DESA News

Volume 17, No.01 - January 2013

Publications and websites


Technical reports

 

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013 (WESP)

 

On 18 December, the first chapter of the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP), the Global Economic Outlook, was pre-released in New York. According to the report, growth of the world economy has weakened considerably during 2012 and is expected to remain subdued in the coming two years. This pace of growth will be far from sufficient to overcome the continued jobs crisis that many countries are still facing.

With existing policies and growth trends, it may take at least another five years for Europe and the United States to make up for the job losses caused by the Great Recession of 2008-2009. The prospects for the next two years continue to be challenging, fraught with major uncertainties and risks slanted towards the downside.

The full report will be launched on 18 January.

Free download: World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP)

Statistical compilations

 

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics and MBS Online

 

The Monthly Bulletin of Statistics presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. It contains over 50 tables of monthly and/or bimonthly, quarterly and annual data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic trends and developments, including population, prices, employment and earnings, energy, manufacturing, transport, construction, international merchandise trade and finance.

In addition to regular monthly tables, the November 2012 issue (print as well as online) includes the following quarterly and annual tables:

12. Earnings in manufacturing, by sex.
38. Total exports and imports by regions: quantum and unit value indices and terms of trade in US dollars.
42. World exports by commodity classes and by regions.

For more information:
Monthly Bulletin of Statistics and MBS Online

Outreach material

 

Social Development Link Newsletter (SDLN)

The October issue is now available highlighting among other things the conclusion of the 5th session of the Conference of States Parties and an update on the System Wide Action Plan on Youth Survey which gathered over 13,500 online responses from 186 countries. An overwhelming majority of the respondents were under 30.

The newsletter, which is now published monthly by the Civil Society and Outreach Unit of the Division for Social Policy and Development, aims at providing a sharp and synthetic summary of major activities carried out by DSPD. The newsletter will serve as a link between DSPD and its major partners, from civil society actors to social development practitioners and scholars.

View full issue at:
Social Development Link Newsletter (SDLN)

Youth Flash Newsletter 

The November issue is now available featuring a story by the UN Youth Delegate from Georgia. The newsletter is a service of the UN Programme on Youth to keep the public informed about the work of the UN on youth issues. It is prepared with input from UN offices, agencies, funds and programmes and from youth organizations around the world.

View full issue at:
Youth Flash Newsletter November 2012

Probabilistic Population Projections

This CD-ROM contains the 2nd Revision of Probabilistic Population Projections prepared by DESA’s Population Division. While the 1st Revision, published in early 2012, was based only on probabilistic projections of total fertility, this revision also includes probabilistic projections of life expectancy at birth for all countries that do not have a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections.

The probabilistic projections are based on the historical estimates of population by age and sex, fertility and mortality between 1950 and 2010 from the 2010 Revision of the World Population Prospects.

For more information:
Probabilistic Population Projections