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Economic and Social Development

WORLD WATER DEV RPT 2020

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2020

Water and Climate Change

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The United Nations World Water Development Report
26 Mar 2020
The 2020 edition of the WWDR, titled ‘Water and Climate Change’ illustrates the critical linkages between water and climate change in the context of the broader sustainable development agenda. Supported by examples from across the world, it describes both the challenges and opportunities created ...
SOCIAL PANORAMA LAT AMER 2019

Social Panorama of Latin America 2019

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Social Panorama of Latin America
9 Mar 2020
The Social Panorama of Latin America 2019 analyzes issues crucial to understanding and action given the structural challenges facing the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in the current economic and social situation, especially in the context of the transformations underway in labour m...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2019

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2019

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
9 Mar 2020
This publication, one of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean's most important annual reports, analyzes in its last edition the economic performance of the region throughout the year, including the international context and macroeconomic policies implemented ...
MONTHLY BULL STAT V74 #1 JAN 2020

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics, January 2020

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Monthly Bulletin of Statistics / Bulletin Mensuel de Statistique (Ser. Q)
20 Mar 2020
Each issue of the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (MBS) presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. Written in French and English, it contains over 50 tables of monthly and/or annual and quarterly data on a variety of subjects illustrat...
GENDER EQUAL WOMEN RIGHT REVIEW

Gender Equality: Women’s Rights in Review 2020

25 years after Beijing

18 Mar 2020
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action. It also marks the first time that progress on the implementation of the Platform is reviewed in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in 2015. This report therefore takes an integrated appr...
INTL TRADE OUTLK 2019

International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2019

Adverse Global Conditions Leave the Region Lagging Further Behind

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International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean
18 Feb 2020
The global trade performance in 2019 was the worst since the international financial crisis. This edition of International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean analyses that performance, as well as the mounting trade tensions and their repercussions for the region’s own trade. The he...
RPT INTL NARC CONT BOARD 2019

Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2019

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Report of the International Narcotics Control Board
28 Feb 2020
This annual report prepared by The Board provides a comprehensive account of the global drug situation, analyses trends in drug abuse and drug trafficking and suggests necessary remedial action. Divided into four parts, it covers the following topics: drugs and corruption, functioning of the inte...
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #2 2019

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

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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...
FREEDOM FROM FEAR NO.15

Freedom from Fear, Issue No.15

Planning Resiliency: Shaping the Future

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Freedom from Fear
8 Jan 2020
This issue of F3 includes articles describing different areas where resilience should be built to address individual and collective challenges. They offer a variety of perspectives, illustrating the necessity of enhancing resilience in institutions, sectors and societies to achieve human rights f...
TRANS TREND & ECONOM 2018/2019

Transport Trends and Economics 2018–2019

Mobility as a Service

6 Mar 2020
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a new mobility concept gaining pace in many cities around the world. Its value proposition concerns integration of mobility services which is realized by providing trip planning and one-stop fare purchase for the user through a single platform. The MaaS vision is b...
DIGITAL & SUSTAIN TRADE FACILITATI

Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation Implementation in the UNECE Region

2019 Regional UNECE Survey on Trade Facilitation

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...
KIRIBATI RAPID ETRADE READI ASSESS

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....
GUIDE FORMAL INFORMAL CONSTRUC

Guidelines for the Formalization of Informal Constructions

6 Mar 2020
This publication is a brief, practical and easy-to-read guide, explaining how to structure a programme for the formalization of informal constructions. It shows how to do this in an affordable, reliable, inclusive and timely manner so that governments can meet the Sustainable development Goals (S...
AFRICAN STAT YRBK 2019

African Statistical Yearbook 2019

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African statistical yearbook / Annuaire statistique pour l'Afrique
6 Mar 2020
The Yearbook series is a result of collaborative efforts by major African regional organizations to set up a joint data collection mechanism of socioeconomic data on African countries, as well as the development of a harmonized database. It seeks to promote wider use of country data, reduce costs...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2018 (A)

Trade and Development Report 2018 (Arabic language)

Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion

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United Nations Trade and Development Report (Arabic)
22 Nov 2019
This flagship publication examines different aspects of the nature and role of international trade in the era of hyperglobalization and considers related policy challenges that will need to be addressed if trade is to contribute to a more stable and inclusive global economic order. Research provi...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2018 (S)

Informe Sobre el Comercio y el Desarrollo 2018

El Poder, Plataformas y la Quimera del Libre Comercio

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Informe sobre el comercio y el desarrollo
22 Nov 2019
Esta publicación emblemática examina diferentes aspectos de la naturaleza y el papel del comercio internacional en la era de la hiperglobalización y considera los desafíos de política relacionados que deberán abordarse para que el comercio contribuya a un orden económico global más estable e incl...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2018 (F)

Rapport sur le commerce et le développement 2018

Pouvoir, platesformes et l'illusion du libre-échange

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Rapport sur le commerce et le développement
22 Nov 2019
Cette publication phare examine différents aspects de la nature et du rôle du commerce international à l'ère de l'hyperglobalisation et examine les défis politiques connexes qui devront être relevés pour que le commerce contribue à un ordre économique mondial plus stable et plus inclusif. La rech...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2018 (C)

Trade and Development Report 2018 (Chinese language)

Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report (Chinese)
22 Nov 2019
This flagship publication examines different aspects of the nature and role of international trade in the era of hyperglobalization and considers related policy challenges that will need to be addressed if trade is to contribute to a more stable and inclusive global economic order. Research provi...
TRANS CORP V26 #3

Transnational Corporations Vol.26 No.3

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Transnational Corporations
21 Jan 2020
Transnational Corporations is a policy-oriented journal for the publication of research on the activities of transnational corporations and their implication for economic development. Articles accepted for publication in this issue report on the following research themes: international tax.
HOW NATURAL GAS SUPPO RENEW ENGERY

How Natural Gas can Support the Uptake of Renewable Energy

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ECE Energy Series
17 Apr 2020
There is a strong medium-to-long-term future for gas so long as it wholeheartedly embraces the energy transition and partners with renewables to produce carbon-free products, notably hydrogen, whilst embracing carbon capture and storage (CCS). Gas has several key advantages. It is highly flexible...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2018 (A)

The Least Developed Countries Report 2018 (Arabic language)

Entrepreneurship for Structural Transformation - Beyond Business as Usual

19 Nov 2019
For Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, they need to transform the structure of their economy. This, in turn, requires entrepreneurship that innovates. The entrepreneurial landscape in LDCs is dominated by micro and small enterprises with low ch...
PAYS LES MOINS AVANCES RPT 2018

Rapport sur les Pays les Moins Avancés 2018

L’entreprenariat au service de la transformation structurelle − Changer de cap

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Rapport sur les pays les moins avancés
19 Nov 2019
Pour que les pays les moins avancés (PMA) progressent vers les objectifs de développement durable, ils doivent transformer la structure de leur économie. Ceci, à son tour, nécessite un esprit d’entreprise innovant. Le paysage entrepreneurial dans les PMA est dominé par les micro et petites entrep...
ODA OCCASIONAL PAPERS #33

UNODA Occasional Papers No. 33

United Nations Efforts to Reduce Military Expenditures - A Historical Overview

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United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Occasional Papers
4 Dec 2019
This publication provides a historic overview of the efforts within the United Nations to reduce military spending. It examines how the discussions on reducing military budgets have evolved in disarmament forums over the last decades. This includes early efforts to pursue the reduction of militar...
FROM FOME ZERO TO ZERO HUNGER

From Fome Zero to Zero Hunger

A Global Perspective

31 Oct 2019
This publication discusses the international Zero Hunger agenda in light of the achievements of the Fome Zero programme in Brazil. It revisits successful initiatives and discusses current actions, while also critically assessing new and growing challenges to the global food security agenda: obesi...
DUE DILIGENCE TENURE & AGRICULTURA

Due Diligence, Tenure and Agricultural Investment

A Guide to the Dual Responsibilities of Private Sector Lawyers Advising on the Acquisition of Land and Natural Resources - Second edition

31 Oct 2019
This guide examines the responsibilities of private sector lawyers in avoiding, addressing, preventing and mitigating adverse human rights impacts on tenure right holders when advising on agricultural investments. These responsibilities arise under international standards for the protection of le...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2019

The State of Food and Agriculture 2019

Moving Forward on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

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The State of Food and Agriculture
14 Oct 2019
This year's edition provides new estimates of the percentage of the world's food lost from production up to the retail level. It suggests that identifying and understanding critical loss points in specific supply chains – where considerable potential exists for reducing food losses – is crucial t...
RECURSOS NATURALES MEDIO AMBIENTE

Recursos naturales, medio ambiente y sostenibilidad

70 años de pensamiento de la CEPAL

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ECLAC Books / Libros de la CEPAL
14 Oct 2019
La producción intelectual de la CEPAL en sus 70 años de existencia ha sido vasta en distintos ámbitos del desarrollo. En este libro se analizan y contextualizan los principales hitos e ideas del pensamiento económico de la CEPAL sobre recursos naturales, medio ambiente y sostenibilidad, organizad...
STAT YRBK 2019 62ND ISS

Statistical Yearbook 2019, Sixty-second Issue

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United Nations Statistical Yearbook / Annuaire Statistique des Nations Unies (Ser. S)
27 Dec 2019
This publication is an annual compilation of a wide range of international economic, social and environmental statistics on over 200 countries and areas, compiled from sources including UN agencies and other international, national and specialized organizations. This edition contains data availab...
WORLD ECON SITUAT PROSPECTS 2020

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020

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World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP)
31 Jan 2020
This is the United Nations definitive report on the state of the world economy, providing global and regional economic outlook for 2020 and 2021. Produced by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the five United Nations regional commissions, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Dev...