March 2019

By Barbara Adams and Karen Judd

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Statisticians from around the world, meeting at the UN Statistical Commission in March, will again take stock of progress in the world of data over the previous 12 months, largely driven by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The official report on filling the gaps in the global indicator framework—a clear priority of the 2018 Commission—show that while some progress has been made much has stalled. Gaps and [...]

Von den Innovationen und ethischen Dilemmata der synthetischen Biologie bis zu Optionen für eine angemessene internationale Anpassung an den Klimawandel: Der UNEP-Bericht Frontiers 2018/19 untersucht bislang vernachlässigte Umweltprobleme.

Wird der Fortschritt der Gentechnik zu einem Segen für die Gesundheit von Mensch und Umwelt? Werden wir rechtzeitig handeln, um das weitere Auftauen von Permafrostböden und einen potentiell außer Kontrolle geratenen globalen Treibhauseffekt zu verhindern? Können wir die Fallstricke der Fehlanpassungen an den Klimawandel vermeiden und die schlimmsten Auswirkungen mildern – für [...]

By Barbara Adams and Karen Judd | Download this briefing (pdf version).

Social protection has surfaced to the top of multiple agendas, from human rights to the promotion of economic growth, from decent work to economic, social and gender equality. Its champions, particularly at the global level, include a host of different players, with different priorities, institutions and policy streams, all competing to define the concept and own the discourse.

CSocD Ministerial Forum on Social Protection Concept Note, February [...]

By Sarah Dayringer | Download PDF version

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has become a premier driver and justification for institutional and financial reforms along with the collection and analysis of more and more sophisticated data and statistics. Many UN Commissions are contributing to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of these is the UN Statistical Commission, which meets for its 50th annual session 5 – 8 March 2019 at the [...]