Document_GEM: WESS Full Report

WESS Full Report

The launching of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the dawn of the present century ushered in one of the most important initiatives undertaken by the United Nations. Concerted efforts at the international, national and subnational levels to achieve the MDGs have brought about significant development progress over the past 15 years. Nevertheless, important development gaps remain.

Reducing Inequality for Sustainable Development The 2014 World Economic and Social Survey notes that the inequality within countries has increased markedly in recent decades. The majority of the world's population lives in countries where inequality in ...

Sustainable Development Challenges The world is faced with challenges in all three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. For instance, more than 1 billion people are still living in extreme poverty, income inequalit ...

In Search of New Development Finance Difficulties in raising sufficient domestic and external resources to finance the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), along with the numerous drawbacks of tra ...

The Great Green Technological Transformation To meet both the global development objectives of conquering poverty and protecting the environment, the World Economic and Social Survey 2011 calls for a complete transformation of technology on which human ...

Retooling Global Development The World Economic and Social Survey 2010 highlights the systemic weakness unmasked by the recent global crises and proposes reforms in international arrangements to eliminate these deficiencies and gaps in global governanc ...

Promoting Development, Saving the Planet The World Economic and Social Survey 2009 argues that mitigation and adaptation efforts can better move forward as part of a development strategy built around a massive investment-led transformation, along low-c ...

Overcoming Economic Insecurity The World Economic and Social Survey 2008 offers a different perspective on economic insecurity—one that utilizes more proactive and coherent policy responses, at both national and international levels, to help communitie ...

Development in an Ageing World The World Economic and Social Survey 2007 analyses the implications of ageing for social and economic development around the world. The ageing of the population offers both challenges and opportunities. Among the most pre ...

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