Recent UN Publications

The recent documents and information resources published by the United Nations and its agencies will be regularly updated here.

New UN Publications: October 2017
New UN Publications: September 2017
New UN Publications: August 2017
New UN Publications: July 2017
New UN Publications: June 2017
New UN Publications: May 2017
New UN Publications: April 2017
New UN Publications: March 2017
New UN Publications: February 2017
New UN Publications: January 2017

“The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016.”
This agenda is a road map for people and the planet that will build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals and ensure sustainable social and economic progress worldwide. It seeks not only to eradicate extreme poverty, but also to integrate and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development—economic, social and environmental—in a comprehensive global vision.
The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UN
ISBN: 978-92-1-101340-5
pp: 56

From MDGs to Sustainable Development For All: Lessons from 15 Years of Practice.
The quest of the last 15 years to achieve eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) demonstrates the power of Global Goals to realize progressive change. The MDGs succeeded, in part, by tapping a widely held conviction that progress everywhere – particularly among the impoverished. This Report strives to illuminates how in practice, the SDGs can best be applied to this end. It draws from the lessons in over 50 recent National MDG Reports. We encourage practitioners, advocates and leaders, in all walks of life, to use this Report to identify and apply lessons from MDG practice, suited to their context
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Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNDP
pp. 82

The State of the World’s Children 2016.
As we look around the world today, we’re confronted with an uncomfortable but undeniable truth: Millions of children’s lives are blighted. The data in this report show, unless we accelerate the pace of our progress in reaching them, the futures of millions of disadvantaged and vulnerable children – and therefore the future of their societies – will be imperilled. This report concludes with five ways to strengthen our work, building on what we have learned over the last 25 years – and what we are still learning: Increasing information about those being left behind.
SOWC 2016
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNICEF
ISBN: 978-92-806-4838-6
pp: 172

“World Cities Report 2016”
The analysis of urban development of the past twenty years presented in this maiden edition of the World Cities Report shows, with compelling evidence, that there are new forms of collaboration and cooperation, planning, governance, finance and learning that can sustain positive change. The Report unequivocally demonstrates that the current urbanization model is unsustainable in many respects. It conveys a clear message that the pattern of urbanization needs to change in order to better respond to the challenges of our time, to address issues such as inequality, climate change, informality, insecurity, and the unsustainable forms of urban expansion.

World Cities Report 2016
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UN HABITAT
ISBN: 978-92-1-133395-4
pp: 247

Levels and Trends in Child Mortality.
A new report from UNICEF and its partners in the Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME), Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2017, shows the full scope of child and newborn mortality across the world. This report presents the group’s latest estimates of under-five, infant and neonatal mortality up to 2016, and assesses progress at the country, regional and global levels. In addition to global estimates for under-five, infant and newborn mortality, the report for the first time contains estimates on mortality among children aged 5-14.

Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNESCO
pp. 40

Towards a pollution-free planet.
Outlining the many ways in which the world can move to a healthier, more sustainable way of living, UN Environment launched “Towards a pollution-free planet”, a report that serves as a call to action to governments, businesses, local authorities, civil society and individuals to prevent and reduce pollution, and clean up the planet. The report comes ahead of the United Nations Environment Assembly, to be held on 4-6 December 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya under the overarching theme of pollution.

Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNEP
ISBN: 978-92-807-3669-4
pp.123

Get on the Fast-Track — The life-cycle approach to HIV.
In this report, UNAIDS is announcing that 18.2 million people now have access to HIV treatment. The Fast-Track response is working. Increasing treatment coverage is reducing AIDS-related deaths among adults and children. But the life-cycle approach has to include more than just treatment. Tuberculosis (TB) remains among the commonest causes of illness and death among people living with HIV of all ages, causing about one third of AIDS-related deaths in 2015. These deaths could and should have been prevented.

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Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNAIDS
pp. 140