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World Population Prospects 2019

According to the World Population Prospects 2019 report, the world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, reaching 9.7 billion in 2050 from the current 7.7 billion. The report presents the main results of the 26th round of the UN’s global population estimates and projections. It is based …
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UNCTAD: Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2018

UNCTAD has recently launched the report “Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2018: Trade Tensions, Implications for Developing Countries”. During the last decade international trade has been characterized by a progressive shift in the use of trade policy instruments. Despite the trade tensions that have characterised the last year, tariffs have remained substantially stable …
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African Economic Outlook 2016

The African Development Bank jointly with the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme has published the “African Economic Outlook 2016: Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation.” The report presents the continent’s current state of affairs and forecasts its situation for the coming two years. The 2016 report examines Africa’s performance in crucial areas: …
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Climate Change 2014

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just released the “Climate Change 2014 Synthesis report.” According to the study the planet is warming and humans are the cause. The IPCC warns that the cost of fighting climate change will only climb if industrialized nations don’t take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to …
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Climate Change Impact

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just published the most comprehensive assessment to date of the impact of climate change on the world. The report, “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability,” considers the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems, the observed impacts and future risks of climate change and …
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Key Trends in International Merchandise Trade

UNCTAD has just published the report entitled “Key Trends in International Merchandise Trade.” The report covers a range of trends and indicators, including statistics on sectoral, regional and South-South trade, on export diversification and sophistication, and on intra-industry trade. The publication shows that, notwithstanding the economic crisis, world trade has increased dramatically over the past …
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Climate Change 2013

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented its latest report on climate science, “Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis”. The report says it is unequivocal that climate change is occurring and confirms there is at least 95% certainty that human activities are the principal cause. It draws on new evidence, more …
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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has just published “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013: The multiple dimensions of food security”. The 2013 report goes beyond measuring food deprivation. It presents a broader suite of indicators that aim to capture the multidimensional nature of food insecurity, its determinants …
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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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