Education sector responses to the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs
Publicado el 01/11/18
This booklet provides the context and rationale for improved education sector responses to the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs among children and young people, with a focus on primary and secondary education sectors. It presents evidence-based and promising policies and practice, including practical examples from different regions that have been shown to be effective by scientific research. It also suggests issues for the education sector to consider in sustaining and scaling up effective approaches and programmes to tackle substance use.
The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual snapshot of the state of the world’s health. This 2018 edition contains the latest available data for 36 health-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators. It also links to the three SDG-aligned strategic priorities of the WHO’s 13th General Programme of Work: achieving universal health coverage, addressing health emergencies and promoting healthier populations.
Roadmap for action, 2014-2019 Integrating equity, gender, human rights and social determinants into the work of WHO
Publicado el 28/11/15
This document presents a Roadmap for Action, i.e., corporate integration of equity, human rights, gender and social determinants across the World Health Organization (WHO): all programmes, offices and key management processes. The Roadmap has three main directions:
provide guidance on the integration of sustainable approaches, which advance health equity, promote and protect human rights, are gender-responsive and address social determinants in WHO programmes and institutional mechanisms;
promote disaggregated data analysis and health inequality monitoring;
provide guidance on the integration of sustainable approaches, which advance health equity, promote and protect human rights, are gender-responsive and address social determinants, into WHO’s support at country level.
Countering Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Situations
Publicado el 06/11/18
Trafficking in persons is a serious crime that affects every country in the world. Conflicts that arise in countries or other geographical areas can exacerbate vulnerability to trafficking, as well as its prevalence and severity. As State and non-State structures weaken, and as people turn to negative coping strategies in order to survive, not only does the risk of falling victim to trafficking increase, but so too does the risk of perpetrating it against others. At the same time, conflict also increases the demand for goods and services provided by exploited persons and creates new demands for exploitative combat and support roles. For these reasons, United Nations entities and other international actors active in settings affected by conflict have a crucial role to play in preventing and countering trafficking in persons.