In an effort to reduce the number of hearing losses and mitigate the risk of lost hearing due to listening to loud music over a prolonged period of time, the World Health Organization has developed global standards for safe listening devices. Toolkit for Safe Listening Devices and Systems summarizes and outlines how government, industry and civic leaders can implement these standards and monitor results to affect hearing loss prevention.
Can the United Nations meet its SDG 7 sustainable development goals for ensuring universal access to affordable energy, with a far higher share of renewables and vastly improved energy efficiency, by 2030? ICT for Energy — Telecommunications and Energy Working for Sustainable Development discusses the role of ICT in helping the vision become reality.
There is a digital innovation divide between communities that can develop and use the latest emerging technologies, and those that still rely on older systems or have little access to ICT. Bridging the Digital Innovation Divide: A Toolkit for Strengthening ICT Centric Ecosystems is a guide for policy-makers that lays out the key steps needed to fill in the gap between the haves and have-nots.
As countries go digital, they can provide a roadmap to other nations in harnessing the transformative power of technology. ICT-Centric Innovation Ecosystem — Country Review: Republic of Moldova looks at a country in the early stages of making this transition. Drawing on interviews with key stakeholders, it analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the Moldovan approach and recommends building blocks that can nourish its ecosystem.