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The World in 2014: ICT Facts and Figures

Categories: Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations

http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Documents/facts/ICTFactsFigures2014-e.pdf

Latest statistics on worldwide mobile broadband use, cellular telecommunications and more.  From the International Telecommunication Union

 

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: Part B: Regional Aspects

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,United Nations

https://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/images/uploads/WGIIAR5-PartB_FINAL.pdf

The most comprehensive look to date at the worldwide impacts of climate change and the opportunities for response.  Part B offers a regional perspective on how climate change affects various continents and special regions.  Working Group II Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

 

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,United Nations

https://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/images/uploads/WGIIAR5-PartA_FINAL.pdf

The most comprehensive look to date at the worldwide impacts of climate change and the opportunities for response.  Part A covers a global view of impacts, risks and adaptation options.    Working Group II Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

 

Ending Poverty and Sharing Prosperity: Global Monitoring Report 2014/2015

Categories: Income/Poverty,United Nations

https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/20330/GMR2014-2015.pdf?sequence=1

Reports on twin goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity while tracking progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.  From the World Bank

 

Agriculture in the WTO Bali Ministerial Agreement

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties,United Nations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43592.pdf

Covers the status of implementation of agricultural provisions in a 2013 conference in Bali, Indonesia that was designed to streamline international trade under the auspices of the World Trade Organization.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide

Categories: Literacy/Reading,United Nations

http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002196/219667e.pdf

A compendium of resources on language, lifelong learning, and information literacy organized by languages.  From UNESCO

 

The Importance of Mangroves to People: A Call to Action

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Natural Resources,United Nations

http://apps.unep.org/publications/index.php?option=com_pmtdata&task=download&file=-The%20importance%20of%20mangroves%20to%20people_%20a%20call%20to%20action-2014Mangrove.pdf

Discusses the value of mangrove forests, the alarming rate of loss of mangrove forests and the implications for climate change.  From the UN Environment Programme

 

Report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Iraq: 6 July – 10 September 2014

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Iraq,United Nations

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/IQ/UNAMI_OHCHR_POC_Report_FINAL_6July_10September2014.pdf

UN report on the human rights abuses committed by the Islamic State (ISIL)  in Iraq in the summer of 2014.  Also covers rights abuses by the Iraqi Security Forces.  From the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

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