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Monday 20 April 2015

Education & Training

ISCED 2011 operational manual: guidelines for classifying national education programmes and related qualifications.

Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. UNESCO. Institute of Statistics. + Eurostat.

The structure of education systems varies widely between countries. In order to produce internationally comparable education statistics and indicators, it is necessary to have a framework to collect and report data on education programmes with a similar level of educational content. UNESCO's International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) is the reference classification for organising education programmes and related qualifications by education levels and fields. The basic concepts and definitions of ISCED are intended to be internationally valid and comprehensive of the full range of education systems. ISCED 2011 is the second major revision of this classification (initially developed in the 1970s and first revised in 1997). It was adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in November 2011. Prepared jointly by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), the OECD and Eurostat, this operational manual provides guidelines and explanatory notes for the interpretation of the revised classification, by each education level. It also includes country examples of programmes and qualifications that have been classified to ISCED 2011. This manual will be useful for national statisticians collecting and reporting data on education to international organisations, as well as for policymakers and researchers interested in better understanding of these data.

  • ISBN: 9789264228351
  • 50.00


GEO-5 for business: impacts of changing environment on the corporate sector.

Corporate Author:
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication assessed the current state and trends of the global environment, in which population growth, economic development, urbanization, and globalization are driving degradation across numerous environmental indicators. Out of 90 environmental goals and objectives assessed in GEO-5, significant progress could only be shown for four. Chapter 2 of the report briefly summarizes the drivers and trends described in GEO-5. Both the specific trends in GEO-5 and the broader picture of decline have significant implications for companies around the world, regardless of size or sector, some of which are reflected in the areas of Greenhouse gases, Severe Weather, Land Conversion, Water Availability, Water Pollution, Biodiversity, Chemical Exposure, and Waste.

  • ISBN: 9789280733440
  • 16.50


Integrating the environment in urban planning and management: key principles and approaches for cities in the 21st century.

Corporate Author:
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is intended to encourage and support urban decision-makers as it recognizes that action taken in towns and cities is essential for addressing global environmental problems, and with an increasing proportion of the world's population living in urban areas in low- and middle-income countries, these are important sites for engaging with the environment. Recognizing the increasing role of cities, it builds on the 2007 report, Liveable Cities: the benefits of urban environmental planning. Since the launch of the Liveable Cities report in 2007, cities have become increasingly prominent in terms of addressing global environmental issues. Much of this has been around climate change, with the expansion of initiatives such as the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, the launch of the Carbon Cities Climate Registry in 2010, and the initiation of the Durban Adaptation Charter in 2011.

  • ISBN: 9789280733501
  • 16.50


African central government debt: statistical yearbook 2003-2013. 2014 ed.

Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

This publication provides comprehensive and consistent information on African central government debt statistics for the period 2003-2013. Detailed quantitative information on central government debt instruments is provided for 17 countries to meet the requirements of debt managers, other financial policy makers and market analysts. A cross country overview on African debt management policies and country policy notes provides background information on debt issuance as well as on the institutional and regulatory framework governing debt management policy.

  • ISBN: 9789264226999
  • 49.00


The gender dimension of non-medical use of prescription drugs in Europe and the Mediterranean region.

Corporate Author:
Council of Europe. Coherent Policy Expert Group (Pompidou Group).

In recent years, the non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) has caused increasing public concern around the globe. Women constitute a special risk category for NMUPD and understanding gender as it relates to this phenomenon is now a critical requirement for effective policy and practice. Intended primarily for policy makers and researchers, this Pompidou Group publication aims to explore gender specificities in terms of the use and misuse of prescription drugs in Europe and the Mediterranean region. Using secondary sources, it also seeks to identify gaps in the data available in the area covered and to make recommendations for further research, coherent policy development and effective, gender-sensitive practice. This publication is an initial attempt to map this emerging phenomenon and to identify lacunae and avenues for further investigation. It constitutes an important resource for those interested in the interaction between gender and drug use.

  • ISBN: 9789287180216
  • 26.00


Addressing dementia: the OECD response.

OECD health policy studies
Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The large and growing human and financial cost of dementia provides an imperative for policy action. It is already the second largest cause of disability for the over-70s and it costs $645bn per year globally, and ageing populations mean that these costs will grow. There is no cure or effective treatment for dementia, and too often people do not get appropriate health and care services, leading to a poor quality of life. Our failure to tackle these issues provides a compelling illustration of some of today's most pressing policy challenges. We need to rethink our research on an innovation model, since progress on dementia has stalled and investment is just a fraction of what it is for other diseases of similar importance and profile. But even then a cure will be decades away, so we need better policies to improve the lives of people living with dementia now. Communities need to adjust to become more accommodating of people with dementia and families who provide informal care must be better supported. Formal care services and care institutions need to promote dignity and independence, while coordination of health and care services must be improved. But there is hope: if we can harness big data we may be able to address the gaps in our knowledge around treatment and care.

  • ISBN: 9789264231719
  • 32.00

Science & Technology

Proceedings of an International Conference on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources: Maintaining Continuous Global Control of Sources throughout Their Life Cycle : proceedings of an international conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 27-31 October 2013.

Proceedings series
Corporate Author:
International Atomic Energy Agency. + United Nations.

The IAEA works with its Member States to help them ensure the safety and security of radioactive sources. The purpose of this Conference was to review current success and challenges in ensuring the safety and security of radioactive sources and to identify means to maintain the highest level of safety and security throughout their life cycle, from manufacture to disposal. These Proceedings contain the opening addresses, the invited and contributed papers presented during the sessions, and summaries of the discussions. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the presentations of most of the papers presented orally, as well as the complete text of the printed volume. The CD-ROM also contains the national reports on implementation of the Code of Conduct submitted to the Conference by States, as per the formalized process established in 2006.

  • ISBN: 9789201052148
  • 83.00