Global Report on Human Settlements, 2007: Enhancing Urban Safety and Security. UN Human Settlements Programme. 2007. 448p. illus, bibliog. ISBN 978-1-84407-475-4. $50.
The 2007 edition of this report deals with three major threats to urban safety and security: violence and crime, security of housing tenure, and natural and human-made disasters. Each topic is explained, and background information is given along with examples of specific incidents. Chapters on policy responses follow each topic. Extensive data tables, a summary of case studies, and a chapter on references provide additional opportunities for study.
Human Development Report, 200712008: Fighting Climate Change; Human Solidarity in a Divided World. UN Development Program. hdr.undp.org/en/reports/global/hdr2007-2008. 2007. 390p. illus, bibliog. ISBN 978-0-230-54704-9. $29.95.
The 2007/2008 version of the Human Development Report recognizes the interdependence of all nations when dealing with the ecological and social impact of climate change and shows how countries can adopt policies that will help them meet the problems associated with it. The report demonstrates how climate change has already become a serious challenge to human development, with its power to undermine international efforts to combat world poverty. An excellent bibliography and detailed tables provide additional information.
Lebanon: Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment. UN Environment Programme. postconflict.unep.ch/publications/UNEP_ Lebanon.pdf. 2007. 181p. illus, maps. bibliog. ISBN 978-92-807-2794-4. $25.
The summer of 2006 brought widespread environmental devastation to Lebanon as a result of the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel. At the request of the Lebanese authorities, the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) carried out a comprehensive assessment of the country's environmental problems, with an emphasis on toxic and hazardous waste. This report provides an overall picture of the damage as well as plans for short-, medium-, and long-term measures to rebuild the infrastructure of Lebanon.
Malaria & Children: Progress in Intervention Coverage. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). childinfo.org/areas/ malaria. 2007. 75p. illus. Sales # E.08.XX.4. ISBN 978-92-806-4184-4. $20.
Each year, 80 percent of the deaths caused by malaria occur among African children under the age of five. This report demonstrates how progress is being made by affected countries in meeting key intervention targets as mandated by Millennium Development Goals and the Roll Back Malaria Summit. Excellent graphics and charts illustrate how the fight against malaria is being waged and won across Sub-Saharan Africa.
OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: China. Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development. OECDenvironmentalperformance.notlong. com. 2007. 336p. illus. ISBN 978-92-64 03115-9. $20.
This report is one of the first in-depth reviews of China's environmental policy. It looks at the present state of the environment and evaluates the national pressures connected with the rapid economic development, industrialization, and urbanization being experienced at this time. Conclusions and recommendations seek to strengthen current practices and prepare China for a healthy environmental future. Well illustrated and documented, an excellent resource for Chinese environmental policy.
Policy Matters: Economic and Social Policies To Sustain Equitable Development. ed. by Jose Antonio Ocampo & others. United Nations. 2007. 362p. Sales # E.06.1V.6. ISBN 978-1-84277-836-4. $29.95.
As part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations pledged to halve world poverty by 2015. But success has been elusive, with some policies like trade liberalization and development aid having arguably aggravated economic problems. This book makes a compelling argument for integrating social and economic policies with long-term investment in education, health, and infrastructure in the spirit of the MDGs and emerging schools of economic thought.
Secret Detentions and Illegal Transfers of Detainees involving Council of Europe States. Second Report. by Dick F. Marty. Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights. assembly.coe.int/ Documents/WorkingDocs/Doc07/edoc11302. pdf. 2007. 72p. maps. OCLC # 143754281.
This second Council of Europe report on secret places of detention is the product of an intensive data-gathering campaign used to uncover incidents that occurred as part of the U.S. "HVD" (High Value Detainees) program. The volume reports how the CIA allegedly implemented the HVD under rules of confidentiality laid down in the NATO framework and how selected Council of Europe member states participated, resulting in allegations of serious human rights violations.
The Shame of War: Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Conflict. UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN). www.irinnews.org/IndepthMain. aspx?Indepthld=53&ReportId=71974. 2007. 137p. illus. OCLC # 135364058. $25.
This is the second integrated Regional Information Networks (IP, IN) publication to chronicle sexual violence against women in times of conflict. Photos and testimonies of victims expose the devastating cost of this violence on the women, their families, and society as a whole. The aim of the book is to examine the scope and nature of sexual violence during war, shock the reader into awareness of these abuses, and assist the international community in ending this type of brutality.
Social Resilience and State Fragility in Haiti. by Dorte Verner & Willy Egset. World Bank. statefragilityhaiti.notlong.com. 2007. 140p. illus, bibliog, maps. ISBN 978-0-8213-7187-9. $25.
This title is part of the World Bank "Country Study" series. After an introductory overview, the authors focus in Chapters 2-4 on the demographic and socioeconomic factors that contribute to Haiti's fragility and conflict-poverty trap. Chapter 5 concludes by offering suggestions to alleviate these conditions.
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2006: Eradicating World Hunger--Taking Stock Ten Years After the World Food Summit. by Jakob Skoet & Kostas Stamoulis. Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. www.fao.orgldocrepi0091a0750el a0750e00.htm. 2006.44p. illus, maps. ISBN 978-92-5-105580-9. $15.
In 1996, the World Food Summit (WFS) gathered in Rome to examine ways to eradicate hunger. This ten-year assessment of this effort addresses undernourishment on both the global and the regional levels. A mix of graphs, tables, and maps provides comprehensive information on the various food indexes. The conclusions, while acknowledging setbacks, offer hope that by adopting concrete actions, the international community can eliminate world hunger and undernourishment.
Unintended Consequences of Peacekeeping Operations. ed. by Chiyuki Aoi & others. United Nations University. 2007. 311p. bibliog. ISBN 978-92-808-1142-1. $40.
Peacekeeping has side effects, both good and bad. This book shows how the movement of large numbers of troops, police officers, and civilian personnel can impact a host society m unintended ways. Essays by academics and experts in the field demonstrate what happens to a society when peacekeeping operations occur and provide solutions for the potential disruptions to civilian life.
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