Daily List 116

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Monday 18 June 2018

Agriculture

Improving governance of pastoral lands: implementing the voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security.

Governance of tenure technical guide 6.
Corporate Author:
Food and Agriculture Organization
Author:
Jonathan Davies

The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security explicitly mention pastoralists as users of the Guidelines and as targets of capacity building. Despite the historical and often ongoing marginalisation of pastoralists, this technical guide has been developed in response to emerging opportunities to support pastoralists and to strengthen their land and resource rights. Essential elements of sustainable pastoralism such as securing customary rights, mobility and effective participation of communities in decision-making processes have been connected to the role pastoralists play in sustainable natural resource management. In some countries, legislation and legal frameworks related to sustainable governance of pastoral land are already in place, but in a rapidly changing environment with emerging issues such as growing population, land degradation, climate change, rising insecurities, land privatisation and diminishing resources, the need to strengthen responsible governance of tenure in pastoral and has never been more urgent. It is strongly recommended to use this guide as a framework for developing more locally specific advice for pastoralists, helping them to secure their land according to the legal, political and social contexts in which they live. Continuation of the global discourse on governance of tenure in pastoral lands should be encouraged in order to build solidarity among the world's half a billion pastoral peoples.

  • ISBN: 9789251092927
  • 26.50

Economy

Regional economic outlook: Middle East and Central Asia.

World economic and financial surveys
Corporate Author:
International Monetary Fund

Economic prospects for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) and Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) regions are diverging. Despite the strengthening global recovery, the outlook for MENAP countries remains relatively subdued due to the continued adjustment to low oil prices and regional conflicts. In contrast, the outlook for the CCA region is improving, supported by the more favorable global environment. In both regions, efforts to promote growth-friendly fiscal consolidation, stronger monetary policy frameworks, economic diversification and private sector development should continue. The window of opportunity arising from various integration initiatives and the favorable external environment call for increasing trade openness, while the adoption of financial technologies could increase financial inclusion and facilitate greater access to credit. Together, these actions will help MENAP and CCA countries to secure higher and more inclusive growth.

  • ISBN: 9781484312520
  • 29.50

Social Issues

Celebrating childhood: a journey to end violence against children.

Corporate Author:
United Nations. Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children

A book about what ending violence against children takes, means and brings. It's a celebration of childhood and a manifesto for a world where children can grow with dignity and free from violence. Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Study on Violence against children, this book gathers inspiring testimonies of people whose talent and time are bringing us closer to a world of non-violence for all children. It shows that violence is not an inevitable fate and that positive change is happening. By focusing on concrete and diverse examples of how personal commitment can transform the world, we aim to unleash the same potential in many other people, inviting and inspiring them to get engaged, to use their time and talent and actively contribute to achieve zero violence against children by 2030.

  • ISBN: 9789211013573
  • 18.95

Trade

International accounting and reporting issues: 2016 review.

Corporate Author:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

The International Accounting and Reporting Issues Review presents country case studies on the interrelated topics of compliance monitoring and enforcement mechanisms in relation to corporate reporting, auditing and regulation of professional accountants within the context of achieving high-quality corporate reporting. These case studies are continuations of similar studies that have already been published previously.

  • ISBN: 9789211129120
  • 70.50