Trends in Sustainable Development 2008-2009
in Sustainable Development 2008-2009, recently issued by the Department of
Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) Division for Sustainable Development, highlights recent
trends in agriculture, rural development, land, desertification and drought (full text, pdf, 3.62 MB).
The Division also issued Innovation for Sustainable Development: Local Case Studies from Africa (full text, pdf, 3.94 MB). This report sheds light on how innovative solutions have arisen at the local level to address sustainable development challenges in Africa.
The reports contribute to the background documentation for the 16th and 17th sessions of the Commission on Sustainable Development.