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From Transition to Transformation

The UN has just launched the report “From Transition to Transformation: Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Europe and Central Asia” at the first Global Human Development Forum. According to the study, Eastern Europe and Central Asia need to remove fossil fuel subsidies, invest in “green” jobs, and establish social protection floors to ensure a sustainable …
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E-Government Survey 2012

The United Nations has just published the “E-Government Survey 2012: E-Government for the People.” The study assesses Member States’ government web portals with a focus on the provision of e-information and e-services, which include interactive, transactional, and e-participation features that connect governments and citizens. The survey ranks countries in accordance with the E-Government Development Index …
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World Youth Report 2011

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) has just published the report, “Youth Employment: Youth Perspectives on the Pursuit of Decent Work in Changing Times.” The study outlines the situation of young people in the labor market and youth employment trends. The current employment scenario for young people, exacerbated by the global economic …
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Human Development Report 2011

The UN has just published the Human Development Report 2011, “Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All.” The report argues that the urgent global challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together, and identifies policies on the national and global level that could spur mutually reinforcing progress towards these interlinked goals. The report …
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Making Integrated Food-Energy Systems Work for People and Climate

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has just published the report, “Making Integrated Food-Energy Systems (IFES) Work for People and Climate: An Overview”. The study shows that producing food and energy side-by-side may offer one of the best formulas for boosting countries’ food and energy security while simultaneously reducing poverty. The …
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World Economic Situation and Prospects 2011

The department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the five United Nations regional commissions have just launched the report, “World Economic Situation and Prospects 2011”. The study highlights the continued challenge posed by high unemployment rates in many economies and outlines a number of risks …
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UNCTAD: Non-tariff Measures

UNCTAD has just launched the report “Non-Tariff Measures: Evidence from Selected Developing Countries and Future Research Agenda”. The study highlights the key issues of the UNCTAD initiative in collaboration with international partners in United Nations organizations and agencies, regional organizations and national governments and other partners, and provides policy and technical guidance and recommendations on …
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Human Development Report 2010

The UNDP has just launched the 2010 Human Development Report, entitled “The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development”. A central objective of the Report for the past 20 years has been to emphasize that development is primarily and fundamentally about people. The 2010 report is also about how the human development approach can …
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MDG Gap Task Force Report 2010

For three days, from September 20-22 2010, world leaders will be meeting at the UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals in New York to boost MDG progress, only five years away from the deadline for achieving the Goals. A new UN report, “The Global Partnership for Development at a Critical Juncture” has been published …
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The World Economic and Social Survey 2010

The UN has launched the report, “World Economic and Social Survey (WESS) 2010: Retooling Global Development”. The study presents ideas that could become the basis for a new, coherent “toolbox” designed to guide development policies and international cooperation. The survey highlights the need for a strong mechanism for global economic coordination which establishes coherence across …
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