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World Urbanization Prospects: the 2014 revision. Highlights
  • World Urbanization Prospects: the 2014 revision. Highlights
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2014
  • The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations since 1998 has been issuing revised estimates and projections of the urban and rural populations of all countries in the world and of their major urban agglomerations, every two years. Accurate, consistent and timely data on global trends in urbanisation and city growth are critical for assessing current and future needs with respect to urban growth and for setting policy priorities to promote inclusive and equitable urban and rural development. This report contain...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Rural areas, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Urbanization

Prototype Global Sustainable Development Report
  • Prototype Global Sustainable Development Report
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2014
  • The present prototype global sustainable development report is the result of a collaborative effort of more than two thousand scientists and 50 staff from 20 UN entities from all world regions. The report illustrates a range of potential content and discusses potential overall directions for the Global Sustainable Development Report. The report maps sustainable development assessments and related processes, and identifies key remaining challenges to eliminate poverty and hunger; to feed, nurture, house, educate and employ the global population; to ensure peac...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Education, Energy, Investments, Land management, Livestock, Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Poverty, Scenarios, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Technology

Partnership Briefs for Small Island Developing States: Water and sanitation, food security and waste management
  • Partnership Briefs for Small Island Developing States: Water and sanitation, food security and waste management
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2014
  • The SIDS 2014 Partnership Briefs were prepared with the intent of contributing to preparation leading up to the partnership dialogues by: reviewing key priorities to SIDs; reviewing existing partnerships; identifying gaps which could inspire new partnership, focusing on public-private partnership. This brief looks at the priority area 'water and sanitation, food security and waste management' and highlights examples of existing partnerships based on the SIDs 2014 Partnership Platform. The brief summarises three points within the priority area: The challenges...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Food security, Public-private partnerships (PPP), Sanitation, Small islands, Wastewater, Water supply

Millennium Development Goals Report 2014
  • Millennium Development Goals Report 2014
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2014
  • The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report, an annual assessment of regional progress towards the Goals, reflects the most comprehensive, up-to-date data compiled by over 25 UN and international agencies. The report acknowledges those MDGs that have already been met including access to clean drinking water and provides a statistical analyse of the future goals. In goal 7 'ensure environmental sustainability', target 7. C focuses on the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Education, Environment, Information and data, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water availability, Water quality, Water supply

(The) Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation Report
  • (The) Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation Report
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), UN-Water. August 2013
  • This report is a result of sifting through and distilling the hundreds of stakeholder contributions made in response to dozens of practical questions raised during the 6-months "World We Want" stakeholder consultation. The questions were organized around the interdependencies regarding access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Recommendations emerged for a new development framework that calls for reducing inequalities around water through rights-based approaches to service provision and governance.
  • Main themes: Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Wastewater, Water management, Water quality, Water supply

World Economic and Social Survey 2013 Sustainable Development Challenges
  • World Economic and Social Survey 2013 Sustainable Development Challenges
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2013
  • This edition of the World Economic and Social Survey focuses on sustainable development issues, especially in three important cross-sectoral issues: sustainable cities, food security and energy transformation.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Energy, Environment, Financing, Food security, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sustainable development, Urban areas

Climate Change Adaptation in Grenada. Water Resources, Coastal Systems and Renewable Energy
  • Climate Change Adaptation in Grenada. Water Resources, Coastal Systems and Renewable Energy
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). September 2012
  • This study serves as a starting point for the development of a more in-depth and comprehensive analysis of climate change impacts and adaptation programmes for Grenada and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The study focuses on three priority areas: water resources, coastal ecosystems and renewable energy systems. It identifies the best potential courses of action to hedge for and adapt to these critical impact areas. Chapter two outlines the comprehensive assessment and analytical process followed in evaluating the impacts of climate change in Gren...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Aquaculture, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Drought, Energy, Floods, Infrastructure, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, Small islands, Sustainable development, Vulnerability, Wastewater, Water availability, Water demand, Water governance, Water quality, Water supply

System of Environmental Economic Accounting for Water (SEEA-Water)
  • System of Environmental Economic Accounting for Water (SEEA-Water)
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Statistics Division. August 2012
  • To support implementation of environmental-economic accounts, the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts for Water (SEEA-Water), a SEEA sub-system, provides compilers and analysts with agreed concepts, definitions, classifications, tables, and accounts for water and water-related emission accounts. SEEA-Water is fully coherent with the broader SEEA. It elaborates and expands the guidance on accounting in the International Recommendations for Water Statistics (IRWS). UNSD coordinated the preparation of SEEA-Water in collaboration with the London Group on En...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America, Oceania
  • Main themes: Accounting, Economic instruments, Ecosystem services, Human right to water and sanitation, Information and data, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Irrigation, Monitoring, Pollution, Tariffs, Valuation, Water management, Water quality, Water supply, Water treatment

System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA). Central Framework
  • System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA). Central Framework
  • European Commission (EC), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Statistics Division, World Bank. May 2012
  • The System of Environmental Economic Accounts (SEEA) Central Framework was adopted as the international statistics standard for environmental-economic accounts by the UN Statistical Commission in 2012. It contains the internationally agreed standard concepts, definitions, classifications, accounting rules and tables for producing internationally comparable statistics on the environment and its relationship with the economy.
  • Main themes: Accounting, Economic instruments, Environment, Information and data, Valuation

International Recommendations for Water Statistics
  • International Recommendations for Water Statistics
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Statistics Division. April 2012
  • The recommendations included in this report were developed to assist countries establish and strengthen information systems for water, which in turn support the design and evaluation of better water policies. In particular, these recommendations support the collection, compilation and dissemination of internationally comparable water statistics in countries, as well as the implementation of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts for Water (SEEA-Water). They also provide the necessary information for deriving coherent and consistent indicators, enabling...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Accounting, Economic instruments, Environment, Information and data, Monitoring, Valuation

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Published in 2015