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Commonwealth Secretariat

Works: 2,502 works in 3,883 publications in 2 languages and 38,212 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Rules  Trials, litigation, etc  Directories  Bibliography of bibliographies  Case studies  Yearbooks 
Roles: Publisher, Editor, Organizer of meeting, Publishing director
Classifications: HQ1240, 305.4896942091724
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Most widely held works about Commonwealth Secretariat
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Most widely held works by Commonwealth Secretariat
Gender mainstreaming in poverty eradication and the millennium development goals a handbook for policy-makers and other stakeholders by Naila Kabeer( )
18 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book, Naila Kabeer brings together a set of arguments, findings and lessons from the development literature which help to explain why gender equality merits specific attention from policy-makers, practitioners, researchers and other stakeholders committed to the pursuit of pro-poor and human-centred development." "Neglect of gender inequalities in the distribution of resources, responsibilities and power in the processes of economic accumulation and social reproduction has a high cost, not only for women themselves but also for their children and other dependents and for the development of society as a whole. This book highlights the interconnections between production and reproduction within different societies, and women's critical role in straddling both, and points to the various synergies, trade-offs and externalities which these generate."--BOOK JACKET
Mainstreaming informal employment and gender in poverty reduction a handbook for policy-makers and other stakeholders by Martha Alter Chen( )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, the authors highlight the lack of attention to employment, and especially informal employment, in poverty reduction strategies and point to the links between being informally employed, being a woman or a man, and being poor. They do this within the context of major changes relating to economic restructuring and liberalization and map out the impacts on different categories of informal producers and workers, both men and women. The book draws widely on recent data and evidence of the global research policy network called Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WI
Lugar preponderante del género en la erradicación de la pobreza y las metas de desarrollo del milenio by Naila Kabeer( )
7 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los diversos argumentos, conclusiones de estudios y lecciones provenientes de la literatura del desarrollo que Naila Kabeer reúne en este libro ayudan a explicar por qué la igualdad de género merece atención especial de los responsables de las políticas, profesionales del desarrollo, investigadores y otros interesados comprometidos en la búsqueda de un desarrollo centrado en los seres humanos y en favor de los pobres
The plain language guide to the World Summit on Sustainable Development by Jan McHarry( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Plain Language Guide to the World Summit on Sustainable Development aims to provide a quick way in to the JPOI to help promote genuine public understanding of the agreement and practical action on the commitments. It is a resource book for those working in community groups, business, local government, central government departments, regional institutions and the international community."--Jacket
Commonwealth law bulletin by Commonwealth Secretariat( )
in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The commonwealth yearbook by Great Britain( )
in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond apartheid : human resources for a new South Africa : report of a Commonwealth Expert Group prepared for the Heads of Government Meeting at Harare ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Racism in southern Africa : the Commonwealth stand : an account of the Commonwealth's contribution to the battle against racism in southern Africa by Commonwealth Secretariat( Book )
28 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trade and development in sub-Saharan Africa by J. H Frimpong-Ansah( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
International efforts to combat money laundering ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Business guide to the world trading system by International Trade Centre UNCTAD/GATT( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume explains the legal framework for international trade in simple language, focusing on the business implications of specific provisions and rules. It assumes no prior knowledge of the WTO legal system or its rules
Towards a new Bretton Woods : challenges for the world financial and trading system by Commonwealth Secretariat( Book )
7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sound longer-run international economic system would not normally encounter problems as severe as those which have characterised the past few years; on the infrequent occasions when it nevertheless did, it would not impose such heavy costs upon those nations and people least able to protect themselves against externally created shocks. Prime objectives within a reformed international system must be improved stabilisation mechanisms and contracyclical policies, together with improved protection for those most affected when instabilities and shocks nevertheless persist
Combating money laundering and terrorist financing : a model of best practice for the financial sector, the professions and other designated businesses ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study to be submitted is a comprehensive revision of "Economic Paper 43 - A Model of Best Practice for Combating Money Laundering in the Financial Sector" (published in 2000). The revised study takes into account the revised FATE 40 recommendations completed in June 2003 and the Special 8 recommendations on Combating Terrorist Financing issued by the FTF in October 2001, following the events of September 11 2001. The revised mode will be valuable for conducting awareness-raising workshops and training on the new AML/CFT international standard that conforms to the revised FATE recommendations
The Commonwealth ministers reference book by Commonwealth Secretariat( )
in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women's human rights : leading international and national cases ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The last two decades have seen major advances in the legal protection of the human rights of women around the world. A series of international and national court cases has developed an important body of jurisprudence that has been relied on by courts and advocates in many countries to support women's claims for equality and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms." "Growing out of a series of judicial colloquia organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat, this compilation brings together a selection of over fifty significant cases from international and national courts. The cases are grouped by theme and presented in full text or edited format. Together they highlight the way in which courts have used international human rights norms and national constitutional standards to contribute to women's equality. A detailed introduction provides a summary of the significance of the cases and references further material available on women's human rights." "Cases decided under United Nations human rights treaties, the European and American Conventions on Human Rights and other international instruments, as well as cases decided by national courts in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australasia and North America are all included. The compilation will be of interest to all those with an interest in the advancement of the human rights of women especially equality advocates, lawyers and judges, scholars and students."--BOOK JACKET
Commonwealth national bibliographies : an annotated directory by Commonwealth Secretariat( Book )
6 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The End of apartheid : the report of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the South Africa elections, 26-29 April 1994 by Commonwealth Observer Group( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Without prejudice : CEDAW and the determination of women's rights in a legal and cultural context ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Introduction / Meena Shivdas and Sarah Coleman -- Thoughts on the UN convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW) / Christine Chinkin --The Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW) and realisation of fights : reflections on standard settings and culture / Indira Jaising -- Culture, religion and gender : an overview / Frances Raday -- Domestication of CEDAW : points to consider for customary laws and practices / C.C. Nweze -- Gender, culture and the law : the South African experience / Mokgadi Lucy Mailula -- Scope of regional instruments : a perspective on the Southern and East African region / Gladys M. Nhekairo Mutukwa -- Last but not least : CEDAW and family law / Cassandra Balchin -- Gender analysis of child support in the Caribbean : legal, socio-economic and cultural issues for consideration / Roberta Clarke, Tracey Robinson and Jacquline Sealy-Burke -- Women's dignity and rights : situating Pacific experiences / Mere Pulea -- Promoting the human rights of women and girls through developing human rights jurisprudence and advancing the domestication of international human rights standards -- Realising human rights in national jurisdictions -- CEDAW and the committee : personal reflections / Savitri Goonesekera --CEDAW : reflections on the framework in the context of culture / Farida Shaheed -- Reflections on CEDAW / Radhika Coomaraswamy -- Endnote / Meena Shivdas and Sarah Coleman." . -- National Library of Canada
Chains of fortune : linking women producers and workers with global markets ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This edited volume brings together six case studies. Three link local producers with global markets: a cocoa cooperative of 45,000 producers in Ghana who are co-owners of a chocolate company in the UK; family-based cooperatives in Samoa which produce organic virgin coconut oil for export; and small enterprises in Mozambique which are helping to regenerate the cashew processing and export industry. Three focus on improving the working conditions of the hundreds of thousands of wage workers in global value chains: those in the fruit exporting industry in South Africa; those in the garment export industry in Bangladesh; and those in the newly created call centres in India." "Each case study is written by a team of international and national researchers and aims to present decision makers with concrete examples which can spread the gains of globalization to the working poor through shifting the balance of access, power and returns within global value chains."--BOOK JACKET
Gender mainstreaming in conflict transformation : building sustainable peace ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Issues of socio-economic development, democracy and peace are inextricably linked to gender equality. The main argument to Gender Mainstreaming in Conflict Transformation: Building Sustainable Peace is that gender equality needs to be placed on the policy and programme agenda of the entire spectrum of peace and conflict-related initiatives and activities in order to achieve conflict transformation. These include conflict prevention and early warning mechanisms; peace negotiations and agreements; peacekeeping, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration; truth and reconciliation commissions; post-conflict reconstruction; and peace building and peace education." "This book will be of interest to those working to achieve gender equality, peace, democracy and sustainable development, particularly in situations of armed and other forms of conflict."--BOOK JACKET
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Alternative Names
Commonwealth. Secretariat.
Commonwealth Secretariat (Londres)
Great Britain. Commonwealth Secretariat.
Londres (GB)
Secretaría de Commonwealth
Secretaría del Commonwealth
Secrétariat des pays du Commonwealth
Secrétariat pour les pays du Commonwealth
United Kingdom. Commonwealth Secretariat.
English (179)
Spanish (6)