World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) is a joint product of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the five United Nations regional commissions. It provides an overview of recent global economic performance and short-term prospects for the world economy and of some key global economic policy and development issues.

This Trade and Environment Review is about finding a policy response to one of the defining challenges of our times

This yearbook includes data, charts and a textual overview of over 200 indicators, as well as such cross-cutting issues as poverty and gender. Chapter 30 specifically addresses natural disasters and their huge economic and social costs in Asia and the Pacific.

This paper compares the experience of poverty reduction in China and India.

Climate Justice for a Changing Planet: A Primer for Policy Makers and NGOs
considers how to move towards a climate justice agenda. It is designed for people engaged in climate change policy-making, whether through governments or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as others interested in better understanding the current discourse.

This report covers initiatives for: integrating climate change considerations into development plans, strategies and programmes at national and regional levels; assessing the economic impacts of climate change, evaluating the costs of mitigation and adaptation, and exploring options for climate change financing; enhancing countries

The greening of economic growth series ESCAP, its partners and Asia-Pacific countries have advocated "green growth" as a strategy to achieve sustainable development in the resource-constrained, high-poverty context of the Asian and the Pacific region.

At present the biofuels sector is going through turmoil and some analysts question whether biofuels will be able to keep their promises. The eventual outcome will depend on the policies that countries have already put in place and those that may be implemented in the future. The purpose of this volume is to present possible scenarios for the biofuels industry.

This latest UN report reveals alarming statistics on how indigenous peoples are faring in areas like health, education, poverty, environment and human rights. Shows that they suffer disproportionately compared to non-indigenous and face systematic discrimination and exclusion.