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Marine litter: a global challenge

From discarded fishing gear to plastic bags to cigarette butts, a growing tide of marine litter is harming oceans and beaches worldwide according to this UN report, the first-ever attempt to take stock of the marine litter situation in the 12 major regional seas around...

Observations on the Northern Territory Emergency Response in Australia

This report presents the observations of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, James Anaya, on the Northern Territory Emergency Response (“NTER”) program in Australia, in advance of reforms to the NTER that are anticipated in 2010.

World Economic and Social Survey 2018

The World Economic and Social Survey is the flagship publication on major development issues prepared by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat (UN/DESA).

Global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

The global compact for migration is the first, intergovernmentally negotiated agreement, prepared under the auspices of the United Nations, to cover all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner.

World youth report 2015: youth civic engagement

This report explores young people's participation in economic, political and community life around the world.

World youth report 2013: youth & migration

The literature on youth migration and its development impact in countries of origin and destination is sparse. This report attempts to fill this gap and offers a comprehensive account of the life experiences of young migrants.

World youth report 2011: youth unemployment – youth perspectives on the pursuit of decent work in changing times

This edition of the bi-annual report explores the transition of young people from schools and training institutions into the labour market, a phase marking a critical period in the life cycle.

World population prospects 2019

This report presents population estimates from 1950 to the present for 235 countries or areas, underpinned by analyses of historical demographic trends. The population estimates and projections describe population growth and ageing, as well as key trends in human fertility, mortality, and net international migration...

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

This UN declaration is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world and it elaborates on existing human rights standards and...

The Sustainable Development Goals report 2019

This report provides evidence-based insights to see if our actions today are laying the right foundation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).