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SDG PULSE 2020 UNCTAD

SDG Pulse 2020 - UNCTAD Takes the Pulse of the SDGs

31 Dec 2020
This second 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 and data-driven analysis for the indicators for which UNCTAD is a custodian or co-custodian, but it also presents a range of othe...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2020

The Least Developed Countries Report 2020

Productive Capacities for the New Decade

Series:
Least Developed Countries Report
18 Dec 2020
Fallout from COVID-19 has taken a toll on Least Developed Countries (LDCs), threatening to roll back progress towards sustainable development, worsening entrenched inequalities, and possibly leading to long-term damage. The crisis brought back to the fore the pivotal role of productive capacities...
UNSUNG HEROES: HOW SMALL FARMERS

Unsung Heroes

How Small Farmers Cope with COVID-19

28 Aug 2020
The global coronavirus pandemic has hit small farmers with disruptions in health, food security, transport, finance and demand. It has also increased the cost of doing business. Smallholder farmers, already dealing with the effects of a climate and price crisis, are taking emergency measures for ...
LAND RESTORATION ACHIEVING SDG

Land Restoration for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

An International Resource Panel Think Piece

21 Aug 2020
Land restoration has tremendous potential to help the world limit climate change and achieve its aims for sustainable development. In its latest study, the International Resource Panel finds positive spin-offs to support all 17 Sustainable Development Goals agreed to by the world’s nations as par...
MANUEL ATP

Manuel ATP 2020

À utiliser avec l’Accord relatif aux transports internationaux de denrées périssables et aux engins spéciaux à utiliser pour ces transports (ATP) tel que modifié au 6 Juillet 2020

16 Nov 2020
Le Manuel ATP comprend l'Accord ATP proprement dit et ses annexes avec des observations insérées aux endroits appropriés pour clarification ou pour explication du texte. Les observations figurant dans le Manuel de l'ATP ne sont pas juridiquement contraignantes pour les Parties contractantes. Cepe...
ATP HANDBOOK 2020 (R)

ATP Handbook 2020 (Russian language)

To be used with the Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for such Carriage (ATP) as amended on 6 July 2020

16 Nov 2020
The ATP Handbook comprises the ATP Agreement itself and its Annexes with comments added where appropriate for clarification or additional explanation of the text. Comments contained in the ATP Handbook are not legally binding for Contracting Parties of the ATP. They are, however, important for th...
ATP HANDBOOK 2020

ATP Handbook 2020

To be used with the Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for such Carriage (ATP) as amended on 6 July 2020

13 Nov 2020
The ATP Handbook comprises the ATP Agreement itself and its Annexes with comments added where appropriate for clarification or additional explanation of the text. Comments contained in the ATP Handbook are not legally binding for Contracting Parties of the ATP. They are, however, important for th...
TEACHING MATERIAL TRADE & GENDER

Teaching Material on Trade and Gender Linkages

The Gender Impact of Technological Upgrading in Agriculture

30 Nov 2020
This study examines the nexus between technology in agriculture and trade from a gender perspective. This document looks at the relationship between trade and gender as it explores the opportunities and challenges that women experience in the process of technological innovation and adoption in ag...
GUIDE PROMOT GREEN JOB IN FORESTRY

Guidelines on the Promotion of Green Jobs in Forestry

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
19 Jan 2021
This publication is intended to assist stakeholders in the forestry sector to successfully navigate the transition to a forest sector that is fully engaged in the green economy. New and increasing opportunities for providing forest-based services and products, growing business and revenue as well...
AGRMT INTL CARR PERISH ATP 2020

Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for Such Carriage

(ATP) as amended 6 July 2020

Series:
Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for such Carriage (ATP)
9 Apr 2020
The Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for such Carriage (ATP) is intended to ensure that deep-frozen and chilled foodstuffs are transported efficiently, safely and hygienically and do not pose a danger to human health. It also...
ACCOR RELATIF INTER PERS ATP 2020

Accord relatif aux transports internationaux de denrees perissables et aux engins speciaux a utiliser pour ces transports

(ATP) tel qu'il a été modifié le 6 juillet 2020

Series:
Accord relatif aux transports internationaux de denrées périssables et aux engins spéciaux à utiliser pour ces transports (ATP)
28 Aug 2020
L'Accord sur le transport international tu des denrées périssables et sur l'équipement spécial à utiliser pour ces transports (ATP) vise à garantir que les denrées surgelées et réfrigérées sont transportées de manière efficace, sûre et hygiénique et ne présentent pas de danger pour l'homme. santé...
PERSPECT DEL COMERCIO INTER 2019

Perspectivas del Comercio Internacional de América Latina y el Caribe 2019

El adverso contexto mundial profundiza el rezago de la región

12 Feb 2020
En 2019 el desempeño del comercio mundial de bienes sería el peor desde la crisis financiera. En esta edición de Perspectivas del Comercio Internacional de América Latina y el Caribe se analiza dicho fenómeno, así como las crecientes tensiones comerciales y las repercusiones en el comercio region...
INTL TRADE OUTLK 2019

International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2019

Adverse Global Conditions Leave the Region Lagging Further Behind

Series:
International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean
18 Feb 2020
The global trade performance in 2019 was the worst since the international financial crisis. This edition analyses that performance, as well as the mounting trade tensions and their repercussions for the region’s own trade. The heavy slowdown in global trade is the result of the build-up of trade...
NEGOTIA LIBERALIZAT TRADE AGRICULT

Negotiating Liberalization of Trade in Agriculture for Development

31 Jul 2020
Agriculture is both an important and sensitive sector in all countries. Negotiations on liberalizing trade in agriculture concern numerous issues and therefore are complex and particularly challenging for most developing countries and least developed countries. The purpose of this publication is ...
WHO OWNS OUR FORESTS? FOREST OWNER

Who Owns our Forests? Forest Ownership in the ECE Region

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
7 Nov 2020
This study examines forest ownership in the ECE region. Based on data on 35 countries, and the first to include all forest ownership categories, this study investigates the changing nature and patterns of forest ownership, the ways in which governance and social structures influence forest owners...
FOREST SECTOR WORKFORCE UNECE

Forest Sector Workforce in the UNECE Region

Overview of the Social and Economic Trends with Impact on the Forest Sector

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
15 Oct 2020
This study provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the forest sector workforce in the UNECE region. It analyzes working conditions and occupational safety and health as well as the economic and social contexts that have led to structural changes in the sector, to the extent poss...
NATUR RESOURC MANAG CLIMATE CHANGE

Natural Resource Management in the Context of Climate Change

16 Jul 2020
The management of natural resources is directly associated with climate change. On the one hand, most of the greenhouse gases released in the atmosphere originate from the production, transformation and use of natural resources such as coal, natural gas and oil. On the other hand, climate change ...
GUIDE FORMAL INFORMAL CONSTRUC

Guidelines for the Formalization of Informal Constructions

6 Mar 2020
This publication is a brief, practical and easy-to-read guide, explaining how to structure a programme for the formalization of informal constructions. It shows how to do this in an affordable, reliable, inclusive and timely manner so that governments can meet the Sustainable development Goals (S...
INVEST POLICY REV ANGOLA (P)

Revisão da Política de Investimento - Angola (Portuguese language)

16 Jan 2020
FDI in Angola has been highly volatile and concentrated in the extractive sector. Initiatives to improve investment attractiveness are hampered by various challenges affecting the policy environment. The IPR provides action-oriented recommendations to create an environment conducive to investment...
HARNESS AGRI TRADE SUS DEV MALAWI

Harnessing Agricultural Trade for Sustainable Development: Malawi

Groundnuts, Sunflower and Soybeans

3 Nov 2020
This study is part of a series of UNCTAD publications that focus on upgrading and diversifying specific agricultural sectors of rural economies in developing countries with a view to raising living standards among of smallholder farmers in a context of sustainable development, female empowerment ...
HARNESS AGRI TRADE SUS DEV GUATEMA

Harnessing Agricultural Trade for Sustainable Development: Guatemala

Potato, Cocoa and Cardamom

2 Nov 2020
This study is part of a series of UNCTAD publications that focus on policies in three countries, Guatemala, Vanuatu and Malawi, aimed at upgrading and diversifying specific agricultural sectors of rural economies in developing countries with a view to raising living standards among small-scale fa...
WOOD ENERGY IN THE ECE REGION (R)

Wood Energy in the ECE Region (Russian language)

Data, Trends and Outlook in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and North America

15 Nov 2019
This publication highlights the use of wood for energy and includes the most recent statistics on wood energy markets across the UNECE region. It aims to communicate the relevance of wood energy in the region and help bridge information about the forest and energy sectors. It also intends to offe...
WOOD ENERGY IN THE ECE REGION (F)

Le bois-énergie dans la région de la CEE

Données, tendances et perspectives en Europe, dans la Communauté d’États indépendants et en Amérique du Nord

15 Nov 2019
Cette publication met l’accent sur l’utilisation du bois comme source d’énergie et présente les statistiques les plus récentes sur les marchés du bois-énergie dans la région de la CEE. Son objectif est de communiquer la pertinence du bois-énergie dans la région et de contribuer à rapprocher les i...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2018 (A)

The Least Developed Countries Report 2018 (Arabic language)

Entrepreneurship for Structural Transformation - Beyond Business as Usual

19 Nov 2019
For Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, they need to transform the structure of their economy. This, in turn, requires entrepreneurship that innovates. The entrepreneurial landscape in LDCs is dominated by micro and small enterprises with low ch...
PAYS LES MOINS AVANCES RPT 2018

Rapport sur les Pays les Moins Avancés 2018

L’entreprenariat au service de la transformation structurelle − Changer de cap

Series:
Rapport sur les pays les moins avancés
19 Nov 2019
Pour que les pays les moins avancés (PMA) progressent vers les objectifs de développement durable, ils doivent transformer la structure de leur économie. Ceci, à son tour, nécessite un esprit d’entreprise innovant. Le paysage entrepreneurial dans les PMA est dominé par les micro et petites entrep...
EXAM POLITIQ L

Examen de la politique d'investissement - Côte d'Ivoire

9 Apr 2020
L'Examen de la politique d'investissement de la Côte d'Ivoire analyse le cadre règlementaire, legal et institutionnel pour l'investissement dans le pays. Sur la base de cet analyse, des recommandations sont faites pour attire plus d'investissement vers le pays, en faire bénéficier tout le territo...
INVEST POLICY REV ANGOLA

Investment Policy Review - Angola

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
16 Jan 2020
FDI in Angola has been highly volatile and concentrated in the extractive sector. Initiatives to improve investment attractiveness are hampered by various challenges affecting the policy environment. The IPR provides action-oriented recommendations to create an environment conducive to investment...
FROM FOME ZERO TO ZERO HUNGER

From Fome Zero to Zero Hunger

A Global Perspective

31 Oct 2019
This publication discusses the international Zero Hunger agenda in light of the achievements of the Fome Zero programme in Brazil. It revisits successful initiatives and discusses current actions, while also critically assessing new and growing challenges to the global food security agenda: obesi...
DUE DILIGENCE TENURE & AGRICULTURA

Due Diligence, Tenure and Agricultural Investment

A Guide to the Dual Responsibilities of Private Sector Lawyers Advising on the Acquisition of Land and Natural Resources - Second edition

31 Oct 2019
This guide examines the responsibilities of private sector lawyers in avoiding, addressing, preventing and mitigating adverse human rights impacts on tenure right holders when advising on agricultural investments. These responsibilities arise under international standards for the protection of le...