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UNCITRAL PRACT GUIDE UN MOD LAW SE

UNCITRAL Practice Guide to the Model Law on Secured Transactions

9 Apr 2020
The UNCITRAL Practice Guide to the Model Law on Secured Transactions provides practical guidance to parties involved in secured transactions in States that enact the Model Law. The Practice Guide explains key features and benefits of the Model Law, illustrates the types of secured transactions th...
ECON SOC SURVEY ASIA PAC 2020

Economic and Social Survey of Asia And the Pacific 2020

Towards Sustainable Economies

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific
7 May 2020
Economic policymaking in Asia-Pacific developing countries has long been focused on maximising economic growth, given the imperatives of poverty reduction and job creation. There is no gainsaying that there is a strong case for focusing on economic growth but when this comes at costs that undermi...
REVISTA DE LA CEPAL #129 12/2019

Revista de la CEPAL No.129, Diciembre 2019

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Revista de la CEPAL
3 Apr 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 ...
ASIA PACIF SDG PROG RPT 2020

Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020

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Asia and the Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Indicator-based Progress Report
9 Apr 2020
This report analyses trends as well as data availability for monitoring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific and its five subregions. It assesses gaps which must be closed to achieve the goals by 2030. This assessment is designed to ensure the region’s ...
SOCIAL PANORAMA LAT AMER 2019

Social Panorama of Latin America 2019

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Social Panorama of Latin America
9 Mar 2020
The Social Panorama of Latin America 2019 analyzes issues crucial to understanding and action given the structural challenges facing the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in the current economic and social situation, especially in the context of the transformations underway in labour m...
PRELIM OVERVIEW ECON LAT AMER 2019

Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2019

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Preliminary Overview of the Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean
9 Mar 2020
This publication, one of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean's most important annual reports, analyzes in its last edition the economic performance of the region throughout the year, including the international context and macroeconomic policies implemented ...
MONTHLY BULL STAT V74 #1 JAN 2020

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics, January 2020

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Monthly Bulletin of Statistics / Bulletin Mensuel de Statistique (Ser. Q)
20 Mar 2020
Each issue of the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (MBS) presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. Written in French and English, it contains over 50 tables of monthly and/or annual and quarterly data on a variety of subjects illustrat...
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...
GENDER EQUAL WOMEN RIGHT REVIEW

Gender Equality: Women’s Rights in Review 2020

25 years after Beijing

18 Mar 2020
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action. It also marks the first time that progress on the implementation of the Platform is reviewed in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in 2015. This report therefore takes an integrated appr...
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...
SISTEMAS PENSIONES EN ENCRUCIJADA

Los sistemas de pensiones en la encrucijada

Desafíos para la sostenibilidad en América Latina

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ECLAC Books / Libros de la CEPAL
13 Feb 2020
Los sistemas de pensiones se han ubicado en el centro del debate sobre la protección social y, debido a los elevados compromisos de gasto público que generan, son también un eje fundamental de la política fiscal en la región. En la actualidad, cerca de 50 millones de personas en América Latina ti...
PERSPECT DEL COMERCIO INTER 2019

Perspectivas del Comercio Internacional de América Latina y el Caribe 2019

El adverso contexto mundial profundiza el rezago de la región

12 Feb 2020
En 2019 el desempeño del comercio mundial de bienes sería el peor desde la crisis financiera. En esta edición de Perspectivas del Comercio Internacional de América Latina y el Caribe se analiza dicho fenómeno, así como las crecientes tensiones comerciales y las repercusiones en el comercio region...
INTL TRADE OUTLK 2019

International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2019

Adverse Global Conditions Leave the Region Lagging Further Behind

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International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean
18 Feb 2020
The global trade performance in 2019 was the worst since the international financial crisis. This edition analyses that performance, as well as the mounting trade tensions and their repercussions for the region’s own trade. The heavy slowdown in global trade is the result of the build-up of trade...
FIFTEEN YEAR WORLD SUMMIT INFO SOC

Fifteen Years Since the World Summit on the Information Society

14 Apr 2020
In 2005, the international community gathered in Tunis for the second and final session of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). That gathering concluded a process, begun in 1998, to build global understanding of the growing importance of information and communication technologies (...
ARAB SOCIETY DEMO SOC TRENDS  #14

Arab Society: Demographic and Social Trends - Issue No. 14

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Arab Society: A Compendium of Social Statistics
3 Apr 2020
This publication is the latest in a series published biennially by the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) under the title Arab Society: Demographic and Social Trends. It presents a broad description of Arab society and the ways in which it is changi...
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...
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...
GENERALIZ SYSTEM PREFERENCE NORWAY

Generalized System of Preferences

Handbook on the scheme of Norway

30 Jul 2020
The Norwegian Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) for import of goods from developing countries allows lower tariffs to be imposed on goods from developing countries. The purpose is to increase the export income of the developing countries as a contribution to economic and social development....
RAPPORT OICS 2019

Rapport de l'Organe International de Contrôle des Stupéfiants pour 2019

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Rapport de l'Organe International de Contrôle des Stupéfiants
6 Mar 2020
Le rapport annuel de l’Organe international de contrôle des stupéfiants (OICS) est axé, cette année, plus spécifiquement sur les conséquences économiques de l’abus de substances. Le rapport se divise en 4 chapitres : Conséquences économiques de l’abus de substances; Fonctionnement du système inte...
INFRM JUNTA INT ESTUPEFACIENT 2019

Informe de la Junta Internacional de Fiscalización de Estupefacientes Correspondiente a 2019

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Informe de la Junta Internacional de Fiscalización de Estupefacientes
14 Mar 2020
Este informe anual preparado por la Junta proporciona una descripción completa de la situación mundial de las drogas, analiza las tendencias en el abuso y el tráfico de drogas y sugiere las medidas correctivas necesarias. Dividido en cuatro partes, cubre los siguientes temas: drogas y corrupción,...
RPT INTL NARC CONT BOARD 2019 (C)

Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2019 (Chinese language)

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Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (Chinese)
16 Mar 2020
This annual report prepared by The Board provides a comprehensive account of the global drug situation, analyses trends in drug abuse and drug trafficking and suggests necessary remedial action. Divided into four parts, it covers the following topics: drugs and corruption, functioning of the inte...
RPT INTL NARC CONT BOARD 2019 (R)

Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2019 (Russian language)

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Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (Russian)
11 Mar 2020
This annual report prepared by The Board provides a comprehensive account of the global drug situation, analyses trends in drug abuse and drug trafficking and suggests necessary remedial action. Divided into four parts, it covers the following topics: drugs and corruption, functioning of the inte...
RPT INTL NARC CONT BOARD 2019 (A)

Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2019 (Arabic language)

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Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (Arabic)
10 Mar 2020
This annual report prepared by The Board provides a comprehensive account of the global drug situation, analyses trends in drug abuse and drug trafficking and suggests necessary remedial action. Divided into four parts, it covers the following topics: drugs and corruption, functioning of the inte...
RPT INTL NARC CONT BOARD 2019

Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2019

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Report of the International Narcotics Control Board
28 Feb 2020
This annual report prepared by The Board provides a comprehensive account of the global drug situation, analyses trends in drug abuse and drug trafficking and suggests necessary remedial action. Divided into four parts, it covers the following topics: drugs and corruption, functioning of the inte...
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...
FREEDOM FROM FEAR NO.15

Freedom from Fear, Issue No.15

Planning Resiliency: Shaping the Future

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Freedom from Fear
8 Jan 2020
This issue of F3 includes articles describing different areas where resilience should be built to address individual and collective challenges. They offer a variety of perspectives, illustrating the necessity of enhancing resilience in institutions, sectors and societies to achieve human rights f...