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Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals. MDG Report 2013. Food security in Africa: Issues, challenges and lessons
  • Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals. MDG Report 2013. Food security in Africa: Issues, challenges and lessons
  • African Development Bank (AfDB), African Union Commission (AUC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). May 2013
  • As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target date of 2015 approaches, this report takes stock of Africa's progress. This 2013 MDG report reveals a mixed pattern successes and failures, improvements and challenges, innovations and obstacles. The report summarizes Africa's MDG performance and identifies the best performing countries by indicator. Information about Target 7C: Halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, as well as on factors hindering progress in access to safe drin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Food security, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sanitation, Water supply

Actions to protect the public in an emergency due to severe conditions at a light water reactor
  • Actions to protect the public in an emergency due to severe conditions at a light water reactor
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). May 2013
  • This publication is intended to provide an understanding of the actions necessary to protect the public for those responsible for making and for acting on decisions in the event of an emergency involving actual or projected severe damage to the fuel in the reactor core or spent fuel pool at a light water reactor (LWR) or spent fuel pool. It provides a basis for developing the tools and criteria at the preparedness stage that would be needed in taking protective actions and other actions in response to an emergency. It could also be of direct use in the respon...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Emergency situations

A new global partnership: Eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development. The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Technical Support Team Issues Brief: Water and Sanitation
  • Technical Support Team Issues Brief: Water and Sanitation
  • UN-Water. May 2013
  • This issues brief summarizes main water and sanitation-related commitments made by Member States at Rio+20, different proposals for integrating water and sanitation issues into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) framework, and some reflections from the Post 2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Water.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Water supply

Progress on sanitation and drinking-water: 2013 update
  • Progress on sanitation and drinking-water: 2013 update
  • WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP). May 2013
  • This Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation reports on access to drinking-water and sanitation worldwide and on progress towards related targets under Millennium Development Goal 7 "to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation". The estimates presented in the 2013 report describe the situation as of end-2011. This 2013 update presents country and regional estimates for the year 2011 and global trends in sanitation, open defecation and access to drinking-water for the period 1990-...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Rural areas, Sanitation, Urban areas, Water supply

Natural solutions for water security
  • Natural solutions for water security
  • Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). May 2013
  • In view of the importance of water to sustainable development, and pressing problems with water availability and quality, the emphasis of this booklet is on how biodiversity provides us with solutions to meet water-related challenges. The booklet has been prepared for the International Day for Biological Biodiversity, which in 2013 focuses on water and biodiversity.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Disaster prevention, Ecosystems, Food security, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Mountains, Water cooperation, Water cycle, Water security, Wetlands

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2013. From Shared Risk to Shared Value: the Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction. Executive summary

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2013. From Shared Risk to Shared Value: the Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2013. From Shared Risk to Shared Value: the Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2013
  • This 2013 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR13) is the third biennial report coordinated by UNISDR. The previous two editions of the Global Assessment Report were predominantly written for an audience of policy- and decision-makers in government departments. In expanding its analysis to include and focus on the role of private investment, GAR13 aims at business leaders and private investors, on the one hand, and at local and national regulators, on the other hand.GAR13 explores how businesses, by investing in disaster risk management, ca...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Economic impact, Resilience, Risk management, Urbanization

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