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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 ...
GUIDE PROMOT GREEN JOB IN FORESTRY

Guidelines on the Promotion of Green Jobs in Forestry

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Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
19 Jan 2021
This publication is intended to assist stakeholders in the forestry sector to successfully navigate the transition to a forest sector that is fully engaged in the green economy. New and increasing opportunities for providing forest-based services and products, growing business and revenue as well...
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...
ASSESSMENT EURASIAN ECON UNION

Assessment of the Eurasian Economic Union Competition Rules and Regulations

26 Oct 2020
The Competition Branch of the Eurasian Economic Commission (herein after referred as EEC) requested UNCTAD to undertake an assessment of their EAEU competition regulations based on the UNCTAD Model Law on Competition, UNCTAD previous research on competition law topics, as well as the relevant int...
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

Series:
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....
HANDBOOK SUSTAINAB URBAN MOBILITY

A Handbook on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Spatial Planning

Promoting Active Mobility

29 Oct 2020
This publication has been designed to assist member States in integrating transport, health, quality of life and environmental objectives into urban and spatial planning policies. It provides many references to case studies, good practices and examples from cities across the Euro-Asian region (an...
HANDBOOK SUSTAINAB URBAN MOBIL (R)

A Handbook on Sustainable Urban Mobility and Spatial Planning (Russian language)

Promoting Active Mobility

23 Oct 2020
This publication has been designed to assist member States in integrating transport, health, quality of life and environmental objectives into urban and spatial planning policies. It provides many references to case studies, good practices and examples from cities across the Euro-Asian region (an...
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)

Series:
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)

Series:
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

Series:
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...
GUIDELINES COLLECT DATA NON-TARIFF

Guidelines to Collect Data on Official Non-tariff Measures, 2019 Version

3 Nov 2020
During the last few decades, multilateral and regional trade negotiations and unilateral liberalization have substantially reduced tariff rates. Non-tariff measures (NTMs), however, represent a growing challenge for exporters and policy makers. The ability to gain and to benefit from market acces...
HOW TO ENCODE NON-TARIFF MEASURES

How to Encode Non-tariff Measures in Regional Trade Agreements?

The case of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

5 Nov 2020
Non-tariff measures (NTMs), such as sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures and technical barriers to trade (TBT), are used as policy instruments to protect health, safety and the environment. However, they also increase production and trade costs. An important component of such costs is the hi...