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WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1973

World Economic Survey 1973

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
19 May 1973
Part one: Population and Development. This report is the twenty-fifth in a series of comprehensive reviews of world economic conditions published by the United Nations. On the occasion of the World Population Year (1974), part one of World Economic Survey 1973 examines the recent interrelationshi...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1974

World Economic Survey 1974

Part two: Current Economic Developments

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
16 Jul 1974
Part two of World Economic Survey 1974 analyses the salient features of world production and trade in 1974 compared with the earlier years of the Second United Nations Development Decade. It also deals in detail with the course of production and world trade, with problems of internal economic bal...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1972

World Economic Survey 1972

Current Economic Development

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
2 Oct 1972
World Economic Survey 1972 complements the documents prepared in connection with the biennial appraisal of progress under the International Development Strategy for the Second United Nations Decade. According to the Survey, an upsurge in production which got under way in the second half of 1971 h...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1975

World Economic Survey 1975

Fluctuations and Development in the World Economy

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
11 Jun 1975
World Economic Survey 1975 takes a closer look at the fluctuations and development in the world economy in the first half of the 1970s. The 1971-1975 period was one of great instability in which short-term problems and emergencies tended to pre-empt the attention of policymakers. The Survey also ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1976

World Economic Survey 1976

Current Trends in the World Economy

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
2 Apr 1976
World Economic Survey 1976 reviews the main developments in the world economy in 1976 and the outlook for 1977. It summarizes the latest available data on world production and world trade and briefly examines the state of economic balance—internal, as revealed by changes in inflation and unemploy...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1977

World Economic Survey 1977

Current Trends in the World Economy

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
29 Aug 1997
World Economic Survey 1977 highlights a widespread uncertainty and unease about prospects for the world economy in 1978 and even over a longer time span. Although domestic income and output in 1977 and early 1978 have been continuing to increase in most countries, the pace has been moderating rec...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1978

World Economic Survey 1978

Current Trends in the World Economy

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
2 Mar 1978
According to World Economic Survey 1978, the pace of world economic activity weakened in 1978. In developing countries, in particular, the trends towards lower rates of growth in output observed since 1975 were accentuated. The developed market economies continued to grapple with problems of insu...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1979/1980

World Economic Survey 1979-1980

Current Trends in the World Economy

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
5 Jul 1980
World Economic Survey 1979-1980 observes that the present world economic situation is characterized by a slow pace of economic advance in most countries, which is expected to weaken further in the coming months, particularly in developed market economies. This is accompanied by high rates of pric...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1980/1981

World Economic Survey 1980-1981

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
30 Dec 1981
World Economic Survey 1980-1981 discusses the deterioration in the performance of the world economy in 1980, which was accompanied by a marked slowdown in the expansion of world trade, worsened imbalances in current accounts and an acceleration in the pace of inflation. Although some recovery in ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1981/1982

World Economic Survey 1981-1982

Current Trends and Policies in the World Economy

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
6 May 1992
World Economic Survey 1981-1982 observes that economic expansion decelerated markedly throughout the world in 1981. The slowdown affected all major regions and groups of countries, independently of their level of development or economic structure. The deceleration was particularly intense in the ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1983

World Economic Survey 1983

Current Trends and Policies in the World Economy

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
19 May 1983
According to World Economic Survey 1983, the world economy remained in the grip of recession during 1982 and is only now beginning, in a few places, to show some signs of recovery. The unexpectedly severe contraction in demand that ensued from the anti-inflationary policies set in train by major ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1984

World Economic Survey 1984

Current Trends and Policies in the World Economy

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
8 Mar 1984
After the most protracted global economic recession since the 1930s, the prospects for sustained and broad-based growth are still not satisfactory. This unresolved issue is the focus of World Economic Survey 1984. A major development in 1983 was the recovery in North America. The recovery of the ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1985

World Economic Survey 1985

Current Trends and Policies in the World Economy

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
6 Jul 1985
The crucial role of international trade in reinforcing global demand was evident in 1984, as the growth of world output gradually regained the pace of the late 1970s. Yet the geographical spread of the recovery remained limited, and economic growth in half of the developing countries was still so...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1986

World Economic Survey 1986

Current Trends and Policies in the World Economy

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
9 Apr 1986
The large imbalances in trade and payments that have in recent years characterized the world economy persisted in 1985 and early 1986. In particular, unprecedented disequilibrium prevailed in the trade and financial relations of major industrial countries, and there was a continued overall net tr...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1987

World Economic Survey 1987

Current Trends and Policies in the World Economy

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
6 Jan 1987
The modest expansion that characterizes the world economy during most of the first half of the 1980s persisted in 1986. Inflation has decelerated considerably and industrial countries are entering their fifth year of expansion, though at a slow pace. The world economy appears to be set in a slow ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1988

World Economic Survey 1988

Current Trends and Policies in the World Economy

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World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
9 Apr 1988
The growth of gross world product in 1987 was slightly above 3 per cent. Short-term trends indicate that the world economy will continue to expand during the next two years, but at a lower rate. The period ahead will be one in which multilateral institutions and traditional economic relations wil...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 1989

World Economic Survey 1989

Current Trends and Policies in the World Economy

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
12 Jun 1989
Global economy growth in 1988 confounded expectations. Not only was the expansion of world output larger than expected, but international trade and investments grew vigorously. However, this expansion failed to spread to many developing countries, particularly those in Africa and Latin America, w...
GAOR 72ND SUPP38 ELIM DISCRIM WOM

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Sixty-fourth (4-22 July 2016), Sixty-fifth (24 October-18 November 2016) and Sixty-sixth Sessions (13 February-3 March 2017)

Series:
Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
20 Apr 2018
This is the official report submitted to the General Assembly by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on its sixty-fourth (4-22 July 2016), sixty-fifth (24 October-18 November 2016) and sixty-sixth sessions (13 February-3 March 2017).
POPULAT VITAL STAT RPT V70 #1

Population and Vital Statistics Report

Data available as of 1 January 2018

Series:
Statistical papers - United Nations (Ser. A), Population and vital statistics report
7 Mar 2018
The Population and Vital Statistics Report presents most recent data on population size (total, male and female) from the latest available census of the population, national official population estimates and the number and rate (births, deaths and infant deaths) for the latest available year with...
GAOR 71ST SUPP38 ELIM DISCRIM WOM

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Sixty-first session (6-24 July 2015), Sixty-second session (26 October-20 November 2015) and Sixty-third session (15 February-4 March 2016)

Series:
Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
22 Feb 2018
This is the annual report submitted to the General Assembly by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on its activities for the sixty-first session (6-24 July 2015), sixty-second session (26 October-20 November 2015) and sixty-third session (15 February-4 March 2016).
ELECTRICITY PROFILES 2015

2015 Electricity Profiles

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Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
17 Jan 2018
The 2015 Electricity Profiles 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 co...
ENERGY BALANCES 2015

2015 Energy Balances

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Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
17 Jan 2018
The 2015 Energy Balances contains energy balances for about 220 countries and territories, showing production, trade, transformation and consumption (by sector) in energy units for all energy products. The publications presents energy data for countries and areas in a format which shows the overa...
ENERGY STATISTICS YRBK 2015

Energy Statistics Yearbook 2015

Series:
Energy Statistics Yearbook / Annuaire des Statistiques de L'energie (Ser. J)
7 Feb 2018
The 2015 Energy Statistics Yearbook is the 59th issue in a series of annual compilations of internationally comparable statistics summarizing world energy trends. Annual data for 229 countries and areas for the period 2012 to 2015 are presented on production, trade and consumption of energy: sol...
WORLD ECON SITUAT PROSPECTS 2018

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018

Series:
World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP)
17 Jan 2018
The United Nations definitive report on the state of the world economy, providing global and regional economic outlook for 2018 and 2019. Produced by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the five UN regional commissions, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, with cont...
11TH UN CONF STANDARD GEO NAMES

Eleventh United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names

Series:
United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names
18 Jun 2018
In 1959, the Economic and Social Council paved the way for a small group of experts to meet and provide technical recommendations on standardizing geographical names at the national and international levels. This meeting gave rise to the United Nations Conferences on the Standardization of Geogra...
WORLD POP AGEING 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

World Population Ageing 2017 Highlights

Series:
Statistical papers - United Nations (Ser. A), Population and vital statistics report
17 Dec 2018
Accurate, consistent and timely data on global trends in population age structure are critical for assessing current and future needs with respect to population ageing and for setting policy priorities to promote the well-being of the growing number and share of older persons in the population. T...
STAT YRBK 2017 60TH ISS

Statistical Yearbook 2017, Sixtieth Issue

Series:
United Nations Statistical Yearbook / Annuaire Statistique des Nations Unies (Ser. S)
21 Nov 2017
The Statistical Yearbook 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. The 2017 edition contains ...
UN DEMOGRAPH YRBK 2016 V67

United Nations Demographic Yearbook 2016

Sixty-seventh issue

Series:
Demographic Yearbook (Ser. R)
29 Jan 2018
Demographic Yearbook 2016 is the the sixty-seventh edition in a series published since 1948. Through the cooperation with the National Statistical Offices, official demographic statistics are compiled in the Yearbook, as available, for more than 230 countries and areas of the world up to the refe...
SUSTAINABLE DEV GOALS RPT 2017 (A)

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017 (Arabic language)

Series:
The Sustainable Development Goals Report (Arabic language)
15 Aug 2017
The aim of this report is to present an overview of the 17 Goals using data currently available to highlight the most significant gaps and challenges. The latest data show that one eighth of humankind still lives in extreme poverty and that 800 million people suffer from hunger, and that water sc...