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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The State of Broadband 2016: Broadband Catalyzing Sustainable Development

Categories: Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations

http://www.broadbandcommission.org/Documents/reports/bb-annualreport2016.pdf

Latest global snapshot of broadband network access and affordability with country  by country data measuring access against key targets.  Finds that just 6 populous countries account for 55% of those not connected to the Internet.  From the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development

 

Education for People and Planet: Creating Sustainable Futures for All: Global Education Monitoring Report 2016

Categories: Education,United Nations

http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002457/245752e.pdf

Describes progress made and challenges remaining in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 relating to education by 2030.  From the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

 

Investigation into the Conditions and Circumstances Resulting in the Tragic Death of Dag Hammarskjold and of the Members of the Party Accompanying Him

Categories: Africa,History,United Nations

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/70/1017

Presents additional information in the ongoing attempt to establish the facts behind the death of the UN Secretary General in a plane crash in Africa in September 1961.  The follow-up note to a 2015 report of an Independent Panel of Experts calls upon certain Member States to release more information from their archives.  From the United Nations General Assembly

 

The Occupied Palestinian Territories: Recent Developments

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

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7689/CBP-7689.pdf

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

https://s3.amazonaws.com/unhcrsharedmedia/2016/2016-06-20-global-trends/2016-06-14-Global-Trends-2015.pdf

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

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=s/2016/360&referer=/english/&Lang=E

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

http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/05/world-heritage-and-tourism-in-a-changing-climate.pdf

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

http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/global-AIDS-update-2016_en.pdf

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

 

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