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Children's Action for Disaster Risk Reduction 2012. Views from Children in Asia
  • Children's Action for Disaster Risk Reduction 2012. Views from Children in Asia
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). October 2012
  • The Asia Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) Declaration adopted in Incheon in 2010 recognized "the need to protect women, children and other vulnerable groups from the disproportionate impacts of disaster and to empower them to promote resiliency within their communities and workplaces". The aim of this publication is to provide children and youth in Asia a platform to report on progress made towards these commitments from their own point of view. This publication seeks to document the perspective of children from seven Asia countries ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Children, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Education, Floods, Livelihoods, Resilience, Risk management, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups, Youth

Blue Book: Inventory of main standards and parameters of the pan-European Inland waterway network. 2nd revised edition
  • Blue Book: Inventory of main standards and parameters of the pan-European Inland waterway network. 2nd revised edition
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). October 2012
  • The objective of the Blue Book is to establish an inventory of existing and envisaged standards and parameters of European inland waterways and ports of international importance and to show, on an internationally comparable basis, the current inland navigation infrastructure parameters in Europe as compared to the minimum standards and parameters prescribed in the European Agreement on Main Inland Waterways of International Importance (AGN).
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Shipping, Transboundary waters

Atlas of health and climate
  • Atlas of health and climate
  • World Health Organization (WHO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). October 2012
  • This atlas provides sound scientific information on the connections between weather and climate and major health challenges. These range from diseases of poverty to emergencies arising from extreme weather events and disease outbreaks. They also include environmental degradation, the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases and the universal trend of demographic ageing. Water-related diseases such as malaria and diarrhoea or water-related emergency situation such as floods and droughts are analysed. The Atlas gives practical examples of how the use ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Disease, Drought, Floods, Health, Risk management

The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012: Reducing Vulnerability and Exposure to Disasters
  • The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012: Reducing Vulnerability and Exposure to Disasters
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). October 2012
  • The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2012 provides an analysis of the impact of disasters on Asian and Pacific countries between 1970 to 2011, and discusses the twin challenge faced by the region of increasing exposure of its people and economic assets, and heightened vulnerabilities experienced by the poor and other disadvantaged groups to disasters. Pressures resulting from rapid urban development and economic growth have resulted in people and economic activities expanding into increasingly exposed and hazard-prone land. It also highlights that smaller economi...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Capacity building, Climate change, Communication, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Floods, Investments, Land management, Legal aspects, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Resilience, Risk management, Technology, Urbanization, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups

Animal waste, water quality and human health
  • Animal waste, water quality and human health
  • World Health Organization (WHO). October 2012
  • This book collects relevant information, in connection with five different pathogens, on the scope of domestic animal and bird faeces discharged into the environment, the fate and transport of the faecal wastes (and the pathogens they may contain) that have been discharged into the environment, human exposure to the faecal wastes, potential health effects associated with those exposures and interventions that will limit human exposures to livestock waste. It also addresses the monitoring, detection and management related to these phenomena.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Health, Livestock, Microbiology, Pollution, Risk management, Water quality

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