DESA News

Volume 17, No.11 - November 2013

Publications and websites


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.

Vol. LXVII – No. 9, September 2013

In addition to the regular recurrent monthly tables, this issue includes the quarterly and annual tables: Earnings in non-agricultural activities by sex; Fuel imports, developed economies: unit value and volume indices, and value; Indicators on fuel imports: developed economies; External trade conversion factors; Manufactured goods exports: unit value indices, volume indices and value; Exports by commodity classes and by regions: developed economies; and Selected series of world statistics.

For more information: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/mbs

 

Meeting records

 

Internet Governance for Sustainable Human, Economic and Social Development

The publication documents the proceedings of the Seventh Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Meeting. The meeting was convened in Baku from 6-9 November 2012 under the overall theme of “Internet Governance for Sustainable Human, Economic and Social Development”.

To download: http://workspace.unpan.org/sites/Internet/Documents/IGF%202012%20Proceedings%20Book_Baku%20Azerbaijan.pdf

 

Outreach material

 

Sustainable Development in Action – Issue 9, Volume 1

The latest newsletter, published by UN DESA’s Division for Sustainable Development,  aims to highlight the work carried out by Member States, the UN, Major Groups and other relevant stakeholders in implementing sustainable development and leading the way to the Future We Want.

Read full issue: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=12&nr=668&menu=1532

Youth Flash Newsletter

September and October issues are available onlineThe newsletter is published by UN DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development Focal Point 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, and from youth organizations around the world.

Read full issue:

http://undesadspd.org/Youth/YouthFlashNewsletter/2013/September.aspx

http://undesadspd.org/Youth/YouthFlashNewsletter/2013/October.aspx

Enable Newsletter

Prepared by the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD) within UN DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development, the ‘High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) 2013 – Special Issue’ is now available. The newsletter features input from UN offices, agencies, funds and programmes, and civil society.

Read full issue: http://www.un.org/disabilities/latest.asp?id=169

DESA NGO News

The October issue published by UN DESA’s NGO Branch, provides the most up-to-date information on news and upcoming events of interest to civil society at UN headquarters in New York, Geneva and elsewhere.

Read full issue: http://csonet.org/index.php?menu=109

 

Discussion papers

 

Monthly Briefing on the World Economic Situation and Prospects No. 58 & 59

Published by DESA’s Development Policy and Analysis Division, September and October issues are available online.

To download:

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/wesp/wesp_mb/wesp_mb58.pdf

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/wesp/wesp_mb/wesp_mb59.pdf