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Human Development Report 2007/2008 - Fighting climate change: Human solidarity in a divided world (Paperback, 5th ed. 2007):... Human Development Report 2007/2008 - Fighting climate change: Human solidarity in a divided world (Paperback, 5th ed. 2007)
United Nations Development Programme
R1,292 Discovery Miles 12 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Human development is about putting people at the center of development. It is about people realizing their potential, increasing choice and enjoying the freedom to lead the lives they value. Created in 1990, the "Human Development Report" has explored themes including gender equity, democracy, human rights, globalization, cultural liberty and water scarcity. The past years have witnessed the emergence of a growing consensus on climate change. Governments across the world have seen the warning signs. The science linking global warming to human activity is unequivocal. The economic case for action is compelling: the costs of inaction will heavily outweigh the costs of action. Yet the politics lags behind the science and the economics. Collectively, the world's governments are failing to act with the urgency demanded by the scale of the threat.
The window of opportunity for avoiding dangerous climate change is closing fast. This year's "Human Development Report" explains why we have less than a decade to change course and start living within our global carbon budget. It explains how climate change will create long-run low human development traps, pushing vulnerable people into a downward spiral of deprivation. Because climate change is a global problem with global causes and effects, it demands a global response with countries acting on the basis of their historic responsibility and capabilities.

Norms of protection - responsibility to protect, protection of civilians and their interaction (Paperback): United Nations... Norms of protection - responsibility to protect, protection of civilians and their interaction (Paperback)
United Nations University; Edited by Vesselin Popovski, Charles Sampford, Angus Francis
R909 Discovery Miles 9 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A series of humanitarian tragedies in the 1990s (Somalia, Rwanda, Srebrenica, Kosovo) demonstrated the international community's failure to protect civilians in the context of complex emergencies. They were the inspiration for two norms of protection, Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and Protection of Civilians (POC), both deeply rooted in the empathy that human beings have for the suffering of innocent people. Both norms have achieved high-level endorsement: R2P from the 2005 World Summit and its Outcome document (Art. 138-140) and POC from a series of Security Council resolutions. The two norms of protection were instrumental in adopting the Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973 (Libya) and 1975 (Cote d'Ivoire) in the year 2011.

Both norms raise concerns of misinterpretation and misuse. They both are developing --sometimes in parallel, sometimes diverging, and sometimes converging --with varying degrees of institutionalization and acceptance. This process is likely to continue for some time, with successes and failures enhancing or retarding that development. This book engages in a profound comparative analysis of the two norms and aims to serve policymakers at different levels (national, regional, and UN), practitioners with protective roles (force commanders, military trainers, strategists, and humanitarian actors), academics and researchers (in international relations, law, political theory, and ethics), civil society, and R2P and POC advocates.

The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment - World Ocean Assessment I (Hardcover): United Nations The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment - World Ocean Assessment I (Hardcover)
United Nations
R3,421 Discovery Miles 34 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The World Ocean Assessment - or, to give its full title, The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment - is the outcome of the first cycle of the United Nations' Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects. The Assessment provides vital, scientifically-grounded bases for the consideration of ocean issues, including climate change, by governments, intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental agencies and all other stakeholders and policymakers involved in ocean affairs. Together with future assessments and related initiatives, it will support the implementation of the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly its ocean-related goals. Moreover, it will also form an important reference text for marine science courses.

Human Development Report 2011 - Sustainability and Equity: Towards a Better Future for All (Paperback, New): United Nations... Human Development Report 2011 - Sustainability and Equity: Towards a Better Future for All (Paperback, New)
United Nations Development Programme
R1,615 Discovery Miles 16 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Migration, both behind and beyond borders, has become a prominent issue in domestic and international debates. This report explores how the movement of people can expand human capabilities and entitlements. It also looks at how to address the underlying inequalities and distortions which limit the potential gains.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Paperback): United Nations.Department Of Public Information Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Paperback)
United Nations.Department Of Public Information
R78 Discovery Miles 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is the first international agreement setting out freedoms, rights and entitlements for all humanity to claim. It emphasizes the inextricable relationship between fundamental freedoms and social justice, and their connection with peace and security. The General Assembly of the United Nations proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping the UDHR constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.

Population ageing and development 2009 (wall chart) (Wallchart): United Nations.Department of Economic and Social... Population ageing and development 2009 (wall chart) (Wallchart)
United Nations.Department of Economic and Social Affairs.Population Division
R298 R58 Discovery Miles 580 Save R240 (81%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The chart contains up-to-date demographic, socioeconomic and labour force participation indicators of the older population in 230 countries in the world, including reference to the urban-rural differences in population ageing. The indicators include the number and proportion of the population aged 60 or over, aged 80 or over, life expectancy at age 60; the percentage currently married, living alone and in the labour force among those aged 60 or over; the old-age support ratio, and the statutory retirement age

A Child's Right to Rights (Paperback): United Nations A Child's Right to Rights (Paperback)
United Nations
R254 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R42 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Written from the perspective of a child, this book explains in simple text many of the rights that are found in the United Nations' Convention of the Rights of the Child: from the right to play, to learn, and to share thoughts freely to protection from harmful work, violence, and exploitation. Young readers will learn that each one of them is important, but together these rights help kids everywhere live healthy and happy lives. This beautifully illustrated book contains drawings and paintings created by children from around the world-the winners of an international drawing competition titled "Kids for Human Rights"- illustrating each of the rights.

Post-conflict reconstruction and development in Africa - concepts, role-players, policy and practice (Paperback): United... Post-conflict reconstruction and development in Africa - concepts, role-players, policy and practice (Paperback)
United Nations University; Edited by Theo Neethling, Heidi Hudson
R1,080 Discovery Miles 10 800 In stock

During the 1990s, nine out of ten of the world's bloodiest conflicts occurred on the African continent. And despite some twenty peacebuilding operations in Africa over the last 25 years, a cohesive strategy for regenerating the key areas of a conflict-ridden country is still elusive. An Afrocentric perspective on strategies for post-conflict peacebuilding is overdue.

The authors of this book consider the problems surrounding the concept of "post-conflict" and the blurring of military and civilian roles as they analyze UN actions in the DRC and Sierra Leone, as well as the African Union Mission in Burundi. The main context of the book, however, is the South African Army's strategy for Africa, which has been developed with the African Union's 2006 "Post-conflict, Reconstruction, and Development Needs Assessment Guide" in mind. This book emanates from that plan. It therefore also explores South Africa's policy imperatives to integrate development projects and peace missions, involving the military as well as civilian organizations. While this book is not intended as an instruction manual, it attempts to foster an understanding of the particular processes required to develop a sustainable and cohesive post-conflict peacebuilding strategy within the African environment.

It is clear that a military approach to peace missions needs to include developmental, economic, and governance support to ensure lasting stability and human security. An army needs to be equipped and trained for these multiple roles that were regarded as secondary functions but are now priorities in peace mission involvement.

Basic facts about the United Nations (Paperback, 42nd, 2017): United Nations.Department Of Public Information Basic facts about the United Nations (Paperback, 42nd, 2017)
United Nations.Department Of Public Information
R436 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R70 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This comprehensive handbook explains the structure of the United Nations, how the Organization works, the main issues it addresses and its importance for people everywhere. In addition to setting out the various roles played by principle UN organs, this book documents the Organization's contributions to international peace, economic and social development, human rights, and international law.

United Nations guide to model UN (Paperback): United Nations United Nations guide to model UN (Paperback)
United Nations
R516 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R94 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

TModel United Nations (MUN) simulations are popular exercises for those interested in learning more about the UN. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of students worldwide participate every year in Model UN at all educational levels in schools and universities. Many of today's leaders in law, government, business and the arts participated in Model UN as students. Some Model UNs however do not follow the actual rules and practices used at the UN. This guide is designed for students and teachers on how to organize and participate in Model UNs that simulate the way the UN actually works.

The sustainable development goals (Paperback): United Nations.Department Of Public Information The sustainable development goals (Paperback)
United Nations.Department Of Public Information; Translated by Yacine Aet Kaci
R338 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R62 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

On 25 September 2015, countries adopted a set of 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda to be achieved by 2030. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you. Elyx, the United Nations' digital ambassador, uses various expressions and actions to help demonstrate the meaning of each goal. Created by French artist YAK, Elyx has no race, sex or nationality and is a universal character promoting the importance of the United Nations' work.

Tourism and the creative economy (Paperback): Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, United Nations Environment... Tourism and the creative economy (Paperback)
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, United Nations Environment Programme
R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation - special report of the... Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation - special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Paperback, New)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, United Nations Environment Programme; Edited by Christopher B. Field
R1,717 Discovery Miles 17 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SREX) explores the challenge of understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes to advance climate change adaptation. Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. Changes in the frequency and severity of the physical events affect disaster risk, but so do the spatially diverse and temporally dynamic patterns of exposure and vulnerability. Some types of extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency or magnitude, but populations and assets at risk have also increased, with consequences for disaster risk. Opportunities for managing risks of weather- and climate-related disasters exist or can be developed at any scale, local to international. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, SREX is an invaluable assessment for anyone interested in climate extremes, environmental disasters, and adaptation to climate change, including policymakers, the private sector, and academic researchers. Watch this new video produced by the IPCC:

Human Development Report 2010 - 20th Anniversary Edition (Paperback, Anniversary edition): United Nations Development Programme Human Development Report 2010 - 20th Anniversary Edition (Paperback, Anniversary edition)
United Nations Development Programme
R1,836 Discovery Miles 18 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The 20th Anniversary edition is a time to take stock, reflect and move forward. It rigorously reviews the past two decades of human development trends and challenges, and provides newly available data and supplementary indices weighing the effect of income inequalities, gender disparities and household-level poverty.

ADR applicable as from 1 January 2021 - European agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road... ADR applicable as from 1 January 2021 - European agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road (Paperback)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Inland Transport Committee
R5,154 Discovery Miles 51 540 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road is intended to increase the safety of international transport of dangerous goods by road. Regularly amended and updated since its entry into force, it contains the conditions under which dangerous goods may be carried internationally. This version has been prepared on the basis of amendments applicable as from 1 January 2019. It contains in particular new or revised provisions concerning transport of adsorbed gases; lithium batteries (including damaged or defective lithium batteries, lithium batteries for disposal or recycling); asymmetric capacitors; discarded packagings; ammonium nitrate and radioactive material; testing of gas cartridges and fuel cell cartridges; marking of bundles of cylinders; and the applicability of ISO standards to the manufacture of new pressure receptacles or service equipment

Transhumant Grazing Systems in Temperate Asia - FAO Plant Production and Protection Series. 31 (Fao Plant Production Series)... Transhumant Grazing Systems in Temperate Asia - FAO Plant Production and Protection Series. 31 (Fao Plant Production Series) (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
R933 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R759 (81%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This book brings together studies by national scientists on traditional transhumant grazing systems, emphasizing grazing management and overall land use. Focus is on two zones in temperate Asia: the Himalaya-Hindu Kush and the colder areas of China, Mongolia and parts of Central Asia. Under prevailing conditions, mobile herding is the only sustainable way the population can make best use of the natural resources, but systems were dislocated by collectivization. In the Himalaya there is conflict between herders and sedentary groups. While poor pasture condition is a major constraint, the main problems are socio-economic and institutional and relate to land tenure and grazing rights. Fodder crops are, however, of great interest for settled groups who use the same pastures. Focus on technical solutions, herder training and participatory approaches should be within the context of political decisions.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Paperback): United Nations The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Paperback)
United Nations; Illustrated by Michel Streich
R234 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R33 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Frieda makes a difference - the sustainable development goals and how you too can change the world (Hardcover): United Nations Frieda makes a difference - the sustainable development goals and how you too can change the world (Hardcover)
United Nations
R449 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R24 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Join Frieda as she learns how to make a difference in the world! This is the story about a young girl named Frieda who embarks on a wonderful adventure to bring about positive change in the world. One day, Ana from the United Nations visits Frieda's school to teach her class about the Sustainable Development Goals - the world's plan to reduce poverty and protect the planet by 2030. Frieda develops a global perspective and is encouraged to take action against the biggest issues of our day: from combating climate change and protecting endangered species to ending poverty and fighting inequality. But most important, Frieda learns that 'everyone must work together to make the world much better for all'. With colourful illustrations, engaging text, and tips on how to change the world, children will discover what they can do to make a difference' in their lives and the lives around them.

Global Education Monitoring Report 2019 - Migration, Displacement and Education - Building Bridges, not Walls (Paperback):... Global Education Monitoring Report 2019 - Migration, Displacement and Education - Building Bridges, not Walls (Paperback)
United Nations Educational Scientific And Cultural Organization Unesco
R1,986 Discovery Miles 19 860 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The Report examines the education impact of migration and displacement across all population movements: within and across borders, voluntary and forced, for employment and education. It also reviews progress on education in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In view of increasing diversity, the report analyses how education can build inclusive societies and help people move beyond tolerance and learn to live together.

Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods - manual of tests and criteria (Paperback, 7th rev. ed): United Nations.... Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods - manual of tests and criteria (Paperback, 7th rev. ed)
United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe
R4,371 Discovery Miles 43 710 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The Manual of Tests and Criteria contains criteria, test methods and procedures to be used for classification of dangerous goods according to the provisions of Parts 2 and 3 of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Model Regulations, as well as of chemicals presenting physical hazards according to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). As a consequence, it supplements also national or international regulations which are derived from the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods or the GHS.At its ninth session (7 December 2018), the Committee adopted a set of amendments to the sixth revised edition of the Manual as amended by Amendment 1. This seventh revised edition takes account of these amendments. In addition, noting that the work to facilitate the use of the Manual in the context of the GHS had been completed, the Committee considered that the reference to the "Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods" in the title of the Manual was no longer appropriate, and decided that from now on, the Manual should be entitled "Manual of Tests and Criteria".

Global environment outlook 6 (GEO-6) - assessment for the pan-European region (Paperback): United Nations Environment Programme Global environment outlook 6 (GEO-6) - assessment for the pan-European region (Paperback)
United Nations Environment Programme
R1,860 Discovery Miles 18 600 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The sixth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) Assessment for the Pan-European Region paints a comprehensive picture of the environmental factors contributing to human health and well-being at the regional level.

Report of the Human Rights Committee - 120th session (3-28 July 2017); 121st session (16 October-10 November 2017); 122nd... Report of the Human Rights Committee - 120th session (3-28 July 2017); 121st session (16 October-10 November 2017); 122nd session (12 March-6 April 2018) (Paperback)
United Nations: Human Rights Committee, United Nations General Assembly
R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the official report of the Human Rights Committee submitted to the General Assembly on an annual basis. This report covers the 120th (3-28 July 2017), 121st (16 October-10 November 2017) and 122nd (12 March-6 April 2018) sessions.

Measuring and Monitoring Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals (Paperback): United Nations. Economic Commission... Measuring and Monitoring Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals (Paperback)
United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe
R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Human Development Report 2020 - The Next Frontier, Human Development and the Anthropocene (Paperback): United Nations... Human Development Report 2020 - The Next Frontier, Human Development and the Anthropocene (Paperback)
United Nations Development Programme
R1,162 Discovery Miles 11 620 Ships in 10 - 20 working days
International Migration Report 2020 - Highlights (Paperback): United Nations.Department of Economic and Social Affairs International Migration Report 2020 - Highlights (Paperback)
United Nations.Department of Economic and Social Affairs
R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Ships in 10 - 20 working days
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