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E-GOV A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Benchmarking E-government: A Global Perspective

Assessing the Progress of the UN Member States

9 May 2022
The study’s primary goal was to objectively present facts and conclusions that define a country’s e-government environment and demonstrate its capacity to sustain online development. This was accomplished by a comparative analysis of fundamental information and communication technology (ICT) indi...
RECOMMENDATION NO.47

Recommendation No. 47: Pandemic Crisis Trade-Related Response

2 May 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the challenges of facing a health crisis and its impact on society and economies. The disruptions caused by the pandemic could potentially leave a lasting scar on the global economy. In an effort to ensure that global supply chains remain functional despite the ...
ISTANBUL PROTOCOL MANUAL R2

Istanbul Protocol

Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
29 Jun 2022
This revised edition strengthens the widely recognized and highly valued Istanbul Protocol standards on the effective investigation into and documentation of torture and ill-treatment. Relying on multi-sectoral engagement, specialized global expertise, and practical experiences of law, health, an...
STDY FUTURE LAND ADMIN ECE REG

Scenario Study on Future Land Administration in the UNECE Region

15 Feb 2022
Decision-makers in the field of land administration need a broad understanding of emerging issues and developments that are expected to shape the future of the sector. To this end, the UNECE Working Party on Land Administration agreed to elaborate scenarios for future land administration and land...
NOTRE PRGRAMM COMMUN RPPRT SEC GEN

Notre Programme Commun - Rapport du Secrétaire général

10 Sep 2021
Au moment de célébrer le soixante-quinzième anniversaire de l'Organisation des Nations Unies, le monde a dû faire face à la plus grande épreuve collective qu'il ait eu à surmonter depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale : la pandémie de maladie à coronavirus (COVID-19). Alors même que notre bien-être e...
OUR COMMON AGENDA RPT SECRT GENRL

Our Common Agenda - Report of the Secretary-General

10 Sep 2021
On the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations, the world has faced its biggest shared test since the Second World War in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Yet while our welfare, and indeed the permanence of human life, depend on us working together, international cooperation h...
OUR COMMON AGENDA RPT SECT GEN (R)

Our Common Agenda - Report of the Secretary-General (Russian language)

10 Sep 2021
On the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations, the world has faced its biggest shared test since the Second World War in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Yet while our welfare, and indeed the permanence of human life, depend on us working together, international cooperation h...
OUR COMMON AGENDA RPT SECRT GEN(C)

Our Common Agenda - Report of the Secretary-General (Chinese language)

10 Sep 2021
On the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations, the world has faced its biggest shared test since the Second World War in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Yet while our welfare, and indeed the permanence of human life, depend on us working together, international cooperation h...
OUR COMMON AGENDA RPT SECRT GEN(A)

Our Common Agenda - Report of the Secretary-General (Arabic language)

10 Sep 2021
On the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations, the world has faced its biggest shared test since the Second World War in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Yet while our welfare, and indeed the permanence of human life, depend on us working together, international cooperation h...
NUESTRA AGENDA COMÚN INFO SEC GEN

Nuestra Agenda Común - Informe del Secretario General

10 Sep 2021
En el 75º aniversario de las Naciones Unidas, el mundo se topó con la mayor prueba de fuego que le ha tocado afrontar en conjunto desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial: la pandemia de enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19). No obstante, aunque nuestro bienestar y, de hecho, la continuidad de la vida hum...
INDEX PROC ECON SOC COUN 2020

Index to Proceedings of the Economic and Social Council 2020

Series:
Index to Proceedings of the Economic and Social Council
22 Apr 2022
The Index to Proceedings of the Economic and Social Council is a bibliographic guide to the proceedings and documentation of the Economic and Social Council. This issue covers the 2020 session of the Council including the organizational and substantive session. The Index is divided into two parts...
DURABLE PEACE AND SUST DEV AFRICA

Promotion of Durable Peace and Sustainable Development in Africa

Report of the Secretary-General

27 Aug 2021
Across the world, but notably in Africa, instability and conflict continue to generate and exacerbate poverty and institutional fragility, which in turn decrease resilience and the prospects for peace. Conflict has many different causes, drivers, and triggers. This publication examines the challe...
INNOV IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR (R)

Innovation in the Public Sector (Russian Language)

Country Experiences and Policy Recommendations

14 Jul 2021
The public sector plays a very significant role in modern economies. As in the business sector, innovation can be a major source of productivity growth, cost savings and improvements in service quality in the public sector, benefits which then also positively affect businesses and citizens who re...
DIGITAL ECONOMY REPORT 2021 (F)

Rapport sur l'économie numérique 2021

Flux transfrontières de données et développement - À qui profitent ces flux

Series:
Rapport sur l'économie numérique
31 May 2022
Cette publication fait le point sur les tendances récentes du paysage numérique mondial axé sur les données, en examinant les opportunités et les défis pour les pays en développement. Il met en évidence les liens avec les impacts de la pandémie de Covid-19, qui a conduit à une accélération des te...
DIGITAL ECONOMY REPORT 2021

Digital Economy Report 2021

Cross-border Data Flows and Development – For Whom the Data Flow

Series:
Digital Economy Report
8 Oct 2021
This publication takes stock of recent trends in the global data-driven digital landscape, examining opportunities and challenges for developing countries to benefit. It highlights the links to impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, which led to an acceleration of digitalization trends and a significa...
 PROGRES TRANSB WATER COOP 2ND RPT

Progress on Transboundary Water Cooperation Under the Water Convention

Second Report on Implementation of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes 2017-2020

27 Oct 2021
This publication presents and analyses the findings of the second reporting exercise under the Water Convention, which was carried out in 2020. It reviews and summarises progress made in the implementation of the Convention and further identifies significant trends, successes, challenges and oppo...
WORLD PUBLIC SECTOR RPT 2021

World Public Sector Report 2021

National Institutional Arrangements for Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals – A Five-year Stocktaking

Series:
World Public Sector Report
13 Sep 2021
Five years after the start of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), governance issues remain at the forefront. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted even more the importance of national institutions for the achievement of t...
DERECHOS HUMANOS Y ELECCIONES

Derechos humanos y elecciones

Manual sobre las normas internacionales de derechos humanos en materia de elecciones

Series:
Serie de Capacitación Profesional
1 Aug 2022
Con cientos de referencias a la jurisprudencia de los mecanismos de derechos humanos de las Naciones Unidas, este manual brinda a los profesionales electorales y de derechos humanos una imagen clara de la estrecha interacción entre las elecciones y el derecho internacional de los derechos humanos...
HUM RIGHT ELECT HNDBK INTRNL STND

Human Rights and Elections

A Handbook on International Human Rights Standards on Elections

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
27 Oct 2021
With hundreds of references to the jurisprudence of United Nations human rights mechanisms, this handbook provides human rights and electoral practitioners with a clear picture of the close interplay between elections and international human rights law. The handbook discusses international human ...
DROITS DE L’HOMME ET ÉLECTIONS

Droits de l’homme et élections.

Manuel des normes internationales relatives aux droits de l’homme applicables aux élections

Series:
Série sur la Formation Professionnelle
1 Aug 2022
Avec des centaines de références à la jurisprudence des mécanismes des droits de l'homme des Nations Unies, ce manuel fournit aux praticiens des droits de l'homme et des élections une image claire de l'interaction étroite entre les élections et le droit international des droits de l'homme. Le man...
RPT INTL COVNANT CIVIL & POLIT

Reporting Under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – Training Guide

Part I – Manual

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
20 May 2021
Part of the Professional Training Series (No. 23), this Guide aims to assist States parties by facilitating an understanding of the rights enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the corresponding obligations of the States. It is based on the provisions of the Co...
STATE GLOBAL PEACE AND SECURITY

The State of Global Peace and Security

In Line with the Central Mandates Contained in the Charter of the United Nations – Report of the Secretary General

20 May 2021
This report highlights the evolving nature of armed conflict and violence, examining seven major trends related to global peace and security today. It notes areas of progress and in which solutions are still wanting, as well as opportunities and persistent challenges faced by the international co...
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 ...
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...
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...
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GREEN ECONOMY

Political Economy of a Green Economy: Transition in Africa

1 Nov 2020
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) identified the green economy as one of several approaches to sustainable development. In their common position to Rio+20, African countries recognized that the transition to a green economy could offer new opportunities to advance ...
PROD CAP INDEX-LANDLOCKED (R)

UNCTAD Productive Capacities Index (Russian language)

Focus on Landlocked Developing Countries

3 Jun 2021
The overall objective in developing the Productive Capacities Index (PCI) is to support the formulation and implementation of holistic, coherent, and evidence-based policymaking in developing countries. The PCI is designed with the aim to improve the quality of trade and development policies by p...
PROD CAP INDEX-LANDLOCKED (F)

Indice des capacités productives de la CNUCED

Coup de projecteur sur les pays en développement sans littoral

10 Aug 2021
L'objectif global de l'élaboration de l'Indice des capacités productives est de soutenir la formulation et la mise en œuvre de politiques holistiques, cohérentes et fondées sur des preuves dans les pays en développement. L'indice est conçu dans le but d'améliorer la qualité des politiques commerc...