Argues that for many young people, the transition to adulthood is slowed down by poverty and their inability to find decent work. This report looks at key issues of concern to youth in the major regions of the world.
The purpose of this handbook is to assist countries in the implementation of the System of National Accounts 1993. It seeks to provide an introduction to basic concepts and structures, with simple exercises included, whenever possible, to elucidate matters. The publication also gives an example of the complete system in Excel, with formulas to help readers trace linkages in the system. It is divided into three sections, dealing with accounts of the nation; integrated accounts by industries and institutional sectors; data collection and estimation methods.
While indigenous peoples make up around 370 million of the world's population - some 5 per cent - they constitute around one-third of the world's 900 million extremely poor rural people. Every day, indigenous communities all over the world face issues of violence and brutality. Indigenous peoples are stewards of some of the most biologically diverse areas of the globe, and their biological and cultural wealth has allowed indigenous peoples to gather a wealth of traditional knowledge which is of immense value to all humankind. The publication discusses many of the issues addressed by the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and is a cooperative effort of independent experts working with the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. It covers poverty and well-being, culture, environment, contemporary education, health, human rights, and includes a chapter on emerging issues.
This book talks about sustainable urbanization as the key consideration in environmental planning and management to improve living conditions for the 2.5 billion poor in the world. It examines policies and actions that might provide new, more effective responses to poverty, social justice, environmental degradation and other challenges as humans increasingly congregate in urban agglomerations. It also examines the experiences how the private sector and civil society can contribute to achieving sustainable urbanization. The book contains views of representatives of cities from all over the world in dealing with sustainable urbanization and information communication technologies.
The 2007 issue of the Report on the World Social Situation focuses on the key role of productive employment and decent work in reducing poverty and promoting social development. It surveys the global trends in employment and work, as well as the socio-economic context within which the world of work has evolved in the last two decades. It recommends that policies and strategies to promote full employment and decent work take into account demographic and social changes. The report emphasizes that political reforms and legal provisions are necessary to prevent discrimination in the workplace and in society in order to promote productive employment. The report also points to the need to ensure universality of some form of social protection coverage in view of the fact that more and more workers are in employment situations that are casual, informal and out of standard collective contracts, by choice or by necessity.--Publisher's description.
World Economic Situation and Prospects is a joint product of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the five United Nations regional commissions. It provides an overview of recent global economic performance and short-term prospects for the world economy and of some key global economic policy and development issues. One of its purposes is to serve as a point of reference for discussions on economic, social and related issues taking place in various United Nations entities during the year. According to this year's report, the world economy is expected to moderate in 2007 after three years of historically high growth. The cooling of the US housing boom, a major factor in the global slowdown, is expected to slow the growth of the US economy, and the economic recovery in Japan and Europe is not strong enough to replace the US as the engine for growth of the world economy. However, the strength of US corporate finances leads the report to conclude that "the current situation need not degenerate into a recession
The main objective of the 2010 World Public Sector Report is to analyze challenges, strategies and practices in rebuilding public administration after conflict. It is unique in that it provides key lessons learned about transforming governments to promote peaceful coexistence, sustainable development and prosperity for all citizens. The report is based on a literature review of the main theories and issues involved in post-conflict reconstruction, coupled with an analysis of relevant case studies and good practices from all five regions of the world, dating from the end of World War II to the present. This publication examines four main key areas of public administration reconstruction: institution-building, leadership, human resources in the public sector, citizen engagement and public service delivery. The report is intended for decision makers in conflict or conflict-prone situations; personnel in regional and international organizations; practitioners and experts involved in reconstructing governance and public administration, particularly in developing countries and transition economies; educators, scholars and students at academic institutions, think-tanks and policy centres; and interested laypersons.
Identifies 15 priority areas of the WPAY (clustered under three main themes of youth in the global economy; youth and their well-being; and youth in civil society) and makes recommendations for national policies and programmes (taking local circumstances into account) designed to improve the lives of young people worldwide.
Since 2001, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) has published the United Nations E-Government Survey (“the Survey”). Now in its ninth edition, the Survey provides an analysis of emerging public administration trends and issues and of how e-government can support the realization of the internationally agreed development agenda and goals. The Survey offers insights about common challenges, broad trends and different strategies in e-government development among regions and across countries. By tracking the progress of countries globally over time, the Survey seeks to better understand the challenges and opportunities that the Member States face in developing their e-government programmes.
The 2014 Energy Balances publication presents energy data for over 200 countries and areas in a format which shows the overall picture of the yearly production, trade, transformation and consumption of energy products utilized in each country or area shown, for the years 2013 and 2014. Such a format, presented in a common energy unit, the Terajoule, is useful in assessing and analysing supply and consumption patterns across both products and countries in detail on an internationally comparable basis. It is the third issue of Energy Balances as a stand-alone publication, replacing the previous series of Energy Balances and Electricity Profiles. The standards brought about by the International Recommendations for Energy Statistics (IRES) have been incorporated.