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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Health

Global status report on alcohol and health 2014.

Corporate Author:
World Health Organization

WHO has published several reports in the past on this topic with the last one being published in 2011, but this report of 2014 has some unique features. First, it describes some progress made in alcohol policy development in WHO member States after endorsement of the Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol in 2010. Second, this report provides a wealth of information on alcohol-related indicators for the comprehensive global monitoring framework for the prevention and control of NCDs adopted by the 66th World Health Assembly. The global monitoring framework was developed fulfilling the mandate given by the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) and includes the voluntary target of a 10% relative reduction in harmful use of alcohol by 2025 against 2010 baseline. And thirdly, this report presents an overview of some mechanisms and pathways which are behind the impact of harmful use of alcohol on public health. This report provides a global overview on alcohol consumption in relation to public health (Chapter 1) as well as information on: the consumption of alcohol in populations (Chapter 2); the health consequences of alcohol consumption (Chapter 3); and policy responses at national level (Chapter 4). The report also contains country profiles for all 193 WHO Member States as well as data tables to support information provided in chapters 2-4 (Appendices I-III) and a section explaining data sources and methods used in this report (Appendix IV).

  • ISBN: 9789241564755
  • 52.00
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Science & Technology

Lessons learned from environmental remediation programmes.

IAEA nuclear energy series NP-T-3.6.
Corporate Author:
International Atomic Energy Agency

Environmental remediation, in the context of legacy sites, is being carried out in IAEA Member States at different paces. There is already significant experience and expertise present from around the world as nuclear and associated facilities are closed and move through the decommissioning and environmental remediation phases. Methodological approaches and remediation technologies have been developed to deal with different remediation situations and subsequently adapted to site specific conditions. They have also been further fine tuned as they have been rolled out either on relatively small or large scale projects. This publication is intended to capture part of this experience and make it available to IAEA Member States, so that they can benefit from the existing knowledge when planning and implementing their remediation programmes.

  • ISBN: 9789201453105
  • 28.00
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Transport

Compendium on facilitation and electronic business. 2014 rev. ed.

Corporate Author:
International Maritime Organization

This edition of the Revised IMO Compendium on Facilitation and Electronic Business was adopted at the thirty-eighth session of the FAL Committee and supersedes the 2001 edition. This edition contains the UN/EDIFACT codes for the FAL Forms established in the FAL Convention as well as for reporting security-related information prior to the entry of a ship into port.

  • ISBN: 9789280115475
  • 10.00
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Trade

UNCTAD handbook of statistics 2013.

Corporate Author:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics provides a comprehensive, reliable, coherent and comparable collection of statistical data relevant to the analysis of international trade, investment and development, for individual countries and for economic and trade groupings. The publication presents consolidated reference statistics considered of particular importance for describing how developing countries have evolved in the context of globalization for the following subjects: International merchandise trade, exports and imports structure by products and by regions of origin and destination, and related concentration and diversification indices; volume and unit value indices of exports and imports, terms of trade and purchasing power indices of exports; applied import tariff rates; international trade in services, exports and imports of services by service categories; world merchant fleet; commodity free-market prices and relevant price indices; international financial data: current account net of balance of payments, foreign direct investment, external indebtedness, migrants' remittances, international reserves, official financial flows and indicators of development: gross domestic product, population and labour force. The printed edition of the Handbook is a valuable tool for research, policy making and education, which can also be used in conjunction with the DVD containing the full time series of data.

  • ISBN: 9789210120760
  • 95.00
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