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SMART SUSTAIN CITIES NUR SULTAN

Smart Sustainable Cities Profile: Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

7 Apr 2021
This Smart Sustainable City Profile presents the outcomes of the city evaluation against the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Smart Sustainable Cities (SSCs) and proposes actions to improve progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Based on the KPI evaluation, thi...
GUID MEASU INTRA HOUSE POWER DECI

Guidance for Measuring Intra-household Power and Decision-making

5 Apr 2021
Statistical indicators on gender equality in power and decision-making usually focus on the public sphere. This publication offers guidance for producing statistics on decision-making in the private sphere of the home. It proposes seven dimensions of household decision-making and offers possible ...
CLIMATE CHNGE GREEN RECOVERY TRADE

Climate Change, Green Recovery and Trade

13 Jul 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the economic and political background against which climate and trade policy have been discussed for decades, particularly with respect to questions of climate finance, subsidies and border carbon adjustments. As governments respond to both the Covi...
ARAB SOCIETY DEMO SOC TRENDS #15

Arab Society: Demographic and Social Trends - Issue No. 15

Series:
Arab Society: A Compendium of Social Statistics
29 Mar 2021
Focusing on population dynamics, household composition, family formation, housing conditions, health, COVID-19, education, labour, poverty, inequality and culture and social participation, this report presents a broad illustration of Arab society and the ways in which it is changing. Data have be...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (A)

Transforming Trade and Development in a Fractured, Post-pandemic World (Arabic language)

Report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the Fifteenth Session of the Conference

22 Apr 2021
This is the report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the 15th session of the quadrennial UNCTAD Conference. It describes how a fractured global economic landscape has been scarred by the COVID-19 pandemic and then goes on to argue that the session should led to an agreed outcome where Member ...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (R)

Transforming Trade and Development in a Fractured, Post-pandemic World (Russian language)

Report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the Fifteenth Session of the Conference

22 Apr 2021
This is the report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the 15th session of the quadrennial UNCTAD Conference. It describes how a fractured global economic landscape has been scarred by the COVID-19 pandemic and then goes on to argue that the session should led to an agreed outcome where Member ...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (C)

Transforming Trade and Development in a Fractured, Post-pandemic World (Chinese language)

Report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the Fifteenth Session of the Conference

22 Apr 2021
This is the report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the 15th session of the quadrennial UNCTAD Conference. It describes how a fractured global economic landscape has been scarred by the COVID-19 pandemic and then goes on to argue that the session should led to an agreed outcome where Member ...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (S)

Transformar el comercio y el desarrollo en un fracturado mundo pospandémico

Informe del Secretario General de la UNCTAD al 15º período de sesiones de la Conferencia

22 Apr 2021
Este es el informe del Secretario General de la UNCTAD a la 15ª reunión de la Conferencia cuadrienal de la UNCTAD. Describe cómo un panorama económico global fracturado ha quedado marcado por la pandemia de COVID-19 y luego continúa argumentando que la sesión debería conducir a un resultado acord...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEV (F)

Transformer le commerce et le développement dans un monde fracturé après la pandémie

Rapport du Secrétaire général de la CNUCED à la quinzième session de la Conférence

4 May 2021
Ceci est le rapport du Secrétaire général de la CNUCED à la 15e session de la Conférence quadriennale de la CNUCED. Il décrit comment un paysage économique mondial fracturé a été marqué par la pandémie COVID-19 et affirme que la session devrait aboutir à un résultat convenu où les États membres "...
TRANSFORMING TRADE & DEVELOPMENT

Transforming Trade and Development in a Fractured, Post-pandemic World

Report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the Fifteenth Session of the Conference

8 Apr 2021
This is the report of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the 15th session of the quadrennial UNCTAD Conference. It describes how a fractured global economic landscape has been scarred by the COVID-19 pandemic and then goes on to argue that the session should led to an agreed outcome where Member ...
REG TRNDS RPT ENERGY ASIA PAC 2020

Regional Energy Trends Report 2020

Tracking SDG 7 in the ASEAN Region

Series:
Regional Trends Report on Energy for Sustainable Development
30 Apr 2021
Meeting the ASEAN’s rapid rising energy demand is challenging policymakers while they have tried to balance commitments to global, regional and national agendas on climate change and sustainable energy. Decisive action by the region’s policymakers is needed in order to transition and expand energ...
PAND CRISIS TRADE RLTD RESP

White Paper Pandemic Crisis

Trade-related Response

20 Apr 2021
This paper provides clear, accessible, and concise best practice guidelines to enable efficient control, clearance, and release facilitation measures, and outlines standard operating measures for pandemic situations. These guidelines are consistent with existing relevant frameworks and legislatio...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2021

The Least Developed Countries Report 2021

The Least Developed Countries in the Post-covid World – Learning From 50 Years of Experience

Series:
Least Developed Countries Report
22 Oct 2021
This publication takes stock of 50 years of development experience since the establishment of the LDC category in 1971. Most LDCs growth has been erratic, and they have not closed the income gap with other developing countries. This stems largely from the inefficacy of domestic and international ...
KEY STAT TRENDS TRADE POLICY 2020

Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2020

Series:
Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy
13 Apr 2021
Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy is a yearly publication of the Trade Analysis Branch, Division on International Trade and Commodities (DITC), UNCTAD secretariat. The main purpose of this publication is to inform on the use and effects of a wide range of trade policies influencing intern...
DEV INT

The Development of International Passenger Rail Transport

16 Jul 2021
International rail passenger transport is of fundamental importance to the movement of people across borders in the ECE region, a central role that was highlighted in Inland Transport Committee Resolution No. 264. The status of the development of international rail passenger transport is thus con...
ENERGY STATISTICS POCKETBK 2021

Energy Statistics Pocketbook 2021

Series:
Energy Statistics Pocketbook
10 Mar 2021
This publication is the fourth in a series of pocketbook compilations on energy statistics designed to highlight the availability of data on various aspects of energy production, transformation and use and its linkages to other key statistics. Energy is central to the achievement of the 2030 Agen...
SDG PULSE UNCTAD 2020

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...
INTR AGNCY TRD PROD CAP 2030 AGNDA

United Nations Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity

A New Path for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in a Time of Pandemic and Beyond

12 May 2021
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an imperative for change. Universal in scope, it calls for collective action on an unprecedented scale to support countries’ own paths for development. Consequently, through the repositioning of its development system, the United Nations is shifting ...
INNOVAT SUST DEV REV: GEORGIA

Innovation for Sustainable Development - Review of Georgia

6 May 2021
This publication contains the outcomes of a policy advisory exercise that drew on the UNECE's cumulative experience in the identification of good practices and lessons on innovation and competitiveness policies. Placing particular focus on the problems of countries with economies in transition, i...
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...
COVID19 ECOMMERCE

COVID-19 and E-commerce

Impact on Businesses and Policy Responses

7 Apr 2021
Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, UNCTAD has played a critical role in raising awareness on the opportunities emerging from the crisis through increasing the uptake of e-commerce and digital solutions. At the same time, UNCTAD has voiced concerns about the ris...
INTERMDL TRANSPORT COVID-19

Intermodal Transport in the Age of COVID-19 - Practices, Initiatives and Responses

Building Pandemic Resilient Transport Systems

15 Apr 2021
This publication provides an overview of the work of the UNECE Sustainable Transport Division in supporting countries to overcome challenges faced by their inland transport systems related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Covering five thematic areas, it assesses the different impacts for each area and ...
ENERGY STATISTICS YRBK 2018

Energy Statistics Yearbook 2018

Series:
Energy Statistics Yearbook / Annuaire des Statistiques de L'energie (Ser. J)
27 Jan 2021
The Yearbook comprises annual data for 230 countries and areas for 2015-2018 on production, trade and consumption of energy: solids, liquids, gaseous fuels, electricity and heat, covering both renewable and non-renewable sources of energy. Per capita consumption series are also provided for all e...
ENERGY BALANCES 2018

2018 Energy Balances

Series:
Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
19 Jan 2021
This publication 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 the prod...
ELECTRICITY PROFILES 2018

2018 Electricity Profiles

Series:
Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
19 Jan 2021
This publication 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 comparable basis...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2020 (R)

Human Development Report 2020 (Russian language)

The Next Frontier – Human Development and the Anthropocene

Series:
Human Development Report (Russian Version)
1 Jun 2021
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...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2020 (P)

Human Development Report 2020 (Portuguese language)

The Next Frontier – Human Development and the Anthropocene

1 Jun 2021
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...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2020 (C)

Human Development Report 2020 (Chinese language)

The Next Frontier – Human Development and the Anthropocene

Series:
Human Development Report (Chinese Version)
1 Jun 2021
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...