International Human Rights Day 2023

10 December 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the world's most groundbreaking global pledges: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Approximately 15 per cent of the world's population live with some form of disability and 80 per cent live in developing countries. This Special collection aims to highlight this important issue and hopefully provide measures towards an inclusive and supported environment for all irrespective of disability. All book chapters and journal articles are free to download and share.

The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, Volume 7, November 2023

Stella Chan's interest in psychology began when she went through a tough time as a teenager. The experience gave her a sense of direction: “I wanted to learn more about psychology and how feelings work...I hoped I could do something constructive about mental health.”
The study unveils a significant occurrence of sexual violence among recently arrived asylum-seeking women in France, especially notable among those who had previously experienced sexual violence. It underscores the heightened risk linked to the absence of support for accommodation.
Knowledge of biological diversity is a major source of innovation. Collective intellectual property of traditional knowledge by Indigenous peoples and local communities is an important source of innovation and product development. This article investigates collective intellectual property systems on the traditional knowledge of Aspalathus linearis, also known as rooibos—an endemic plant from South Africa which is the basis of an important herbal tea industry. The article discusses how collective action and self-organization can generate collective intellectual property systems; indigenous peoples and local communities can develop these systems to protect their IP; how these systems can promote social justice and a more equitable distribution of benefits but can be sources of dispute between socio-economic groups and communities and can reproduce historical inequalities and power asymmetries.
Background: Gender-based disparities in health-care are common and can affect access to care.

Nelson Pediatric Symptom-Based Diagnosis: Common Diseases and their Mimics (Second Edition)
2023, Pages 450-472.e2

This content aligns with Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing and Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities by reviewing the common risk and protective factors for developmental disorders, approaches to screening, and identification of developmental disabilities in primary health care settings.

Encyclopedia of Archaeology, Second Edition, Volume 1, 2024, Pages 535-538

This chapter advances Goals 4 and 10 by discussing the relationship between human rights and archaeology. The relation between death, war and heritage is also discussed, as a fundamental concern of archaeology's theory and praxis that seldom turns out to be helpful to the public's concerns or needs.
Front cover of SDG Stocktake report
The United Nations Global Compact-Accenture Global Private Sector Stock take report report offers an appraisal of private sector contributions to the SDGs so far and outlines a clear pathway for private sector action over the next seven years.
As artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning become increasingly embedded in recruiting and hiring processes, employers must be aware of the potential discrimination risks these tools can pose. This article relates to SDGs 5, 8, and 10