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INTL TRADE OUTLK 2017

International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2017

Recovery in an Uncertain Context

Series:
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

Series:
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

Series:
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...
UNECE GUID SEED POTATO LOT INS (R)

UNECE Guide to Seed Potato Lot Inspection (Russian language)

Recommended Practices

14 Aug 2019
This Guide refers to the UNECE STANDARD S-1, concerning the marketing and commercial quality control of Seed Potatoes. Knowledge of the relevant requirements is essential for the inspector. Inspection is the visual examination of plants, tubers, containers, equipment or facilities by an authoriz...
UNECE GUIDE SEED POTATO LOT INS

UNECE Guide to Seed Potato Lot Inspection

Recommended Practices

14 Aug 2019
This Guide refers to the UNECE STANDARD S-1, concerning the marketing and commercial quality control of Seed Potatoes. Knowledge of the relevant requirements is essential for the inspector. Inspection is the visual examination of plants, tubers, containers, equipment or facilities by an authoriz...
UNECE GUIDE OPER SEED POTATO CERT

UNECE Guide to Operating a Seed Potato Certification Service

14 Aug 2019
This guide has been developed to assist Designated Authorities (DAs) in the operation of their seed potato certification service and to encourage standardisation in the operation of seed potato certification services between DAs. The guide is also intended to assist countries that are not implem...
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.
INEGALITES DE REVENUS EN AFRIQUE

Inégalités de revenus en Afrique subsaharienne

Tendances divergentes, déterminants et conséquences

1 Oct 2019
L’Afrique subsaharienne (ASS) a enregistré une performance économique remarquable au cours des 15 premières années du XXIe siècle. Cette tendance fort encourageante a mis un terme à une longue période de stagnation et inversé le déclin économique des 25 années précédentes dans la région. Elle s’e...
INCOM INEQUA TREN SUB SAHARA

Income Inequality Trends in sub-Saharan Africa

Divergence, Determinants, and Consequences

18 Sep 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) recorded a remarkable economic performance in the first 15 years of the 21st century. Such an encouraging trend, which reversed the stagnation or decline of the prior 25 years, was accompanied by a perceptible, modest, but uneven decline in aggregate poverty, together wit...
SHARING OUR VISION EURO REGION

Sharing Our Vision for the Pan-European Region

Setting Strategic Goals and Objectives for the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

30 Sep 2019
The present vision document for the Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment represents a concerted effort to address recent policy changes and to consider the spectrum of potential developments and options for the Working Group as regards to its activities. To this end, it launch...
UNLOCKING SUSTAINABLE POTENTIAL

Unlocking the Sustainable Potential of Land Resources

Evaluation Systems, Strategies and Tools

17 Feb 2017
Land resources are one of nature’s most precious gifts. They feed us and help our societies and economies to thrive. Some 2.5 billion agricultural smallholders worldwide manage around 500 million small farms, providing more than 80 per cent of food consumed in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. These r...
PATHWAYS TOWARDS FOOD SECURITY

Pathways Towards Food Security in the Arab Region

An Assessment of Wheat Availability

17 Feb 2017
This study includes a review of the various regional initiatives that relate to wheat in order to reflect the results of the assessment of wheat availability into useful regional policy directions that can help the region to enhance wheat availability. The outcome of the review coupled with the r...
TRADE & ENVIRO REVIEW 2016

Trade and Environment Review 2016

Fish Trade

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade and Environment Review
24 Mar 2017
The review addresses the matter of harmful incentives, primarily in terms of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and fisheries subsidies, as an important part of the toolkit to restore fish populations, foster sustainable fisheries and deliver substantial economic and social gains. ...
LEAST DEV CTRIES RPT 2016

The Least Developed Countries Report 2016

The Path to Graduation and Beyond: Making the most of the process

Series:
Least Developed Countries Report
3 Jan 2017
Graduation is the process through which least developed countries (LDCs) cease to be members of the LDC category, in recognition of their advances in development. In principle, it marks a shift from dependency to a greater degree of self-sufficiency and emergence from the development "traps" whic...
FOREST PROD ANN MARKET 2015/16 (R)

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2015-2016 (Russian language)

27 Oct 2019
The Forest Products Annual Market Review 2015-2016 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 t...
FOREST PROD ANN MARKET 2015/16

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2015-2016

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers
18 Nov 2016
The Forest Products Annual Market Review 2015-2016 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 t...
AFRIQUE RENOUVEAU V27 #4 2014

Afrique renouveau, Édition Spéciale 2014

Édition Speciale Agriculture

Series:
Afrique renouveau
31 Dec 2014
Le magazine Afrique renouveau traite des nombreux défis auxquels sont confrontés les populations africaines, leurs dirigeants et leurs partenaires internationaux: les objectifs de développement durable, les réformes économiques, la dette, l’éducation; la santé, la promotion de la femme, les confl...