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PERMANENT MISSIONS TO UN #309

Permanent Missions to the United Nations, No.309

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Permanent Missions to the United Nations
19 Jan 2021
This book serves as a directory of the Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York, as well as a listing of their diplomatic personnel. It also includes information on Observer Offices, Specialized Agencies, and other UN organs and bodies.
GREENING THE BLUE REPORT 2020

Greening the Blue Report 2020

The UN System's Environmental Footprint and Efforts to Reduce It

28 Jan 2021
The 2020 report provides a snapshot of the UN System's environmental impacts throughout 2019, and the activities underway to reduce them. This year's report includes 2019 data on greenhouse gas emissions, waste, water, and environmental management from nearly 60 entities across the UN System, rep...
SUSTAINABLE TRADE IN RESOURCES

Sustainable Trade in Resources

Global Material Flows, Circularity and Trade

28 Dec 2020
This report looks at trade flows of material resources and their environmental impacts. It also demonstrates how both multilateral trade rules and regional trade agreements can be used proactively to advance the circular and greener economy and minimise the environmental impacts associated with r...
RESOURCE EFFICIENCY CLIMATE CHANGE

Resource Efficiency and Climate Change

Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future

28 Dec 2020
This report conducts a rigorous assessment of the contribution of material efficiency to greenhouse gas abatement strategies. More concretely, it assesses the reduction potential of greenhouse gas emissions from material efficiency strategies applied in residential buildings and light duty vehicl...
SDG PULSE 2020 UNCTAD

SDG Pulse 2020 - UNCTAD Takes the Pulse of the SDGs

31 Dec 2020
This second edition of the SDG Pulse illustrates in a very concrete way how UNCTAD is contributing to the 2030 Agenda. The report not only presents statistical updates and data-driven analysis for the indicators for which UNCTAD is a custodian or co-custodian, but it also presents a range of othe...
THE TIME IS NOW

The Time is Now

Addressing the Gender Dimensions of Corruption

31 Dec 2020
Are women any less corrupt than men? This publication is a first, comprehensive foray into this complex, multilayered subject that affects every society and country in the world differently. It underlines the importance of understanding how national, cultural and social norms interact and shape c...
WORLD AIDS DAY RPT 2020

World AIDS Day Report 2020

Prevailing Against Pandemics by Putting People at the Centre

3 Dec 2020
As this report shows, the global HIV response was off track even before the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, but the collision of COVID-19 and HIV has sent it back further. The Fast-Track Targets, which expire at the end 2020, will not be achieved. some 38 million people are living with HIV, with...
GUIDELINES UN RESOLUTIONS 2020 (A)

Guidelines for United Nations Resolutions 2020 (Arabic language)

14 Dec 2020
The purpose of these guidelines is to help delegations in the process of preparing draft resolutions and decisions, principally in the General Assembly and the Main Committees, as prescribed in the Charter of the United Nations and the rules of procedure of the General Assembly.
ENERGY BALANCES 2018

2018 Energy Balances

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Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
19 Jan 2021
The 2018 Energy Balances contains energy balances for about 220 countries and territories, showing production, trade, transformation and consumption (by sector) in energy units for all energy products. It presents energy data for countries and areas in a format which shows the overall picture of ...
ELECTRICITY PROFILES 2018

2018 Electricity Profiles

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Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
19 Jan 2021
The 2018 Electricity Profiles contains electricity profiles for about 230 countries and territories, providing detailed information on production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input and efficiency for most countries, on an internationally co...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2020

Human Development Report 2020

The Next Frontier - Human Development and the Anthropocene

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Human Development Report
15 Dec 2020
The 30th Anniversary 2020 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1990 as independent and analytically and empirically grounded discussions of major development issues, trends and p...
MAKING PUBLIC PROCUREMENT WORK FOR

Making Public Procurement Work for Women

31 Dec 2020
In developed countries, public procurement accounts for almost 15% of gross domestic product; in some developing countries, this figure can reach as high as 40%. It is shocking that women-owned businesses account for a mere 1% of this critical sector. Women-owned businesses often cite lack of inf...
INTL TRADE STAT YRBK 2019 V2

International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2019, Volume II

Trade by Product

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International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Ser. G)
12 Jan 2021
The 2019 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Volume II —Trade by Product — provides a condensed and integrated analytical view of the international merchandise trade, and trade in services up to the year 2019 by means of brief descriptive text, concise data tables and charts. The information...
MAINSTREAMING GENDER IN FREE TRADE

Mainstreaming Gender in Free Trade Agreements

31 Oct 2020
This report presents recommendations to boost the participation of women in trade through free trade agreements. Policymakers and trade negotiators will find a new toolkit to gauge gender responsiveness in their agreements. These lessons are based on a research assessment of 73 selected free trad...
HOW NATURAL GAS CAN DISPLACE COMPE

How Natural Gas can Displace Competing Fuels

5 Nov 2020
If there is to be a significant role for gas as a transition fuel, let alone as a destination fuel, governments and international institutions need to develop strategies that encourage the use of gas in the near- and medium-term while providing for a subsequent orderly transition towards a vastly...
GUIA SOBRE DIPLOMACIA COMERCIAL

Guía sobre Diplomacia Comercial

30 Oct 2020
Esta guía de formación para representantes o agregados comerciales, única en el mundo, explica cómo promover el comercio y la inversión en el extranjero, al tiempo que establece prioridades para los mercados, las industrias y los clientes. Basándose en experiencias de primera mano, la guía explor...
GUIDE DE  DIPLOMATIE COMMERCIALE

Guide de diplomatie commerciale

31 Oct 2020
Destiné aux diplomates commerciaux, ce guide unique au monde explique comment promouvoir à l’étranger le commerce et l’investissement, tout en déterminant les priorités pour les marchés, les industries et les clients. En puisant directement dans des expériences de terrain concrètes, il explore le...
HUMAN COST OF DISASTERS 2000-2019

Human Cost of Disasters

An Overview of the Last 20 Years 2000-2019

3 Nov 2020
The last twenty years has seen the number of major floods more than double, from 1,389 to 3,254, while the incidence of storms grew from 1,457 to 2,034. Floods and storms were the most prevalent events. The report “The Human Cost of Disasters 2000-2019” also records major increases in other categ...
WORLD CITIES REPORT 2020

World Cities Report 2020

The Value of Sustainable Urbanization

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World Cities Report
31 Oct 2020
In a rapidly urbanizing and globalized world, cities have been the epicentres of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The virus has spread to virtually all parts of the world; first, among globally connected cities, then through community transmission and from the city to the countryside. This report shows th...
ICJ1160 ICJ YRBK 2017/18 #72

Yearbook of the International Court of Justice 2017-2018

27 Nov 2020
The Yearbook presents the works of the International Court of Justice between 1 August 2017 and 31 July 2018, as well as its organization and functioning. The publication also includes annexes describing the Court’s history and practice since 1946, as well as the Practice Directions adopted by th...
ICJ1138 ICJ YRBK 2016/17 #71

Yearbook of the International Court of Justice 2016-2017

27 Nov 2020
The Yearbook presents the works of the Court between 1 August 2016 and 31 July 2017, as well as its organization and functioning. The publication also includes annexes describing the Court’s history and practice since 1946, as well as the Practice Directions adopted by the Court.
UN75 FUTURE WE WANT THE UN WE NEED

UN75 - The Future We Want, the United Nations We Need

9 Nov 2020
In January 2020, the United Nations launched the global consultation to mark its 75th anniversary. Through surveys and dialogues, it asked people about their hopes and fears for the future – representing the UN’s most ambitious effort to date to understand expectations of international cooperatio...
FAST-TRACKING IMPLEMENT ETRADE

Fast-tracking Implementation of eTrade Readiness Assessments

19 Jan 2021
E-commerce and digital economy are powerful drivers to harness the potential of information and communications technologies to achieve the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, in areas such as women economic empowerment (Goal 5.b), productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneu...
A CHILD

A Child’s Right to Rights

17 Nov 2020
Written from the perspective of a child, this book explains in simple text many of the rights that are found in the United Nations’ Convention of the Rights of the Child: from the right to play, to learn, and to share thoughts freely to protection from harmful work, violence, and exploitation. Yo...
SHAPING THE TRENDS OF OUR TIME

Shaping the Trends of our Time

Report of the UN Economist Network for the UN 75th Anniversary

23 Oct 2020
This report analyzes how five megatrends (climate change, emerging and frontier technologies, demographic trends, inequalities, and urbanization) and their drivers, individually and in combination, transform societies and affect the ability of countries to achieve the SDGs. However, the Agenda is...
WASTE MANAGEMENT DURING COVID-19

Waste Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

24 Sep 2020
The report reviews the existing practices of healthcare waste management under the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and to identify best available or appropriate waste management practices that are operationally and technically in line with local conditions. The report considers various approaches...
GAOR 75TH SUPP1 SEC GEN WORK (R)

Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization (Russian language)

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Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization (Russian)
1 Oct 2020
The Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization (A/75/1) highlights how the UN Secretariat translates resources into impact. The Report covers nine sections: (i) promotion of sustained economic growth and sustainable development; (ii) maintenance of international peace and sec...
GAOR 75TH SUPP1 SEC GEN WORK (C)

Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization (Chinese language)

Series:
Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization (Chinese)
1 Oct 2020
The Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization (A/75/1) highlights how the UN Secretariat translates resources into impact. The Report covers nine sections: (i) promotion of sustained economic growth and sustainable development; (ii) maintenance of international peace and sec...
GAOR 75TH SUPP1 SEC GEN WORK (A)

Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization (Arabic language)

Series:
Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization (Arabic)
1 Oct 2020
The Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization (A/75/1) highlights how the UN Secretariat translates resources into impact. The Report covers nine sections: (i) promotion of sustained economic growth and sustainable development; (ii) maintenance of international peace and sec...