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TRANSITION TO A GREEN ECON

Transition to a Green Economy

Benefits, Challenges and Risks from a Sustainable Development Perspective

23 Nov 2011
This report supports the preparations for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, where one of the themes will be green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. It is authored by a panel of independent experts who examined a number of...
NATL ACCT STATS 2010 MAIN AGG

National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables, 2010 (Five-volume Set)

Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables 2010 (Five-volume Set)

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National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables
8 May 2012
This publication contains detailed official national accounts data for 200 countries or areas of the World for the years 1999 to 2010. It is a valuable source of information on the state and structure of economies worldwide. The data for each country or area are presented in separate chapters wit...
WORLD FERTILITY POLICIES 2011 CHRT

World Fertility Policies 2011 (Wall Chart)

Series:
Population Studies
13 Sep 2011
World Fertility Policies 2011 wall chart provides up-to-date and objective information on Government views and policies on the level of fertility, including adolescent fertility, and fertility-related factors, such as legal age at marriage and support for family planning, for 192 Member states an...
FINANC OVERCOM ECON INSECURITY

Financing for Overcoming Economic Insecurity

Series:
United Nations Series on Development
19 Mar 2015
Despite the rise in recent decades in the average income level, economic insecurity has also increased. True for both developing and developed countries, this increasing economic insecurity is harmful for human welfare for several reasons. Job and income insecurity directly affect the material an...
SECURING PEACE STATE BUILDING

Securing Peace

State-building and Economic Development in Post-conflict Countries

Series:
United Nations Series on Development
18 Jul 2011
This book studies the processes which lead to the explosion of civil strife and tries to spell out the policy options available to address the challenges faced by post-conflict economies. It calls for a more integrated policy approach which can gradually repair trust in public institutions as it ...
GAOR 66TH SUPP38 ELIM DISCRIM WOM

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Forty Sixth Session (12-30 July 2010) Forty Seventh Session (4-22 October 2010) Forty Eighth Session (17 January- 4 February 2011)

Series:
Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
11 Jul 2011
Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Forty Sixth Session (12-30 July 2010) Forty Seventh Session (4-22 October 2010) Forty Eighth Session (17 January- 4 February 2011)
RPT 4TH UN CONF LEAST DEV COUNT

Report of the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries

Istanbul, Turkey, 9-13 May 2011

3 Oct 2011
The General Assembly, in its resolution 63/227 of 19 December 2008, decided to convene the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries at a high level in 2011. In the course of the general debate, statements were made by 121 Member States, 13 United Nations bodies and specia...
EOR 2011 SUPP13 REP COMM FOR DEV

Committee for Development Policy

Report of the Thirteenth Session (21-25 March 2011)

Series:
Report of the Committee for Development Policy
13 Jun 2011
Official records of the Report of the Committee for Development Policy on the Thirteenth Session (21-25 March 2011).
WORLD POPULAT 2010 (CHART)

World Population 2010 (Wall Chart)

Series:
Population Studies
27 Mar 2012
The wall chart provides key demographic indicators for each development group, major area, region and country for the most recent period.
UN DEMOGRAPH YRBK 2009/10 V61

United Nations Demographic Yearbook 2009-2010

Sixty-first issue

Series:
Demographic Yearbook (Ser. R)
20 Mar 2012
Through cooperation with the national statistical offices, official demographic statistics are compiled in this yearbook, as available, for more than 230 countries and areas of the world. This latest edition contains chapters on the population size and distribution, the population of capital citi...
INTL TRADE STAT YRBK 2010 V1

International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2010, Volume I

Trade by Country

Series:
International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Ser. G)
5 Dec 2011
This publication is issued in two volumes which are prepared at different times during 2011. Volume I: Trade by Country, compiled in May 2011, presents detailed data for a total of 175 countries (or areas) with the 2010 data on imports and exports by commodity and trading partner provided for 93 ...
SYSTEM ENVIRO ECON ACCT WATER

System of Environmental-Economic Accounting for Water (SEEA-Water)

2 May 2012
The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting for Water, commonly referred to as SEEA-Water, is a conceptual framework for the organization of physical and economic information, developed with the purpose of providing an integrated conceptual framework to support water policy design and evaluat...
GOOD PRACTICE INNOVAT 2003/11

Good Practices and Innovations in Public Governance 2003-2011

16 Nov 2011
This publication provides an overview of 144 successful innovations in governance and public administration from 50 countries that received the United Nations Public Service Awards, which is the most prestigious international recogition of excellence in public service. The purpose of this book is...
MDG GAP TASK FORCE RPT 2011

Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Gap Task Force Report 2011

The Global Partnership for Development - Time to Deliver

Series:
MDG Gap Task Force Report
15 Sep 2011
Significant gaps remain in delivering on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the areas of aid, trade, debt relief, access to new technologies and affordable essential medicines. This report monitors the progress made in achieving the targets of MDG 8, including continued attention to the i...
OBJECTIFS MILLENAIRE DEV RPT 2011

Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement: Rapport 2011

Series:
Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement
22 Sep 2011
Le rapport présente une évaluation annuelle du progrès global vers la réalisation des OMD, en indiquant les secteurs où des progrès ont été réalisés, ainsi que ceux qui restent à la traîne. Il indique les efforts requis pour garantir que les OMD soient atteint d’ici à 2015. progrès continuent. Le...
MILLENNIUM DEV GOALS RPT 2011

The Millennium Development Goals Report: 2011

Series:
Millennium Development Goals Report
1 Jul 2011
The Report presents the yearly assessment of global progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), determining the areas where progress has been made, and those that are lagging behind. It also pinpoints the areas where accelerated efforts are needed to meet the MDGs by 2015. The Repor...
POOR POVERTY

Poor Poverty

The Impoverishment of Analysis, Measurement and Policies

Series:
United Nations Series on Development
12 May 2011
This book offers a critical appraisal of the conventional measures and analysis of poverty as well as of poverty reduction policies. Despite greater efforts in reducing poverty since the early 1980s, poverty remains stubbornly high in many parts of the world. This publication argues that the main...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2011

World Economic and Social Survey 2011

The Great Green Technological Transformation

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
16 Jun 2011
This survey explains why the Great Green Technological Transformation will have to be fully realized in developing countries if they are to achieve food security and rural development, minimize the damage from natural hazards and extreme disasters partly induced by climate change, and transform t...
WORLD MORTALITY RPT 2009

World Mortality Report 2009

Series:
Population Studies
16 Jun 2011
The World Mortality Report 2009, prepared by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, provides a comprehensive set of mortality estimates for the world’s countries and their aggregates. The objective of the World Mortality Report ...
WORLD CONTRACEPTIVE USE 2011 CHART

World Contraceptive Use 2011 (Wall Chart)

Series:
Population Studies
15 Apr 2011
World Contraceptive Use 2011 provides the latest information available about contraceptive prevalence, by method, and unmet need for family planning for countries and regions of the world.
MEN IN FAMILIES & FAMILY POLICIES

Men in Families and Family Policy in a Changing World

25 May 2011
Despite an increasing worldwide focus on the role of men in families and burgeoning research documenting men’s contribution to gender equality, the importance of their engagement for work-family balance, and the numerous positive paternal contributions to children’s development, policy-makers hav...
PVS VOL.63 NO.1 JANUARY 2011

Population and Vital Statistics Report, January 2011

29 Jun 2011
This issue of the Population and Vital Statistics Report presents data for countries or areas on population size (total, male, and female) from the latest available census, estimated total population size for 2008 or 2009 (the later available year), and the number and rate of vital events (live b...
INDUS COMMODITY STAT YRBK 2008

Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook 2008

Physical Quantity Data (Vol.I) & Monetary Value Data (Vol.II)

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Industrial commodity statistics yearbook / Annuaire de statistiques industrielles par produit
9 Dec 2011
This publication provides statistics on the production of about 600 major industrial commodities. Data was provided for the ten-year period of 1999-2008 for approximately 200 countries and territories. The commodities have been selected on the basis of their importance in world production and tra...
SUPPL HNDBK LEGIS VIOLEN WOMEN

Suplemento del Manual de Legislación sobre la Violencia contra la Mujer

Prácticas perjudiciales contra la mujer

15 Aug 2011
Esta publicación, en relación con la legislación sobre las prácticas nocivas contra las mujeres, los suplementos del Manual DAW / DESA para la legislación sobre la violencia contra la mujer, y debe leerse conjuntamente con el Manual. El propósito del Manual y el Suplemento es proporcionar una guí...
SUPPL HNDBK LEGIS VIOLEN WOMEN (S)

Supplement to the Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women

“Harmful practices” against women

11 Aug 2011
This publication, in relation to legislation on harmful practices against women, supplements the DAW/DESA Handbook for legislation on violence against women, and it should be read in conjunction with the Handbook. The purpose of the Handbook and the Supplement is to provide detailed guidance for ...
WORLD STATISTICS POCKETBOOK 2010

World Statistics Pocketbook 2010 Edition

Series:
World Statistics Pocketbook (Ser. V)
20 Jun 2011
This handy statistical pocketbook provides an easy-to-use international compilation of basic economic, social and environmental indicators for 216 countries and areas worldwide. It covers 50 key indicators in the areas of population, economic activity, agriculture, industry, energy, international...
ENERGY BALANCES ELECTR PROFIL 2008

Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles 2008

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Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles / Bilans Energtiques et Profils du Secteur de Llectricit (Ser. W)
5 Oct 2011
This Report contains energy balances for about 115 developing countries, showing energy production, trade, conversion and consumption for each fuel used in the country, as well as electricity profiles for about 190 countries, providing detailed information on production trade and consumption of e...
ENERGY STATISTICS YRBK 2008

Energy Statistics Yearbook 2008

Series:
Energy Statistics Yearbook / Annuaire des Statistiques de L'energie (Ser. J)
13 Dec 2011
This publication is the fifty-second issue in a series of annual compilations of internationally comparable statistics summarizing world energy trends. Annual data for over 200 countries and areas for the period of 2005 to 2008 are presented on production, trade and consumption of energy, i.e. so...