Diverging Growth and Development

Author: United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211091519
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

The World Economic and Social Survey provides objective analysis of pressing long-term social and economic development issues, and discusses the positive and negative impact of corresponding policies. The analyses are supported by analytical research and data included in the annex. According to the 2006 edition of the Survey, in the industrialized world, the income level over the last five decades has grown steadily while it has failed to do so in many developing countries, thereby causing a rise in already high world inequality. Not many developing countries have been growing at sustained rates in recent decades, but these include China and India, the world's two most populous countries accounting for a third of world population. If these two are excluded from the analysis, however, international income inequality has continued to rise from already high levels. Because more than 70 per cent of global inequality is explained by the income divergence between countries, its causes and implications are the focus of this survey.

World Population to 2300

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Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211514010
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

This publication sets out the results of long-range population projections, based on the data in the World Population Prospects: the 2002 Revision (published by the UN in three volumes; ISBNs 9211513782, 9211513790 and 9211513812). This new set of long-range population projections includes two major innovations on previous editions: for the first time projections are made at the national level to give greater detail; and the time horizon has been extended to the year 2300. It also contains a number of essays on the issue of long-range projections written by experts from outside the UN. Based on these projections, the world population is forecast to reach 8.97 billion by 2300.

The Impact of AIDS

Author: Nations Unies. Division de la population
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211513979
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

This study on the global impact of HIV/AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), is divided into two parts. In part one, the following areas are identified and examined: a look at the data, sources and methods in compiling this report; an examination of the general demographic impact of AIDS; a more focused study of this impact on households, firms, agriculture, education, the health sector and economic growth. Part two offers summaries of selected studies set out in part one on the impact of HIV/AIDS. One of the greatest challenges facing developing countries is the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which poses a serious threat to the economic wellbeing and future prospects of these nations. This report makes extensive use of information and data studies by the UN and other specialized agencies.

State of the World s Indigenous Peoples

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Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211302838
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

While indigenous peoples make up around 370 million of the world’s population – some 5 per cent – they constitute around one-third of the world’s 900 million extremely poor rural people. Every day, indigenous communities all over the world face issues of violence and brutality. Indigenous peoples are stewards of some of the most biologically diverse areas of the globe, and their biological and cultural wealth has allowed indigenous peoples to gather a wealth of traditional knowledge which is of immense value to all humankind. The publication discusses many of the issues addressed by the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and is a cooperative effort of independent experts working with the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. It covers poverty and well-being, culture, environment, contemporary education, health, human rights, and includes a chapter on emerging issues.

Indicators of Sustainable Development

Author: United Nations. Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211045061
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

This publication provides a detailed description of key sustainable development themes and sub-themes. It presents the Commission on Sustainable Development's approach to the development of indicators of sustainable development for use in decision-making processes at the national level. This book also presents a proposed framework and the core set of indicators that will be useful in efforts to measure progress toward sustainable development.

World Statistics Pocketbook

Author: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Publisher: United Nations
ISBN: 9789213619964
Release Date: 2016-07-11
Genre: Political Science

This edition of the World Statistics Pocketbook is the fortieth in a series of annual compilations of key statistical indicators prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Over 50 indicators have been collected from more than 20 international statistical sources and are presented in one-page profiles for over 200 countries or areas of the world. This issue covers various years from 2005 to 2016. For the economic indicators, in general, three years - 2005, 2010 and 2014 - are shown; for the indicators in social and environmental categories, data for one year are presented. The topics covered include: agriculture, balance of payments, education, energy, environment, development assistance, food, gender, health, industrial production, information and communication, innovation, international tourism, international trade, labour market, migration, national accounts, population and prices.

World Population Prospects Comprehensive tables

Author: United Nations. Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211514063
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

This volume presents the comprehensive tables of world population estimates and projections. Covering the 1950-2050 time period, demographic profiles and selected demographic indicators are provided for each development group, major area, region and country. The tables are accompanied by a summary of the result and the underlying assumptions. While the population at the global level continues to increase, that of the developed world is hardly changing at all and virtually all population growth is occurring in the less developed regions. Especially rapid population growth characterizes the group of 50 least developed countries. Below-replacement fertility prevails in the developed world, and mortality rates are low. In the developing world, however, fertility is still high, and mortality is increasing in countries highly affected by HIV/AIDS.

Understanding Knowledge Societies

Author: United Nations
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211091454
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

As with previous World Economic and Social Surveys, this report examines recent developments and prospects for the world economy, with particular reference to developing countries. Part 1, examines the world economy in 2004, where a general improvement was detected, but where the price of oil remains an uncertain factor. Areas considered included, growth, employment and inflation. Part 2, looked at international trade, regional trends and outlook, commodity prices and markets and trade policy developments. Part 3, gives an overview of international finance, including: financial flows to developing and transition economies; net transfer of financial resources, various financial development schemes. Part 4, measures the situation of the various world economies, including the developed countries, economies in transition and developing economies.