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The Water and Nature Initiative, supported by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, works with partners in more than 30 countries and aims to improve the management of water resources by using principles of ecosystem management.
The website provides free access to publications, toolkits on a range of topics, such as climate change adaptation and water financing, accounts of regional initiatives, as well as images and videos. Publications are available to download and can also be obtained as hard copies through the website.
The World Bank's education gateway summarises the bank's activities in all areas of education, including higher education (HE). It publishes information on the key issues that influence how it supports HE in developing countries, as well as ongoing projects, speeches, events and recent publications.
The bank also hosts EdStats, a database of statistics on education indicators, including enrolment and completion rates, graduates per subject area and public expenditure on education.
TWOWS is an international forum aimed at uniting eminent women scientists from the South with the objective of strengthening their role in development and in scientific and technological leadership. An independent, non-profit, non-governmental body based at the offices of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World in Italy, its activities include providing fellowships and maintaining an inventory of women scientists in the South.
TOKTEN is a global mechanism run by the United Nations Development Programme for tapping on expatriate nationals, who had migrated to other countries and achieved professional success abroad, and mobilising them to undertake short-term consultancies in their countries of origin. This approach aims to help to reduce the adverse effects of the brain drain.
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) focuses on nutrition in early childhood and in pregnant and lactating women but it also tackles nutrition in emergency situations and in HIV-infected people. Its website provides an overview of its activities including providing nutrition security in emergencies, monitoring infant growth rates, distributing micronutrients and child feeding and care.
News updates from UNICEF as well as tables of statistics relating to children and nutrition are freely available as well as links to UNICEF publications and external links.
The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), established by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), is a policymaking organisation committed to gender equality and women's advancement worldwide. It prepares reports and gives recommendations to the ECOSOC on promoting women's rights in education, for example, and advises the council on women's rights problems. The website provides information on the commission's mandate, procedures and agreements. It also provides access to documents associated with their 55th session that focused on women and girls' access and participation in education, training and science and technology.
This website, run by the UN Development Programme, provides background information, and links to relevant documents, on climate change and adaptation, water governance, integrated water resources management, water supply and sanitation, capacity development and knowledge management.
UN-SPIDER promotes universal access to satellite data relevant to disaster management. It publishes information on the latest disasters around the world and coordinates Space Aid, through which countries can request satellites to collect data over affected areas.
The organisation also hosts a library of guides on capacity building, disaster management and space application, among other topics.
This organisation, established by Kofi Annan in 2004, promotes action on water and sanitation issues and monitor progress towards the Millennium Development Goal to halve the number of people without safe access to drinking water and sanitation by 2015. It publishes information from its meetings as well as an overview of the organisation's Hashimoto Action Plan, which outlines a set of action points for achieving water and sanitation security.
The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme) was established in July 2008, to help establish a REDD programme within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This website provides information on programme donors and projects, as well as links to other relevant sites and documents.
Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1978 and hosted by the UN Development Programme, the unit’s primary mandate is to promote, coordinate and support South–South cooperation and cooperation with the UN. It focuses on policy dialogue and development, public–private partnership and southern development exchange.
This website presents a collection of the information and resources on renewable energy from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). It includes an overview of renewable energy, information on relevant UNEP activities and projects, and a list of related documents and websites.
This online forum, hosted by the UNESCO (UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization), provides a platform for researchers and policymakers to share knowledge on higher education.
It focuses on research systems in low- and middle-income countries, with an emphasis on how agricultural and health research are practiced and supported. The forum publishes books and papers, organises seminars and other activities, and links to other organisations working in higher education and sustainable development.