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The United Nations: For Peace and World Progress.

Description: The top and bottom of the poster are blue. In the top portion is the title; in the middle portion is a chart of the organization of the United Nations; the bottom section has drawings and text explaining some of the UN's goals.
Date: 1946
Creator: United States. Department of State.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fisheries, Tuna Agreement Between the United States of America and Canada Amending The Treaty of May 26, 1981 Effected by Exchange of Notes Signed at Washington, October 3 and 9, 1997.

Description: “. . .the Treaties and Other International Acts Series issued under the authority of the Secretary of State shall be competent evidence . . . of the treaties, international agreements other than treaties, and proclamations by the President of such treaties and international agreements other than treaties, as the case may be, therein contained, in all the courts of law and equity and of maritime jurisdiction, and in all the tribunals and public offices of the United States, and of the several States, without any further proof or authentication thereof.”
Date: 2009
Creator: United States. Department of State.
Partner: UNT Libraries

U.S. Climate Action Report 2002

Description: This report provides the third formal national communication under the Framework Convention, as envisioned under Articles 4 and 12 of the Convention. It describes our national circumstances, identify existing and planned policies and measures, indicate future trends in greenhouse gas emissions, outline expected impacts and adaptation measures, and provides information on financial resources, technology transfer research, and systematic observations.
Date: May 2002
Creator: United States. Department of State.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

United States Climate Action Report 2014

Description: This report contains national communication, a quadrennial report detailing actions the United States is taking at home and internationally to mitigate, adapt to, and assist others in addressing climate change.
Date: 2014
Creator: United States. Department of State.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report to Congress on Assistance by the People's Republic of China to Governments and Entities in Latin America and Africa

Description: This report is on the People's Republic of China's (PRC) decade long contributions through relief, finance, volunteers, and other assistance to Latin American and African nations.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Department of State. Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Federal Register: Department of State Notices, August 2014]

Description: Section of the Federal Register containing several public notices issued by the U.S. Department of State regarding culturally-significant objects, the designation of Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC), and the issue of reciprocating countries for the purpose of enforcement of family support obligations.
Date: August 20, 2014
Creator: United States. Office of the Federal Register.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Russia 2015 Human Rights Report

Description: This report outlines the human rights problems identified by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor for Russia.
Date: 2015
Creator: United States. Department of State. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Russia 2012 Human Rights Report

Description: This report outlines the human rights problems identified by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor for Russia.
Date: 2012
Creator: United States. Department of State. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Evolving Landscape of Scholarly Communication: Stakeholders' Roles in a Global Ecosystem

Description: Presentation for a panel at the 2014 University Partnerships Workshop, sponsored by the U. S. Department of State and the U. S. Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan. This presentation discusses the evolving landscape of scholarly communication and stakeholders' roles in a global ecosystem.
Date: November 14, 2014
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Development and evaluation of methods for safeguards use of solution monitoring data

Description: This report describes the effort to develop, implement, and evaluate data analysis methods for solution-monitoring measurements in the plutonium nitrate storage at the Tokai Reprocessing Plant (TRP). The intent is to address TRP-specific issues to some extent, as well as to anticipate the data analysis needs at future reprocessing plants (especially the new Rokkasho reprocessing plant (RRP)) in Japan. The essential difference between a plant like TRP and a more modern plant like RRP is that one expects more and better instrumentation in the tanks in a modern plant. Because the TRP solution monitoring hardware is scheduled to be upgraded, the authors de-emphasized the effort to handle information-poor plants like TRP. This report mostly describes the analysis methods and software for finding and identifying all key tank events. To a large extent they have to experiment with several candidate methods for implementing their analysis objectives. Therefore, they chose to use a prototyping software system called S-PLUS, which is an object-oriented statistical programming and graphics package. The intent is to eventually implement selected portions of their current solution-monitoring toolkit in a more robust and user-friendly system. The authors describe their current software system as being far more than they needed for their own in-house use (menus are provided for the user who doesn`t want to type any S-PLUS commands), but less than is needed for a fieldable system. Mostly as a result of working on this project, they have come to conclude that solution monitoring is a potentially very valuable asset to nuclear safeguards at a modern reprocessing plant.
Date: September 1, 1996
Creator: Burr, T. & Wangen, L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Assessing Development Impacts Associated with Low Emission Development Strategies: Lessons Learned from Pilot Efforts in Kenya and Montenegro

Description: Low emission development strategies (LEDS) articulate economy-wide policies and implementation plans designed to enable a country to meet its long-term development objectives while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A development impact assessment tool was developed to inform an analytically robust and transparent prioritization of LEDS actions based on their economic, social, and environmental impacts. The graphical tool helps policymakers communicate the development impacts of LEDS options and identify actions that help meet both emissions reduction and development goals. This paper summarizes the adaptation and piloting of the tool in Kenya and Montenegro. The paper highlights strengths of the tool and discusses key needs for improving it.
Date: January 1, 2014
Creator: Cox, S.; Katz, J. & Wurtenberger, L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The White House Symposium on Advancing Global Literacy

Description: This Website documented the White House Symposium on Advancing Global Literacy that held in New York City, New York, on September 22, 2008. The site also included the contents of the six UNESCO Regional Conferences in Support of Global Literacy: -Literacy Challenges in the Arab Region (Doha, Qatar – March 12 – 14, 2007) -Literacy Challenges in East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific (Beijing, China – July 31 - August 1, 2007) -Renewing Literacy to Face African and International Challenges (Bamako, Mali – September 10 - 12, 2007) -Literacy Challenges in the South, Southwest and Central Asia (New Delhi, India – November 29 – 30, 2007) -Addressing Literacy Challenges in Europe with a Sub-Regional Focus (Baku, Azerbaijan – May 14 – 16, 2008) -Regional Literacy Conference in Latin America and the Caribbean (Mexico City, Mexico – September 10 – 13, 2008)
Date: 2008
Creator: United States. White House Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Climate change: Evolving technologies, U.S. business, and the world economy in the 21. century

Description: The International Climate Change Partnership presents this report as one of its efforts to present current information on climate change to the public. One often hears about the expenses entailed in protecting the environment. Unfortunately, one hears less about the economic benefits that may be associated with prudent actions to counter environmental threats. This conference is particularly useful because it focuses attention on profitable business opportunities in the United States and elsewhere that arise from practical efforts to mitigate the risks of climate change. The report contains a brief synopsis of each speaker`s address on climate change.
Date: December 31, 1996
Creator: Harter, J. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluation of Bismuth Germanate Detectors

Description: During International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards inspections, one of the activities is the verification of materials in the inventory through quantitative or qualitative measurements. Performance of these measurements requires an array of sophisticated detectors, electronics, shields, and stands. This requires the transport and handling of delicate systems that are both heavy and bulky. The increasing sophistication and miniaturization of electronic and computer systems have led to progressive reductions in both the weight and the bulk of such electronics. However, to take full advantage of these improvements, similar reductions must also occur in the size and weight of the detectors. The purpose of this study was to explore the usefulness of one type of new detector, the bismuth germinate (BGO) scintillator. The purpose was to test detectors for their performance at high (fission products) and low ({sup 235}U) photon energies. Information is also provided on other scintillators, including those using photodiode-coupled cesium iodide and germanium orthosilicate.
Date: December 1, 1993
Creator: Swinth, K. L. & Eschbach, P. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of Recommended Sfat Model Predictions With Measurements Made Using the Improved SFAT

Description: Design alternatives for the International Atomic Energy Agency`s Spent Fuel Attribute Tester (SFAT) were evaluated using radiation transport calculations. Several design changes were recommended and implemented in a new SFAT device. The new SFAT was tested on September 8 and 9, 1993, at the Industrial Power Company, Ltd. intermediate spent fuel storage facility in Olkiluoto, Finland. The new SFAT performed very well. The results of the tests are compared with predictions made during the SFAT optimization study.
Date: November 1994
Creator: Laub, T. W. & Dupree, S. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan

Description: This action plan articulates the most significant ecosystem problems for the Great Lakes, and describes efforts to address them. The five areas are toxic substances, invasive species, health and pollution, wildlife and habitat preservation and restoration, and finally a component that covers accountability and evaluation.
Date: February 21, 2010
Creator: United States. Council on Environmental Quality.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Ocean Studies Board. Annual report 1993

Description: The Ocean Studies Board (OSB), created in July 1985, serves as an independent advisor to the federal government on matters of ocean science and policy. It is a unit of the Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources of the National REsearch Council (NRC). The OSB is a multi-disciplinary body with representation from the fields of marine biology and biological oceanography, chemical oceanography, physical oceanography, marine geology and geophysics, engineering and marine policy. The OSB provides leadership, builds consensus, and gives timely, proactive advice to the nation on ocean science and policy issues. OSB activities fall into three broad categories: promoting the health of ocean sciences in the United States, encouraging the protection and wise use of the ocean and its resources, and applying ocean science to improve national security. A brief description of 1993 activities along with activities planned in 1994 is presented.
Date: January 1, 1995
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ocean Studies Board Annual Report: 1990

Description: Activities of the Ocean Studies Board fall into three broad categories: promoting the health of ocean sciences in the United States, encouraging the protection and wise use of the ocean and its resources, and applying ocean science to improve national security.
Date: 1991
Creator: National Research Council (U.S.). Ocean Studies Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ocean Studies Board annual report 1988 and future plans

Description: The Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council monitors the status and needs of ocean sciences and assists U.S. government agencies in the development and maintenance of ocean research programs. The major activities of 1988 are reviewed on the following: Navy Review Panel, NOAA Review Panel, CO2 Panel, International Ocean Science Policy Group, Ocean Climate Research Committee, The Continental Margins Workshop Committee, and the Exclusive Economic Zone.
Date: 1989
Creator: National Research Council (U.S.). Ocean Studies Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ocean Studies Board Annual Report: 1989

Description: The major activities of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council for 1989 are reviewed. The following are discussed: the Navy Panel, the CO2 Panel, the Committee on the Ocean's Role in Global Change, the Committee on the Coastal Ocean, the Workshop on Issues of U.S. Marine Fisheries, and the Continental Margins Workshop Committee. Future plans are covered.
Date: 1990
Creator: National Research Council (U.S.). Ocean Studies Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Deepwater Horizon Response: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response

Description: This website served as the focal point for the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command, a group of organizations that had involvement with the British Petroleum (BP) explosion and oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. The website includes news feeds and information about health concerns, volunteer opportunities, contact information, and ongoing plans for the area. Various maps of the event and other resources are also available, chronicling the problem and the steps taken by the member organizations to deal with the effects.
Date: September 10, 2010
Creator: Deepwater Horizon Unified Command
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Neutron Quality Factor

Description: Both the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) have recommended that the radiation quality weighting factor for neutrons (Q{sub n}, or the corresponding new modifying factor, w{sub R}) be increased by a value of two for most radiation protection practices. This means an increase in the recommended value for Q{sub n} from a nominal value of 10 to a nominal value of 20. This increase may be interpreted to mean that the biological effectiveness of neutrons is two times greater than previously thought. A decision to increase the value of Q{sub n} will have a major impact on the regulations and radiation protection programs of Federal agencies responsible for the protection of radiation workers. Therefore, the purposes of this report are: (1) to examine the general concept of {open_quotes}quality factor{close_quotes} (Q) in radiation protection and the rationale for the selection of specific values of Q{sub n}; and (2) to make such recommendations to the Federal agencies, as appropriate. This report is not intended to be an exhaustive review of the scientific literature on the biological effects of neutrons, with the aim of defending a particular value for Q{sub n}. Rather, the working group examined the technical issues surrounding the current recommendations of scientific advisory bodies on this matter, with the aim of determining if these recommendations should be adopted by the Federal agencies. Ultimately, the group concluded that there was no compelling basis for a change in Q{sub n}. The report was prepared by Federal scientists working under the auspices of the Science Panel of the Committee on Interagency Radiation Research and Policy Coordination (CIRRPC).
Date: June 1, 1995
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department