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Tuesday 9 February 2016

Culture & Tourism

The decision-making process of meetings, congresses, conventions and incentives organizers. 2015 ed.

Corporate Author:
World Tourism Organization

The ETC/UNWTO study on The Decision-making Process of Meetings, Congresses, Conventions and Incentives Organisers aims at providing a better understanding of the Meetings Industry and the way meeting and event organisers make decisions. Aimed at DMOs, NTOs and NTAs, the study offers wide-ranging overview of the MCCI segments, as well as a comprehensive analysis of planners needs and expectations with respect to destination and venues choice. It also includes several best-practice examples of national convention bureaux in Europe, North America, South America and Asia.

  • ISBN: 9789284416851
  • 90.00

Development

The little data book on gender 2016.

Corporate Author:
World Bank

The Little Data Book on Gender 2016 is a quick reference for users interested in gender statistics. It presents sex-disaggregated data for more than 200 countries in a straightforward, country-by-country reference on education,health, access to economic opportunities, and public life and decision making. Summary pages that cover regional and income group aggregates are also included. This fourth issue of The Little Data Book on Gender reflects the structure of the World Development Report 2012 on Gender Equality and Development. The report examined the driving forces behind differences in key aspects of welfare between men and women - education and health, access to economic opportunities and productive resources, and the ability to make effective choices and take action. Gender equality is increasingly recognised as not only a core development objective, but smart economics. Over the past decades, countries have seen significant progress to raise living standards and close gaps between males and females, including visible improvements in health and education. At the same time, critical gaps persist in economic opportunity as well as agency of women and girls. Addressing gender inequalities requires continued efforts to overcome a complex set of interrelated challenges linking gaps in human capital and technology, women's disproportionate responsibility for unpaid work, legal discrimination, and gender-based violence.

  • ISBN: 9781464805561
  • 12.00

IT and Communications

Equipment interference: code of practice.

Corporate Author:
Home Office.

This code of practice provides guidance on the use by the Intelligence Services of Section 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 to authorise equipment interference to which the code applies. It provides guidance on the procedures that should be followed before equipment interference can take place under that provision, and on the processing, retention, destruction and disclosure of any information obtained by means of the interference

  • ISBN: 9780113413942
  • 10.00

IT and Communications

Interception of communications: code of practice.

Corporate Author:
Home Office.

This code of practice sets out the powers and duties conferred or imposed under Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 relating to the lawful interception of communications. It provides guidance on rules and procedures, record-keeping and on safeguards for handling intercept material. Primarily intended for those public authorities able to apply for the issue of an interception warrant, the code will also be informative to communications service providers' staff involved in the lawful interception of communications and others interested in the conduct of lawful interception of communications.

  • ISBN: 9780113413935
  • 12.00

Law & Order

Unfitness to plead.

House of Commons papers (2015-16) - 714.
Corporate Author:
Law Commission.

The unfitness to plead project looks at how defendants who lack sufficient ability to participate meaningfully in trial should be dealt with in the criminal courts. Defendants may be unfit to plead for a variety of reasons, including difficulties resulting from mental illness (longstanding or temporary), learning disability, developmental disorder or delay, a communication impairment or some other cause or combination of causes. The purpose of the legal test is to identify, accurately and efficiently, those vulnerable defendants who, as a result of such difficulties, cannot fairly be tried. The related procedures then provide for an alternative process by which criminal allegations can be scrutinised and arrangements made, where appropriate, to provide treatment for the defendant and protection for the public. The aim of the law in this area is to balance the rights of the vulnerable defendant who cannot fairly be tried with the interests of those affected by the alleged offence and the need to protect the public. The Commission was unable to work further on the project between January 2011 and early 2013 and during that period there were significant changes to the criminal justice system. In particular, there has been a very substantial reduction in the budget available for the administration of the criminal courts. However, there have also been significant advances in the way that the criminal justice system responds to vulnerable individuals. Additionally, the Government has made a commitment to a national model for liaison and diversion services. This aims to place mental health and learning disability professionals in police stations and all courts, to assist in the identification and onward referral of vulnerable offenders

  • ISBN: 9780102989335
  • 59.25

Social Issues

The welfare of Syrian refugees: evidence from Jordan and Lebanon.

Corporate Author:
World Bank. High Commissioner for Refugees. + United Nations.
Author:
Paolo Verme

The Syrian refugee crisis, which began in 2011, is one of the most pressing disasters in the world today, with its effects reverberating around the globe. By the end of 2015, more than 7.6 million of the country's people had been internally displaced and 4.3 million were registered refugees. The number of internally displaced persons and refugees amounts to about half of Syria's precrisis population. Thousands have died while trying to reach safety. Due to the large humanitarian response, there is now a wealth of available information on refugees' income and expenses, food and nutrition, health, education, employment, vulnerability, housing, and other measures of well-being. These data have been little explored, as humanitarian organisations face daily challenges that make the full use of existing data very difficult. The Welfare of Syrian Refugees: Evidence from Jordan and Lebanon aims to assess the poverty and vulnerability of these refugees and evaluate existing and alternative policies designed to help them. The authors find that current policies, including cash transfers and food vouchers, are effective in reducing poverty, but fail to lead to- nor are they designed to yield-economic inclusion and self-reliance. Those goals would require a different humanitarian and development paradigm, one that focuses on growth policies for areas affected by refugees where the target population has a mix of refugees and hosting populations. This volume is the result of the first comprehensive collaboration between the World Bank Group and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and aims to better understand and ultimately improve the well-being of Syrian refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon

  • ISBN: 9781464807701
  • 28.00

Transport

The Driving Instructors (Registration) Bill Delegated Powers Memorandum.

Cm. 9200.
Corporate Author:
Department for Transport.

This memorandum has been prepared for the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee to assist with its scrutiny of the Driving Instructors (Registration) Bill. It identifies the provisions of the Bill that confer powers to make delegated legislation and explains in each case why the power has been taken and explains the nature of, and the reason for, the procedure selected. In Great Britain it is unlawful for a person to conduct driving instruction for payment unless they are an "Approved Driving Instructor" commonly known as an "ADI". To become registered as an ADI a person currently has to pass 3 examinations that test driving theory, driving ability and instructional skill, they must also be medically fit to instruct and be a "fit and proper person" to be entered on the register. This Bill contains two measures to simplify the registration of driving instructors. The first allows a driving instructor to request voluntary removal from the register of driving instructors. The second simplifies the process for rejoining the register where a person's registration has lapsed.

  • ISBN: 9780101888349
  • 6.25

Transport

FSS code: international code for fire safety systems. 2015 ed.

Corporate Author:
International Maritime Organization

This publication presents engineering specifications for fire safety equipment and systems required by SOLAS chapter II-2 concerning: (i) international shore connections; (ii) personnel protection; (iii) fire extinguishers; (iv) fixed gas fire-extinguishing systems; (v) fixed foam fire-extinguishing systems; (vi) fixed pressure water-spraying and water-mist fire-extinguishing systems; (vii) automatic sprinkler, fire detection and fire alarm systems; (viii) fixed fire detection and fire alarm systems; (ix) sample extraction smoke detection systems; (x) low-location lighting systems; (xi) fixed emergency fire pumps; (xii) arrangement of means of escape; (xiii) fixed deck foam systems; (xiv) inert gas systems; (xv) fixed hydrocarbon gas detection systems. This edition also includes IMO resolutions and circulars relevant to the Code.

  • ISBN: 9789280116014
  • 30.00