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United Nations University

Works: 2,071 works in 3,121 publications in 4 languages and 50,820 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Case studies  Periodicals  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Yearbooks 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Other
Classifications: Q175.5, 330.951057
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Women and kinship comparative perspectives on gender in South and South-East Asia by Leela Dube( )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first sustained effort to compare South and South-East Asia in respect of the situation of women. Arguing that kinship systems provide an important context in which gender relations are located, the study looks at three types of kinship system, found in their various forms in the two regions of Asia - predominantly patrilineal South Asia and predominantly bilateral South-East Asia, with a presence of matriliny in both
Strengthening the family implications for international development by United Nations University( )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How families and child development in traditional societies are affected by western-style development; the Javenese of Indonesia and the Yoruba of Nigeria are cited as examples
Regional mechanisms and international security in Latin America by Olga Pellicer de Brody( )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The culture of violence by Kumar Rupesinghe( )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume examines the relationship between culture and violence, an aspect of the phenomenon heretofore neglected but of growing interest and importance. Taking as their point of departure violence between groups within a state, or between the state and groups residing within it, the contributions seek to identify and analyse the possible links between culture and violence. Theoretical arguments are balanced with specific case-studies - Sri Lanka, Colombia, Bolivia, Uganda, Venezuela, the US, Brazil, and Chile. The discussions range from considerations of forms of violence, the root factors of violence, the use of ethnic myth in power and violence, and state terrorism, to gender and class factors, violence against children, drug-related violence, and human rights." "These essays will provide new insights and focus for understanding internal violence and its cultural connections to a broad audience of scholars, policy makers, and students of international politics and culture."--Jacket
International finance and developing countries in a year of crisis 1997 discussions at the United Nations ( )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work is a result of a series of lectures held at the United Nations General Assembly in 1997 to look at the international financial crisis which was unfolding in Asia at the time. This book makes the relevant materials available to a large audience
The mega-city in Latin America ( )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book contains chapters on each of Latin America's six large cities ( Mexico City, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Lima, and Santa Fé de Bogotá). It has four thematic chapters. the first discusses the demography of urban growth in the region and the other three focus on what are particularly sensitive issues in very large cities : public administration, transportation, and land, housing, and infrastructure. (Adapté du résumé de l'éditeur)
Mega-city growth and the future ( )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book examines a range of issues related to the mega-city phenomenon. Part one deals with the growth of mega-cities and explores demographic issues, labour force change in the big cities of Asia, the effect of macroeconomic forces on the world city system, and the relations between technology and the city. In part two, the discussion focuses on the economic and social consequences of mega-city growth. Part three looks at the crucial issue of the management of mega-cities, taking up such issues as infrastructure financing, land and shelter needs, transportation, and environmental management. The final chapter examines priority urban management issues in developing countries and derives a research agenda for the 1990s. (Adapté du résumé de l'éditeur)
Making states work state failure and the crisis of governance by Simon Chesterman( )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This publication is the result of a joint interdisciplinary project of the International Peace Academy and the United Nations University. It focuses on situations when state structures begin to break down or collapse, encompassing a range of crises from states in which basic public services are neglected to the total collapse of governance. It looks at the roles and responsibilities of key actors in the situation in relation to their own populations and the international community, and considers the lessons that can be drawn from a range of countries to develop effective strategies to address such situations
The Chemical Weapons Convention implementation, challenges and opportunities by Tejal Chandan( )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most complex and comprehensive disarmament treaty ever to be adopted, the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is intended to provide robust assurance that chemical weapons will not be developed, produced, stockpiled, used or transferred. To implement and enforce the CWC and verify the ongoing elimination of declared chemical weapons production capacity and stockpiles, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) inspects military and industrial sites in dozens of countries. OPCW membership now embraces over 95 per cent of the world's population and 98 per cent of the relev
Ethnicity and power in the contemporary world by United Nations University( )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Scholars from Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America explore conflicts and conflict resolution approaches in regions of the former Soviet Union, the Horn of Africa, India, the Basque region of Spain, the former Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland, and the United States."--Publisher's description
Information technology in selected countries reports from Ireland, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania ( )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Human rights and scientific and technological development studies on the affirmative use of science and technology for the furtherance of human rights by United Nations University( )
8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4. Human Rights and Scientific and Technological Progress: A Western
Mountain research and development by International Mountain Society( )
in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethnic conflict and human rights by Kumar Rupesinghe( )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Asbjørn Eide: Internal Conflicts under International Law. Focus on
Intra-household resource allocation issues and methods for development policy and planning : papers prepared for the Workshop on Methods of Measuring Intra-household Resource Allocation, Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA, October 1983 by Workshop on methods of measuring intra-household resource allocation( )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journal of food composition and analysis by International Network of Food Data Systems( )
in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents information on the "Journal of Food Composition and Analysis" (ISSN 0889-1575), published quarterly by Academic Press in Orlando, Florida. Posts contact information via mailing address and e-mail. Lists the members of the editorial board. Provides instructions for authors, a current table of contents, and subscription information. Links to the Academic Press home page
China in the twenty-first century politics, economy, and society ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China has experienced tremendous change during the era of the People's Republic, particularly during the past 15 years, a period in which it has begun a shift from a centrally planned economy to a market-oriented system. This book, based on an international symposium held at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, attempts to form a picture of the landscape of China in the twenty-first century
Global environmental change ( )
in English and No Linguistic content and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The African food system and its interaction with human health and nutrition ( )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hunger, malnutrition, poor health, and deficient food systems are widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa. While much is known about African food systems and about African health and nutrition, our understanding of the interaction between food systems and health and nutrition is deficient. Moreover, the potential health gains from changes in the food system are frequently overlooked in policy design and implementation. The authors of The African Food System and its Interactions with Human Health and Nutrition examine how public policy and research aimed at the food system and its interaction with human health and nutrition can improve the well-being of Africans and help achieve the United. Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Several of the MDGs focus on health-related challenges: hunger alleviation; maternal, infant, and child mortality; the control of H IV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria; and the provision of safe water and improved sanitation. These challenges are intensified by problems of low agricultural and food system productivity, gender inequity, lack of basic infrastructure, and environmental degradation, all of which have direct and indirect detrimental effects on health, nutrition, and the food system. Reflecting the complexity and multidisciplinary nature of these problems and their solutions, this book features contributions by world-renowned experts in economics, agriculture, health, nutrition, food science, and demography. Per Pinstrup-Andersen is the H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition, and Public Policy, the J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Professor of Applied Economics at Cornell University and Professor of Agricultural Economics at Copenhagen University. He is the 2001 World Food Prize Laureate. --Book Jacket
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Alternative Names
Council of the United Nations University
Jāmiʻat al-Umam al-Muttaḥidah
Kokuren Daigaku.
Naciones Unidas Universidad
Nacions Unides. University.
Nations Unies Assemblée générale Université
Nations Unies Université
Nations Unies Université des Nations Unies
Organizace spojených národů Univerzita
Organizacja Narodów Zjednoczonych. University.
Tōkyō (Japon)
U.N. University.
UN University
United Nations Universidad
United Nations Universität
United Nations Université
United Nations University
United Nations University (Tokyo)
Universidad de la Naciones Unidas.
Universidad de las Naciones Unidas.
Universität der Vereinten Nationen
Universität der Vereinten Nationen Tokio
Université des Nations Unies
Univerzita Organizace spojených národů
Univerzita Spojených národů
UNU (United Nations University, Tokyo)
جامعة الأمم المتحدة
コクサイ レンゴウ ダイガク
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