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COVID-19 IN AFRICA PROTECTING LIVE

COVID-19 in Africa

Protecting Lives and Economies

13 Oct 2020
Between 300,000 and 3.3 million African people could die as a direct result of COVID-19 (coronavirus), depending on measures taken to stop the spread. Africa is particularly susceptible because 56 percent of the urban population is concentrated in overcrowded and poorly serviced slum dwellings (e...
COVID-19 LOCKDOWN EXIT STRATEGIES

COVID-19: Lockdown Exit Strategies for Africa

14 Oct 2020
In the current context of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, policymakers are confronted with decisions that may prove to be among the most difficult of their careers. In Africa, at least 42 countries have imposed partial or full lockdowns on the movements and activities. Experience around the ...
SHAPING THE TRENDS OF OUR TIME

Shaping the Trends of our Time

Report of the UN Economist Network for the UN 75th Anniversary

23 Oct 2020
This report analyzes how five megatrends (climate change, emerging and frontier technologies, demographic trends, inequalities, and urbanization) and their drivers, individually and in combination, transform societies and affect the ability of countries to achieve the SDGs. However, the Agenda is...
TECH HUBS IN AFRICA

Tech Hubs In Africa

How Can They Support Start-ups Across the Continent?

11 Sep 2020
African tech hubs play an important role in building entrepreneurial ecosystems and helping start-ups, but they struggle to earn revenue and become financially sustainable.
PANORAMA FISCAL AMERICA LATIN 2020

Panorama Fiscal de América Latina y el Caribe 2020

La política fiscal ante la crisis derivada de la pandemia de la enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19)

26 Aug 2020
La pandemia de la enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19) ha generado la mayor crisis sanitaria, humana, económica y social que la región haya enfrentado en el último siglo. La región ha actuado rápidamente ante la crisis, adoptando paquetes de medidas fiscales de diversas magnitudes y alcances. En...
FISCAL PANORAMA LAT AMER 2020

Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020

Fiscal Policy Amid the Crisis Arising from the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

27 Aug 2020
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has generated a health, human and economic crisis without precedent in the past century. The region has responded rapidly, adopting packages of fiscal measures of diverse magnitude and scope. In this context, fiscal policy must play a key role in mitiga...
EMERGENCIA DEL CAMBIO CLIMATICO EN

La emergencia del cambio climático en América Latina y el Caribe

¿seguimos esperando la catástrofe o pasamos a la acción?

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ECLAC Books / Libros de la CEPAL
28 Sep 2020
En este libro se presentan los resultados de más de un decenio de trabajo realizado en la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) con relación a la economía del cambio climático. Se analizan los datos concluyentes a nivel mundial y el impacto del cambio climático en la región, ...
CLIMATE EMERGENCY LATIN AMERICA

The Climate Emergency in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Path Ahead – Resignation or Action?

Series:
ECLAC Books / Libros de la CEPAL
4 Sep 2020
This book presents the results of more than a decade of work carried out by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on the economics of climate change. It analyses the conclusive global data and the impact of climate change in the region, examining sectors such as agri...
NOTAS DE POBLACION #110

Notas de Población Año XLVII No.110 Enero-Junio de 2020

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Notas de Población
6 Sep 2020
En este artículo se analizan las diferencias salariales entre los inmigrantes calificados y los nativos blancos no hispanos en los Estados Unidos, por lugar de origen, sexo y tipo de ocupación. La metodología se centra en el análisis cuantitativo. En general, los inmigrantes latinoamericanos y lo...
MINERAL RESOURCE GOVERNANCE 21ST C

Mineral Resource Governance in the 21st Century

Gearing Extractive Industries Towards Sustainable Development

28 Aug 2020
The mining sector, if carefully managed, presents enormous opportunities for advancing sustainable development particularly in low-income countries, the International Resource Panel says in its latest report
TRANS CORP V27 #2

Transnational Corporations Vol.27 No.2

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Transnational Corporations
28 Oct 2020
Transnational Corporations is a longstanding policy-oriented refereed research journal on issues related to investment, multinational enterprises and development. It is an official journal of the United Nations, managed by UNCTAD. As such it has a global reach, a strong development policy imprint...
BEN-CST ANAL APP UN VEH REG RD SAF

Benefit-Cost Analysis of Applying UN Vehicle Regulations for Road Safety

WP.29, "How it works and how to join it"

This publication introduces methodologies that are used to project the socioeconomic utility of applying key UN Vehicle Regulations for improving road safety. It presents an overview of current global road safety statistics, describes methodologies that are used for assessing the impact of vehicl...
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOP OUTLOOK 2020

Sustainable Development Outlook 2020

Achieving SDGs in the Wake of COVID-19 - Scenarios for Policymakers

20 Aug 2020
The setbacks caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus) need not be permanent, and it is possible to regain the momentum and move ahead towards the SDGs. It is even possible to convert the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity for recovering better, by directing much of the resources earmarked for recovery t...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2020

Trade and Development Report 2020

From Global Pandemic to Prosperity for All - Avoiding Another Lost Decade

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United Nations Trade and Development Report
28 Oct 2020
This report analyses the economic impact of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic and possible responses that could be both effective and inclusive. It examines different recovery scenarios and, in particular, highlights the danger of a lost decade, addresses immediate difficulties facing de...
MANUEL D

Manuel d'épreuves et de critères - Huit édition révisée

8e édition révisée

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Recommandations relatives au transport des marchandises dangereuses: Epreuves et critères
Le « Manuel d’épreuves et de critères » contient des critères, des méthodes d’épreuve et des procédures qu’il convient d’appliquer pour classer les marchandises dangereuses conformément aux dispositions des « Recommandations des Nations Unies relatives au transport des marchandises dangereuses, R...
MANUAL OF TESTS & CRITERIA #8

Manual of Tests and Criteria - Eighth Revised Edition

8th Revised Edition

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Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Tests and Criteria
The Manual of Tests and Criteria contains criteria, test methods and procedures to be used for classification of dangerous goods according to the provisions of Parts 2 and 3 of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Model Regulations, as well as of chemicals prese...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2020 (R)

State of World Population 2020 (Russian language)

Against My Will - Defying the Practices that Harm Women and Girls and Undermine Equality

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State of World Population (Russian language)
24 Jul 2020
This report documents the origins, drivers and prevalence of harmful practices within and across developing and developed countries as well as in humanitarian settings. It also shows their impact on girls’ and women’s health, well-being and rights throughout their lives, together with the impact ...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2020 (A)

State of World Population 2020 (Arabic language)

Against My Will - Defying the Practices that Harm Women and Girls and Undermine Equality

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State of World Population (Arabic language)
24 Jul 2020
This report documents the origins, drivers and prevalence of harmful practices within and across developing and developed countries as well as in humanitarian settings. It also shows their impact on girls’ and women’s health, well-being and rights throughout their lives, together with the impact ...
PROTECT & SUPPORT VULNE COVID CRIS

Protecting and Supporting Vulnerable Groups Through the Covid-19 Crisis

15 Jul 2020
Covid-19 (coronavirus) is hitting vulnerable people the hardest. This is already devastating in high-income countries with comprehensive and effective health and welfare systems, but it may well be catastrophic in those without, and especially in low-income and least developed countries. How exac...
RECOMMENDATION NO.4

Recommendation N°4 - National Trade Facilitation Bodies

4 Sep 2020
The revised Recommendation No. 4 integrates Guidelines that provide a detailed description of the steps for establishing the national trade facilitation bodies (NTFB) as well as a model terms of reference for an NTFB which countries use or customize based on their national context. It also provid...
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...
DEVELOPMENT POLICY & MULTILATERALI

Development Policy and Multilateralism after COVID-19

Committee for Development Policy (CDP) - Policy Note

29 Jul 2020
This Policy Note assembles analysis on different angles of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis and the challenges and opportunities it presents for development policy and multilateralism. It addresses, among other issues: new ways of designing the relationship between governments and private actors...
UN E-GOVERNMENT SURVEY 2020

United Nations E-Government Survey 2020

Digital Government in the Decade of Action for Sustainable Development (With addendum on COVID-19 Response)

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United Nations E-Government Survey
24 Jul 2020
The Survey assesses global and regional e-government development through a comparative rating of national government portals relative to one another. It is designed to provide a snapshot of country trends and relative rankings of e-government development in the implementation of the Sustainable D...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2020

World Investment Report 2020

International Production Beyond the Pandemic

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
20 Aug 2020
This report looks at the prospects for foreign direct investment and international production during and beyond the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. It not only projects the immediate impact of the crisis on investment flows, but also assesses how it could affect a long-term structural transforma...
ESTADO POBLACION MUNDIAL 2020

Estado de la población mundial 2020

Contra mi voluntad - desafiar las prácticas que perjudican a las mujeres y niñas e impiden la igualdad

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Estado de la Población Mundial
24 Jul 2020
El informe El estado de la población mundial 2020 documentará los orígenes, los impulsores y la prevalencia de las prácticas nocivas en los países en desarrollo y desarrollados, así como en entornos humanitarios. También mostrará su impacto en la salud, el bienestar y los derechos de las niñas y ...
ETAT POPULATION MONDIALE 2020

État de la population mondiale 2020

Contre ma volonté - refuser les pratiques qui nuisent aux femmes et aux filles et qui font obstacle à l’égalité

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État de la population mondiale
24 Jul 2020
Le rapport sur l'état de la population mondiale 2020 documente les origines, les causes et la prévalence des pratiques néfastes dans les pays en développement et développés, ainsi que les contextes humanitaires dans lesquelles ells existent. Il montre également leurs impacts sur la santé, le bien...
STATE WORLD POPUL RPT 2020

State of World Population 2020

Against My Will - Defying the Practices that Harm Women and Girls and Undermine Equality

Series:
State of World Population
4 Aug 2020
This publication documents the origins, drivers and prevalence of harmful practices within and across developing and developed countries as well as in humanitarian settings. It also highlights their impact on girls’ and women’s health, well-being and rights throughout their lives, the impact on d...
REVISTA DE LA CEPAL #130 04/2020

Revista de la CEPAL No. 130, Abril 2020

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Revista de la CEPAL
22 May 2020
La Revista CEPAL se fundó en 1976 y es una publicación cuatrimestral de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe, de las Naciones Unidas, con sede en Santiago de Chile. El objetico de la Revista es contribuir al examen de los problemas del desarrollo socioeconómico de la región, con ...