The Legal Tools for Peacemaking Project at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the Mediation Support Unit in the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), has created the new database, Language of Peace. It enables researchers to quickly cross-search the provisions words and language used in over 1,000 peace […]
The UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library has digitized 19 books in this important series. Titles in this series include: The United Nations and Apartheid, 1948-1994; United Nations and Human Rights, 1945-1995; The United Nations and Cambodia, 1991-1995; The United Nations and Nuclear Non-proliferation; The United Nations and El Salvador, 1990-1995; The United Nations and Mozambique, 1992-1995; […]
Yes according to the most recent report from Plan International. They refer to a lack of gender data collected by governments which makes it difficult for policy makers and other organisations to attain development goals. For instance they quote that of the 14 indicators that will be used to measure Goal 5 of the Sustainable […]
Tackling Violence against Women is a great new website from the LSE centre for Women Peace and Security which aims to offer students and members of the public a solid introduction to the human rights instruments and laws designed to end discrimination and violence against women and girls. It covers both international treaties as well […]
This aims to create a single platform or place where information can be found about people displaced by natural crises, disasters and climate change. It is supported by Federal Republic of Germany in order to implement the recommendations of the Nansen Initiative Protection Agenda. It currently contains news and documents relating to refugees, displacement and humanitarian […]
For those who find the abbreviations used by the UN and its agencies difficult to understand try the latest free app which covers common acronyms and a glossary of terms.
This week the World’s First international humanitarian conference opened. But can a United Nations Summit fix a system being stretched beyond capacity? Listen to this podcast from UN Despatch to see what Shannon Scribner Oxfam America’s Humanitarian Policy Manager thinks. Then browse the further links on our special blog postings. The second of which spotlight […]
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UNU Jargon Buster glossary app for smartphones has about 450 A-Z entries. Find out what the many UN abbreviations mean including those of programmes and organisations. They are also helpfully cross-referenced with the Sustainable Development Goals. If you are looking for help with research on the United Nations try the helpful guides produced by the Dag […]
Find out by consulting the ranking in the latest annual report from Save the Children. It considers inequality between Mothers and infants in urban areas around the world. You have to register to download the report. WHO Global Health Observatory has data on worldwide maternal mortality 1990-2013
Regional gender pay gaps vary from an average 33% in South Asia to 14% in the Middle East and North Africa. This is one of the key findings of the UN 2014/15 Progress of the World’s Women report. It emphasises the need to transform economies in order to improve women’s lives.