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Economic and Social Development

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State of World Population 2019

The report describes the struggle for rights and choices over the past 50 years and shows how UNFPA played a critical role in helping women and adolescents overcome the diverse and evolving obstacles to their accessing information and services,...
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Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2019

The Financing for Sustainable Development Report 2019 will assess the global economic context for development financing, highlighting growing global risks and challenges, and the need for collective action to create a more enabling international...
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The Role of External Audits in Enhancing Transparency and Accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals

This paper examines the involvement of supreme audit institutions (SAIs) in auditing the preparedness of governments for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since 2015. These audits have covered institutional arrangements put in...

Towards Inclusive Cities for All

Informal employment is the norm in most of the developing world, with an over-representation of women. The majority of this work is informal self-employment, which is typically survival-oriented with few prospects and low returns. In spite of its...
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Guidelines for Producing Statistics on Violence against Women

Violence against women is an obstacle to achieving the objectives of equality, development and peace. It violates the enjoyment by women of their human rights and fundamental freedoms. In all societies, women and girls are subjected to physical,...
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