“State of the Least Developed Countries 2017.”
The world’s 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are facing significant challenges in implementing the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) and the Sustainable Development Goals, according to the latest edition of the State of the Least Developed Countries report by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS). The fourth edition of the report – launched today in New York – focuses on the financing of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the LDCs.
“Progress on Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 2017.”
The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) has produced regular estimates of global progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) since 1990. This 2017 update is the most comprehensive assessment to date and establishes the first global baseline estimates for SDG targets 6.1 and 6.2.
Publisher: WHO / UNICEF
“Voluntary Guidelines on National Forest Monitoring.”
Understanding forest resources and their changes is key to national and international environmental and developmental policy processes. The guidelines at hand draw on the rich experiences and lessons learned from FAO member countries and FAO national forest monitoring projects and initiatives. This document is intended as a technical reference for governmental bodies in charge of forest monitoring, educational and research institutions, the public and private sectors, and members of civil society concerned with national forest monitoring.