HUMAN DEVELOPMENT PUBLICATIONS
In close collaboration with the United Nations

OUR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT BOOKS

Since 1999 Tudor Rose has published 26 books in partnership with the United Nations and its agencies, covering a diverse range of subjects from disaster reduction, water management and climate science to intercultural dialogue and humanitarian assistance. The books are read extensively by the human development sector and especially by community leaders in vulnerable regions around the globe, totaling over one million readers since they were first in print.

The books are close collaborations between UN agencies, UN member states and civil sector organisations, committed to a better future for the world. Principally published under UN copyright, they have widened the knowledge of people in vulnerable communities and given them inspiration to better their lives in a sustainable way.

Browse the range of books below:

2017
A BETTER WORLD VOL 2

With the establishment of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, Tudor Rose and its Human Development Forum accepted the challenge to create a series of volumes, each dedicated to one or more of the 17 SDGs. Published digitally in May 2017, A Better World volume 2 covers Goal 16: Just, Peaceful and Inclusive Societies.

2016
A BETTER WORLD VOL 1

Volume 1 of the series: A Better World was first published in November 2016 to cover the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

2016
TOGETHER WE STAND

A collaboration between Tudor Rose and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), to coincide with the first World Humanitarian Summit (Istanbul, 23–24 May 2016).

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2015
LIVING LAND

Tudor Rose collaborated with United Nations to publish this book for the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification (2010–2020).

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2015
AGREE TO DIFFER

Agree to Differ was created as a collaboration between Tudor Rose and UNESCO in aid of the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013–2022).

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2014
DEEP ROOTS

Deep Roots was co-published by Tudor Rose and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to commemorate the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).

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2014
FAMILY FUTURES

Family Futures was published by Tudor Rose in cooperation with DESA-DSPD for the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family (IYF) in 2014.

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2013
FREE FLOW

Free Flow is a co-publication between Tudor Rose and UNESCO to commemorate the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013. The book was co-launched by the Director General of UNESCO and the Hungarian President at the World Water Summit in Budapest in October 2013.

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2012
CLIMATE EXCHANGE

A co-publication between Tudor Rose, the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Climate ExChange was published to coincide with the Extraordinary Session of the WMO Congress in October 2012.

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2012
FUTURE PERFECT

A co-publication between Tudor Rose and UNDESA, Future Perfect was published to coincide with Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

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2011
FORESTS FOR PEOPLE

Forests for People is a fully illustrated 300-page book for the International Year of Forests. With over 100 authors relating their work in sustainable forestry, it launched in January 2012 at the closing ceremony of Forests 2011.

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2011
RISK RETURNS

Published in April 2011 for launch at the 3rd Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Risk Returns focuses on the experiences and livelihoods of people in vulnerable human habitats and shows how natural disasters have shaped their lives.

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2010
TOMORROW TODAY

Tomorrow Today was published for UNESCO in 2010 as part of ongoing efforts in promoting the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) (2005–2014). The book features more than 75 authors relating their work in education for sustainable development.

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2010
DIGITAL OUTREACH

Digital Outreach was created in collaboration with ITU, the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology issues. The book showcases the theme adopted at the ITU Council 2009 session, “Better city, better life with ICTs”, and marks the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day held in 2010.

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2009
CLIMATE SENSE

Climate Sense is a collaboration between World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Tudor Rose with the aim of delivering effective knowledge about climate prediction to decision makers. The book was launched at World Climate Conference-3, Geneva, in 2009 by Mr Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General, WMO.

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2009
RISK WISE EPIDEMICS

Published in May 2009 to coincide with the 62nd World Health Organization World Health Assembly, Risk Wise Epidemics represents the cumulative work of a wide spectrum of organisations and corporations with a collective desire to prevent, prepare for and mitigate future pandemic events

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2008
RISK WISE

Published in 2008 to coincide with the Global Risk Forum in Davos, Risk Wise addresses the dangers faced by individuals and communities across the world, and the strategies that can help to reduce and mitigate those risks.

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2007
ELEMENTS FOR LIFE

Published in 2007 by Tudor Rose and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Elements For Life focuses on the experiences and livelihoods of people in vulnerable human habitats, to promote better understanding of the socioeconomic benefits of weather, climate and water services.

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2007
THE FULL PICTURE

Group on Earth Observations(GEO) was launched in response to calls for nternational collaboration in exploiting the growing potential of Earth observations to support decision-making. In 2007, Tudor Rose worked with GEO to produce this book, bringing together the views and experiences of earth observation experts from across the world.

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2006
REAL RISK

Launched at the International Disaster Reduction Conference, Davos 2006, Real Risk addresses the risks faced by communities across the world and brings together the knowledge and experiences of public and private organisations working toward disaster preparedness and mitigation at local, national and international levels.

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2005
DIGITAL REACH

Published in 2005, Digital Reach is a collaboration between Tudor Rose and The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to help engage governmental, international, institutional and professional interests in displaying the extent and variety of their efforts to reduce the digital divide.

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2005
KNOW RISK EPIDEMICS

Know Risk Epidemics was published in May 2005 to mark the 58th World Health Organization World Health Assembly in Geneva, 2005. the book addresses the ways that regional, national and local authorities can increase preparedness for emerging infectious diseases

2004
KNOW RISK

Launched at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan, in 2004, Know Risk is a collaboration between Tudor Rose and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) to show how people around the world are living with natural and related environmental and technological risks, detailing how they are trying to reduce their exposure to disasters.

2003
DESALINATION AND WATER RE-USE

The sister publication to Freshwater Future, Desalination & Water Re-Use was published in December 2003 to address solutions to global freshwater challenges in preparation for 2005–2015, designated the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’

2003
FRESHWATER FUTURE

Published in July 2003, Freshwater Future formed an integral part of the International Year of Freshwater in 2003. The book provides a comprehensive view of water projects and initiatives supported by the UN, giving all agencies and organisations dedicated to protecting global water resources a chance to commit publicly to improving the world’s water supplies

1999
NATURAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Published 1999, Natural Disaster Management was produced to mark the end of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR), a United Nations initiative to reduce the negative effects of natural disasters.

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