This Report provides a comprehensive overview of the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa in August 2002. Details on all important discussions, debates and round table meetings that took place are included in addition to all the recommendations and plans of implementation adopted.
This yearbook contains documentary texts of treaties and other materials concerning the legal status and activities of the United Nations and related inter-governmental organizations. It also presents the judicial decisions on questions related to the Organization. A bibliography on jurisprudence is included.
This is the 49th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, whose meeting was held between the 28 February and 22 March 2005. Included in this document are draft resolutions and decisions adopted by the Commission, covering such issues as the situation of women and girls in Palestine and Afghanistan; eliminating the demand for trafficked women and girls for all forms of exploitation; an examination of the laws that discriminate against women and ways of promoting the economic advancement of women. The annexes include summaries of discussions and round table meetings held on the issue of gender equality.
The Yearbook is the primary reference work on the United Nations, and details the many activities of the organisation and its programmes and bodies in 2000. It provides an overview of the major challenges the UN has addressed, including peacekeeping; the promotion of human rights; development policy and economic co-operation ; the International Court of Justice; and international tribunals. It is fully indexed and reproduces all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions issued during the year.
The Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus (Doha, Qatar, 29 November - 2 December 2008) resulted in the adoption by consensus of the Doha Declaration on Financing for Development. Officials from more than 160 countries, including nearly 40 Heads of State or Government, attended the four day conference. The Doha Declaration reaffirmed the Monterrey Consensus and called for a United Nations conference at the highest level on the world financial and economic crisis and its impact on development.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris. The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled.
A unique and comprehensive source of information, this book is the only international publication providing economists, planners, policymakers and business people with worldwide statistics on current performance and trends in the manufacturing sector.
This publication contains the proceedings of 12th annual international media seminar on Peace in the Middle East, held in China in June 2004. It was organised by the UN Department of Public Information, in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, and participants included present and former policy-makers from Israel and the Palestinian National Authority, and civil society representatives, as well as senior UN officials, international experts and representatives of the world media.
This revealing book published by the United Nations Statistics Division meets the increasing demand for data on gender equity and the advancement of women. An authoritative and comprehensive reference, it takes a look at the status of women using statistical data and analysis and presents some of the more prominent statistical findings since 1995, while also drawing on recent changes and long-term trends. The World's Women 2000 focuses on six areas of concern: population; women and men in families; health; education and communications; work; and politics and human rights, reflecting the priorities and calls for action by the global conferences on women.
World Statistics on Mining and Utilities 2016 provides a unique biennial overview of the role of mining and utility activities in the world economy. This extensive resource from UNIDO provides detailed time series data on the level, structure and growth of international mining and utility activities by country and sector. Country level data is clearly presented on the number of establishments, employment and output of activities such as: coal, iron ore and crude petroleum mining as well as production and supply of electricity, natural gas and water.
This publication contains a compilation of various treaties, conventions, protocols and other instruments that have been adopted by the international community in order to combat the global threat of terrorism and reinforce the rule of international law and human rights. It is divided into five parts which deal with: universal treaties; instruments adopted at the regional level; two UN declarations which have provided the legal framework for international action on the prevention and suppression of terrorism in recent years; UN Security Council resolutions; and other instruments and protocols, including the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 1977 additional Protocols. The publication is not an exhaustive collection, and does not contain bilateral treaties or instruments relating to other forms of criminality such as drug trafficking, the illegal arms trade or money laundering.
This publication, one of a series of UNCTAD studies which discuss key international trade and development policy issues, focuses on the trade implications of the application of biotechnology techniques in agriculture and the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and products derived from them. Topics considered include: domestic legislation on agro-biotechnology in selected developed and developing countries; the multilateral legal framework, including the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety; actual and potential GM-related trade disputes.
Powerful, moving, simple and forceful, the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights speaks to us all -- about our ideals, about hope, about the sort of world we want to create and live in. Bought to vivid life by illustrator Michel Streich, this edition of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights marries the forceful words of the Declaration with a series of striking yet simple illustrations, making us see afresh the power, hope and idealism contained in these words. The perfect gift for any thinking person.
Latin America has extremely high levels of social and economic inequality as well as insufficient social expenditure despite registering the highest growth in per capita GDP since the 70s. This work provides the latest estimates for the countries of Latin America regarding poverty, residential segregation, impact of social expenditure on people's well-being and psycho-social divides. It also analyses internal migrations as well as health programmes for indigenous people and women.
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