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Gender, Children & Human Rights

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This document highlights some of the legal, social and economic barriers to the empowerment of women that have been reported during the global lockdown.

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United Nations Women

This brief shines a light on the critical role of women’s leadership in responding to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and preparing for a more equitable recovery. 

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This document international commitments to advance gender equality that have brought about improvements in some areas such as child marriage and female genital mutilation.

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United Nations Women

 This publication from UN Women presents the latest evidence on the multiple impacts of the pandemic on women and girls, including how the crisis is affecting extreme poverty, employment, health, unpaid care and violence against women and girls. 

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United Nations Population Fund

This publication documents the origins, drivers and prevalence of harmful practices within countries as well as in humanitarian settings, while also highlighting the impact on girls’ and women’s health and the eventual achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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 This publication reveals economic growth is an inherently gendered process and that gender-based inequalities can be barriers to shared prosperity. Gender equality thus needs to be central to any project of inclusion. 

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 The Counted and Visible Toolkit provides a compilation of tools and mechanisms drawing on country case studies to produce disaggregated gender statistics using an intersectional lens, creating credible evidence to inform gender-responsive policies. Disaggregated gender statistics are critical for putting the spotlight on inequality and underscoring the need to realize the rights of poor and marginalized women and girls and prioritize them in policy-making processes. 

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The State of the World’s Children 2021 examines the mental health of children and adolescents. Whilst also showing the need of societies to break the silence surrounding mental health, by addressing stigma, promoting understanding, and taking seriously the experiences of children and young people.

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United Nations Women

This brief presents emerging evidence of the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic on violence against women and girls (VAWG)and advocates for measures that prevent and respond to VAWG in the current circumstances of lockdown. 

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This paper explores the latest evidence on gendered impacts of the pandemic, highlights potential and emerging trends, as well as examines the long-term impact of the crisis on the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Climate & Environment

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Environmental Protection Agency

AirNow’s centralized data system provides air quality data.

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection

A report of the recycling efforts of counties, businesses and governmental agencies.

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United States Government Publishing Office

This document highlights some of the response and recovery planning for Covid-19 pandemic operations during the 2020 hurricane season.

General

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The Annual Report of the Secretary-General highlights the collective work of the organization to drive the Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals, amplify climate action, promote gender equality, protect human rights, and more.

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USA.gov

Official guide to government information and services, including links to register to vote, respond to the 2020 Census, and apply for government services such as unemployment and disability.

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United States Government Publishing Office (GPO)

Federal publication database containing descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document, when available. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general keywords, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.

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This report reveals that cooperation between volunteers and governments helps build more collaborative decision-making. The report draws on case study research across five regions: Africa, Arab States, Asia, and the Pacific, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
 

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The Charter of the United Nations was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came into force on 24 October 1945.

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In accordance with Article 102 of the Charter and the relevant General Assembly Resolutions, every treaty and international agreement registered or filed and recorded with the Secretariat since 1946 is published in the United Nations Treaty Series. At present, the collection includes about 30,000 treaties reproduced in their authentic languages, together with translations into English and French, as necessary.

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Government Publishing Office

The 117th Congressional Pictorial Directory provides photograph of each member of the House of Representatives and the Senate for the 117th Congress, while also including information about a Member of Congress' length of service, political party affiliations, and Congressional district. Also contains pictures of the President, Vice President, and House and Senate officers and officials.

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A comprehensive report created by the United Nations in responce to the COVID-19 pandemic. It points the way to the crucial steps that must follow to save lives, protect societies, and recover better as a global effort. It also highlights the need to prepare for future obstacles, including climate change and systemic inequality. 

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United States Senate

This document examines the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. The document also addresses the security, planning, and response failures that make up the Capitol Security. 

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Official documents and bibliographic databases; treaties, declarations and legislative sources; and statistical data from the United Nations.

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This publication summarizes developments and trends in 2020 on key issues of multilateral consideration at the international and regional levels. The yearbook reviews the activity of the General Assembly and the Conference on Disarmament and the Disarmament Commission. Additionally, it contains a timeline that highlights events in multilateral disarmament in 2020.

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United States Government Publishing Office (GPO)

A service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO) that provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

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U.S. Government Publishing Office

The Plum Book lists over 7,000 Federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointment, nationwide. The Plum book is alternately published by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the House Committee on Government Reform after each Presidential election.

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United States Government Publishing Office (GPO)

This document contains the budget message of the President, information on the President’s priorities, and summary tables.

 

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations.

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National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland's collection of major documents of the League of Nations. This includes 'The Official Journal' and special supplements, monthly summaries, statistical yearbooks and Treaty Series, as well as publications from the principal organs, committees, commissions and conferences.

Economy & Business & Trade

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Office of Management and Budget

This document issued by the Office of Management and Budget contains the budget message of the President, the President's budget proposal information for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications issued in that fiscal year.

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This volume investigates the status of regional integration in Southern Africa. Divided into in three parts; the first is on structural transformation and the role of regional integration; the second is on the enablers of regional integration; and the third consists of case studies on regional value chains.

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 The Statistical Yearbook provides statistics on social and economic conditions and activities, at world, regional and national levels. Most of the statistics presented are extracted from more detailed, specialized databases prepared by the Statistics Division and other international statistical services with the objective  to collect, systematize, coordinate and present the most essential components of comparable statistical information giving a broad picture of social and economic processes.

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This is the United Nations definitive report on the state of the world economy, providing global and regional economic outlook for 2022 and 2023 and examines the recovery of the global economy from the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, it presents the latest UN growth forecasts, while providing a comprehensive assessment of economic developments, risk factors, and policy challenges.
 

Civic Engagement

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United States Census Bureau

Links to resources from the U.S. Census Bureau on topics ranging from the importance of the data, ways to respond, to how the Bureau protects your data.
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USA.gov

Answers to common questions about voting in the United States, including links to State and local elections websites.

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Florida State University

Florida State University's website for all voter needs. This site includes links to register to vote, information on ballot measures and candidates, and requests for vote-by-mail ballots. 

Health & Medicine

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Official U.S. Government COVID-19 information page. Find a testing location, check for symptoms, and resources for schools, businesses, healthcare professionals, and emergency management personnel.
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Pandemic Response Accountability Committee

This page is intended to provide up to date publications and news on emergency funds, strategic legislation, and contact information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and Strategic Plan 2020-2025 are accessible from their homepage.

Law, Legislation & Congress

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General Assembly debates from the 64th Session to current. Also includes UN News, ondemand videos, and photos of General Assembly events.

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Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

A Compendium of Documents Related to the Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Includes the report by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Russian Active Measure Campaigns and Interference in the 2016 U.S. Election.

STEM

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U.S Department of Energy

Search engine for 3,000+ research materials, including news, developer tools, and data services from the U.S Department of Energy.

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