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STATE OF WORLDS VOLUNTEER 2022

State of the World's Volunteerism Report 2022

Building Equal and Inclusive Societies

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State of the World’s Volunteerism Report
14 Mar 2022
This report reveals that cooperation between volunteers and governments helps build more collaborative decision-making. This research on volunteering comes at a crucial moment. Serious development challenges – from climate emergencies to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have shown us that we ...
GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN OVERVIEW 2022

Global Humanitarian Overview 2022

22 Dec 2021
The Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative, and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian need. Through plans that prioritize those most in need, it aims to fight hunger, killer diseases, gender-based violence, and displacement. The GHO 2022 is a compr...
TRANS CORP V28 #3

Transnational Corporations Vol.28 No.3

Investment and Development

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Transnational Corporations
24 Dec 2021
Transnational Corporations is a longstanding policy-oriented refereed research journal on issues related to investment, multinational enterprises, and development. It is an official journal of the United Nations, managed by UNCTAD. As such it has a global reach, a strong development policy imprin...
WORLD AIDS DAY RPT 2021

World AIDS Day Report 2021

Unequal, Unprepared, Under Threat - Why Bold Action Against Inequalities Is Needed to End AIDS, Stop COVID-19 and Prepare for Future Pandemics

1 Dec 2021
Every year on the occasion of World AIDS Day, 1 December, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) releases a report on pressing issues facing the global response to the AIDS pandemic. As the AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics collide, the 2021 World AIDS Day report warns that the colossal new challe...
TRADE GENDER NEXUS DEV OVERV

Looking at the Trade and Gender Nexus From a Development Perspective

A Brief Overview: Concepts, Definitions and Analytical Frameworks

21 Mar 2022
This publication presents an overview of the trade and gender nexus from a development perspective. It looks at the consequences of international trade for women’s economic empowerment and well-being and the impact of gender inequality on trade. After a short introduction, Section 2 presents what...
WORLD FORUM FOR HARMON WP29 REV

World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)

How it works - How to join it? (Revised Fourth Edition)

22 Apr 2022
This revised fourth edition of the publication, the so-called Blue Book, continues providing precise and updated information on the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) serviced by the UNECE Sustainable Transport Division: on its historical background, its administrative a...
REIMAGINING OUR FUTRS TOGETHER

Reimagining our Futures Together

A New Social Contract for Education

24 Dec 2021
The interwoven futures of humanity and our planet are under threat. Urgent action, taken together, is needed to change course and reimagine our futures. Education, long acknowledged as a powerful force for positive change, has new, urgent and important work to do. This report, two years in the ma...
UNESCO COURIER TRANSFRMNG IDEAS V2

UNESCO Courier - Transforming Ideas

Selected Articles - Volume II: Creators

14 Jan 2022
Throughout UNESCO’s 75 years of existence, never before has the Courier, UNESCO’s flagship magazine, published an anthology, in book form, with such scope and scale. These two volumes bring together some of the great thinkers and pioneering minds of recent times who have led important discussions...
UNESCO COURIER TRANSFRMNG IDEAS V1

UNESCO Courier - Transforming Ideas

Selected Articles - Volume I: Thinkers

14 Jan 2022
Throughout UNESCO’s 75 years of existence, never before has the Courier, UNESCO’s flagship magazine, published an anthology, in book form, with such scope and scale. These two volumes bring together some of the great thinkers and pioneering minds of recent times who have led important discussions...
SMART SUST CITIES PROFILES NORWAY

Smart Sustainable Cities Profiles: Norway

Ålesund, Asker, Bærum, Rana and Trondheim

22 Apr 2022
The Sustainable Smart City Profiles of Ålesund, Asker, Bærum, Rana, and Trondheim; Norway; were developed based on the evaluation of the cities’ performance against the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Smart and Sustainable Cities (SSC). The cities’ profiles include an analysis of the outcom...
NON-TARIFF MEASURES FROM A TO Z

Non-Tariff Measures from A to Z

6 Apr 2022
Understanding the uses and implications of non-tariff measures (NTMs) is essential for the formulation of effective development strategies to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Increasing transparency and understanding of NTMs helps traders identify the requirements they face and buil...
HALFWAY 2030 SNPSHT INSGHTS 2022

Halfway to 2030: How Many Targets Will be Achieved in the ECE Region?

22 Apr 2022
The publication assesses progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UNECE region (Europe, Noth America, and Central Asia) relying on most recent internationally available data and offers stories on how regional and country-level actions relate to sustainable development outc...
IMPLM INVEST POLICY REVIEW UZBEK

Report on the Implementation of the Investment Policy Review: Uzbekistan

21 Mar 2022
This report assesses the progress made to improve the investment environment in Uzbekistan since the completion of the UNCTAD Investment Policy Review. It analyses recent trends in terms of foreign direct investment flows and their contribution to achieving the country’s development objectives. I...
WORLD ECON SITUAT PROSPECTS 2022

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2022

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World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP)
13 Jan 2022
This is the United Nations definitive report on the state of the world economy, providing global and regional economic outlook for 2022 and 2023. The World Economic Situation and Prospects 2022 will examine the recovery of the global economy from the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to presenting t...
SDG PULSE UNCTAD 2019

SDG Pulse 2019

UNCTAD Takes the Pulse of the SDGs

28 Nov 2019
This first 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 for the indicators for which UNCTAD is a custodian or co-custodian, but it also presents a range of other complementary indicators...
INDUSTRIAL DEV RPT 2022

Industrial Development Report 2022

The Future of Industrialization in a Post-Pandemic World

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Industrial Development Report
31 Dec 2021
The global economy cannot fully recover from the COVID-19 pandemic unless internationally coordinated actions are taken, and the industrial sector must be central to these efforts. The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated that manufacturing remains the backbone of our economies. Yet, it also shows th...
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...
EOR 2021 SUPP1 REC JULY ECOSOC

Resolutions and Decisions of the Economic and Social Council: 2021 Session

New York and Geneva, 23 July 2020 – 22 July 2021

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Resolutions and Decisions of the Economic and Social Council
31 Mar 2022
These are the Official Records of the Resolutions and Decisions of the Economic and Social Council for Organizational and Resumed Organizational and Substantive and Resumed Substantive Sessions of 2021. The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) discusses global economic, social and environmenta...
MACHINE LEARNING OFFICIAL STAT

Machine Learning for Official Statistics

21 Mar 2022
National Statistics Offices (NSOs) are exploring how machine learning (ML) can be used to increase the relevance and quality of official statistics in an environment of growing demands for trusted information, rapidly developing and accessible technologies, and numerous competitors. While the spe...
ECON COST ISRL OCCP PALES PEOP (A

The Economic Costs of the Israeli Occupation for the Palestinian People (Arabic language)

Arrested Development and Poverty in the West Bank

17 Mar 2022
This publication sheds light on the impact of the Israeli restrictions on the economy of the West Bank and the socioeconomic conditions of its households for the period 1998-2019, with special focus on the impact of the restrictions imposed by occupation in the aftermath of the second Intifada. I...
ECON COST ISRL OCCP PALES PEOP (F

Les coûts économiques de l'occupation israélienne pour le peuple palestinien

Arrêt du développement et pauvreté en Cisjordanie

4 May 2022
Cette publication met en lumière l'impact des restrictions israéliennes sur l'économie de la Cisjordanie et les conditions socio-économiques de ses ménages pour la période 1998-2019, avec un accent particulier sur l'impact des restrictions imposées par l'occupation au lendemain de la deuxième Int...
CONF EURO STAT ROAD MAP SUST DEV

Conference of European Statisticians

Road Map on Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals - Second Edition

18 Mar 2022
The Road Map of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, which includes countries of the northern hemisphere, lays out the activities associated with producing statistics concerning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the years leading up to 2030. It highlights what needs to be ...
SUST TRANSPRT SUST DEV INTERAGENCY

Sustainable Transport, Sustainable Development

Interagency Report | Second Global Sustainable Transport Conference

18 Oct 2021
New and emerging technologies, from electric cars and buses to zero-carbon producing energy sources, as well as policy innovations, are critical for combating climate change, but to be effective, they must ensure that transport strategies benefit everyone, including the poorest, according to this...
DEVEL CNTRY EXTRATRRTORL COMP LAW

Developing Countries’ Experience With Extraterritoriality in Competition Law

9 Feb 2022
This publication addresses the question of extraterritoriality (extraterritorial jurisdiction) in the area of competition law. It examines whether or not domestic competition legislation applies to foreign entities that may not be present in the forum, but whose conduct harms or may harm local co...