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SYSTEME GENERAL HARMON SGH #9

Système général harmonisé de classification et d'étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH)

Neuvième édition révisée

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Système général harmonisé de classification et d'étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH)
Le Système général harmonisé de classification et d’étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH) décrit la classification et l'étiquetage des produits chimiques par types de danger. Il fournit une base pour l’harmonisation à l'échelle mondiale des prescriptions et réglementations applicables aux produ...
GLOBAL HARMON SYST CLASS #9

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

Ninth Revised Edition

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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
The GHS addresses classification of chemicals by types of hazard and proposes harmonized hazard communication elements, including labels and safety data sheets. It aims at ensuring that information on physical hazards and toxicity from chemicals be available in order to enhance the protection of ...
REC REL TRANSP MARCH DANG #22

Recommandations relatives au transport des marchandises dangereuses: Règlement type - Vingt-deuxième édition révisée

Vingt-deuxième édition révisée - (Vol. I & II)

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Recommandations relatives au transport des marchandises dangereuses: Réglement Type
Ces recommandations ont été élaborées par le Comité d'experts du Conseil économique et social des Nations Unies sur le transport des marchandises dangereuses à la lumière des progrès techniques, de l'avènement de nouvelles matières, des exigences des systèmes de transport modernes et, surtout, de...
REC TRANSP DANG GOODS #22

Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Model Regulations - Twenty-second Revised Edition

Model Regulations (22nd Revised Edition - Vol. I & II)

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Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Model Regulations
These Recommendations have been developed by the United Nations Economic and Social Council's Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods in the light of technical progress, the advent of new substances and materials, the exigencies of modern transport systems and, above all, the req...
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...
SME COMPETITIVENESS OUTLOOK 2020

SME Competitiveness Outlook 2020

COVID-19: The Great Lockdown and its Impact on Small Business

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SME Competitiveness Outlook
18 Sep 2020
This publication is released at a time where the world is carefully moving out of the 'great lockdown' stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, a partial or complete lockdown of the majority of economies across the globe for six weeks or longer. There are reasons to believe that this simultaneous ...
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...
EUR AGRMT INTL CARR ADN 2021

European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN) 2021

Applicable as from 1 January 2021

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European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN)
The European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN) done at Geneva on 26 May 2000 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine (CCNR) has been in force s...
ACCORD EUROPEEN ADN 2021 2V

Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par voies de navigation intérieures (ADN) 2021

En vigueur le 1er janvier 2021

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Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par voies de navigation intérieures (ADN)
L’Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par voies de navigation intérieures (ADN) fait à Genève le 26 mai 2000 sous l’égide de la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Europe (CEE-ONU) et de la Commission centrale pour la navigation du Rhin (CCNR...
ECONOMIC DEV IN AFRICA RPT 2020

Economic Development in Africa Report 2020

Tackling Illicit Financial Flows for Sustainable Development in Africa

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Economic Development in Africa Report
1 Oct 2020
In the aftermath of COVID-19 (coronavirus), African countries will need to intensify their resource mobilization efforts to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The Economic Development in Africa Report 2020 adopts a multi-disciplinary methodology to tackle the relationship between il...
CHALLENG POLICY OPTION WAY FORWARD

Challenges, Policy Options, and the Way Forward

Economic Diversification in Selected Asian Landlocked Developing Countries (Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Turkmenistan)

16 Jun 2020
The study examines the trade and development challenges facing Asian Landlocked Developing Countries and their prospects for export diversification. It offers recommendations based on the case studies of the selected countries. The report argues that, despite complex trade and development challen...
KEY STAT & TRENDS IN TRADE POLICY

Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2019

Retaliatory Tariffs Between the United States and China

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Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy
21 Aug 2020
This annual publication informs on recent trends in trade policy by providing up-to-date statistics on the use of various instruments of trade policy and how their use evolved in the medium term. It covers various policy factors affecting international trade including tariffs, preferential margin...
INTER AGENCY TASK FORCE RPT 2020

Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2020

Financing for Sustainable Development Report

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Report of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development
9 Apr 2020
The global economic recession and financial turmoil from Covid-19 are derailing implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Even before the pandemic, this report of the Inter-agency Task Force noted that there was backsliding in man...
CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT & ADAPTATION

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Coastal Transport Infrastructure

A Compilation of Policies and Practices

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Transport and Trade Facilitation Series
12 Jul 2020
This is a compilation of policies and practices that contribute to bridging a knowledge gap with regards to climate change impacts and adaptation for coastal transport infrastructure. It presents examples of legal and policy approaches, as well as of reports, studies and guidance to support clima...
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 ...
NEGOTIA LIBERALIZAT TRADE SERVICES

Negotiating Liberalization of Trade in Services for Development

30 Jul 2020
Services trade policies, in any country, determine the direction of policy reforms and the role which services trade should play in the broader context of growth and development strategies. Regulators, taking guidance from these policies, introduce the regulatory measures that serve the objective...
CROSS-BORDER E-COMMERCE DEVEL ASIA

Selected Issues in Cross-border e-Commerce Development in Asia and the Pacific

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ESCAP Studies in Trade and Investment
19 Sep 2020
Technological advances –particularly in the areas of information and communication, transport, and electronic commerce and payment – have spurred international trade. The ubiquitous usage of Internet in many countries worldwide in the past several decades and rapid penetration of mobile phones (e...
DESIGNING TRADE LIBERAL IN AFRICA

Designing Trade Liberalization in Africa

Modalities for Tariff Negotiations towards an African Continental Free Trade Area

28 Jul 2020
The negotiations for an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) were unprecedented in the history of regional trade agreements. The AfCFTA would ultimately comprise 55 members, 33 of which are least developed countries (LDCs), and encompass six preexisting regional economic communities (RECs...
ASIA PACIF SUS DEV JRNL #2 2019

Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal 2019, Issue No. 2

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Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Journal
28 Feb 2020
This publication aims to stimulate debate and enrich research in the formulation of policy in the Asia-Pacific region towards the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on the success of two earlier journals - the Asia-Pacific Development Journal (APDJ), which has b...
INTL TRADE STAT YRBK 2019 V1

International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2019, Volume I

Trade by Country

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International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Ser. G)
4 Sep 2020
Volume I —Trade by Country — provides a condensed and integrated analytical view of the international merchandise trade, and trade in services up to the year 2019 by means of brief descriptive text, concise data tables and charts. The information presented provides insights into the latest trends...
KEY STAT TREND INTL TRADE 2019

Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade 2019

International Trade Slump

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Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade
15 Apr 2020
Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade is a yearly publication. It is a product of the Trade Analysis Branch, Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities (DITC), UNCTAD secretariat. This publication monitors the trends of international trade in goods and servi...
OBLIGATIONS DIRECTORS ENTERPRISE

Legislative Guide on Insolvency Law

Part Four - Directors' Obligations in the Period Approaching Insolvency (Including in Enterprise Groups)

30 Apr 2020
This section builds upon recommendations 255 to 266 of the first section, which address the obligations of directors of an individual company in the period approaching insolvency. Focusing on the nature of the obligations and the steps that might be taken to discharge those obligations (as establ...
NATION GREEN EXPORT REV LEBANON

National Green Export Review of Lebanon: Natural Soap and Ecotourism

31 Oct 2020
This report presents the findings of the Lebanon National Green Export Review (NGER) conducted between 2016 and 2018 through a partnership between the Lebanese Government and UNCTAD. It analyses green production and export opportunities in the natural soap and ecotourism sectors and comprises nat...
DIGITAL & SUSTAIN TRADE FACILITATI

Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation

UNECE Regional Report 2019

30 Mar 2020
The United Nations Regional Commissions, in partnership with other key United Nations Organizations, have committed to supporting member States in implementing the WTO TFA. This report is part of that commitment and the policy recommendations and technical standards developed by UNECE and UN/CEFA...
RAPID ETRADE READI ASSESS KIRIBATI

Kiribati Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment

20 Dec 2019
The Kiribati Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment focuses on examining seven key policy areas that are most relevant for e-commerce. Within each area, critical readiness gaps are identified and relevant recommendations are proposed to overcome barriers and bottlenecks to the growth of digital trade....
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...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2018 (A)

Trade and Development Report 2018 (Arabic language)

Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion

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United Nations Trade and Development Report (Arabic)
22 Nov 2019
This flagship publication examines different aspects of the nature and role of international trade in the era of hyperglobalization and considers related policy challenges that will need to be addressed if trade is to contribute to a more stable and inclusive global economic order. Research provi...