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25 May 2017 description


In accordance with the most recent International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities of the world-wide System of National Accounts (United Nations, International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Rev.4, New York, 2008. (http://unstats.org/unsd/cr/registry/), the Information and Communications Sector covers the following activities:

• Publishing;

25 May 2017 description


The manufacturing or industrial sector is composed of several individual economic activities, according to the United Nations, International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Rev.4, New York, 2008. (http://unstats. org/unsd/cr/registry/). These include the manufacture of the following:

• Food products;

• Beverages;

• Tobacco products;

• Textiles;

• Wearing apparel;

• Leather and leather-related products;

01 May 2017 description

This chapter is part of the PDNA Guidelines Volume B for the ProductiveSector. It provides guidance for those working in the Agricultural Sector on conducting a post-disaster needs assessment, including analysing the effects and impact of a disaster, identifying recovery needs and creating a recovery strategy.

In this chapter, the Agricultural Sector is divided into four main sub-sectors, namely: 1) Crops; 2) Livestock (both production and animal health); 3) Fisheries and Aquaculture (including capture fisheries); and 4) Forestry.

10 May 2016 description

Importance: Refugees and internally displaced persons are highly vulnerable to sexual violence during conflict and subsequent displacement. However, accurate estimates of the prevalence of sexual violence among in these populations remain uncertain.

Objective: Our objective was to estimate the prevalence of sexual violence among refugees and displaced persons in complex humanitarian emergencies.

16 Mar 2016 description


Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM is widely practiced in 29 African countries and in some countries in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America and it is estimated that more than three million girls, the majority under 15 years of age, undergo the procedure every year. Between 130 million and 140 million girls and women throughout the world have already undergone FGM.

21 Oct 2015 description

This second edition of the Cash and Vouchers Manual captures the latest corporately endorsed business processes and procedures, providing the most up-to-date tools (i.e. analytical, assessment, monitoring) that have been developed through close intra-departmental collaboration between Headquarters divisions, in particular Resource Management and Accountability and Operations Services, and substantive contributions from regional bureaux and country offices.

01 Oct 2015 description

Working with African and global partners to improve human security

‘The ISS helped our officers to adapt to one of the world’s most difficult conflicts,’ says Fred Yiga, referring to training provided by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) to prepare police for the difficult task of protecting civilians in a conflict zone.

07 Sep 2015 description

The Annual Report 2014 of the Maternal Health Thematic Fund analyses the first year of operation of Phase II of the Maternal Health Thematic Fund. The Maternal Health Thematic Fund is UNFPA’s flagship programme for accelerating improved maternal and newborn health. It is the only one of its kind in the UN system that focuses on a key area of reproductive health while at the same time intensively contributing to strengthening health systems.

24 Jul 2015 description

24 April 2014

Dear colleagues

Within the framework of the IASC Transformative Agenda, UNHCR and OCHA have recently been engaged in bilateral consultations to simplify and streamline leadership and coordination arrangements in a complex emergency or natural disaster where a Humanitarian Coordinator has been appointed, and a UNHCR-led refugee operation is also underway.

22 Jul 2015 description


1.1 Health at a glance · Health has been recognized as central to international development for more than 20 years, and major efforts have been made to reduce morbidity and mortality either universally, or through a focus on specific population sub-groups (e.g., “the poor”, “women and children”).

· The global health landscape looks more optimistic than ever, although progress has been uneven (see Box 1).

21 Jul 2015 description

Article 32 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child recognizes the right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation. This includes any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child’s education, to be harmful to the child’s health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social development. According to Article 32, States are required to take legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect children from child labour, even in a refugee context.