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POLICY MATTERS

Policy Matters

26 Jan 2007
Trade liberalization may well have worsened unemployment as well as working conditions besides undermining existing productive capacities and reducing the ‘policy space’ for developing better and competitive new economic capacities. Meanwhile, financial liberalization does not seem to have contri...
FLAT WORLD BIG GAPS

Flat World, Big Gaps

Economic Liberalization, Globalization Poverty and Inequality

26 Jan 2007
The present publication critically considers the impact of economic liberalization and globalization on inequality and poverty. The first half surveys the major analytical issues in the recent study of global inequalities. The second half of the volume surveys recent inequality trends in various ...
INNOVAT GOVERN THE MIDDLE EAST

Innovations in Governance in the Middle East, North Africa, and Western Balkans

Making Governments Work Better in the Mediterranean Region

7 Sep 2007
This book analyses the challenges and opportunities that governments in the Mediterranean region have faced to improve their public administration systems. The book highlights innovations that indicate each country’s willingness to change, to be open to new ways of thinking and acting in reformin...
GAOR 61ST SUPP38 ELIM DISCRIM WOM

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Thirty-fourth Session (16 January-3 February 2006), Thirty-fifth Session (15 May-2 June 2006), Thirty-sixth Session (7-25 August 2006)

Series:
Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
11 Jan 2008
UN. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (34th-37th sess.) Agenda: Periodic reports, gender discrimination, human rights monitoring, women's status, women's rights.
INDUSTRIAL DEV FOR THE 21ST CENTUR

Industrial Development for the 21st Century

Sustainable Development Perspectives

20 Apr 2007
In 2005 the United Nations Member States reiterated that “sustainable development is a key element of the overarching framework for United Nations activities, in particular for achieving the internationally agreed goals”, including those in the Millennium Declaration. This book highlights key ch...
WORLD YOUTH RPT 2007: TRANSIT

World Youth Report 2007

Young People's Transition to Adulthood - Progress and Challenges

Series:
World Youth Report
7 Feb 2008
Today’s young people are the best educated generation of youth in history. However, the World Youth Report 2007 argues that for many young people, the transition to adulthood is slowed down by poverty and their inability to find decent work. The Report provides an in-depth look at key issues of c...
WORLD ECON SITUAT PROSPECTS 2007

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2007

Series:
World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP)
10 Jan 2007
The World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) is the definitive report of the United Nations on the state of the world economy. One of the most highly anticipated economic reports from the United Nations, it is jointly produced by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nat...
PVS VOL 58 NO 2 JULY 2006

Population and Vital Statistics Report, July 2006

3 Nov 2006
This biannual journal, released in English, gives you estimates of world and regional populations as well as estimates for 218 countries. Information is derived from each country's latest population, national census and from nationally representative statistics on birth and mortality.
OVERCOMING ECON VULNERAB CREATING

Overcoming Economic Vulnerability and Creating Employment

Report of the Committee for Development Policy on the Eighth Session (20-24 March 2006)

17 Nov 2006
The present report contains the main findings and recommendations of the eight session of the Committee for Development Policy, held at United Nations Headquarters from 20 to 24 March 2006. The Committee addressed three themes: the first concerned creating an environment at the national and inter...
URBAN & RURAL AREAS 2005 (CHART)

Urban and Rural Areas 2005 (Wall Chart)

Series:
Population Studies
9 Mar 2007
According to the latest United Nations population projections, 4.9 billion people are expected to be urban-dwellers in 2030. Although the world is urbanizing rapidly, the number of rural-dwellers is high and still growing. However, as of 2019 the rural population is projected to decline slowly. T...
GUIDE THE IMPLEMENTATION THE WORLD

Guide to the Implementation of the World Programme of Action for Youth

23 Mar 2007
This Guide focuses on what Governments can do to fulfill the vision enshrined in the World Programme of Action for Youth. The Guide acknowledges a need for a new impetus to be given to the design and implementation of youth policies and programmes. Each section of the book briefly examines the co...
URBAN AGGLOMERATIONS 2005 (CHART)

United Nations Urban Agglomerations 2005 (Wall Chart)

Series:
Population Studies
9 Mar 2007
The global proportion of urban population increased from a mere 13 per cent in 1900 to 29 per cent in 1950 and, reached 49 per cent in 2005. Since the world is projected to continue to urbanize, 60 per cent of the global population is expected to live in cities by 2030. This detailed wall chart p...
ENERGY BALANCES ELECTR PROFIL 2004

Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles 2004

Series:
Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
23 Feb 2007
This is the thirteenth issue of Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles published by the United Nations Statistics Division. The publication presents energy data for selected countries in a format which shows the overall picture of energy production, conversion and consumption for fuels utilised...
ENERGY STATISTICS YRBK 2004

Energy Statistics Yearbook 2004

Series:
Energy Statistics Yearbook / Annuaire des Statistiques de L'energie (Ser. J)
4 May 2007
The Energy Statistics Yearbook 2004 is a comprehensive collection of international energy statistics prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division. It is the forty-eighth in a series of annual compilations which commenced under the title World Energy Supplies in Selected Years, 1929-1950. Th...
NATL ACCT STATS 2005 MAIN AGG

National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables, 2005

Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables

Series:
National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables
16 Nov 2007
The forty-seventh issue of National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables shows detailed national accounts estimates for 176 countries and areas for the reporting years 1994 to 2005. The national data for each country and area are presented in separate chapters using uniform ta...
INDIGENOUS WOMEN & THE UNITED NAT

Indigenous Women and the United Nations System

Good Practices and Lessons Learned

20 Apr 2007
Despite their enormous assets and contribution to society, indigenous women still suffer from multiple discrimination, both as women and as indigenous individuals. They are subjected to extreme poverty, trafficking, illiteracy, lack of access to ancestral lands, non-existent or poor health care a...
MBS VOL 60 NO 12 DECEMBER 2006

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics, December 2006

9 Feb 2007
MBS presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. It contains over 50 tables of monthly and/or annual and quarterly data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic long-term trends and developments, including population, pr...
MBS VOL 60 NO 11 NOVEMBER 2006

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics, November 2006

12 Jan 2007
MBS presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. It contains over 50 tables of monthly and/or annual and quarterly data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic long-term trends and developments, including population, pr...
MBS VOL 60 NO 10 OCTOBER 2006

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics, October 2006

1 Dec 2006
MBS presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. It contains over 50 tables of monthly and/or annual and quarterly data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic long-term trends and developments, including population, pr...
MBS VOL 60 NO 9 SEPTEMBER 2006

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics, September 2006

20 Oct 2006
MBS presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. It contains over 50 tables of monthly and/or annual and quarterly data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic long-term trends and developments, including population, pr...
MBS VOL 60 NO 8 AUGUST 2006

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics, August 2006

22 Sep 2006
MBS presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. It contains over 50 tables of monthly and/or annual and quarterly data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic long-term trends and developments, including population, pr...
FULL & PRODUCTIVE EMPLOYMENT

Full and Productive Employment and Decent Work

Series:
Dialogues at the Economic and Social Council
9 Feb 2007
At the 2005 World Summit, United Nations Member States strongly supported a fair globalization and the attendant goals of full and productive employment and decent work for all, particularly through policies and efforts designed to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of cutting extreme povert...