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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Global Priority List of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria to Guide Research, Discovery, and Development of New Antibiotics

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.who.int/medicines/publications/WHO-PPL-Short_Summary_25Feb-ET_NM_WHO.pdf

First ever list of antibiotic-resistant priority pathogens, which covers 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human  health.  From the World Health Organization

 

Mid-Year Trends 2016

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.unhcr.org/statistics/unhcrstats/58aa8f247/mid-year-trends-june-2016.html

Records a total of 16.5 million refugees by mid-2016, with more than half of all new refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria.  From the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

 

Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work Ahead

https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet/exit-memos

A series of memos from members of the Obama cabinet summarizing accomplishments over the past eight years and offering a vision for the country’s future.  Includes a cover letter from the president.   From the White House

 

Energy and Air Pollution

Categories: Energy,Environment,Maps/Geography,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/WorldEnergyOutlookSpecialReport2016EnergyandAirPollution.pdf

The number of worldwide deaths attributed to air pollution annually exceeds those from tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and road accidents combined.  This World Energy Outlook Special Report presents a clean air scenario for pushing air pollution levels into a steep decline in all countries.   Includes profiles for major countries and world regions.  From the International Energy Agency

 

Measuring the Information Society Report 2016

Categories: Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations

https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/publications/mis2016.aspx

Annual compendium of information and data relating to information connectivity in nearly 200 countries.  From the International Telecommunications Union

 

Global Human Settlement Layer

Categories: Environment,European Union,Maps/Geography,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://ghsl.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

New global database which focuses on the spatial distribution of the earth’s population and the development of built-up areas, population, and settlement patterns over the past 40 years.  From the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre

 

World Economic and Social Survey 2016: Climate Change Resilience: An Opportunity for Reducing Inequalities

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Income/Poverty,United Nations

https://wess.un.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/WESS_2016_Report.pdf

Examines how the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development relates to the challenge of building resilience to climate change and alleviating suffering of the most vulnerable populations.  From the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations

 

Statistical Yearbook [United Nations] 2016 Edition

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Statistics,United Nations

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/publications/statistical-yearbook/files/syb59/syb59.pdf

Offers statistics on social, economic, and environmental conditions at the national, regional, and world levels.  Contents are under review and this edition is shorter than previous ones.  From the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

 

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