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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

2015 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Affairs,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2015/index.htm

Volume 1 covers Drug and Chemical Control, while Volume 2 covers Money Laundering and Financial Crimes.  From the State Department

Guideline: Sugars Intake for Adults and Children

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/149782/1/9789241549028_eng.pdf?ua=1

Calls on adults and children to reduce daily intake of sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake.  Also explains what the health implications would be from such reductions.  From the World Health Organization

 

Afghanistan: Annual Report 2014: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Categories: Afghanistan,Births/Deaths,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,United Nations

http://unama.unmissions.org/Portals/UNAMA/human%20rights/2015/2014-Annual-Report-on-Protection-of-Civilians-Final.pdf

Reports a 25% increase in civilian deaths in the Afghan conflict in 2014.  Blames increasing civilian toll on intensified combat, roadside bombs, and suicide bombings. From the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

 

Jurisprudence

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,United Nations,Women

http://juris.ohchr.org/

A single source for locating the recommendations and judicial findings of a variety of United Nations Treaty Bodies which receive and consider human rights complaints.  Includes the Human Rights Committee, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and many others.  From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Report of the United States of America Submitted to the U. N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Conjunction with the Universal Periodic Review

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/237460.pdf

Report submitted every four years to the United Nations to report on human rights record in the reporting country.    From the State Department

 

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,United Nations

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/wesp/wesp_archive/2015wesp_full_en.pdf

Describes the economic prospects for 2015 including trends in international trade and finance, policy challenges, and five regional outlooks.  From the United Nations

 

2014 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2014-Report-to-Congress-Final.pdf

Annual report by the U.S. on the degree of China’s compliance with World Trade Organization commitments.  Identifies  areas where progress has been achieved and areas of concern.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

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