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UNCTAD- World Investment Report (2016)
Globally Foreign Direct Investment rose by 40 per cent- the highest since the financial and economic crisis that began in 2008. However, the growth has not translated into an expansion in product capacity in all countries. This is not encouraging for the investment needs that are associated with the Sustainable Development Goals. Hence, this report analyses national and international investment policy practices worldwide and presents an investment facilitation action package that will further enhance the enabling environment for investment in sustainable development. http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/wir2016_en.pdf
UNCTAD- ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA REPORT (2016)
Debt Dynamics and Development Finance in Africa
This report examines some of the key policy issues that underlie Africa’s domestic and external debt, and provides policy guidance on the delicate balance required between financing development alternatives and overall debt sustainability. In addition to this, the report makes relevant and actionable policy recommendations which addresses the roles that African Governments, external partners and the international community can play in ensuring that Africa’s public debt remains sustainable.
December 2016- March 2017 Issue
The Africa Renewal information programme, produced by the Africa Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information, provides up-to-date information and analysis of the major economic and development challenges facing Africa today. This issue profiles SDG 3 – Health and Well-being. It reviews that state of health care system in Africa, with an analysis of how to address some of the health challenges the continent faces. http://www.un.org/africarenewal/sites/www.un.org.africarenewal/files/africa_renewal_en_dec2016_mar2017_0.pdf
Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016:
Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights
Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 report, brings together human rights and economic policymaking, and provides the key elements for a far-reaching new policy agenda that can transform economies and make women’s rights a reality. Through solid in-depth analysis and data, this evidence-based report provides key recommendations on moving towards an economy that truly works for women and for the benefit of all.
AFRICAN GOVERNACE REPORT IV (2016): Measuring Corruption in Africa: The International Dimension Matters.
Governance and corruption no doubt, are issues of great importance for sustainable development. This report- the fourth edition focuses on the importance of measuring corruption and understanding its international dimension. It mentions also, the need to focus on the corrupt tendencies prevalent in the private and non-state sectors. This report therefore implores stakeholders to rethink corruption measurements in general, and in the African context in particular. http://Africa.http://www.uneca.org/sites/default/files/PublicationFiles/agr4_eng_fin_web_11april.pdf
Economic Report on Africa (2016): Greening Africa’s Industrialization
This report presents the case for sustainable and people- centred green industrialization. Africa’s industrialization, is shaped by its abundant natural resources; especially water and renewable energy sources. Hence this reports examines ways of reshaping policies to tackle poverty and inequality.
The State of World Population 2015: Shelter from the Storm
Tens of millions of women and adolescent girls are displaced by conflict or uprooted by disaster. UNFPA’s State of World Population 2015 report is a call to action to meet their needs and ensure their rights.
Sport Aims for the Goals (Vol. LIII No. 2)
This issue of the Chronicle explores the ways in which sport can enable individuals and communities to build a stronger, more harmonious world.
“OHCHR Management Plan 2014-2017”
The goal for the Plan is to make the most of the resources in implementing the human
rights mandate of the United Nations. The six thematic priorities are: strengthening
international human rights mechanisms; enhancing equality and countering discrimination;
combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human
rights in development and the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and the
early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.
This is the first time that OHCHR has identified a set of thematic priorities for a four year
period. OHCHR also commissioned a review of forecasting studies.
Press Release: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/LaunchNewManagementPlan.aspx
reduction, alongside the 2016 World Humanitarian
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