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Monday 27 April 2015

Economy

Structural change and growth in Central America and the Dominican Republic: an overview of two decades, 1990-2011.

Libros de la Cepal 122.
Corporate Author:
United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Author:
Hugo E. Beteta, Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid

This publication looks at changes that have occurred with the production structure, trade and society in Central America and the Dominican Republic, and how they have influenced the countries' growth trajectories. One of the conclusions it reaches is that the subregion overall has enjoyed faster economic growth than the rest of Latin America over the two decades examined, 1990-2011, which has helped to raise incomes and living standards. Yet this progress falls far short of what is needed, given the high levels of poverty and indigence and the glaring inequalities suffered by much of the population in Central America and the Dominican Republic.

  • ISBN: 9789211218640
  • 25.00

Environment

UNEP year book 2014: emerging issues in our global environment. [11th] ed.

Corporate Author:
United Nations Environment Programme

The UNEP Year Book series examines emerging environmental issues and policy-relevant events and developments. It also presents the latest trends using key environmental indicators. This 2014 edition shows that changes in the Arctic will have consequences far beyond this fragile region and that they require an urgent international response. The volume of chemicals in the world continues to grow, with a shift in production from developed to developing countries. To meet the goal of producing and using chemicals in ways that minimize significant impacts on health and the environment by 2020, efforts must be made to reduce the use of toxic chemicals, promote safer alternatives and build capacity for sound chemicals management. Adequate information for minimizing chemical risks is essential to support these efforts.

  • ISBN: 9789280733815
  • 23.00

Social Issues

Global report on trafficking in persons 2014 (Includes text on country profiles data).

Corporate Author:
United Nations. Office on Drugs and Crime

Trafficking in persons is a crime that affects nearly every country in the world. The 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is the second in a biennial series of UNODC reports on this topic. The Report, which is primarily based on officially reported information from Governments across the world, focuses on patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at the global, regional and national levels. The aim of the Report is twofold: firstly, to foster a better understanding of this crime, and secondly, to strengthen the collective response to it. This edition also includes the Country Profiles showing statistical data for the years 2010 through to 2013 in some cases.

  • ISBN: 9789211338300
  • 49.00