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: 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
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

State of the world’s population 2015
More than 100 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. An estimated 26 million of them are women and adolescent girls of reproductive age. The report presents a transformative agenda for women and girls in a crisis-prone world. We live in a world where humanitarian crises extract mounting costs from economies, communities and individuals.

State of world population 2015
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNFPA
ISBN: 978-0-89714-987-7
pp: 137

2015 Human Development Report

The 2015 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1990 as independent, analytically and empirically grounded discussions of major development issues, trends and policies.

2015 Human Development Report
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNDP
ISBN: 978-92-1-126398-5
pp: 288

“Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report 2015.”
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report 2015 findings show the MDGs produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as a springboard for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year.

Millennium Development Goals Report 2015
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UN DESA
ISBN: 978-92-1-101320-7
pp: 74

“Progress for Children 2015.”
This report shows a child’s chance to survive and thrive is much greater in 2015 than it was when the global community committed to the MDGs in 2000. This report also shows progress for the most vulnerable, proving that a more equitable world is within reach most vulnerable, proving that a more equitable world is within reach.

Progress for Children 2015
Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNICEF
ISBN: 978-92-806-4806-5
pp: 65


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.

Bibliographic info:
Publisher: UNAIDS
pp. 140