International Investment Agreements: Key Issues
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International Investment Agreements: Key Issues

With the ascendancy of foreign direct investment (FDI) as one of the main factors driving international economic relations in the era of globalization, international investment rule-making has come to the forefront of economic diplomacy. It is this proliferation of international agreements addressing investment issues and hence the need to understand the issues that are raised in their negotiation that prompted UNCTAD to develop a se...

World Population Prospects 2002: Analytical Report (Population Studies)
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World Population Prospects 2002: Analytical Report (Population Studies)

This work presents the analytical report for World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision, the official UN population estimates and projections. The analytical report is the third volume of a three- volume set; the earlier two published volumes provide tables and sex and age distribution data for all countries of the world. This analytical report employs a different format than previous reports. The first five chapters provide succi...

Universe of the Largest Transnational Corporations, The (Unctad Current Studies on Fdi and Development)
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Universe of the Largest Transnational Corporations, The

The publication analyses the universe of the largest transnational corporations TNCs globally and those from developing countries, the market concentration of these firms and the internationalization of their activities. It also addresses the questions of how transnational are TNCs and proposes a new graphical approach to transnationality. Furthermore, it analyses the most-preferred locations by the largest TNCs.

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The State of the World's Children, 2011

Having a child remains one of the biggest health risks for women worldwide. Fifteen hundred women die every day while giving birth. Thats a half a million mothers every year. The State of the Worlds Children 2009 addresses maternal mortality, one of the most intractable problems for development work. The difference in pregnancy risk between women in developing countries and their peers in the industrialized world is often termed the ...

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Ecosoc Ad Hoc Advisory Groups on African Countries Emerging from Conflict: The Silent Avant-garde

This book presents an assessment of the role, performance and practice of the ECOSOC Ad Hoc Advisory Groups on African Countries Emerging from Conflict. The Mandate of these groups is to prepare recommendations for a long-term programme of support and provide advice on how to ensure that the assistance of the international community is adequate, coherent, well coordinated and effective. This experience constitutes a new form of inter...

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Delivering the Goods: Building Local Government Capacity to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

A key part of any strategy for poverty reduction and for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals lies in improved delivery of basic public infrastructure and related services. This point has been forcefully made in numerous global forums, where the international community has called for a major increase in funding for public investments, for poor people and in poor areas. What is needed is the rapid deployment of locally ...

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Tool Kit for Building Capacity for Community Based Treatment and Continuing Care of Young Drug Users in the Greater Mekong Subr

UN sales number E.07.II.F.20; ST/ESCAP/2444. Tool kit is supplied in a slipcase, containing 7 booklets and 1 CD-ROM with (useful forms for screening, assessment and follow up); 1 DVD (contains 4 videos). The seven volumes are as follows: "Section One: Introduction, Case studies and Videos"; "Section Two: Assessment and Action Planning, Re-test/follow-up Questionnaire and General Treatment Principles"; "Section Three: Stages of Change...

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Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from Early Adolescence to Young Adulthood

Today, around the world, there are 5 million young men and women living with HIV. Opportunity in Crisis: Preventing HIV from early adolescence to young adulthood examines the state of the HIV epidemic among young people, highlighting the challenges they face and presenting solutions informed by evidence of what works with different age groups and in different epidemic settings. The report outlines key steps towards building a continu...

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E-Commerce and Development Report 2004

Information and communications technologies (ICT) have considerable potential to promote development and economic growth, by helping to foster innovation, improve productivity and expand the knowledge capacity of developing countries, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. This is the fourth report in the series, published by UNCTAD, which seeks to assess the implications of the growing role of ICTs in economic developmen...