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Exploring the Business Case for Corporate Action on Sanitation. White paper
  • Exploring the Business Case for Corporate Action on Sanitation. White paper
  • United Nations Global Compact. September 2014
  • This white paper explores why action on sanitation is a moral imperative for companies around the world, and why there is also a good business case for making it so. It discusses the business risks resulting from a lack of sanitation, and the business opportunities and benefits offered by sanitation interventions. The paper focuses on unpacking the business drivers for action on sanitation as well as on presenting a framework for how companies can support sanitation objectives.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Corporate Social Responsibility, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Education, Health, Hygiene, Open defecation, Risk management, Sanitation, Water supply

Keeping Track of Adaptation Actions in Africa. Targeted Fiscal Stimulus Actions Making a Difference
  • Keeping Track of Adaptation Actions in Africa. Targeted Fiscal Stimulus Actions Making a Difference
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2014
  • Using projects conducted in various countries in sub-Saharan Africa, this publication shows, in myriad ways, the direct benefits of adaptation actions and their capability to provide transitional pathways to green growth and sustainable development. It also shows how concrete demonstration actions can provide solutions that can move countries and communities in Africa towards climate-resilient development. The first part of the booklet presents "snapshots" of the many elements of the climate change context (including water scarcity, agricultural production, ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Energy, Floods, Forests, Green economy, Health, Land management, Resilience, Risk management, Sustainable development, Water scarcity

Meeting on the Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. Microbial Aspects Working Group Meeting. Chemical Mixtures Meeting
  • Meeting on the Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality. Microbial Aspects Working Group Meeting. Chemical Mixtures Meeting
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2014
  • This meeting report presents the proceedings of the World Health Organization (WHO) Joint Expert Meeting on Water Quality and Health with support from the public utility board (PUB) of Singapore, held in Singapore from 5-7 June 2014. It focuses on the guidelines for drinking-water quality and discusses the post 4th edition activities.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Microbiology, Risk management, Water quality, Water treatment

Water Safety in Distribution Systems
  • Water Safety in Distribution Systems
  • World Health Organization (WHO). June 2014
  • Water quality deterioration in distribution systems, mainly caused by inappropriate planning, design and construction or inadequate operation and maintenance and water quality control, has been linked to a significant proportion of the burden of waterborne and water-related illness. Stresses on these systems caused by rapid urbanization, population growth and aging infrastructure further exacerbates the problems. This reference tool has been developed to help water suppliers and regulators who are familiar with the Water Safety Plan (WSP) approach enhance the...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Capacity building, Communication, Disease, Drinking water, Health, Infrastructure, Monitoring, Pollution, Risk management, Urban areas, Wastewater, Water quality, Water safety plans (WSPs), Water supply, Water treatment

UNICEF Annual Report 2013
  • UNICEF Annual Report 2013
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). June 2014
  • This Annual Report summarises UNICEF's work during 2013, with specific reference to the implementation of the Strategic Plan to guide equity-focused work over the next four years across all priorities: child health, HIV and AIDS, water, sanitation and hygiene, nutrition, education, child protection and social inclusion - and cross-cutting issues like gender and early childhood development. The report covers a wide body of humanitarian work that refers consistently to the importance of water and sanitation in achieving UNICEF's goals.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Children, Education, Equity, Gender, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, Vulnerable groups

State of the World's Forests 2014. Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests. In brief
  • State of the World's Forests 2014. Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests. In brief
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). June 2014
  • Executive summary of "State of the World's Forests 2014. Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests".
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Food security, Forests, Health, Investments, Livelihoods, Poverty, Rural areas, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge, Water conservation , Water security

State of the World's Forests 2014. Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests
  • State of the World's Forests 2014. Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). June 2014
  • State of the World's Forests, which is published on a biennial basis, presents up-to-date information on key themes affecting the world's forests. This report addresses a crucial knowledge gap by bringing together and analysing data about the socioeconomic benefits of forests that has not been systematically examined before, through 4 chapters each providing a summary of key findings. The report acknowledges that forests also play a vital role in global climate change mitigation and contribute to soil and water conservation in many fragile ecosystems. The fir...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Ecosystem services, Ecosystems, Food security, Forests, Health, Investments, Livelihoods, Poverty, Rural areas, Sustainable development, Traditional knowledge, Water conservation , Water security

(The) State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014: Opportunities and challenges
  • (The) State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014: Opportunities and challenges
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). May 2014
  • This new edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture highlights the significant role that fisheries and aquaculture play in eliminating hunger, promoting health and reducing poverty. This report is presented in four chapters, part 1 World review of fisheries and aquaculture, part 2 Selected issues in fisheries and aquaculture, part 3 Highlights of special studies and part 4 Meeting future fish demand: outlook and approaches.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Climate change, Community management, Food security, Health, Poverty, Water management

Prisons and Health
  • Prisons and Health
  • World Health Organization (WHO). May 2014
  • This report outlines important suggestions by international experts to improve the health of those in prison and to reduce both the health risks and risks to society of imprisonment. In particular, it aims to facilitate better prison health practices in the fields of: (i) human rights and medical ethics, (ii) communicable diseases, (iii) noncommunicable diseases, (iv) oral health, (v) risk factors, (vi) vulnerable groups and (vii) prison health management. It is aimed at professional staff at all levels of responsibility for the health and well-being of detai...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disease, Drinking water, Health, Human rights, Hygiene, Sanitation, Vulnerable groups

Second joint meeting of experts on targets and indicators for health and well-being in Health 2020
  • Second joint meeting of experts on targets and indicators for health and well-being in Health 2020
  • World Health Organization (WHO). April 2014
  • "The overall purpose of this meeting was to support the new European policy for health 'Health 2020'. The expert meeting discussed options for domains and indicators for objective well-being in Health 2020, as well as the theoretical and practical constraints affecting choices of indicators. In addition to the well-established requirements for indicators (face and construct validity, for example), a core requirement was that indicators should have reasonable availability across the 53 Member States in the WHO European Region. In practice, this proved to be a ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Education, Environment, Health, Information and data, Livelihoods, Sanitation, Sustainable development

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