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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Leaders Sign Landmark Paris Climate Accord

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=53752#.Vx-VIXqUJAM

Describes signing ceremony and provides excerpts from key speeches.  From the United Nations

 

World Happiness Report 2016 Update

Categories: United Nations

http://5c28efcb768db11c7204-4ffd2ff276d22135df4d1a53ae141422.r82.cf5.rackcdn.com/HR-V1_web.pdf

The fourth in a series, and an abbreviated version. Covers rankings of happiness by country, an analysis of the inequality of well-being, links between happiness and secular ethics, and the connection between happiness and sustainable development goals. A project of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

 

2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Laws/Regulations,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2016/index.htm

In two volumes, with the first focused on Drug and Chemical Control, and the second on Money Laundering and Financial Crimes. Describes the efforts of key countries to attack all aspects of the drug trade. From the State Department

 

Nuclear Nonproliferation: Preliminary Observations on IAEA’s Role in Verifying the Iran Agreement

Categories: Arms Control,Iran,Nuclear Arms,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/675222.pdf

Provides analysis of the resources that the International Atomic Energy Agency has to monitor and verify Iran’s adherence to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The plan, agreed to in the summer of 2015, calls for Iran to limit its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. Also covers potential verification challenges. From the Government Accountability Office

 

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

 

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