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A review on Nepal Specific UN Publications
3/30/2016 9:18:32 PM

 

KATHMANDU, 30 March 2016 -- United Nations System in Nepal has produced 1393 reports and publications in 2015. There are 69 thematic groups that the UN system has worked in the last year. “Disaster prevention, preparedness & relief”, development, food & nutrition, social development, publication dynamics, disease prevention and control, and agricultural economics and policy were major seven social sectors covered last year. The UN has produced 920 publications related disaster relief during post-earthquake disaster in Nepal last year. The publications of the disaster relief were 64.04 per cent of total publications of 2015 followed by 6.82 per cent of development reports, shows the UN concern and works during post disaster in Nepal. Situation of earthquake, district profile and situation, statistical information by clusters, maps, earthquake victim stories and updates of funds mobilization were major reports and publications during the post disaster. Table 1 is a list of thematic groups of UN works in 2015.

Overall 23 UN Agencies in Nepal have contributed their publications in UN Digital Repository in 2015 making 1393 the number of publications in which 344 publications are from UNOCHA, 202 publications are joint efforts of UN agencies in Nepal followed by other agencies contributing significant publications in UN Digital Repository in Nepal (UNDRN). Table 2 has a list of UN agencies with their contribution of UN publication in 2015.

UNDRN is search engine of central collection of UN publications produced by UN in Nepal which was designed only for Nepal. UNDRN has currently more than 6 thousands publications which is being browsed approximately 5,000 time per day and more than 2500 users are registered who can use all services of – downloading, web services, mobile services and search engine – provided by UNDRN. Many users are individuals including organizational users who have already downloaded more than 17,000 documents since the launching date of UNDRN in June 2015.
 
Most downloaded publications are the Constitution of Nepal in Nepali downloaded 211 times, and followed by the English version which was downloaded 209 times, and other publications are downloaded less than 200 times. Table 3 has listed publications which has been downloaded more than 50 times.
 
Such statistics of user activities and behaviors generated by UNDRN are noteworthy while making plan and determining usability of publications and reports which were tended to be published only in digital form rather than hardcopy. For example: more than 1000 publications and reports have been published during post disaster in Nepal but only few reports and publications where published in hardcopy. Most of them are published online and can be found in UNDRN.
 
Methodology of result: UNDRN team came with these result with specific methods of tracking publications produced by UN agencies using digital repository (digital library) system and its statistical data. The team captures all available UN publications from websites/UN communication focal persons and develops information of the publication to catalogue those publications into UNDRN with UN thesaurus protocol making such public at global reach.
 
Table 1. : UN Publications List in 2015: Thematic Group
SN
Thematic Group
No. of Publication
1
Disaster Prevention, Preparedness And Relief
920
2
Development
95
3
Food And Nutrition
42
4
Social Development
30
5
Population Dynamics
29
6
Disease Prevention And Control
18
7
Agricultural Economics And Policy; Rural Sociology
17
8
Comprehensive Health Services
14
9
Maintenance Of Peace And Security
13
10
Educational Policy And Planning
12
11
Human Rights
12
12
Welfare And Social Services
12
13
Banking And Investment
11
14
Environment
11
15
Special Categories Of Workers
9
16
Diseases And Carriers Of Diseases
8
17
Employment Promotion And Planning
7
18
Advancement Of Women
6
19
Documentation, Library And Information Sciences And Reference Works
6
20
Documents
6
21
General And National Law
6
22
Labour Relations
6
23
Protection Of And Assistance To Refugees And Displaced Persons
6
24
Crime And Criminal Justice
5
25
Protection Of Intellectual And Cultural Property
5
26
Special Humanitarian Operations
5
27
Trade In Commodities
5
28
Conditions Of Employment
4
29
Crop Management
4
30
Discrimination
4
31
Family Planning
4
32
Communication And Mass Media
3
33
Economic Conditions
3
34
Environmental Health
3
35
Land, Plant And Soil Resources
3
36
Political And Legal Questions
3
37
Settlement Planning
3
38
Social Science Disciplines And Methodologies
3
39
Agricultural Sciences, Engineering And Education
2
40
Art, Literature And Music
2
41
Economic Theory
2
42
Educational Systems
2
43
Management
2
44
Narcotic Drugs
2
45
Non Formal Education
2
46
Philosophy And Religion
2
47
Political Conditions, Institutions, Movements
2
48
Others (21 Thematic Groups)
21
Total
1393

 

Table 2. : UN Publications List in 2015: UN Agencies

Agency
No. Publication
UNOCHA
344
UN
202
WFP
157
UNRCHCO (UNRCO)
125
WHO
88
UNIC
82
UNICEF
72
FAO
65
UNDP
40
IOM
39
ILO
36
UNESCO
30
UNFPA
23
UNWOMEN
21
UNCDF
14
UNHABITAT
13
UNHCR
8
IFAD
8
UNAIDS
8
UNODC
7
UNRCPD
4
UNV
4
UNOHCHR
3
Total
1393
 
Table 3: More than 50 times downloaded publications since launching date of June 2015
Title
Downloaded Frequency
??????????????????????????????????? (Constitution of Nepal, 2072 - Preliminary Draft - in Nepali)
211
Constitution Of Nepal 2072 (Unofficial Translation in English)
209
Human Development Report 2015
195
Constitution of Nepal, 2072 - Preliminary Draft (Unofficial Translation in English)
179
Bagar Farming (Baluwa kheti) In River Banks Of Nepal
165
UN Nepal Mobile Apps (Android #v1.0 R2)
119
Impacts of Leasehold Forestry on Livelihoods and Forest Management
110
Nepal Millennium Development Goals
87
A Resource Material on Education and Federalism in Nepal 2014
61
Human Development Report 2013
58
Report of the Secretary-General on the request of Nepal for United Nations assistance in support of its peace process
55
Nepal Conflict Report 2012
54
Trends In Sustainable Development: Chemicals, Mining, Transport And Waste Management
54
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53
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