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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Ebola Response Roadmap

Categories: Africa,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/131596/1/EbolaResponseRoadmap.pdf?ua=1

Discusses the strategy for trying to cope with the largest Ebola outbreak ever, with over 3,000 cases to date, more than 1,400 deaths in the three most severely affected countries, and anticipation that the case load may grow to 20,000.  From the World Health Organization

 

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Ukraine

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Russia,Ukraine,United Nations

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/UA/UkraineReport28August2014.pdf

 

Estimates the loss of life at about 2,200 since fighting in Ukraine began in April 2014.  Claims that armed rebel groups are now professionally equipped and benefitting from a supply of sophisticated weapons.  From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

 

Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Syria,United Nations

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/CoISyria/A.HRC.27.60_Eng.pdf

Inquiry into the crimes against humanity committed by the warring sides in the Syrian conflict.  Based on nearly 500 interviews and the collection of evidence between January and July 2014.  From the Human Rights Council of the United Nations

 

Report of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing: Final Draft

Categories: Foreign Assistance,United Nations

http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/4588FINAL%20REPORT%20ICESDF.pdf

Outlines a method for financing sustainable development, proposes various policy options at the country level, and suggests advancing global partnerships for sustainable development.  From the UN Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing

 

The Year in Trade 2013: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Statistics,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4481.pdf

Reports that U.S. trade in goods and services grew in 2013 but at a slower rate than in 2012 and that the trade deficit fell from $535 billion in 2012 to $475 billion in 2013.  Also reviews U.S. international trade laws and actions under these laws, activities of the World Trade Organization, and developments regarding U.S. free trade agreements.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Human Development Report 2014: Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Income/Poverty,United Nations

http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/corporate/HDR/2014HDR/HDR-2014-English.pdf

Annual (and extremely slow loading) UN report on major development issues, trends, and policies.  From the UN Development Programme

 

State of the World’s Forests 2014: Enhancing the Socioeconomic Benefits from Forests

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Food/Nutrition,Natural Resources,United Nations

http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3710e.pdf

Emphasizes how well-managed forests can contribute to sustainable development and promote food security.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization

 

The Gap Report

Categories: Africa,Asia,Health/Medical,Latin America,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.unaids.org/en/media/unaids/contentassets/documents/unaidspublication/2014/UNAIDS_Gap_report_en.pdf

 

Estimates that 19 million people of the 35 million people living with HIV are unaware of their HIV-positive status. Offers regional snapshots of trouble areas, and portraits of the 12 populations who are at greatest risk of being left behind in the campaign to eradicate AIDs.  From UN Aids

 

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