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The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC; French: Conseil économique et social des Nations unies, CESNU) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, responsible for coordinating the economic and social fields of the organisation, specifically in regards to the 15 specialised agencies, the eight functional commissions and the five regional commissions under its jurisdiction.

The Council serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues and formulating policy recommendations addressed to member states and the United Nations system. A number of non-governmental organisations have been granted consultative status to the Council to participate in the work of the United Nations.

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Conference Papers & Reports
June, 1999
Ghana, Africa

In Ghana, over the years considerable amount of valuable environmental information (geospatial information included) have been collected in various forms and in different depths by government ministries, departments and agencies. A distributing feature of the availability of this information is the lack of general awareness of the existence of this valuable resource in repository agencies. Where they are known to exist, they are poorly stored or scattered in various places and mostly out of date.

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Library also has edition in french under the title " Contribution de l'observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel a la premiere reunion du comite l'information pour le developpement"

Conference Papers & Reports
June, 1999
Africa

The countries of circum-Sahara Africa adversely affected by desertification, their sub-regional organisations, their Northern partners and the concerned international organisations of the United Nations System have created the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) in May 1992. OSS's mission is conducted within the international framework of the Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD) and Agenda 21 and aims to favour the development and the optimisation of its African partners' information wealth, for an optimal use of the means for combating desertification.

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Conference Papers & Reports
June, 1999
Africa

The informal settlements, townships, temporary camps and other human posts need at least basic services such as potable water, electricity and sanitation. Other services such as food supply, medical aid and shelters are usually arranged in case of disasters and large human migrations. A proper and efficient services need should be well estimated and simply implemented. All requirements can be achieved as results of evaluation with use of the geo information decision support system GDSS, suggesting services sorts and quantities.

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Conference Papers & Reports
April, 1999
Africa

The status of cadastral and land information systems in Africa is assessed, with specific reference to their capacity to assist decision-makers. Recommendations and guidelines are provided for the adaptation of existing systems and/or the development of new systems, so that they can be used for land reform, physical planning and integrated land administration. The guidelines take into account the need to create land information for decision-makers without creating unaffordable costs to the state, given that the average per capita income for Africa in 1995 was USD665.

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Reports & Research
December, 1998
Africa

Food insecurity is expected to accelerate substantially in sub-Saharan Africa where available evidence suggests that environmental degradation such as soil erosion, desertification and deforestation is seriously depend for increasing their agricultural productivity. As a result, about 44 percent of Africa's population live below the poverty line earning an income of about $39 per month.

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Reports & Research
March, 1996
Africa

L'urbanisation croissante a eu des conséquences profondes sur l’économie des pays africains et sur la vie des citadins. Le développement des grandes villes, notamment, est à l’origine d'un certain nombre de problèmes comme l'existence d'infrastructures et de services peu fiables, insuffisants et médiocres. Des études ont montré que dans des pays comme le Burkina Faso, l’Ethiopie, la Sierra Leone et la Somalie, un nombre croissant de citadins ont un accès au logement, au transport, à l’eau, a l’éducation et à des services de santé adéquats et/ou acceptables.

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Reports & Research
January, 1996
Africa

This paper presents the An assessment of urban environmental problems and policies in selected ECA member states, of the Ninth Session of the Conference of African Planners, Statisticians, Population and Information Specialists held at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Conference Papers & Reports
November, 1994
Africa

L'étude sur l'harmonisation des politiques agricoles dans les Etats membres de l'Organisation du Bassin de la Rivière KAGERA répond donne a cette nécessité de fournir une information sur la situation de l'agriculture dans cette sous-région de l'OBK à toute la Communauté internationale (promoteurs/operateurs économiques, bailleurs de fonds bilatéraux et multilatéraux; institutions financières,...) pour lui permettre d'examiner le genre d'assistance et le volume d'intervention en faveur du développement du secteur agricole qui constitue une grande prior

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Reports & Research
October, 1994
Africa

This note is divided into three sections. The first section describes the Final Act analyzing the details of the agreement on market access, domestic support, export subsidies, the special and differential treatment of the developing countries including the Decision referred to in (iii) above; and a brief look at other sectors.

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Conference Papers & Reports
November, 1993
Africa

Depuis un peu plus de vingt ans, le Gouvernement guinéen multiplie des efforts pour faire aboutir le projet MIFERGUI, qui vise l'exploitation de 420 millions de tonnes de réserves prouvées de fer du gisement de Pierré Richaud, dans les monts Nimba. L'une des contraintes- et pas des moindres- à sa réalisation, est la préservation de l'environnement de cette région de la Guinée, dont une partie a été classée patrimoine mondial, en raison de la richesse de la faune et de la faune dont certaines espèces sont très rares au monde.

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