Glossary

Natural threats: Phenomena or events in nature that can cause death, injury or other health impacts, as well as property damage, loss of livelihood and services, social, economic or environmental disruption.UN-SPIDER

Neonatal mortality: Annual number of deaths of children between 0 and 28 days of birth. For purposes of comparison between countries or across years, it is expressed as a Rate per 1,000 Live Births in a given year.WHO

Network of pumping stations and water pipes: Set of civil structures, equipment, pipes, which take the water directly or indirectly from the source of supply and drive it to a storage reservoir, or directly to the distribution network.CED

Newborns: Children who are less than 28 days old.WHO

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs): Long-term conditions with generally slow progression. These include cardiovascular diseases (e.g. heart attacks or strokes), cancer, chronic respiratory diseases (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma), and diabetes.WHO

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs): Independent organizations which do not represent governments or states. It is often applied to organizations dedicated to human rights causes, including humanitarian ones.GDRC

Non-oil imports: All transactions between residents of a country and the rest of the world that involve a transfer of ownership from non-residents to residents of general merchandise, goods sent for processing and repair, non-monetary gold and services.OEC

Non-potable water: Water whose physical, chemical conditions, microbiological, and/or radioactivity characteristics are not sanitarily acceptable. It is not suitable for human consumption, domestic purposes, or personal hygiene.WHO

Non-state actors: Individuals, organizations, groups, and companies that are not agents or organs of the State. It is also used to identify agents who exercise some kind of power parallel to the State or with their endorsement in times of peace, states of emergency or armed conflict.UN WOMEN

Not attending school regularly: Recurrent absences of basic education students from classes they are required to take according to their course.UNICEF