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Global Agenda 2013: Water, Energy, and the Arab Awakening
  • Global Agenda 2013: Water, Energy, and the Arab Awakening
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). October 2014
  • This report examines water resource conflicts in the context of the Arab Spring. It contains comments and papers on: the state of water and politics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; the water-energy nexus and climate change; sectarianism and Middle Easter geopolitics; and nuclear non-proliferation. Among issues addressed is the proposed Red Sea-Dead Sea canal, which would be designed to rehabilitate parts of the Jordan River Basin as well as the relationship between energy and food demand and water supply.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Arab countries
  • Main themes: Climate change, Conflicts, Energy, Ethics, Food security, Public policy, River Basin Management, Sustainable development, Water management, Water security, Water supply

Leading MDG Action. Accelerating Action: Global Leaders on Challenges and Opportunities for MDG Achievement
  • Leading MDG Action. Accelerating Action: Global Leaders on Challenges and Opportunities for MDG Achievement
  • United Nations (UN). September 2014
  • This report presents progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with concrete examples from around the world. As a cross-cutting theme, water and sanitation issues are highlighted in different sections of the report.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Children, Disease, Drinking water, Education, Environment, Equity, Financing, Gender, Health, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Vulnerable groups, Water supply

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

Water Governance in the Arab Region. Managing Scarcity and Securing the Future
  • Water Governance in the Arab Region. Managing Scarcity and Securing the Future
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). November 2013
  • This report addresses the issue of water governance in the Arab Region in a context of water scarcity. Chapter 1 reviews the state of water resources in the Arab region, the threats to these resources and the impact of diminishing water sustainability. Chapter 2 addresses major water governance challenges in the Arab region. It emphasizes policy choices and relevant interests. Chapter 3 discusses three main issues: water security, the ultimate goal in efforts to achieve sustainable development; effective water governance, the way forward in achieving water se...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Arab countries
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Desalination, Energy, Financing, Food security, Groundwater, Legal aspects, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Valuation, Vulnerability, Wastewater, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water policy, Water scarcity, Water security

Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank. June 2013
  • This report focuses on the risks of climate change to development in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and South Asia. Building on the 2012 report, Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4C Warmer World Must be Avoided, this new scientific analysis examines the likely impacts of present day (0.8C), 2C and 4C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across these regions. It finds many significant climate and development impacts are already being felt in some regions, and in some cases multiple threats of increasing extreme he...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Climate change, Drought, Ecosystems, Floods, Food security, Groundwater, Vulnerability, Water availability, Water demand, Water scarcity, Water security

Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals. MDG Report 2013. Food security in Africa: Issues, challenges and lessons. Executive summary

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

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

Global Monitoring Report 2013. Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals. Overview

Global Monitoring Report 2013. Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals
  • Global Monitoring Report 2013. Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank. April 2013
  • The Global Monitoring Report (GMR) is an annual report card on the world"s progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Each annual report has a thematic focus, an aspect of the development agenda on which the GMR provides a more in-depth assessment. The theme of GMR 2013 is rural-urban disparities in development and ways urbanization can better help achieve the MDGs. The report highlights the need to accelerate efforts to improve the lives of the poor in both rural and urban areas and states that, if the forces of urbanization are not managed spe...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty, Rural areas, Sanitation, Slums, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water supply

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Published in 2015