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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Environment

Transformations for sustainable development: promoting environmental sustainability in Asia and the Pacific.

Corporate Author:
United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

This report is a combined effort by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations University (UNU), and the Institute for Global and Environmental Strategies (IGES), and is being published as governments and other stakeholders prepare to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - a plan for people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership. While 'transformation' has become a buzz-word during the formulation of this agenda, how to make it happen has not been addressed properly. This report underlines that the Sustainable Development Goals will only be achieved when key Asia-Pacific megatrends are managed in a way that creates opportunities for achieving sustainable development outcomes. It supports national and regional efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda. Regional megatrends such as urbanization, trade and economic integration and rising consumption and changing consumption patterns are already shaping the future patterns of resource use, and defining who will be the 'winners' and who will be the 'losers'. The report examines the four critical determinants of the relationship between the economy, people and nature explored in this publication as targets for a fundamental transformation - social justice, resource efficiency, investment flows and economic structures

  • ISBN: 9789211207088
  • 38.95

International Organisations

The League of Nations' work on social issues: visions, endeavours and experiments.

Corporate Author:
United Nations. Department of Public Information
Author:
Magaly Rodriguez Garcia (editor), Davide Rodogno (editor), Liat Kozma (editor)

This edited volume offers a fresh look into the history of the League of Nations. It uses the League of Nations' involvement in social issues as a unique prism for understanding the League's development, as well as the development of interwar international relations more generally. Off the beaten path of diplomatic history, this perspective allows the authors to trace less familiar actors and unexpected alliances. It enables contributors to reassess the League's impact on European societies, their colonial possessions, and non-European states. As such, it also marks a paradigm shift in the League's Eurocentric historiography toward one that acknowledges its global reach

  • ISBN: 9789211015003
  • 25.95

Transport

The United Nations Motorcycle Helmet Study.

Corporate Author:
United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe

This publication is part of WP.29. 'How it works and how to join it' series. It examines issues, progress and challenges in efforts to improve the safety and wellbeing of motorcycle riders through the use of approved motorcycle helmets. The growth in motorcycles is accompanied by an increase in serious and fatal accidents. Evidence shows that once internationally harmonized helmet regulations, such as the UN Regulation No. 22 type-approval system for helmets, are in place and laws on helmet wearing are enforced, these trends tend to reverse. In examining the relationship of income growth and national motorcycle fleet expansion, this study argues the socio-economic case for introduction of helmet regulations and their enforcement by delivering a benefit-cost analysis of taking such legislative actions.

  • ISBN: 9789211171075
  • 17.50

Trade

International accounting and reporting issues: 2014 review.

Corporate Author:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

The International Accounting and Reporting Issues 2014 Review is focused 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. In order to facilitate sharing of experiences among members States and also to provide practical examples of compliance monitoring and enforcement mechanisms in relation to international corporate reporting standards and codes. the UNCTAD secretariat, in cooperation with top experts on these topics, prepared country case studies on Australia, Belgium and Canada. Chapter I analyzes the key elements that member States need to consider when building efficient monitoring and enforcement systems for companies, audit firms and professional accountants. It highlights standards and guidance for good practices and discusses the main challenges to establish efficient mechanisms for the monitoring of compliance and enforcement. The respective country case studies are contained in chapters II through IV.

  • ISBN: 9789211128987
  • 64.95