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TRANS CORP V29 #2

Transnational Corporations Vol.29 No.2

Investment and Development

Series:
Transnational Corporations
30 Aug 2022
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 the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). As such...
HUMAN DEV RPT 2021/2022

Human Development Report 2021/2022

Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World

Series:
Human Development Report
8 Sep 2022
Continuing the thread of the 2019 and 2020 Human Development Reports (HDRs), the 2021/2022 HDR carries forward a conversation centered on inequalities while integrating other important themes related to uncertainties in the Anthropocene: societal-level transformations, mental health impacts, poli...
RECLAIMING OUR FUTURE

Reclaiming Our Future

A Common Agenda for Advancing Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

23 May 2022
The publication describes pathways to achieve more inclusive and sustainable post-pandemic recovery in Asia and the Pacific. It identifies elements for a common agenda for present and future generations centered on protecting people and planet, leveraging on digital opportunities, trading and inv...
GLOBAL ASSESS RPT DISASTER 2022

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022

Our World at Risk: Transforming Governance for a Resilient Future

Series:
Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR)
5 May 2022
The central question for this year's report is how governance systems can evolve to better address the systemic risks of the future. In today’s crowded and interconnected world, disaster impacts increasingly cascade across geographies and sectors, as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change are r...
THE STATE OF SUST MARKETS 2021

The State of Sustainable Markets 2021

Statistics and Emerging Trends

Series:
The State of Sustainable Markets
15 Aug 2022
This report provides new insights into the evolution of certified agriculture and forestry. It provides data about 14 major sustainability standards for bananas, cocoa, coffee, cotton, oil palm, soybeans, sugarcane, tea and forestry products. The 2021 report adds data from 2019, showing that sust...
ASIA PACIF SDG PROG RPT 2022

Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2022

Widening Disparities Amid COVID-19

Series:
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific
3 May 2022
The Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2022 analyses regional and subregional progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. This publication applies a measurement framework developed by ESCAP to identify progress gaps and acceleration requirements at goal,...
CLIM RSILNT FINFSH MGMT PLN BELIZE

Towards a Climate Resilient Multispecies Finfish Management Plan for Belize

27 Jun 2022
This document details a proposal for a national adaptive multispecies finfish management plan for Belize. The plan’s development and implementation are initiatives of the Belize Fisheries Department, in compliance with the provisions of the Fisheries Resources Act of 2020 and in accordance with t...
SCIENCE TECHNO & INNOVAT ZAMBIA

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review: Zambia

12 May 2022
The Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review of Zambia has three fundamental goals. Its first goal is to offer Zambia an assessment of activities and institutions that make up its innovation ecosystem. The second goal is to draw attention to important socio-economic development questions ...
WORLD STATISTICS POCKETBK 2022

World Statistics Pocketbook 2022

Series:
World Statistics Pocketbook (Ser. V)
23 Aug 2022
The World Statistics Pocketbook is an annual compilation of key statistical indicators prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The topics covered include: agriculture, balance of payments, education, energy, environment, food, gender, h...
ACS CON ESNTL SRVC ENRG WTR SANT

Access by Consumers to Essential Services: Energy, Water and Sanitation

29 Jul 2022
The present report aims to provide policy makers with background on the emerging trends and considerations as well as policy options, focusing on the key requirements for inclusive and affordable access. Following this introduction, chapter two provides an overview of the international policy fra...
PRAC IMPLEM INDCTRS SUST DEV VOL 3

Practical Implementation of Core Indicators for Sustainable Development Reporting

Case Studies (Volume 3)

18 Mar 2022
This report provides insights on the feasibility of the application of UNCTAD’s Guidance on Core Indicators for Entity Reporting on Contribution towards Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (GCI) in two companies in Italy. It offers evidence on the practical implementation of the G...
CELEB 50 YRS LDC CATEGORY

A Special Issue to Celebrate the 50 Years of the LDC Category

Bringing the Voice of the Least Developed Countries into the G20 Policy Agenda

2 Jun 2022
The publication discusses the following issues: 1. Boosting Africa's and LDCs' agency in the G20; 2. Boosting quality and climate-resilient infrastructure in developing countries: Policy proposals form the T20; 3. How can the G20 support innovative mechanisms to mobilize financial resources for L...
2022 SPECIAL REPORT HUMAN SECURITY

2022 Special Report on Human Security

New Threats to Human Security in the Anthropocene: Demanding Greater Solidarity

4 Mar 2022
The report finds a development conundrum. Despite people on average living longer, healthier, and wealthier lives, these advances have not succeeded in increasing people’s sense of security. This is true for countries right across the development spectrum, with perceptions of insecurity worsening...
PROTOCOL WATER HEALTH FRAMEWRK (R)

The Protocol on Water and Health (Russian language)

Driving Action on Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health

24 Aug 2022
The publication is aimed at raising awareness on the UNECE-WHO/Europe Protocol on Water and Health. It contains a section introducing the Protocol as a unique international treaty aimed at protecting human health and well-being through sustainable water management and at ensuring access to safe d...
ENERGY STATISTICS POCKETBK 2022

Energy Statistics Pocketbook 2022

Series:
Energy Statistics Pocketbook
11 Feb 2022
This publication is the fifth 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 Agend...
ELECTRICITY PROFILES 2019

2019 Electricity Profiles

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Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
31 Dec 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...
PROTOCOL WATER HEALTH FRAMEWRK

The Protocol on Water and Health

Driving Action on Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health

8 Apr 2022
The publication is aimed at raising awareness on the UNECE-WHO/Europe Protocol on Water and Health. It contains a section introducing the Protocol as a unique international treaty aimed at protecting human health and well-being through sustainable water management and at ensuring access to safe d...
ENERGY BALANCES 2019

2019 Energy Balances

Series:
Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
31 Dec 2021
The 2019 Energy Balances contains energy balances for over 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 t...
MANAGEMENT OF COAL MINE METHANE

Best Practice Guidance for Effective Management of Coal Mine Methane at National Level

Monitoring, Reporting, Verification and Mitigation

Series:
ECE Energy Series
18 Mar 2022
While Methane (CH4) is the second most prevalent anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) after carbon dioxide (CO2), the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of the former is 28-34 times higher than that of the latter. Coal mining is a major source of methane emissions, accounting for about 12% of global to...
UNSCEAR RPT 2020/21 V2 IONZ RA(J

Sources, Effects and Risks of Ionizing Radiation, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) 2020/2021 Report, Volume II (Japanese language)

Scientific Annex B - Levels and Effects of Radiation Exposure Due to the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: Implications of Information Published Since the UNSCEAR 2013 Report

31 May 2022
The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) established by the General Assembly in 1955 assesses the levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation on human health and the environment. This is the second of four volumes of scientific annexes that pro...
UNECE REGIONAL ACTION PLAN 2030

Place and Life in the ECE: A Regional Action Plan 2030

Tackling Challenges From the COVID-19 Pandemic, Climate and Housing Emergencies in Region, City, Neighbourhood and Homes

25 Aug 2022
The “Place and Life in the ECE – A Regional Action Plan 2030: Tackling challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, climate and housing emergencies in region, city, neighbourhood and homes” was endorsed by the Ministerial Meeting on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management on 6 October 2021. The ...
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...
MEASURING PRGRSS ENVRNMNT SDGS

Measuring Progress: Environment and the SDGs

2 Dec 2021
This publication informs on the 92 environment-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators, analyzes the progress made in achieving the SDGs targets, and identifies data gaps. The statistical approach uses simple correlation analyses between indicator pairs related to the state of the...
CONF EURO STATCN FRMWRK WASTE STAT

Conference of European Statisticians Framework on Waste Statistics

4 Mar 2022
The Waste Statistics Framework serves as a guide for statisticians compiling national waste statistics and contributes to further international harmonisation of waste statistics. The proposed expanded scope of waste statistics provides an important foundation for measuring the circular economy an...
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...
THE COFFEE GUIDE

The Coffee Guide: Fourth Edition

11 Nov 2021
The Coffee Guide is the world’s most extensive, hands-on, and neutral source of information on the international coffee trade. It covers trade issues relevant to coffee growers, traders, exporters, transportation companies, certifiers, associations and authorities, and other relevant actors. Many...
ENVIRO PERF REV ROMANIA 3RD

Environmental Performance Review: Romania

Third Review

Series:
ECE Environmental Performance Reviews Series
4 Feb 2022
This third EPR of Romania takes stock of progress made by the country in the management of its environment since its second review in 2012 and assesses the implementation of the recommendations of the previous EPR. The review covers legal and policy frameworks and compliance assurance mechanisms....
DEV & GLOBALIZATION 2021

Development and Globalization

Facts and Figures 2021

18 Mar 2022
The purpose of this statistical report is to promote UNCTAD statistics and UNCTAD's engagement with Agenda 2030. Small island developing States (SIDS) face an uphill battle as they strive to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis amid vulnerabilities worsened by the pandemic. The 2021 edi...
UNSCEAR RPT 2020/21 V3 IONIZING RA

Sources, Effects and Risks of Ionizing Radiation, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) 2020/2021 Report, Volume III

Annex C-Biological Mechanisms Relevant For The Inference Of Cancer Risks From Low-dose And Low-dose-rate Radiation

Series:
United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) Reports
8 Jun 2022
The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) established by the General Assembly in 1955 assesses the levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation on human health and the environment. This is the third of four volumes of scientific annexes provide t...