Organisation

United Nations

Acronym
UN

Items authored

Dataset

12 Jan 2016

The dataset presents estimates of international migrant by age, sex and origin. Estimates are presented for 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 and are available for all countries and areas of the world. The estimates are based on official statistics on the foreign-born or...

Discussion paper

13 Dec 2015

Seventieth session, agenda item 17

Information and communications technologies for development

The General Assembly adopts the following outcome document of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit...

Policy

12 Dec 2015

The Paris agreement, which will come into effect in 2020, requires all countries, rather than just the wealthy ones, to tackle the issue of climate change.

Research report

20 Oct 2015

Fertility patterns in the world have changed dramatically over the last few decades. Global fertility has reached unprecedented low levels, yet stark differences persist in childbearing patterns across countries and regions. The population and development implications of these diverse fertility patterns are directly relevant for...

Research report

20 Jun 2014

By end-2013, 51.2 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations, according to this report.

Summary: GENEVA, June 20 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency reported today on World Refugee Day that the...

Items published

Research report

Strategy

20 Jul 2016

On 1 January 2016, the world officially began implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—the transformative plan of action based on 17 Sustainable Development Goals—to address urgent global challenges over the next 15 years.

This agenda is a road map for people and...

Dataset

12 Jan 2016

The dataset presents estimates of international migrant by age, sex and origin. Estimates are presented for 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 and are available for all countries and areas of the world. The estimates are based on official statistics on the foreign-born or...

Discussion paper

13 Dec 2015

Seventieth session, agenda item 17

Information and communications technologies for development

The General Assembly adopts the following outcome document of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit...

Policy

12 Dec 2015

The Paris agreement, which will come into effect in 2020, requires all countries, rather than just the wealthy ones, to tackle the issue of climate change.

Research report

20 Oct 2015

Fertility patterns in the world have changed dramatically over the last few decades. Global fertility has reached unprecedented low levels, yet stark differences persist in childbearing patterns across countries and regions. The population and development implications of these diverse fertility patterns are directly relevant for...

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Research report

1 Jul 2015

FOREWORD

Heatwaves are among the most dangerous of natural hazards, but rarely receive adequate attention. They often lack the spectacular and sudden violence of other hazards, such as tropical cyclones or flash floods. Even the related death tolls are not always immediately obvious....

Research report

26 May 2015

The demand for synthetic drugs in East and Southeast Asia and Oceania continues to rise, while rapid economic integration is creating new opportunities for transnational criminal groups to expand the illicit drug trade, warns the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in this...

Data portal

20 May 2015

The cybercrime repository is a central data repository of cybercrime laws and lessons learned for the purposes of facilitating the continued assessment of needs and criminal justice capabilities and the delivery and coordination of technical assistance.

During a side event at the 24th Commission...

Research report

9 Mar 2015

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur focuses on children deprived of their liberty from the perspective of the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

In the report, the Special Rapporteur explores the international legal framework and standards...

Research report

18 Nov 2014

This report aims to galvanise attention and action by highlighting how preventable drowning is, and how collaboration across sectors can save lives.

Introduction

There needs to be much more national and international attention focused on drowning, given the limited data available on...