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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Occupied Palestinian Territories: Recent Developments

Categories: Arab,Great Britain,Israel,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

Includes sections on the historical background, the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation, the Israeli military occupation of Gaza, and the status of the territories.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number CBP 7689


Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2015

Categories: Immigration/Migration,United Nations

Finds that 65 million people were refugees at the end of 2015, the first time that the UN agency has recorded more than 60 million displaced people.  Children made up 51% of the world’s refugees.  From the UN High Commissioner for Refugees


Children and Armed Conflict: Report of the Secretary General

Categories: Afghanistan,Children,Crime/Justice,Iraq,Sex Issues,Sudan,Syria,Terrorism,United Nations

Annual report on the impact of war on children.  Annexes to the report which covers 2015 include information about parties that recruit and use children as warriors, sexual violence against children, attacks on schools and hospitals, and the abduction of children.  From the United Nations Security Council


World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Recreation/Travel,United Nations

Provides an overview of the increasing vulnerability of World Heritage sites to climate change impacts and the potential implications for global tourism.  Offers a series of case studies from various continents.  From the UN Environment Programme and the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.


Global Aids Update 2016

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,United Nations

Describes progress made in fighting AIDS as efforts continue to end the epidemic by 2030.  From the UNAids Organization


Zika Virus Outbreak Global Response Interim Report

Categories: Health/Medical,United Nations

Summarizes the background to the Strategic Response Framework and Joint Operations Plan, provides an update to key activities, and sets out the current funding gap for critical activities.  From the World Health Organization


Attacks on Health Care: Prevent, Protect, Provide

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,United Nations

A first attempt to consolidate and analyze data related to attacks on health care providers and facilities in 2014-2015.  Describes number of attacks, number of injuries and deaths, country location, and whether the attacks were intentional.  From the World Health Organization


GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional Assessment for West Asia

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

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.


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