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This page was updated on: 01/13/10

 

2003

 

Intergovernmental Organizations Key Publications and Online Resources Archives: 2010; 2009; 2008; 2007; 2006; 2004; 2002

 

UNEP LAUNCHES FRENCH WEBSITE
The United Nations Environment Programme has launched a French version of its website. This new resource is available at: http://www.unep.org/french/

 

THE LITTLE GREEN DATA BOOK 2003
(World Bank, 2003) The fourth edition of the World Bank’s Little Green Data Book provides a quick reference to key environmental data for over 200 countries. It contains country, regional and income group profiles, which provide a baseline for comparison on the state of the environment and its linkages with the economy and people. The book is available at: http://www-esd.worldbank.org/lgb/green-2003-web.pdf

 

WORLD DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS 2003
(World Bank, 2003) World Development Indicators 2003 is a detailed collection of data from international and national statistics agencies that tracks the progress of poor countries toward reaching the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The goals, agreed by the world leaders at the Millennium Summit in 2000, aim to reduce income poverty by 2015 and spur big improvements in education, gender equality, health care, and in overcoming hunger and environmental degradation. The 400-page print edition allows users to consult 600 indicators for 152 economies and 14 country groups in more than 87 tables. A current overview of the most recent data available, as well as important regional data and income group analysis are presented in six thematic chapters: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. More information available online at: http://www.worldbank.org/data/wdi2003/index.htm

 

IUCN REGIONAL OFFICE FOR EUROPE WEBSITE

IUCN-The World Conservation Union Regional Office for Europe (ROfE) has a new website containing useful, up-to-date information on work, publications, and partnerships of the IUCN European Programme. The website is located at: http://www.iucn.org/places/europe/rofe

 

WORLD AGRICULTURE: TOWARDS 2015-2030 � AN FAO PERSPECTIVE
(Earthscan 2003) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published its latest global assessment of the long-term outlook for food and agriculture. It updates the last FAO assessment made in 1995. The projections, covering 140 countries and 32 crop and livestock commodities, analyze supply and demand for the major agricultural commodities and sectors, including fisheries and forestry. The final report is available at: http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/y4252e/y4252e00.htm

 

UNICEF 2002 ANNUAL REPORT
The 2002 UNICEF Annual Report summarizes major trends affecting children worldwide and outlines the results secured by UNICEF and its partners. The first section describes issues, challenges, goals and the work of UNICEF's headquarters, 126 country offices and 37 National Committees. The second section details UNICEF's finances, resources and management, including a summary of contributions, income and expenditures. A full version of the report can be found at: http://www.unicef.org/pub sgen/ar02/ar02.pdf

 

GEF 2002 ANNUAL REPORT

(GEF, 2003) The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has recently released its draft text of the GEF 2002 Annual Report: A Year of Renewed Commitment to Sustaining the Earth. The report includes a summary of GEF contributions to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), new GEF projects and programmes, and financial statements for the GEF Trust Fund. A full version of the draft text can be found at: http://www.gefweb.org/Whats_New/Draft_Annual_Report_-_2-6-03.pdf

 

WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2003

(World Bank, 2003) The World Bank has recently released its World Development Report for 2003, which focuses on the theme of: Sustainable Development in a Dynamic World. Now in its 25th edition, this year�s report examines the relationship between competing policy objectives of reducing poverty, maintaining growth, improving social cohesion, and protecting the environment over a 50 year time period. It also reviews institutional progress and stresses that ensuring economic growth and improved management of the planet�s ecosystem requires a reduction in poverty and inequality at all levels: local, national, and international. More information can be found online at: http://publications.worldbank.org/ecommerce/catalog/product?item_id=1017492

 

UNEP ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT ON PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES

UNEP has recently published a desk study on the state of the environment in the Palestinian Territories. The Desk Study team, comprised of eight impartial environmental experts under the chairmanship of former Finnish Environment and Development Cooperation Minister Pekka Haavisto, visited the region from 1-11 October 2002. The report carries recommendations on improving the environment that will benefit the territories and the region as a whole and will be discussed by environment ministers attending UNEP�s 22nd Governing Council, which runs from3-7 February at UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. A full version of the report can be found at: http://www.unep.org/GoverningBodies/GC22/Document/INF-31-WebOPT.pdf. For more information on the UNEP Governing Council meeting, visit ENB�s coverage of the meeting at: http://www.iisd.ca/unepgc/22gc/.

 

IUCN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CD

The IUCN Sustainable Use Team recently produced a new CD containing over 50 technical papers relating to sustainable use of wild living natural resources. It is the culmination of over five years work and includes papers from Volumes I (1998), II (1999), and III (2001) of the SUI Technical Series and six cases studies from Lessons Learned: Case Studies in Sustainable Use (2001), which comprises the proceedings of a workshop held to identify �lessons learned� from case studies of sustainable use projects. An outline of the CD�s contents can be found at: http://www.iucn.org/themes/sustainableuse/cd.html

 

UN REPORT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

The United Nation�s Department of Economic and Social Affairs has recently published a new E-book (268 pages) on supporting Africa�s efforts to achieve sustainable development. The publication can be found at: http://www.un.org/esa/coordination/ecosoc/SupportingAfrica'sEfforts.pdf

 

IFAD 2002-2006 STRATEGIC REPORT

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has recently released its strategic framework for 2002-2006 on enabling the rural poor to overcome poverty. A version of the publication can be found at: http://www.ifad.org/sf/SFeng.pdf

 

SPREP 2003-2007 ACTION PLAN

The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has just released its 2003-2007 action strategy for nature conservation in the Pacific Islands region. The action plan can be found at: http://www.sprep.org.ws/acrobat/pub/ActionStrategy_NC_PIC_2003_2007.pdf

 

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