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HANDBOOK SUSTAINAB URBAN MOBILITY

A Handbook on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Spatial Planning

Promoting Active Mobility

29 Oct 2020
This publication has been designed to assist member States in integrating transport, health, quality of life and environmental objectives into urban and spatial planning policies. It provides many references to case studies, good practices and examples from cities across the Euro-Asian region (an...
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #2 2019

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2019, Issue No. 2

Series:
Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
28 Feb 2020
This publication aims to stimulate debate and enrich research in the formulation of policy in the Asia-Pacific region towards the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on the success of two earlier journals - the Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ), which has b...
HNDBK PREF MRKT ACCS ASEAN LST DEV

Handbook on Preferential Market Access for ASEAN Least Developed Countries

Part III – ASEAN-FTA Agreements

15 Jul 2021
This publication compiles market access legislation and related rules of origin for least developed country (LDC) members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), namely the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Cambodia and Myanmar, under current ASEAN free trade agreements (FTAs). It ...
TOWARDS NEW TRADE POLICY MYANMAR

Towards a New Trade Policy on Market Access for Myanmar

Identifying a Positive Agenda among Challenges and Opportunities

22 Jun 2021
This research identifies a new trade policy and positive trade agenda for Myanmar, analyzing its position in the international trade arena and challenges and opportunities arising from EU FTAs with ASEAN members, RCEP and CPTPP. Myanmar is relatively a newcomer in the international trade scene af...
TOWARDS NEW TRADE POLICY CAMBODIA

Towards a New Trade Policy on Market Access for Cambodia

Identifying a Positive Agenda among Challenges and Opportunities

30 Oct 2020
The research study discusses the current and emerging trade challenges for Cambodia. In this context, the paper analyses the erosion and loss of preferential market access and rules of origin and discusses potential alternatives in light of emerging EU-ASEAN FTAs, RCEP and TPP11.
NATION GREEN EXPORT REV LEBANON

National Green Export Review of Lebanon: Natural Soap and Ecotourism

31 Oct 2020
This report presents the findings of the Lebanon National Green Export Review (NGER) conducted between 2016 and 2018 through a partnership between the Lebanese Government and UNCTAD. It analyses green production and export opportunities in the natural soap and ecotourism sectors and comprises nat...
DIGITAL & SUSTAIN TRADE FACILI (F)

Facilitation du commerce numérique et durable

Rapport régional de la CEE-ONU 2019

31 Oct 2020
L'internationalisation des chaînes de production et d'approvisionnement offre aux pays en développement et aux pays en transition de nouvelles possibilités d'intégration dans l'économie mondiale en permettant aux entreprises de rejoindre les réseaux de production internationaux. Ainsi, la nécessi...
DIGITAL & SUSTAIN TRADE FACILI (R)

Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation (Russian language)

UNECE Regional Report 2019

30 Oct 2020
The United Nations Regional Commissions, in partnership with other key United Nations Organizations, have committed to supporting member States in implementing the WTO TFA. This report is part of that commitment and the policy recommendations and technical standards developed by UNECE and UN/CEFA...
DIGITAL & SUSTAIN TRADE FACILITATI

Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation

UNECE Regional Report 2019

30 Mar 2020
The United Nations Regional Commissions, in partnership with other key United Nations Organizations, have committed to supporting member States in implementing the WTO TFA. This report is part of that commitment and the policy recommendations and technical standards developed by UNECE and UN/CEFA...
RAPID ETRADE READI ASSESS KIRIBATI

Kiribati Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment

20 Dec 2019
The Kiribati Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment focuses on examining seven key policy areas that are most relevant for e-commerce. Within each area, critical readiness gaps are identified and relevant recommendations are proposed to overcome barriers and bottlenecks to the growth of digital trade....
PRACTIC ON ECOMMERCE TRAINFORTRADE

Practices on e-Commerce

TrainForTrade Case Studies in South-east Asia

31 Oct 2020
Digital marketplaces could drive sustainable and inclusive growth across South-East Asia, with e-commerce likely to grow to US$88 billion by 2025. Benefits will include opening of markets to facilitate sales and consumption, upgrading of traditional manufacturing and services, and development of ...
ASIAS LANDLOCKED DEVELOP COUNTRIES

Asia's Landlocked Developing Countries

Structural Transformation, Poverty Reduction and Financing for Development

8 Jun 2021
Produced in connection with the global midterm review of the Vienna Programme of Action for LLDCs 2014-2024, this publication explores structural transformation for poverty reduction in Asia’s landlocked developing countrites (LLDCs), including related policy making and financial mobilization. To...
IMPL INVEST POLICY REV NEPAL

Report on the Implementation of the Investment Policy Review - Nepal

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
8 Apr 2020
The IPR of Nepal, completed in 2003, analyzed the legal, regulatory and institutional framework for investment in the country. It examined how to increase the contribution of investment, including foreign direct investment, to the economy and made concrete recommendations on how to achieve such o...
INVEST POLICY REV ARMENIA

Investment Policy Review - Armenia

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
12 Mar 2020
The Investment Policy Review of Armenia makes concrete policy recommendations on how Armenia can improve its investment climate, attract higher inflows of foreign direct investment and derive more benefits from them.
REV SUS TRANS CONNECT ASIA & PACIF

Review of Sustainable Transport Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific 2019

Sustainable Freight Transport

Series:
Review of developments in transport in Asia and the Pacific
5 Feb 2020
Within the transport sector in Asia and the Pacific freight and logistics account for a significant portion of total energy use – in many countries upward of 40% – and a correspondingly large share of CO2 emissions. Furthermore, on account of economic development and population growth, the region...
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #1 2019

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2019, Issue No. 1

Series:
Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
27 Dec 2019
This publication aims to stimulate debate and enrich research in the formulation of policy in the Asia-Pacific region towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on the success of two earlier journals - the Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ), which has be...
FUTURE OF ASIAN & PACIFIC CITIES

The Future of Asian & Pacific Cities

Transformative Pathways Towards Sustainable Urban Development

16 Dec 2019
This report is an important resource to explore critical and emerging policy opportunities to realize urban sustainability for the Asian and Pacific region. It informs policies and actions from a sustainable development perspective, putting cities at the centre of development policy debates. It i...
TRADE FACILIT TERMS E/R/C GLOSSARY

Trade Facilitation Terms: An English-Russian-Chinese Glossary

Revised Third Edition

16 Dec 2019
This Glossary represents an English-Russian-Chinese dictionary of terms that are widely used in trade facilitation. This is the third, revised and completed edition including new terms, notably ones related to the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which ent...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2019

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2019

Navigating Non-tariff Measures towards Sustainable Development

Series:
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
4 Dec 2019
This report provides an analysis of the rise of non-tariff measures (NTMs) and its implications for Asia and the Pacific. Prepared jointly by ESCAP and UNCTAD, it reviews the costs and benefits associated with such measures from a sustainable development perspective, and identifies good practices...
ASIA PACIF DISASTER RPT 2019

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2019

The Disaster Riskscape Across Asia-Pacific - Pathways for Resilience, Inclusion and Empowerment

Series:
Asia-Pacific Disaster Report
27 Jan 2021
This report examines the state of resilience of the region vis-à-vis the Sustainable Development Goals and targets relating to disaster risk reduction. It highlights some of the tools and approaches for resilience-building focusing on those that could possibly offer transformative shifts to achie...
INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRANSPARENCY

International Trade, Transparency, and Gender Equality

The Case of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus

20 May 2021
This report examines the potential implications of the transparency provisions in the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus for gender outcomes in the region of nine Pacific island countries (9PICs) –Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, the Cook I...
INFRA FINANCING SUS DEV ASIA

Infrastructure Financing for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

Series:
ESCAP Financing for Development Series
20 Sep 2019
The development of quality, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure is an important goal of the 2030 Agenda. However, investment in infrastructure in most countries in Asia and the Pacific is insufficient. Developing countries in the region have substantial investment needs in transport, ICT, w...
EOR 2019 SUPP19 ANNUAL RPT ESCAP

Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2019

Series:
Annual Report of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
11 Oct 2019
The Annual Report chronicles the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific’s achievements and future goals, against a backdrop of major global shifts sweeping across the economic, social and environmental landscape. UN ESCAP promotes rigorous analysis and peer learnin...
VOLUNTARY PEER REVIEW: INDONESIA

Voluntary Peer Review of Consumer Protection Law and Policy: Indonesia

9 May 2020
UNCTAD serves as the focal point within the United Nations Secretariat for all matters related to consumer protection policy. UNCTAD promotes the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection and encourages Member States to create awareness of the many ways in which Member States, businesses ...
ENVIRO PERF REV TAJIKISTAN 2ND (R)

Environmental Performance Review: Tajikistan (Russian language)

Tajikistan - Second Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series (Russian)
2 May 2013
The present publication takes stock of the progress made by Tajikistan in the management of its environment since the country was first reviewed in 2004. It assesses the implementation of the recommendations contained in the first review. This second Environmental Performance Review also covers 1...