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ENERGY STATISTICS YRBK 2019

Energy Statistics Yearbook 2019

Series:
Energy Statistics Yearbook / Annuaire des Statistiques de L'energie (Ser. J)
31 Dec 2021
The 2019 Energy Statistics Yearbook is the sixtieth-third issue in a series of annual compilations of internationally comparable statistics summarizing world energy trends. Annual data for 225 countries and areas for the period 2016 to 2019 are presented on production, trade, and consumption of e...
DIGITALISATN SERVICES TRADE DEVEL

Digitalisation of Services: What Does It Imply to Trade and Development?

2 Jun 2022
Digital technologies have driven a paradigm shift in how services are supplied and consumed across borders. On the supply side, new data networks, digital tools, and platforms enable services providers to transform the modes of services supply and expand their customer base beyond their national ...
CREATVE INDSTRY 4.0 GLOBAL ECON

Creative Industry 4.0: Towards A New Globalized Creative Economy

2 Jun 2022
The report looks at the implications for the Creative Economy of the rapid changes in automated technology and advanced internet communication that came to be known as Industry 4.0. Conservative estimates put the creative economy’s contribution to global gross domestic product at about 3 per cent...
INTL TRADE STAT YRBK 2020 V2

International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2020, Volume II

Trade by Product

Series:
International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Ser. G)
31 Dec 2021
The International Trade Statistics Yearbook: Volume II - Trade by Product, provides an overview of the latest trends of trade in goods and services showing international trade for 257 individual commodities (3-digit SITC groups) and 12 main Extended Balance of Payments Services (EBOPS) categories...
COVID IMPACT ENTRPR MARKET POLICY

The Covid 19 Pandemic Impact on Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Market Access Challenges and Competition Policy

8 Apr 2022
Competition and market access challenges are being faced by Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) around the world as they seek to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on their operations. This publication is prepared within the Development Account project on COVID 19 and the resurgence o...
IMPCT CVD19 OCN ECON TRD STRGY

Impact and Implications for the Ocean Economy and Trade Strategy

Case Studies From Barbados, Belize and Costa Rica

23 Mar 2022
This study looks at the impact of COVID-19 on key economy sectors and their governance, with a specific focus on three countries: Barbados, Belize, and Costa Rica. It analyses the impacts of COVID-19, the measures undertaken, the lessons learned, and future opportunities. It is divided into three...
MANAGEMENT OF COAL MINE METHANE

Best Practice Guidance for Effective Management of Coal Mine Methane at National Level

Monitoring, Reporting, Verification and Mitigation

Series:
ECE Energy Series
18 Mar 2022
While Methane (CH4) is the second most prevalent anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) after carbon dioxide (CO2), the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of the former is 28-34 times higher than that of the latter. Coal mining is a major source of methane emissions, accounting for about 12% of global to...
STATE OF WORLDS VOLUNTEER 2022

State of the World's Volunteerism Report 2022

Building Equal and Inclusive Societies

Series:
State of the World’s Volunteerism Report
14 Mar 2022
This report reveals that cooperation between volunteers and governments helps build more collaborative decision-making. This research on volunteering comes at a crucial moment. Serious development challenges – from climate emergencies to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have shown us that we ...
JORDAN ETRADE ASSESSMENT (A)

Jordan eTrade Readiness Assessment (Arabic language)

2 Jun 2022
E-commerce presents an important opportunity to address some of the major challenges faced by the Jordanian economy and to become a driver of sustainable economic growth. Jordan has experienced an economic slowdown in recent years, with GDP growth dropping from an average of 5.1% in 2000-2015 to ...
GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN OVERVIEW 2022

Global Humanitarian Overview 2022

22 Dec 2021
The Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative, and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian need. Through plans that prioritize those most in need, it aims to fight hunger, killer diseases, gender-based violence, and displacement. The GHO 2022 is a compr...
TRANS CORP V28 #3

Transnational Corporations Vol.28 No.3

Investment and Development

Series:
Transnational Corporations
24 Dec 2021
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 imprin...
WORLD AIDS DAY RPT 2021

World AIDS Day Report 2021

Unequal, Unprepared, Under Threat - Why Bold Action Against Inequalities Is Needed to End AIDS, Stop COVID-19 and Prepare for Future Pandemics

1 Dec 2021
Every year on the occasion of World AIDS Day, 1 December, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) releases a report on pressing issues facing the global response to the AIDS pandemic. As the AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics collide, the 2021 World AIDS Day report warns that the colossal new challe...
TRADE GENDER NEXUS DEV OVERV (F)

Lien entre le commerce et le genre dans une perspective de développement

Un bref aperçu: Concepts, définitions et cadres analytiques

3 Jun 2022
Cette publication présente un aperçu du lien entre le commerce et le genre dans une perspective de développement. Il examine les conséquences du commerce international pour l'autonomisation économique et le bien-être des femmes et l'impact de l'inégalité entre les sexes sur le commerce. Après une...
TRADE GENDER NEXUS DEV OVERV

Looking at the Trade and Gender Nexus From a Development Perspective

A Brief Overview: Concepts, Definitions and Analytical Frameworks

21 Mar 2022
This publication presents an overview of the trade and gender nexus from a development perspective. It looks at the consequences of international trade for women’s economic empowerment and well-being and the impact of gender inequality on trade. After a short introduction, Section 2 presents what...
WORLD FORUM FOR HARMON WP29 REV

World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)

How it works - How to join it? (Revised Fourth Edition)

22 Apr 2022
This revised fourth edition of the publication, the so-called Blue Book, continues providing precise and updated information on the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) serviced by the UNECE Sustainable Transport Division: on its historical background, its administrative a...
REIMAGINING OUR FUTRS TOGETHER

Reimagining our Futures Together

A New Social Contract for Education

24 Dec 2021
The interwoven futures of humanity and our planet are under threat. Urgent action, taken together, is needed to change course and reimagine our futures. Education, long acknowledged as a powerful force for positive change, has new, urgent and important work to do. This report, two years in the ma...
UNESCO COURIER TRANSFRMNG IDEAS V2

UNESCO Courier - Transforming Ideas

Selected Articles - Volume II: Creators

14 Jan 2022
Throughout UNESCO’s 75 years of existence, never before has the Courier, UNESCO’s flagship magazine, published an anthology, in book form, with such scope and scale. These two volumes bring together some of the great thinkers and pioneering minds of recent times who have led important discussions...
UNESCO COURIER TRANSFRMNG IDEAS V1

UNESCO Courier - Transforming Ideas

Selected Articles - Volume I: Thinkers

14 Jan 2022
Throughout UNESCO’s 75 years of existence, never before has the Courier, UNESCO’s flagship magazine, published an anthology, in book form, with such scope and scale. These two volumes bring together some of the great thinkers and pioneering minds of recent times who have led important discussions...
SMART SUST CITIES PROFILES NORWAY

Smart Sustainable Cities Profiles: Norway

Ålesund, Asker, Bærum, Rana and Trondheim

22 Apr 2022
The Sustainable Smart City Profiles of Ålesund, Asker, Bærum, Rana, and Trondheim; Norway; were developed based on the evaluation of the cities’ performance against the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Smart and Sustainable Cities (SSC). The cities’ profiles include an analysis of the outcom...
NON-TARIFF MEASURES FROM A TO Z(C)

Non-Tariff Measures from A to Z (Chinese language)

3 Jun 2022
Understanding the uses and implications of non-tariff measures (NTMs) is essential for the formulation of effective development strategies to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Increasing transparency and understanding of NTMs helps traders identify the requirements they face and buil...
NON-TARIFF MEASURES FROM A TO Z(R)

Non-Tariff Measures from A to Z (Russian language)

3 Jun 2022
Understanding the uses and implications of non-tariff measures (NTMs) is essential for the formulation of effective development strategies to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Increasing transparency and understanding of NTMs helps traders identify the requirements they face and buil...
NON-TARIFF MEASURES FROM A TO Z(A)

Non-Tariff Measures from A to Z (Arabic language)

3 Jun 2022
Understanding the uses and implications of non-tariff measures (NTMs) is essential for the formulation of effective development strategies to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Increasing transparency and understanding of NTMs helps traders identify the requirements they face and buil...
NON-TARIFF MEASURES FROM A TO Z

Non-Tariff Measures from A to Z

6 Apr 2022
Understanding the uses and implications of non-tariff measures (NTMs) is essential for the formulation of effective development strategies to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Increasing transparency and understanding of NTMs helps traders identify the requirements they face and buil...
HALFWAY 2030 SNPSHT INSGHTS 2022

Halfway to 2030: How Many Targets Will be Achieved in the ECE Region?

22 Apr 2022
The publication assesses progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the UNECE region (Europe, Noth America, and Central Asia) relying on most recent internationally available data and offers stories on how regional and country-level actions relate to sustainable development outc...
IMPLM INVEST POLICY REVIEW UZBEK

Report on the Implementation of the Investment Policy Review: Uzbekistan

21 Mar 2022
This report assesses the progress made to improve the investment environment in Uzbekistan since the completion of the UNCTAD Investment Policy Review. It analyses recent trends in terms of foreign direct investment flows and their contribution to achieving the country’s development objectives. I...