The World Ageing Situation seeks to take the reader through various experiences of ageing throughout the world and the wide range of challenges, opportunities, responses and suggestions profiled by its authors. It covers ageing in different situations and transitions, by looking at development, rural ageing, older women, inter-generational equity, and rewriting life-maps. [UN website]
This publication provides a detailed discussion of key sustainable development themes. It presents the outcome of a work programme approved by the Commission on Sustainable Development on indicators of sustainable development for use in decision-making processes at the national level. It also presents a proposed framework and a core set of indicators that will be useful to countries who wish to establish their own national programmes for using indicators to measure progress towards sustainable development. The purpose of the report is to stimulate and support further work, testing and development of indicators.
In adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, world leaders committed themselves to leaving no one behind in pursuit of the eradication of extreme poverty and protection of the planet. Through concerted efforts galvanized by the MDGs, the world has made progress in reducing poverty, but social exclusion persists in both developed and developing countries. At the same time, some countries have been able to effectively promote inclusion even at low levels of income and development. This volume of the RWSS will focus on social inclusion. In particular, it will examine patterns of social exclusion and will assess whether growth and development processes have been inclusive, paying particular attention to the links between poverty and inequality trends, changes in the world of work and inclusion – or exclusion. The report will also highlight policy options to promote inclusive development through social and macroeconomic policies and institutional transformation for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
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.
This publication notes that although a modest global recovery is projected for 2017-18, the world economy has not yet emerged from the period of slow growth, characterised by weak investment, dwindling trade and flagging productivity growth. The report highlights that there is a need to redouble efforts to bring the global economy back on a stronger and more inclusive growth path and create an international economic environment that is conducive to sustainable development. This is the definitive report of the United Nations on the state of the world economy. It is jointly published by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the five United Nations Regional Commissions.
World Fertility Report 2013: Fertility at the Extremes is the fifth in a series and focuses on trends in fertility over the past 20 years and key factors underlying these trends for countries at the extremes of fertility: 66 countries with more than 3.2 children per woman in 2005-2010 and 70 countries with 2.0 children per woman or less in 2005-2010. The data presented are from World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision, the official United Nations publication of population estimates and projections. Country data are taken from the same report, other United Nations sources or national sources, as appropriate.
This publication presents statistics and analysis on the status of women and men in the world, highlighting the current situation and changes over time. It is the sixth in a series published since the World Conference on Women in 1995. It emphasizes that progress towards the goal of gender equality has been made in most areas of concern, although uneven and at low pace. Through a life cycle approach, it reveals the challenges and opportunities faced by women at different stages of life and based on where they reside. Trajectories of women and men are highlighted in the statistical findings of the analysis undertaken on population and families, health, education, work, power and decision-making, violence against women, environment and poverty.
This publication provides statistics on the production of about 600 major industrial commodities. Data are provided for the ten-year period of 2004-2013 for approximately 200 countries and territories. The commodities have been selected on the basis of their importance in world production and trade. The Yearbook provides data on the quantities and values of industrial production for the major industrial commodities. The Yearbook is therefore organized in two volumes: Volume I: Physical Quantity Data and Volume II: Monetary Value Data. The publication contains three annexes to assist the user: an index of commodities in alphabetical order; a table of correspondence among the CPC-based commodity codes and the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), Revs. 4 and 3.1, the Harmonized System (HS) 2007 and 2002 and Prodcom 2008 and 2002; and information on all the classifications used in this publication.
The 2014 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Volume I provides an overview of the international trade merchandise trade in 2014 and detailed information on the trade performance for numerous countries up to 2014. Overall, data for a total of 175 countries (or areas) are shown with the 2014 data on imports and exports by commodity and trading partner provided for approximately 90 countries (or areas), representing more than 70% of world trade of 2014. The goal is to provide a more analytical and condensed view of trade by using graphs, overview tables and descriptive text.