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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Zika Virus/Microcephaly

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.who.int/emergencies/zika-virus/en/

Declares a public health emergency of international concern and provides information about prevention plus other recommendations. From the World Health Organization

 

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2015

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Statistics,United Nations

https://docs.unocha.org/sites/dms/Documents/WHDT2015_2Dec.pdf

Presents global and country-level data and trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance efforts. From the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

 

Trends in International Migration, 2015

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/migration/publications/populationfacts/docs/MigrationPopFacts20154.pdf

Brief narrative analysis of trends in international migration over the past 15 years. From the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

 

International Migration Flows To and From Selected Countries: the 2015 Revision

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/migration/data/empirical2/migrationflows.shtml

A dataset with annual data on the flows of migrants as recorded by the countries of destination. Presents both inflows and outflows according to place of birth, citizenship, or previous residence. From the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

 

International Migration Report 2015

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/migration/publications/migrationreport/docs/MigrationReport2015_Highlights.pdf

Latest quinquennial estimates of the international migrant stock for 232 countries or areas from 2000 to 2015. An annex provides further information on percentage of migrants in total population, percentage of female migrants, median age of migrants and more. From the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

 

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Communism,Energy,Foreign Affairs,History,Homeland Security,Russia,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/12/250337.htm

Includes newly available digital volumes for 1945 and 1946 and 3 volumes from the 1969-1976 series covering the Soviet Union, National Security Policy, 1969-1972, and the Energy Crisis, 1969-1974. From the State Department

 

International Climate Change Negotiations: What to Expect in Paris, December 2015

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology,United Nations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44288.pdf

Identifies critical issues facing the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris and suggests likely outcomes. COP21 hopes to finalize an agreement on climate change, stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations to avoid a 2 degree Celsius increase in average global temperature. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6444a5.htm?s_cid=mm6444a5_w

Tracks global vaccination rates for four core vaccines and compares them to target rates for countries by World Health Organization regions. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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