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AGRI INVESTMENT FUNDS FOR DEV

Agricultural Investment Funds for Development

Descriptive Analysis and Lessons Learned from Fund Management, Performance and Private-public Collaboration

11 Jul 2018
This publication explores agricultural investment funds as a vehicle for financing agricultural businesses and projects. It looks at the capital needs of the different agricultural actors along the agricultural value chain and taking into consideration investment funds involving all kinds of inve...
STATE OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE 2017

The State of Food and Agriculture 2017

Leveraging Food Systems for Inclusive Rural Transformation

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The State of Food and Agriculture
17 Aug 2018
One of the greatest challenges today is to end hunger and poverty while making agriculture and food systems sustainable. The challenge is daunting because of continued population growth, profound changes in food demand, and the threat of mass migration of rural youth in search of a better life. T...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2018

The Least Developed Countries Report 2018

Entrepreneurship for Structural Transformation - Beyond Business as Usual

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Least Developed Countries Report
18 Dec 2018
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...
STATE WORLD FISH AQUA 2018 (S)

El estado mundial de la pesca y la acuicultura 2018

Cumplir los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible

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El estado mundial de la pesca y la acuicultura
31 Jul 2018
En la edición de 2018 de El estado mundial de la pesca y la acuicultura se hace hincapié en el papel del sector en el cumplimiento de la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible y de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y en la medida del avance hacia la consecución de esos objetivos. Se ponen...
STATE WORLD FISH AQUA 2018 (F)

La situation mondiale des pêches et de l'aquaculture 2018

Atteindre les objectifs de développement durable

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La situation mondiale des pêches et de l'aquaculture
1 Jun 2018
Dans son édition de 2018, La situation mondiale des pêches et de l’aquaculture donne un coup de projecteur sur le rôle des secteurs de la pêche et de l’aquaculture dans la réalisation du Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030 et des objectifs de développement durable, et mesure les p...
STATE WORLD FISH AQUA 2018 (R)

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018 (Russian language)

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

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The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (Russian)
13 Jul 2018
The 2018 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture emphasizes the sector’s role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and measurement of progress towards these goals. It notes the particular contributions of inland and small-...
STATE WORLD FISH AQUA 2018 (C)

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018 (Chinese language)

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

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The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (Chinese)
10 Jul 2018
The 2018 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture emphasizes the sector’s role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and measurement of progress towards these goals. It notes the particular contributions of inland and small-...
STATE WORLD FISH AQUA 2018 (A)

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018 (Arabic language)

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

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The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (Arabic)
23 Jul 2018
The 2018 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture emphasizes the sector’s role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and measurement of progress towards these goals. It notes the particular contributions of inland and small-...
STATE WORLD FISHERIES & AQUA 2018

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

Series:
The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture
17 Aug 2018
The 2018 edition emphasizes the sector’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and measurement of progress towards these goals. It notes the particular contributions of inland and small-scale fisheries, and highlights the importance of rights-based governance for equitable a...
STATE WORLD

The State of the World’s Forests 2018 (Russian language)

Forest Pathways to Sustainable Development

25 Jun 2018
Nearly three years ago, world leaders agreed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the central framework for guiding development policies throughout the world. This edition of The State of the World’s Forests is aimed at en...
STATE WORLD

The State of the World’s Forests 2018 (Chinese language)

Forest Pathways to Sustainable Development

18 Jul 2018
Nearly three years ago, world leaders agreed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the central framework for guiding development policies throughout the world. This edition of The State of the World’s Forests is aimed at en...
STATE WORLD

The State of the World’s Forests 2018 (Arabic language)

Forest Pathways to Sustainable Development

16 Jul 2018
Nearly three years ago, world leaders agreed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the central framework for guiding development policies throughout the world. This edition of The State of the World’s Forests is aimed at en...
STATE WORLD

El estado de los bosques del mundo 2018

Las vías forestales hacia el desarrollo sostenible

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El estado de los bosques del mundo
11 Jul 2018
Hace casi tres años, los líderes mundiales acordaron la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible de las Naciones Unidas y sus 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS). Es decir, el marco central que ha de guiar las políticas de desarrollo en todo el mundo. Esta edición de El estado de los bos...
STATE WORLD

La situation des forêts du monde 2018

Les forêts au service du développement durable

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La situation des forêts du monde
24 Jul 2018
Il y a près de trois ans, les dirigeants du monde approuvaient le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement durable à l’horizon 2030 et ses 17 objectifs de développement durable (ODD), qui allaient devenir le cadre central d’orientation des politiques de développement du monde entier. La ...
STATE OF THE WORLD

The State of the World’s Forests 2018

Forest Pathways to Sustainable Development

Series:
The State of the World’s Forests
17 Aug 2018
This publication is aimed at enhancing our understanding of how forests and their sustainable management contribute to achieving several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Time is running out for the world’s forests: we need to work across sectors, bring stakeholders together, and take ...
INTL TRADE OUTLK 2017

International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2017

Recovery in an Uncertain Context

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International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean
18 Jun 2018
This first edition of International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean, which is the continuation of Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy with a new title, covers 2017 and contains three chapters. The first chapter describes the current international context and the...
DEV CAP ESCWA RENEWABLE ENERGY (A)

Developing the Capacity of ESCWA Member Countries to Address the Water and Energy Nexus for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (Arabic language)

Water-Energy Nexus Operational Toolkit Renewable Energy Module

7 Jun 2018
This module highlights the utilization of Renewable Energy (RE) to strengthen Water-Energy nexus. It addresses the utilization of RE commercialized technologies to improve water security by providing the power needed by water-related activities such as water distribution and wastewater treatment....
DEV CAP ESCWA RENEWABLE ENERGY

Developing the Capacity of ESCWA Member Countries to Address the Water and Energy Nexus for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Water-Energy Nexus Operational Toolkit Renewable Energy Module

4 Jun 2018
This module highlights the utilization of Renewable energy (RE) to strengthen Water-Energy nexus. It addresses the utilization of RE commercialized technologies to improve water security by providing the power needed by water-related activities such as water distribution and wastewater treatment....
AGRARIAN LABOUR & RES SUB SAHA AFR

Agrarian Labour and Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gender and Generational Change within Family Farms, 1980-2015

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UN Women Discussion Papers
22 Mar 2018
This paper traces the restructuring of rural families’ agricultural production, the intra-household division of labour, and land usage in the interim between the global oil price rise of 1979 and its precipitous fall by 2015. These decades witnessed smallholder export crop production becoming inc...
DOES GROUP FARMING EMPOWER RURAL

Does Group Farming Empower Rural Women?

The Indian Experience

Series:
UN Women Discussion Papers
12 Dec 2017
Few programmes for economically empowering rural women in India have focused seriously on farming—the one occupation in which the women have most experience. Hence, two state-level initiatives in the early 2000s stand out, both because they focused on improving women’s livelihoods within agricult...
MEASUR VALU FOREST GREEN ECON

Measuring the Value of Forests in a Green Economy

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
24 May 2019
This paper presents green economy related definitions and concepts, and internationally developed assessment methods, notably natural capital accounting approaches, and in this way explore aligning forest sector approaches to those being used in wider contexts. It also proposes preliminary sugges...
GREEN JOBS THE FOREST SECTOR

Green Jobs in the Forest Sector

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
17 May 2019
The study Green Jobs in the Forest Sector provides an overview of existing Green Forest Jobs and identifies possible areas for future activities and jobs in the forest sector, and may serve as starting point for further analysis and discussion on the future of Green Forest Jobs. It offers a frame...
COMMOD AT A GLANCE - GUM ARABIC

Commodities at a Glance

Special Issue on Gum Arabic

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Commodities at a Glance
22 May 2019
The series "Commodities at a Glance" aims to collect, present and disseminate accurate and relevant statistical information linked to international primary commodity markets in a clear, concise and reader-friendly format. This issue of "Commodities at a Glance" explores the economic, social and e...
TEXTILE4SDG12

TEXTILE4SDG12

Transparency in Textile Value Chains in Relation to the Environmental, Social and Human Health Impacts of Parts, Components and Production Processes

2 Apr 2018
The present publication surveys academic and policy-oriented literature on the relationship between the environmental, social and human health impacts of textile production and processing, on the one hand, and the extent to which information about such impacts reaches the final consumer. In doing...
ECE COMM ON FORESTS & FOREST IND

ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and FAO European Forestry Commission

70 Years Working Together in the Service of Forests and People

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
22 Feb 2018
The ECE Timber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission emerged from the International Timber Conference held in 1947 as the key elements of the United Nations tasked with working on matters related to the forest sector in Europe. During their first 70 years of joint activity, the Commi...
RURAL INDUST POLICY STRENGTH VALUE

Rural industrial policy and strengthening value chains

Series:
ECLAC Books / Libros de la CEPAL
22 Sep 2017
This book underscores the need for a rural industrial policy that promotes a structural change based on innovation, greater value added and better employment and living conditions, all in harmony with the environment. The proposal builds on the experience of the Economic Commission for Latin Amer...
FOREST PROD ANN MARKET 2016/17

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2016-2017

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
28 Feb 2018
This publication provides a comprehensive analysis of markets in the UNECE region and reports on the main market influences outside the UNECE region. It covers the range of products from the forest to the end-user: from roundwood and primary processed products to value-added and housing. Statisti...
POLIT INDUS RURA FORTA CADE VALOR

Política industrial rural y fortalecimiento de cadenas de valor

Series:
ECLAC Books / Libros de la CEPAL
27 Jul 2017
El espacio rural ha sufrido grandes transformaciones en el curso de las últimas décadas, como la disminución de la participación del empleo y el valor agregado agropecuario en el total de la actividad económica, una mayor interdependencia del sector agropecuario con otros sectores como la manufac...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2017

The Least Developed Countries Report 2017

Transformational Energy Access

Series:
Least Developed Countries Report
17 Jan 2018
This report focuses on the role of access to modern energy in economic structural transformation - a critical issue both for the least developed countries (LDCs) and for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report focuses on the particular circumstances, challenges and experiences of ...
AGRMT INTL CARR PERISH ATP 2017

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

(ATP) as amended on 6 January 2018

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Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for such Carriage (ATP)
8 Feb 2018
The ATP is an Agreement between States, and there is no overall enforcing authority. In practice, highway checks are carried out by Contracting Parties, and non-compliance may then result in legal action by national authorities against offenders in accordance with their domestic legislation.