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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...
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...
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...
WORLD ECON SITUAT PROSPECTS 2022

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2022

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World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP)
13 Jan 2022
This is the United Nations definitive report on the state of the world economy, providing global and regional economic outlook for 2022 and 2023. The World Economic Situation and Prospects 2022 will examine the recovery of the global economy from the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to presenting t...
GENERALIZ SYSTEM PREFERENCF EU

Generalized System of Preferences: Handbook on the Scheme of the European Union

7 Mar 2022
UNCTAD’s GSP Handbook series promotes greater awareness among exporters and government officials in developing countries on trading opportunities available under the GSP and a better understanding of applicable rules and regulations with a view to facilitating their effective utilization. The Gen...
SDG PULSE UNCTAD 2019

SDG Pulse 2019

UNCTAD Takes the Pulse of the SDGs

28 Nov 2019
This first edition of the SDG Pulse illustrates in a very concrete way how UNCTAD is contributing to the 2030 Agenda. The report not only presents statistical updates for the indicators for which UNCTAD is a custodian or co-custodian, but it also presents a range of other complementary indicators...
DEVEL CNTRY EXTRATRRTORL COMP LAW

Developing Countries’ Experience With Extraterritoriality in Competition Law

9 Feb 2022
This publication addresses the question of extraterritoriality (extraterritorial jurisdiction) in the area of competition law. It examines whether or not domestic competition legislation applies to foreign entities that may not be present in the forum, but whose conduct harms or may harm local co...
UNECE REGIONAL RPT 2021

Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation

UNECE Regional Report 2021

5 Apr 2022
This report assesses the progress of the implementation of trade facilitation measures and thus helps identify policy, legal, procedural, regulatory, and technical gaps that affect the implementation of trade facilitation measures. Accelerating the pace of trade facilitation implementation can en...
UNECE REGIONAL RPT 2021 (R)

Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation (Russian language)

UNECE Regional Report 2021

5 Apr 2022
This report assesses the progress of the implementation of trade facilitation measures and thus helps identify policy, legal, procedural, regulatory, and technical gaps that affect the implementation of trade facilitation measures. Accelerating the pace of trade facilitation implementation can en...
UNCTAD HNDBK STAT 2021

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2021

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Handbook of Statistics / Manuel de Statistiques de la CNUCED
24 Dec 2021
The UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics was first launched in 1967. Over the past 50 years, the handbook has evolved to incorporate new statistics and ensure that readers have access to the best possible information available. The 2021 edition of the Handbook continues in this tradition of excellence a...
INVERSION EXTRANJERA DIRECTA 2021

La Inversión Extranjera Directa en América Latina y el Caribe 2021

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La Inversión Extranjera Directa en América Latina y el Caribe
1 Nov 2021
Este informe anual de la CEPAL examina la evolución mundial y regional de la Inversión Extranjera Directa (IED) y plantea recomendaciones para que estos flujos contribuyan a los procesos de desarrollo productivo de la región. En el primer capítulo de la publicación se analizan, entre otras cosas,...
FOREIGN DIRECT INVEST LAT AME 2021

Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2021

Series:
Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean
20 Oct 2021
This document examines the global and regional evolution of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and offers recommendations so these flows can contribute to the region’s productive development processes. The first chapter of the publication analyzes, among other things, the trends observed in the cont...
TREATY SERIES 3019

Treaty Series 3019

Series:
United Nations Treaty Series / Recueil des Traites des Nations Unies
31 Dec 2021
In accordance with Article 102 of the Charter and the relevant General Assembly Resolutions, every treaty and international agreement registered or filed and recorded with the Secretariat since 1946 is published in the United Nations Treaty Series. At present, the collection includes about 30,000...
DEV & GLOBALIZATION 2021

Development and Globalization

Facts and Figures 2021

18 Mar 2022
The purpose of this statistical report is to promote UNCTAD statistics and UNCTAD's engagement with Agenda 2030. Small island developing States (SIDS) face an uphill battle as they strive to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis amid vulnerabilities worsened by the pandemic. The 2021 edi...
TRADE & DEV RPT 2021

Trade and Development Report 2021

From Recovery to Resilience: The Development Dimension

Series:
United Nations Trade and Development Report
24 Dec 2021
This report analyses the state of the world economy, a year and half after the Covid-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The first part of the Report outlines key macro-financial aspects of the global economy, focusing, in particular, on the prospects for a growt...
ASIA PACIF TRADE & INV RPT 2021

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2021

Accelerating Climate-Smart Trade and Investment for Sustainable Development

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Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report
11 Nov 2021
International trade and investment have been indispensable engines of economic growth in Asia and the Pacific and remain essential means of implementation for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, this economic growth has come with significant social and environmental costs, inclu...
NATL ACCT STATS 2020 ANALYSIS

National Accounts Statistics: Analysis of Main Aggregates 2020

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National Accounts Statistics: Analysis of Main Aggregates
4 Mar 2022
This publication is the fifty-first issue of this publication which comprises in the form of analytical tables a summary of the principal national accounting aggregates based on official national accounts data for more than 200 countries and areas, covering 1970-2020. It also contains a section o...
REVIEW MARITIME TRANS 2021

Review of Maritime Transport 2021

Series:
Review of Maritime Transport
13 Dec 2021
The Review of Maritime Transport 2021 provides an in-depth analysis and update on developments in seaborne trade, the maritime industry and markets, key performance indicators, and the legal and regulatory environment. The 2021 issue includes a new chapter on maritime trade facilitation issues, c...
TRANS CORP V28 #2

Transnational Corporations Vol.28 No.2

Investment and Development

Series:
Transnational Corporations
24 Sep 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...
COVID-19 IMPACT ON E-COMMERCE

COVID-19 Impact on e-commerce: Post-pandemic COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Harnessing E-commerce for the UNECE Transition Economies

4 Apr 2022
This publication highlights key policy areas that need attention if e-commerce is to sustainably recover from the impact of the pandemic. Among many policy areas, trade facilitation and logistics are major facilitators of e-commerce. In the context of Covid-19, the need for greater trade facilita...
INVERSION EXTRANJERA DIRECTA 2020

La Inversión Extranjera Directa en América Latina y el Caribe 2020

Series:
La Inversión Extranjera Directa en América Latina y el Caribe
26 Aug 2021
Este informe anual de la CEPAL examina no solo la evolución mundial y regional de las entradas de inversión extranjera directa (IED), sino también la contribución de estos flujos a los procesos de desarrollo productivo en la región. En el primer capítulo de la publicación se detallan los montos d...
BETTER TRADE FOR SUSTAIN DEVELOP

Better Trade for Sustainable Development

The Role of Voluntary Sustainability Standards

27 Oct 2021
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development defines international trade as “an engine for inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction, [that] contributes to the promotion of sustainable development”. In order to become a ‘sustainable engine’ one approach that seems to be increasingly used is ...
SDG PULSE UNCTAD 2021

SDG Pulse 2021

UNCTAD Takes the Pulse of the SDGs

Series:
SDG Pulse
14 Jan 2022
This annual publication provides an update on the evolution of a selection of official SDG indicators and complementary data and statistics, highlighting progress on the development of new concepts and methodologies for UNCTAD custodian indicators. It further demonstrates, beyond the perspective ...
NAT ICT POL REV ECOMM STR BOTSWA

UNCTAD ICT Policy Review and National E-commerce Strategy for Botswana

22 Dec 2021
With the rapid uptake of information and communications technologies (ICTs), growing digitalization in both developed and developing countries, and the catalytic role of new technological innovations in business and consumer markets, global value chains, and international trade, e-commerce has be...