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Banana prices within the European Union are almost double world levels. These prices are maintained by restrictive import quotas and tariffs that generate rents that accrue to producers and distributors. The European Union is obliged to remove its quantitative restrictions and replace them with tariffs that are likely to give preference to existing quota holders from ACP countries. Indications are that a relatively small proportion of the rents are... more...

In most countries of the world, the circumstances of women’s lives are very different from those of men. This is also reflected in their experience of substance use problems. The goal of this publication is to raise awareness about the treatment needs of women and to provide tools, suggestions and practical examples for overcoming access barriers, engaging women in treatment and providing treatment that is responsive to the specific needs of women.

In the light of the urgent need for cooperative and collaborative action against trafficking, this publication presents examples of promising practice from around the world relating to trafficking interventions. It is hoped that the guidance offered, the practices showcased and the resources recommended in this Toolkit will inspire and assist policymakers, law enforcers, judges, prosecutors, victim service providers and members of civil society in... more...

UN publication sales number E 08 II F 17; ST/ESCAP/2500.


Human Rights and Comparative Foreign Policy is the first book in English to examine the place of human rights in the foreign policies of a wide range of states during contemporary times. The book is also unique in utilizing a common framework of analysis for all 10 of the country or regional studies covered. This framework treats foreign policy as the result of a two-level game in which both domestic and foreign factors have to be... more...

This publication examines different aspects of how to provide increased availability of ICT infrastructure and services for Africa, including identifying the appropriate actors, the relevant technologies, and suggestions for regulatory frameworks as well as how to support the entrepreneurship that is necessary to build sustainable information and communication technology networks in Africa. It includes contributions from presenters at the “Open... more...

KICK THE HABIT A UN guide to Climate Neutrality is written by experts from many disciplines and various countries, with leading research organizations involved in preparing and reviewing the publication. It is aimed at a broad audience, and it presents solutions for individuals, businesses, cities and countries plus other groups that have similar characteristics such as NGO and intergovernmental organizations. The book is rich in case studies,... more...

The resurgence of violent conflict in recent years has caused immense human suffering, at enormous social and economic cost. Violent conflicts today have become complex and protracted, involving more non-state groups and regional and international actors, often linked to global challenges from climate change to transnational organized crime. It is increasingly recognized as an obstacle to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. This has... more...

While the right to education is recognized as fundamental for each citizen, access to it is not guaranteed. In the developing world, the essential building blocks for education systems are suffering from deficiencies. ICT can help respond to these challenges and create the environment that is conducive for effective and quality education systems. This report captures innovative ideas and initiatives on the use of ICT in strengthening education and... more...