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International Day of Happiness 2015

Today is the International Day of Happiness. The United Nations declared March 20 the International Day of Happiness to underline the commitment of its 193 member states to “better capture the importance of the pursuit of happiness and well-being in development with a view to guiding their public policies.” To mark this day, the Library has prepared …
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International Day of Happiness

Today is the International Day of Happiness. The United Nations declared March 20 the International Day of Happiness to underline the commitment of its 193 member states to “better capture the importance of the pursuit of happiness and well-being in development with a view to guiding their public policies.” You can find titles related to this topic in IESE’s …
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Trade and Development Report 2013

The UNCTAD has just published “Trade and Development Report 2013: Adjusting to the Changing Dynamics of the World Economy.” According to the study the world economy is experiencing a structural shift, and countries must introduce fundamental changes in their growth strategies in order to adjust to it. In particular, developing and transition economies that have …
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A Million Voices: The World We Want

The United Nations has just released a major report showing what people around the world see as priorities for the future global development agenda once the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) passes in 2015. The report, “A million voices: The world we want”, is the result of an unprecedented process of …
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World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013 update

The UN has just published the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013 mid-year survey. The reports notes than since late 2012, new policy initiatives in major developed economies have reduced systemic risks and helped stabilize consumer, business and investor confidence, but with very limited improvement on economic growth. Global growth has been revised slightly downward …
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2013 Human Development Report

The UN has just published the Human Development Report 2013, “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World.” The report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development. The study identifies more than 40 countries in …
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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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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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