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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOP OUTLOOK 2021

Sustainable Development Outlook 2021

From Anguish to Determination

8 Oct 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has renewed the global awareness that we are truly "all in this together" - it did set back progress on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but it has also made it possible for the international community to see the pursuit of sustainable development in a new...
INTL TRADE STAT YRBK 2020 V1

International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2020, Volume I

Trade by Country

Series:
International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Ser. G)
8 Sep 2021
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 2020 by means of brief descriptive text, concise data tables and charts. The information presented provides insights into the latest trends...
WORLD ECON SITUAT PROSPECTS 2021

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2021

Series:
World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP)
26 Jan 2021
This is the definitive report on the state of the world economy, providing global/regional economic outlook for 2020 and 2021. A once-in-a-century crisis—a Great Disruption unleashed by a viral pandemic—hit the world economy in 2020, reaching every corner of the world, infecting more than 90 mill...
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...
WORLD POP POLICIES 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

World Population Policies 2017: Highlights

Abortion Laws and Policies – A Global Assessment

6 Aug 2021
This publication presents the highlights of the report World Population Policies 2017: Abortion Laws and Policies. It provides an overview of the laws and policies relating to induced abortion. It includes consideration of the various legal grounds and selected requirements for induced abortion, ...
WORLD POPULAT POLICIES 2017

World Population Policies 2017

Abortion Laws and Policies – A Global Assessment

17 Aug 2021
This publication provides an overview of laws and policies relating to induced abortion. It includes consideration of the various legal grounds for abortion and selected requirements for induced abortion, including gestational limits, the number of personnel required to authorise an abortion, man...
GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEV RPT 2019

Global Sustainable Development Report 2019

The Future is Now - Science for Achieving Sustainable Development

Series:
Global Sustainable Development Report
11 Oct 2019
The Report uses the latest scientific assessments, evidence bases about good practices, and scenarios that link future trajectories to current actions to identify calls to action by a range of stakeholders that can accelerate progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Those act...
WORLD POPULATION 2019 WALL CHART

World Population 2019 Wall Chart

19 Nov 2019
This publication presents findings from World Population Prospects 2019, the 26th round of the UN’s global population estimates and projections. It includes updated population estimates from 1950 to the present for 235 countries or areas, based on detailed analyses of all available information ab...
RPT WORLD SOCIAL SITUATION 1997 R

Report on the World Social Situation 1997 (Russian language)

4 Jul 1997
The Report offers new insights into the nature and magnitude of the pressing social problems and the national and international policies required to address them. It examines the core social issues of poverty alleviation, productive employment and social integration covering concepts and quantita...
RPT WORLD SOCIAL SITUATION 1997 C

Report on the World Social Situation 1997 (Chinese language)

4 Jul 1997
The Report offers new insights into the nature and magnitude of the pressing social problems and the national and international policies required to address them. It examines the core social issues of poverty alleviation, productive employment and social integration covering concepts and quantita...
RPT WORLD SOCIAL SITUATION 1997 A

Report on the World Social Situation 1997 (Arabic language)

4 Jul 1997
The Report offers new insights into the nature and magnitude of the pressing social problems and the national and international policies required to address them. It examines the core social issues of poverty alleviation, productive employment and social integration covering concepts and quantita...
WORLD URBANIZATION PROSPECTS 2018

World Urbanization Prospects: The 2018 Revision

13 Sep 2019
The report presents findings from the 2018 revision of World Urbanization Prospects, which contains the latest estimates of the urban and rural populations or areas from 1950 to 2018 and projections to 2050, as well as estimates of population size from 1950 to 2018 and projections to 2030 for all...
WORLD URBANIZATION PROSP 2018 HIGH

World Urbanization Prospects 2018: Highlights

22 Aug 2019
This report presents the highlights of the 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects, which contains the latest estimates of the urban and rural populations or areas from 1950 to 2018 and projections to 2050, as well as estimates of population size from 1950 to 2018 and projections to 2030 fo...
INTL TRADE STAT YRBK 2018 V1

International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2018, Volume I

Trade by Country

Series:
International Trade Statistics Yearbook (Ser. G)
25 Oct 2019
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 2018 by means of brief descriptive text, concise data tables and charts. The information presented provides insights into the latest trends...
UN E-GOVERNMENT SURVEY 2003

UN Global E-Government Survey 2003

Series:
United Nations E-Government Survey
22 Jan 2004
Governments have the critical responsibility to pursue policies and measures to build resilience and assist those most affected by shocks in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They must find ways to anticipate disasters and shocks and lower their impact. Digital technologies are ...
INDUS COMMODITY STAT YRBK 2016

Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook 2016

Physical Quantity Data (Vol.I) and Monetary Value Data (Vol.II)

Series:
Industrial commodity statistics yearbook / Annuaire de statistiques industrielles par produit
7 Jun 2019
The Yearbook provides statistics on the production of about 600 major industrial commodities. Data are provided for 2007-2016 for approximately 200 countries and territories. The commodities have been selected on the basis of their overall importance and their importance as outputs of individual ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2004

World Economic and Social Survey 2004

Part I - Trends and Policies in the World Economy, Part II - International Migration

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
2 Apr 2004
The 2004 edition of the World Economic and Social Survey is divided into two parts. The first part discusses the state of the world economy in 2004 and the outlook for 2005. It includes a review of developments in international trade and finance and an overview of the situation in the world’s eco...
UN DEMOGRAPH YRBK 2017 V68

United Nations Demographic Yearbook 2017

Sixty-eighth issue

Series:
Demographic Yearbook (Ser. R)
21 Jan 2019
Demographic Yearbook 2017 is the sixty-eighth edition in a series published since 1948. Through the cooperation with the National Statistical Offices, official demographic statistics are compiled in the Yearbook, as available, for more than 230 countries and areas of the world up to the reference...
UN E-GOVERNMENT SURVEY 2018

United Nations E-Government Survey 2018

Gearing E-Government to Support Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies

Series:
United Nations E-Government Survey
12 Feb 2019
Governments have the critical responsibility to pursue policies and measures to build resilience and assist those most affected by shocks in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They must find ways to anticipate disasters and shocks and lower their impact. Digital technologies are ...
WORLD ECON SOCIAL SURV 2018

World Economic and Social Survey 2018

Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development

Series:
World Economic and Social Survey (WESS)
8 Oct 2018
This publication reviews the advances in frontier technologies — including automation, robotics, renewable energy technologies, electric vehicles, biotechnologies and artificial intelligence — and analyzes their economic, social and environmental impact. These technologies present immense potenti...
EOR 2017 SUPP25 INTL COOP TAX MATT

Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters

Report on the Fourteenth Session (3-6 April 2017)

Series:
Report of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters
7 Jun 2018
This is the official report submitted to the Economic and Social Council by the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters on its fourteenth session (3-6 April 2017).
EOR 2017 SUPP24 COMM PUB ADMIN

Committee of Experts on Public Administration

Report on the Sixteenth Session (24-28 April 2017)

Series:
Report of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration
7 Jun 2018
This is the official report submitted to the Economic and Social Council by the Committee of Experts on Public Administration on its sixteenth session (24-28 April 2017).
EOR 2017 SUPP13 RPT COMM DEV POL

Committee for Development Policy

Report on the Nineteenth Session (20-24 March 2017)

Series:
Report of the Committee for Development Policy
7 Jun 2018
This is the official report submitted to the Economic and Social Council by the Committee for Development Policy on its nineteenth session (20-24 March 2017).
STAT YRBK 1948 1ST ISS

Statistical Yearbook 1948, First Issue

Series:
United Nations Statistical Yearbook / Annuaire Statistique des Nations Unies (Ser. S)
17 Jan 1950
A comprehensive compendium of vital internationally comparable data for the analysis of socio-economic development at the world, regional and national levels. It provides data on world economy, its structure, major trends and current performance, as well as on issues such as world population, emp...
STAT YRBK 1949/50 2ND ISS

Statistical Yearbook 1949-1950, Second Issue

Series:
United Nations Statistical Yearbook / Annuaire Statistique des Nations Unies (Ser. S)
12 Jan 1952
A comprehensive compendium of vital internationally comparable data for the analysis of socio-economic development at the world, regional and national levels. It provides data on world economy, its structure, major trends and current performance, as well as on issues such as world population, emp...
STAT YRBK 1951 3RD ISS

Statistical Yearbook 1951, Third Issue

Series:
United Nations Statistical Yearbook / Annuaire Statistique des Nations Unies (Ser. S)
2 Jan 1953
A comprehensive compendium of vital internationally comparable data for the analysis of socio-economic development at the world, regional and national levels. It provides data on world economy, its structure, major trends and current performance, as well as on issues such as world population, emp...
STAT YRBK 1952 4TH ISS

Statistical Yearbook 1952, Fourth Issue

Series:
United Nations Statistical Yearbook / Annuaire Statistique des Nations Unies (Ser. S)
13 Jan 1954
A comprehensive compendium of vital internationally comparable data for the analysis of socio-economic development at the world, regional and national levels. It provides data on world economy, its structure, major trends and current performance, as well as on issues such as world population, emp...