance

“Campaign Calls for Transparency and End To Monopoly On Top UN
Appointments”. Accessed April 7 ... Rules for the World: International
Organizations in Global Politics, Ithica, Cornell University Press. Basic Facts
about the United Nations (2014) New York, United Nations Department of Public
Information. British Council ...

Author: John E. Trent

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 9783847408604

Category: Political Science

Page: 166

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This short introduction to the United Nations analyzes the organization as itis today, and how it can be transformed to respond to its critics. Combiningessential information about its history and workings with practical proposalsof how it can be strengthened, Trent and Schnurr examine what needs to bedone, and also how we can actually move toward the required reforms. Thisbook is written for a new generation of change-makers — a generation seekingbetter institutions that reflect the realities of the 21st century and that can actcollectively in the interest of all.
Categories: Political Science

David South Consulting Projects and Impact 1997 to 2014

David South Consulting Projects and Impact 1997 to 2014

It includes groundbreaking work in Mongolia for the United Nations during its late
1990s transition and economic and ... That Work: From Fashion to Fuel to Farms
KEY DATA Facts and Figures STATE OF PLAY Mobiles Transforming Green ...

Author: David South, Senior Partner

Publisher: DSConsulting

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 77

View: 436

David South Consulting is an international development media and consulting service. Designing human development and health. Editor and writer of Southern Innovator. Website: www.davidsouthconsulting.com
Categories: Business & Economics

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014

No other flag may be flown above or, if on the same level, to the right ofthe U.S.
flag, except thatatthe United Nations Headquarters, the UN flag may be placed
above flags of all member nations and othernationalflags may be flown with
equal ...

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781600571831

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 353

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2014 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2013 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.
Categories: Reference

The Emergence and Consequences of the Syrian Civil War

The Emergence and Consequences of the Syrian Civil War

Basic facts of the conflict 2.1. ... In February 2014, the United Nations Security
Council (UNSC) reacted to the growing level of violence by accepting a
resolution in which it demanded that “all parties immediately cease all attacks
against ...

Author: Pavel Pylypcuk

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668555983

Category: Political Science

Page: 8

View: 483

Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: A, , language: English, abstract: This essay will deal with the ongoing violent conflict in Syria, generally known as the Syrian Civil War. Being one of the most discussed and impactful conflicts of the last decade or so, the Syrian Civil War is undoubtedly worthy of an analysis from the perspective of the field of International Studies. The conflict in Syria, which has marked its fifth anniversary in March 2016, has quickly become a global political battleground for two superpowers, Russia and the United States. The involvement of the two world leaders in the conflict has also brought high level of coverage of the conflict, both in scholarly and popular literature. The global importance of this conflict and the amount of material on the topic have both given more than enough reason for the Syrian Civil War to be selected as the primary focus of the essay. Furthermore, the essay will specifically focus on two main issues: first, it will focus on the emergence of the conflict and the key actors involved in it, and second, the essay will try to describe some of the major (and often devastating)effects the conflict has had on both the country of Syria and its neighboring countries, including the continent of Europe.
Categories: Political Science

Southern Innovator Magazine from 2012 to 2014

Southern Innovator Magazine from 2012 to 2014

Inited Nations Dice for South-South Cooperation. Inited Nations Levelopment
Programme CITIES Graat Hausing Salutions and Building Technologies
UREAMEATCM "aking/rhan Emritannants. Lwaaba KEYDATA U.N. Facts and
Figur: ...

Author: David South, Editor and Writer

Publisher: DSConsulting

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 110

View: 235

Launched in May 2011, the new global magazine Southern Innovator is about the people across the global South shaping our new world, eradicating poverty and working towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They are the innovators. Issue 1 covered the theme of mobile phones and information technology. Issue 2 covered the theme of youth and entrepreneurship. Issue 3 covered the theme of agribusiness and food security. Issue 4 covered the theme of cities and urbanization. Issue 5 covers the theme of waste and recycling. Follow the magazine on Twitter @SouthSouth1. If you would like hard copies of the magazine for distribution, then please contact the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation in New York, USA (www.southerninnovator.org). Learn about the Global South-South Development Expo here: www.southsouthexpo.org. Also contact us about opportunities to sponsor the magazine here: [email protected] Sponsors help us to print and distribute more copies.
Categories: Business & Economics

UNDP Mongolia Partnership for Progress 1997 to 1999 Key Documents

UNDP Mongolia Partnership for Progress 1997 to 1999 Key Documents

David South Consulting 1997 to 2014 People are the real wealth of a nation. ... It
includes groundbreaking work in Mongolia for the United Nations during its late
1990s transition and economic and ... That Work: From Fashion to Fuel to Farms
KEY DATA Facts and Figures STATE OF PLAY Mobiles Transforming Green ...

Author: David South, UNDP Mongolia Communications Coordinator

Publisher: DSConsulting

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 916

The Partnership for Progress between the United Nations and the Government of Mongolia was launched in 1997 in the middle of a severe economic crisis. It detailed UNDP's response and the key areas of focus. The mission simultaneously had to deal with the 1997 Asian Crisis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_Asian_financial_crisis) and the worst peacetime economic collapse in post-WWII history.
Categories: Business & Economics

Drugs in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 3 volumes

Drugs in American Society  An Encyclopedia of History  Politics  Culture  and the Law  3 volumes

United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and
Psychotropic Substances, 1988.” http://www .unodc.org/pdf/convention_1988_en.
pdf. United Nations Department of Public Information. 1995. Basic Facts about ...

Author: Nancy E. Marion

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610695961

Category: Political Science

Page: 1163

View: 604

Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades
Categories: Political Science

The United Nations and the Global Ebola Response The UN emergency health mission UNMEER

The United Nations and the Global Ebola Response  The UN emergency health mission  UNMEER

The exceptional decision to establish UNMEER and the important role that the
UN has in the international community, underlines the ... First, in order to provide
an understanding of the disease and the outbreak at hand, a descriptive section
outlining key facts about the ... Stage 1 – March 2014 to July 2014; Stage 2 –
August 2014; Stage 3 – September 2014; Stage 4 – October and November 2014
; ...

Author: Salome Fischer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668076396

Category: Political Science

Page: 113

View: 611

Master's Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: International Organisations, grade: no grade yet, University of Aarhus, course: International Studies, language: English, abstract: The unprecedented scope and implications of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has confronted the international community with challenges in responding to the crisis. On 19 September 2014, the first-ever UN emergency health mission, United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), was established. UNMEER was set up as a temporary mission to bring together UN agencies and capabilities in the response, and closely collaborate with governments, NGOs, Member States and other relevant actors, with the main strategic objective to stop the Ebola outbreak. This thesis investigates the effects of UNMEER on the global Ebola response as a whole and assesses whether the establishment of the mission was the right decision to make from the UN side in response to the outbreak. In this regard, the context in which UNMEER was established is scrutinized by examining the challenges faced in the outbreak and how these were approached by the international community. The analysis is predominantly based on qualitative primary data collected through individual semi-structured interviews with respondents who are or have been directly involved in the Ebola response, as well as on secondary data. Findings show that UNMEER had a positive impact on the response in various respects. The exceptional decision from the UN side to establish the first-ever emergency health mission increased worldwide awareness of the outbreak and catalysed a high-level political and financial international engagement in the response. Furthermore, there seems to be a positive attitude towards UNMEER’s role in bringing together UN agencies under a single structure in the response as well as the logistics support provided by UNMEER to UN agencies and other partners working in the response. However, due to a lack of presence and a limited number of staff in the affected countries, effective collaboration with organizations involved on the ground did not sufficiently materialize. Findings indicate that overall, responders were not satisfied with UNMEER’s impact on the ground. This seems to be rooted in i.a. a significant gap between responders’ expectations and perceptions of UNMEER, due to lack of clear information from UNMEER’s side on what exactly could be expected of the mission.Drawing on research findings and lessons learned from the outbreak, instead, existing resources and systems under the UN Office for the Coordination of of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) should have been reinforced.
Categories: Political Science

Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare 2014

Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare 2014

Feature selection has also been explored in order to minimize computational
load, which is one of the main concerns given the restrictions of ... Additionally,
according to the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, as part of the
United Nations work on ageing, the ... Another risk factor is obesity according to
World Health Organization (WHO) report 10 facts on obesity, where physical
inactivity has ...

Author: M. Graña

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781614994749

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 428

View: 593

Advances are constantly being made in the fields of medicine and healthcare, and keeping abreast of them is not always easy. This book presents the proceedings of the second KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare (InMed 14), held in San Sebastian, Spain, in July 2014. The conference was attended by researchers and engineers, managers, students and practitioners from a broad spectrum of medically related fields, and this multidisciplinary group discussed the ways in which technological and methodological innovation, knowledge exchange and enterprise can be applied to issues relating to medicine, surgery, healthcare and the issues of an ageing population. A central theme of the conference was smart medical and healthcare systems, which explored how modern intelligent systems can contribute to the solution of problems faced by healthcare and medical practitioners today and addressed the application of the systems. The 43 papers included here provided a useful and interesting reference for anyone requiring an overview of current innovations in healthcare.
Categories: HEALTH & FITNESS

Tax Treaty Case Law around the Globe 2014

Tax Treaty Case Law around the Globe 2014

Both the OECD Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital (OECD Model)
and the United Nations Model ... hence, reduce the risk of double/multiple (non-)
taxation, basic knowledge is needed on how various tax treaty issues are ... The
reports are structured and presented in a similar way, i.e. (i) the facts of the case,
 ...

Author: Eric Kemmeren

Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 9783709406694

Category: Law

Page: 428

View: 681

Global overview of international tax disputes on DTC This e-book provides a unique and comprehensive global overview of international tax disputes on double tax conventions, thereby filling a gap in the area of tax treaty case law. It covers the 39 most important tax treaty cases which were decided in 2013 around the world. The systematic structure of each case allows easy and efficient comparison of the varying application and interpretation of tax treaties in different regimes. With the continuously increasing importance of tax treaties, Tax Treaty Case Law around the Globe 2014 is a valuable reference tool for anyone interested in tax treaty case law. This book is of interest to tax practitioners, multinational enterprises, policymakers, tax administrators, judges and academics.
Categories: Law

Gendering women

Gendering women

... Sex Roles 35, 7–8, 461–88 Tyler, D, 2008, Working Mothers: The Essential
Guide, Peterborough: Need2Know Tyler, I, ... slavery-like practices during armed
conflict, New York: United Nations UN Women (2014) Facts and Figures on VAW,
 ...

Author: Clisby, Suzanne

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447321064

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 100

Gendering Women is an engaging and accessible account of how constructions of femininity fundamentally affect women's mental wellbeing through the life course. Led by women’s life history accounts of growing up and growing older in the north of England, this book shows how experiences of becoming and being a woman – in family life, education, employment, motherhood and situations of violence – both enable and erode self confidence and esteem. The challenges to women’s mental wellbeing cut across age and class differences and have profound impacts on the material conditions of women’s lives throughout the life course. This is in turn a driver of inequality that is often under-recognised in mainstream policy. Based on feminist and ethnographically informed research with over five hundred women Gendering women provides a critical link between gender theory and the lived realities of women’s daily lives and will appeal to students and academics in sociology and social sciences.
Categories: Social Science

Q A Revision Guide International Law 2013 and 2014

Q   A Revision Guide International Law 2013 and 2014

In fact, most international disputes are settled through negotiation between
parties, third-party assistance, or court or arbitration procedures. ... Shaw (2008)
gives the example of Art. 282(1) United Nations Convention on the Law of the ...

Author: Susan Breau

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199661961

Category: Law

Page: 264

View: 402

Q&A International Law offers a lifeline to students revising for exams. It provides clear guidance from an experienced examiner on how best to tackle exam questions, and gives students the opportunity to practise their exam technique and assess their progress.
Categories: Law

The International Criminal Court in Search of its Purpose and Identity

The International Criminal Court in Search of its Purpose and Identity

See also UN S.C. Res. 1329, U.N. Doc. S/RES/1329 (2000), wherein the Security
Council acknowledged 'the position expressed by ... Section 27.6, obliging the
East-Timor Community Reconciliation Panels to refer important evidence in
respect of serious crimes to the Office of the Prosecutor. ... (2009) 1 (http://ictj.org/
sites/default/files/ICTJ-DRC-Amnesty-Facts-2009-English.pdf, accessed 26 April
2014).

Author: Triestino Mariniello

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317703082

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 245

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first permanent international criminal tribunal, which has jurisdiction over the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crime of aggression. This book critically analyses the law and practice of the ICC and its contribution to the development of international criminal law and policy. The book focuses on the key procedural and substantive challenges faced by the ICC since its establishment. The critical analysis of the normative framework aims to elaborate ways in which the Court may resolve difficulties, which prevent it from reaching its declared objectives in particularly complex situations. Contributors to the book include leading experts in international criminal justice, and cover a range of topics including, inter alia, terrorism, modes of liability, ne bis in idem, victims reparations, the evidentiary threshold for the confirmation of charges, and sentencing. The book also considers the relationship between the ICC and States, and explores the impact that the new regime of international criminal justice has had on countries where the most serious crimes have been committed. In drawing together these discussions, the book provides a significant contribution in assessing how the ICC’s practice could be refined or improved in future cases. The book will be of great use and interest to international criminal law and public international law.
Categories: Law

The Politics of Trade and Tobacco Control

The Politics of Trade and Tobacco Control

... and the Absence of a Global Public Policy Network. UN Vision Project on
Global Public Policy Networks. ... _____. 2013. A Guide to UNCITRAL: Basic
facts about the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. Available
at ...

Author: H. Jarman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137384164

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

View: 857

This book uses the concept of political conflict to examine the effects of globalization on tobacco control policies. Analyzing a range of challenges to policies enacted by Australia, Canada, the United States, the European Union and Uruguay, the book examines how the global trading system has narrowed the scope of conflicts over tobacco control.
Categories: Political Science

Joints and Connective Tissues

Joints and Connective Tissues

Online: <http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/ MDG_Report_2009_ENG.pdf>;
2009 Viewed 13 May 2014. ... Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: World Health Organization;
2011. further reading Marmot M. The solid facts: the social determinants 70 ...

Author: Kerryn Phelps

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729582179

Category: Medical

Page: 1280

View: 883

Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.
Categories: Medical

Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future

Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future

... the Gulf whose $3 billion fishing industry provides one-third of all seafood
consumed in the United States (Fisk, 2012). ... the final summary report (United
Nations, 2014) underscores three major facts about climate change: it's human-
made ...

Author: Katherine S. van Wormer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483322421

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 968

Unique in its use of a sustainability framework, Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future by Katherine S. van Wormer and Rosemary J. Link goes beyond U.S. borders to examine U.S. government policies—including child welfare, social services, health care, and criminal justice—within a global context. Guided by the belief that forces from the global market and globalization affect all social workers in their practice, the book addresses a wide range of relevant topics, including the refugee journey, the impact of new technologies, war trauma, global policy instruments, and restorative justice. A sustainability policy analysis model and an ecosystems framework for trauma-informed care are also presented in this timely text.
Categories: Social Science