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GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional Assessment for Africa

Categories: Africa,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://apps.unep.org/publications/index.php?option=com_pub&task=download&file=012099_en

One of six regional assessments on the state of the global environment released on the occasion of the second U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi.  From the United Nations Environment Programme.

 

Rate of Environmental Damage Increasing Across the Planet … UNEP Assessment Says

Categories: Africa,Asia,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Latin America,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=27074&ArticleID=36180&l=en

Press release on the publication of six regional assessments, referred to as “the most authoritative study that the UN has ever published on the state of the global environment.”  The studies, focusing on North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, West Asia, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe, blame climate change and greater urbanization for environmental degradation.  From the United Nations Environment Programme

 

Laws Related to Hunting Lions in Zimbabwe

Categories: Africa,Animals/Wildlife,Crime/Justice

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2015/08/falqs-laws-related-to-hunting-lions-in-zimbabwe/?loclr=eaiclb

Following the controversial killing of a lion named Cecil by an American hunter, this report covers what the law says about hunting lions in Zimbabwe, responsibility for managing wildlife, restrictions on hunting methods and weapons, the penalties for illegal hunting, and sources of more information about wildlife laws in African countries.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

International Food Security Assessment, 2015-2025

Categories: Africa,Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1860276/gfa26.pdf

Expects food security in the 76 low- and middle-income countries to improve between 2014 and 2015 but to deteriorate toward 2025.  Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to remain the most food-insecure region in the world. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Making a Difference: Progress Report 2015

Categories: Africa,Health/Medical,United Nations

https://ebolaresponse.un.org/sites/default/files/web_press_ebola_progress_report_en_sm.pdf

Describes the progress made to date in stopping the spread of Ebola in Africa.  From the United Nations

 

Libyan Television and Its Influence on the Security Sector

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Libya,Religion/Ethics

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR364-The-Role-of-Media-in-Shaping-Libya%E2%80%99s-Security-Sector-Narratives.pdf

Examines the extent to which polarization in the media reinforces polarization in the security sector in Libya.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

UN Peacekeeping in the Sahel: Overcoming New Challenges

Categories: Africa,Crime/Justice,Terrorism,United Nations

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR365-UN-Peacekeeping-in-the-Sahel-Overcoming-new-Challenges.pdf

Looks at the growing relevance to U.S. foreign policy and national security interests of UN peacekeeping in areas threatened by transnational terrorism and organized crime.  Calls for increased U.S. support.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Standing Up for Workers: Promoting Labor Rights Through Trade

Categories: Africa,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Latin America,Laws/Regulations

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/USTR%20DOL%20Trade%20-%20Labor%20Report%20-%20Final.pdf

Discusses the role the U.S. is playing in efforts to improve labor laws and working conditions with foreign trade partners.  Key countries include Guatemala, Jordan, Colombia, Bahrain, Haiti, and Burma.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

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