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A Peer Review Mechanism for the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

This study explores the potential application of a peer-review mechanism for the Biological and Toxin Weapon Convention (BTWC) through an initial survey of five distinct peer-review mechanisms already in use in the international community. These are the African Union’s African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM); the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) peer-review system; the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) peer-review mechanism on money laundering; the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) peer reviews; and the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) stress tests.

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Publisher: UNDIR
96 p .

The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme vol II
In Volume II, Chinese author Pan Guang delivers a gripping account of how Jews made their way to Shanghai during the Second World War while Polish writer Andrzej Mirga details the Nazi persecution of Roma and Sinti during the same period. Argentine professor Juan E. Méndez bring us to the 21st century with a discussion of the 2011 arrest and pending trial of accused Serbian war criminal Ratko Mladic. And the timeless value of Holocaust education is explored as South African Tali Nates shows how education is helping to heal the divisions wrought by apartheid in South Africa and Russian scholar Ilya Altman lays out Holocaust remembrance and education in contemporary Russia. Other contributors are Edward Mortimer and Kaja Shonick Glahn (UK / Germany), David Matas (Canada), Lenore Weitzman (USA), and Robert Krell (Canada).

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Publisher: United Nations Department of Public Information, Outreach Division
145 p. 

EFA Global Monitoring Report 2012 : Youth and Skills, Putting Education to Work
The 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report examines how skills development programmes can be improved to boost young people’s opportunities for decent jobs and better lives.

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Publisher: UNESCO
464 p.

UNCTAD Commodities and Development Report : Perennial problems, new challenges and evolving perspectives 

The study provides many interesting insights resulting from an in-depth analysis of how different commodities or commodity groups have been affected over the last decade by the commodity price boom, the enduring crisis, and the emerging recovery; and what the implications are in terms of commodity-based development.

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Publisher: UNCTAD
150 p . 

UN Yearbook

Yearbook of the United Nations Vol. 62

The Yearbook of the United Nations remains the most comprehensive and authoritative work of the UN. The Yearbook focuses on the three key areas and commitment of the Organization:  delivering results for people most in need, securing global goods, and creating a stronger United Nations through full accountability.

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Call Number: SERIES 01.03.02 YUN 2008
ISBN: 978-92-1-101227-9
1741 pp.

HDR 2013


"Human development Report 2013: The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World"

Examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.

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Publisher:  UNDP
ISBN: 978-92-1-126340-4
216 pp.


Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013

Asia-Pacific economies will see subdued growth in 2013 after last year’s sharp slowdown caused by external factors. Efforts to stimulate demand must go hand in hand with macroeconomic course correction to promote broad-based and sustainable development.

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Call No:  SERIES 02.02.00 ESSAP 2013

Publisher:  UNESCAP
ISBN: 978-92-1-120655-5
268 pp.




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