The 2012 Global Trends report examines the previous editions to highlight any persistent blind spots and biases as well as distinctive strengths of this framework for strategic thinking. It also expands the coverage to disruptive technologies and the potential trajectories for the U.S role in the international system.
Informe elaborado por el National Intelligence Council (NIC) sobre las tendencias globales de los cambios en el sistema internacional. La 5ª edición revisa los informes previos para identificar los posibles sesgos y puntos débiles, así como fortalezas del marco operativo destinado al análisis estratégico. También incluye referencias al impacto de las nuevas tecnologías y las posibles vías de acción de los EEUU en el sistema internacional.
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The UN Security Council issued the resolution 2078 (2012) at its 6873rd meeting on 28 November which renewed the measures on arms, transport, finance and travel against the DRC imposed by resolution 1807 (2008), and extended the mandate of the Group of Experts established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) until 1 February 2014.
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Message of UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
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The 2012 edition of the State of the Food Insecurity in the World –subtitled ‘Economic growth is necessary but not sufficient to accelerate reduction of hunger and malnutrition’- presents new estimates of undernourishment based on a revised and improved methodology. Download full report (PDF).
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The resolution adopted by the UN Security Council -at its 6846th meeting on 12 October- demands that armed groups cease human rights abuses and violations of humanitarian law, including targeted attacks against civilians, sexual violence, the recruitment of child soldiers and forced displacements in Northern Mali.
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Announced in June 2012, the new U.S. strategy toward Sub-Saharan Africa sets forth four strategic objectives: strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, trade and investment, advance peace and security, and promote opportunity and development.
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Held from 2 to 27 July in New York, this Conference aimed to negotiate an arms trade treaty that would establish high common standards for international trade in conventional arms. Despite the efforts, the Conference could not reach agreement on a treaty text. See also the conference website.
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Adopted on 16 July by the Council of the European Union, this new civilian mission under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) aims to support the government of Nigeria in building their own capacities to fight organised crime and terrorism in the Sahel. See also the EUCAP SAHEL Niger website.
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UNDESA presents the yearly assessment of global progress towards the MDG’s. According to the report ‘three important targets on poverty, slums and water have been met three years ahead of 2015’.
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The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20, held in June 2012 in Rio de Janiero (Brazil), concluded with this Zero Draft outcome document. The conference focused on two themes: a green economy in the context of sustainable development poverty eradication; and the institutional framework for sustainable development. More information on the Rio+20 website
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According to this year’s edition of the State of the World’s Human Rights, 2011 was a watershed year for activism. The report documents human rights issues of concern to Amnesty International during 2011, in 155 countries and territories around the world.
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Signed on 1 May, the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) is a legally binding executive agreement that provides a framework for the relationship between the U. S. and Afghanistan beyond 2014, covering security, economics and governance issues.
DI - 30/4/2012
This document is the judgment summary of the Special Court for Sierra Leone on the case against Charles Taylor, who was found guilty of aiding and abetting rebels in this country.
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This year’s edition of the Economic Report on Africa (‘Unleashing Africa’s Potential as a Pole of Global Growth’) –jointly published by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union Commission- reviews Africa’s development experience in the recent past and considers the steps—or “imperatives”—that Africa must take to become a global growth pole.
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‘The prospects for the global economy are slowly improving, but growth is expected to be weak, especially in Europe, and unemployment in many advanced economies will stay high’, according to this year’s edition of the World Economic Outlook. The report forecasts growth of 1.4 percent in 2012, and 2 percent in 2013 for advanced countries as a whole. This negative number for the euro reflects negative growth of around 2 percent in countries such as Italy and Spain.
DI - 30/3/2012
The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 315th meeting held in Addis Ababa on 23 March, adopted this resolution on the situation in the Republic of Mali after the coup d’Etat.
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The summit –held from 26 to 27 March- brought together fifty three Heads of State and Government, as well as representatives of the United Nations (UN), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), European Union (EU) and INTERPOL. The final communiqué provides important timelines for advancing nuclear security objectives, reflects the need to address both the issues of nuclear security and nuclear safety in a coherent manner for the sustainable peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and also sets out specific measures to prevent radiological terrorism. More information: Documents of the Nuclear Security Summit 2012.
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The Council of the European Union has adopted this conclusions relating to the EU Strategy for Security and Development in the Sahel at the 3157th Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 23 March, a year after its presentation in March 2011. The Ministers expressed deep concern about the deterioration of the security situation and condemned attempts to seize power by force in Mali. More information: CONSILIUM website.
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The United Nations E-Government Survey 2012: E-Government for the People examines institutional framework for e-government and assesses Member States’ government web portals with a focus on the provision of e-information and e-services, which include interactive, transactional, and e-participation features that connect governments and citizens. It ranks countries in accordance with the E-Government Development Index (EGDI), a composite indicator measuring the willingness and capacity of national administrations to use information and communication technologies to deliver public services.
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The World Water Day 2012 website is coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. This year’s theme “Water and Food Security” is high on the agenda with three major international events (World Water Forum, World Water Day and World Water Week).
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has improved its Statistical Yearbook to make the statistical data on food and agriculture more accessible and meaningful to people who need to use them. The 2012 edition provides a snapshot of related economic, environmental and social trends and issues.
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The United Nations Department of Political Affairs has published new guidelines to help UN mediators and mission chiefs address the problem of sexual violence – as a threat to security and an impediment to peace- in peace agreements and cease-fires negotiations.
DI - 20/3/2012
The Trial I
Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided that Thomas Lubanga
Dyilo is guilty of conscripting and enlisting children under the age of 15 and
using them to participate in hostilities from 1 September 2002 to 13 August 2003, in the context of an internal armed conflict that took place in Ituri (Democratic Republic of the Congo).
Issued on 14 March, it is the first verdict of an ICC Trial Chamber. More
information: ICC press release.
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Published by UNESCO and UIS, this atlas shows the educational pathways of girls and boys and the changes in gender disparities over time. Its information and analysis highlight the persistent of these disparities and the need for greater focus on girls’ education as a human right.
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‘The achievements made by women all over the world towards equity in education are still very far from making an impact on their having a fair share in the economy or in political power’, according to the Gender Equity Index (GEI) 2012. It also stresses that the lack of equity cannot be justified by a lack of resources. This annual index of Social Watch measures the gap between women and men in education, economy and political empowerment.
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The documentation of the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which is taking place from 27 February to 9 March, ranges from the empowerment of rural women, the financing for gender equality (agreed conclusions from the 52nd session) and the engagement of young women and men to advance gender equality.
The 9th edition of the UNEP Yearbook examines the most important events and developments from the year and provides the latest environmental science. It also highlights two emerging issues in detail: the benefits of soil carbon and the decommissioning of nuclear power plants.
DI - 6/2/2012
The speeches and statements of the participants in the 48th Munich Conference on Security Policy held from 3 to 5 February 2012. Themed ‘A World In Disarray -- Shifting Powers -- Lack Of Strategies’, this year’s conference addressed topics ranging from the repositioning of US military power to the ‘Arab Spring’ and to the mounting difficulties in sustaining security under increasing financial pressure.
DI - 31/1/2011
The HRW World Report documents ongoing human rights practices in the world and summarises key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. The introductory essay of the 22nd edition examines the Arab Spring and the creation of an opportunity for change in the region.
DI - 30/1/2012
The Green Economy Report –‘Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication’- is compiled by the Green Economy Initiative of the UN Environment Programme in collaboration with economists and experts worldwide. It shows that greening economies is a new engine of growth, a net generator of decent jobs and a vital strategy for the elimination of persistent poverty.
DI - 26/1/2012
The Obama Administration has responded to ‘We the People’ petitions on SOPA and online piracy (VETO the SOPA bill and any other future bills that threaten to diminish the free flow of information and Stop the E-PARASITE Act). The official response highlights that 'the important task of protecting intellectual property online must not threaten an open and innovative internet'.
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This year’s edition of the WESP stresses that global economic growth started to decelerate on a broad front in mid-2011 and this slow growth is expected to continue into 2012 and 2013. The WESP report provides an overview of recent global economic performance and short-term prospects for the world economy.
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According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), migration is a topic that often has negative and polarizing connotations. This year’s edition of the World Migration Report (WMR) argues for a fundamental shift in the way we communicate about migration and includes a review of migration trends and major policy issues in 2010/2011.
DI - 19/12/2011
‘Women at the frontline of climate change - Gender risks and hopes’ is a new report of the United Nations Environment Programme, which focuses on women, gender issues and climate change.
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The latest United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Durban (South Africa) ended with an agreement to start negotiations on a new accord that would put the 194 countries under the same legal regime enforcing commitments to control greenhouse gases.
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The UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet outlines a comprehensive policy agenda of 16 concrete steps to end violence against women globally focusing on three critical pillars: prevention, protection and provision of services.
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The 2011-2012 Country Brand Index (CBI) documents perceptions around 113 nations. The index is based on interviews, insights and key opinion-makers and consultant’s information collected through social media tools. Canada takes the No.1 spot, followed by Switzerland and New Zealand. Spain is ranked 14.
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The 2011 edition of the Least Developed Countries Report –subtitled The Potential Role of South-South Cooperation for Inclusive and Sustainable Development- argues that the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) need to go beyond business as usual in order to promote inclusive and sustainable development and it examines how South–South cooperation could support such a transformational agenda.
This report presents the 5th Transparency International Bribe Payers Index, which ranks 28 of the world’s largest economies according to the perceived likelihood of companies from these countries to pay bribes abroad.
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‘ICTs as an Enabler for Private Sector Development (PSD)’ is the sixth edition in a series of annual reports published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development. It shows that the potential of leveraging information and communication technologies (ICTs) to develop the private sector is far from fully exploited, and makes policy recommendations on how to remedy this situation.
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The 2011 edition of the State of the World Population –published by the UN Population Fund (UNPFA) and entitled ‘People and Possibilities in a World of 7 Billion’- explains the trends that are defining our world of 7 billion people and documents actions that people in different countries and circumstances are taking in their own communities.
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The 9th edition -in a series of annual reports published by IFC and the World Bank- compares business regulations in 183 economies and measures regulations affecting eleven areas of everyday business activity.
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This report is part of the UN Environment Programme’s ‘Global Environmental Outlook-5’ (GEO -5) series, the UN’s most authoritative assessment of the state, trends and outlook of the global environment. It is conceived as a new compilation of statistical data which highlights the environmental changes that have swept the planet over the last twenty years. See more GEO-5 publications.
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Urgent global challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together, according to the HDR 2011 – subtitled ‘Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All’. The 2011 Report also includes Human Development Index (HDI) and updated editions of the complementary indices introduced in the 2010 Report (the Inequality-Adjusted HDI, the Gender Inequality Index, and the Multidimensional Poverty Index).
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The declarations and reports of the Cannes G20 Summit of the Heads of State and government held in France from 3 to 4 November include:
The UN Economic Commission on Africa (ECA) presents the assessment of global progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) in the region.
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This year’s edition of the State of the Food Insecurity in the World –subtitled ‘How does international price volatility affect domestic economies and food security?’- highlights the differential impacts that the world food crisis of 2006-08 had on different countries, with the small and import-dependent countries being most affected and specially vulnerable to poverty and food insecurity. It was produced by the three Rome-based agencies the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
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The first Global Study on Homicide is a comprehensive cross-national and time series homicide data from 207 countries and territories. It provides an overview of crime as a phenomenon marked by large disparities in distribution, demographics, typologies and mechanisms.
DI - 3/10/2011
According to the September 2011 issue of the GFSR, ‘the risks to global financial stability have increased substantially in recent months, during which heavy public debt burdens and weak growth prospects in many advanced economies combined with a series of shocks to the global financial system’.
DI - 27/9/2011
‘While almost every country has high vulnerability in one major climate impact area, much damage caused by climate change is still readily preventable by a wide range of adaptation techniques’, according to the Climate Vulnerability Monitor developed by DARA and the Climate Vulnerable Forum.
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According to the World Economic Outlook (WEO) – released in September 2011-, ‘global activity has weakened and become more uneven, confidence has fallen sharply recently, and downside risks are growing’.
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The report released by the World Economic Forum highlights that Switzerland remains at the top of the ranking while Singapore overtakes Sweden for second position. The US continues its decline for the third year in a row running to fifth place. Spain's ranking goes up six places to 36th position, versus 42nd in the previous edition of the GCR.
DI - 12/9/2011
The 2011 edition of the Trade and Development Report focuses on the post-crisis policy challenges in the world economy, and highlights that the recovery is slowing down and that the “two-speed recovery” is mainly the result of wide differences in domestic demand.
DI - 28/7/2011
The United Nations Joint Human Rights Office –which comprises the Human Rights Division of MONUSCO and the OHCHR, and was established in February 2008- has published a report on the mass rapes and other human rights violations committed in the Villages of Bushani and Kalambhiro in Massisi Territory (North Kivu, DRC) on 31 December 2010 and 1 January 2011.
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This year’s edition of the World Trade Report examines the growing number of preferential trade agreements (PTA’s) and describes its historical development and the current landscape of agreements.
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The Fund for Peace and Foreign Policy magazine presented the seventh annual Failed States Index (FSI). This year’s index draws on some 130,000 publicly available sources to analyze 177 states and rate them using 12 social, economic, political and military indicators of pressure on the state during the year 2010.
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The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the principal diplomatic tool of the U.S government to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. This year’s edition calls for ‘a Decade of Delivery’ building on the progress of the last 10 years seen through the enactment of anti-trafficking laws and ratification of the UN’s TIP (Palermo) Protocol by most of the countries.
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The WESS 2011, subtitled The Great Green Technological Transformation, calls for a complete transformation of technology on which human economic activity is based, to meet both the objectives of conquering poverty and protecting the environment.
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This year’s edition of the Progress on World’s Women: In pursuit of Justice Report –published by UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women- is focused on women’s access to justice. The report recognises the progress worldwide but calls on governments to take action to end the injustices that keep women poorer and less powerful than men.
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The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs presents the yearly assessment of global progress towards the MDG’s. According to the report ‘significant strides have been made towards the Millennium Development Goals, yet reaching all the goals by the 2015 deadline remains challenging, as the world’s poorest are being left behind’.
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This year’s edition of the WDR shows that same patterns of 2010 continue in 2011. The production and abuse of prescription opioid drugs and new synthetic drugs rose while the global markets for cocaine, heroin and cannabis declined.
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The International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a historic set of international standards aimed at improving the working and living conditions of domestic workers who care for families and households. The standards approved at the 100th annual conference state that the domestic workers must have the same basic labour rights as those available to other worker. See also: Text of the Recommendation Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers.
DI - 3/6/2011
The fifth edition of the Global Peace Index has expanded to rank 153 independent countries by their peacefulness and updated with the latest-available figures and information.
DI - 1/6/2011
The final documents of the Deauville G-8 summit held in France from 26 to 27 May include: a ‘Renewed commitment for freedom and democracy’ (final declaration), the ‘Declaration of the G8 on the Arab Springs’, the ‘Deauville Partnership’ (helping the Arab countries in their transition to free and democratic societies) and the G8/Africa joint declaration.
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The fourth report in a series of the UNEP’s International Resource Panel seeks to apply the concept of decoupling economic growth and human wellbeing from negative environmental impacts and escalating resource use to address this challenge.
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This year edition of the Economic Report on Africa (‘Governing development in Africa - the role of the state in economic transformation’) –jointly published by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union Commission- shows that the continent posted an economic growth rate of 4.7 per cent for 2010 and was expected to reach 5 per cent this year.
DI - 19/5/2011
The latest edition of the International Labour Organization (ILO) –entitled Equality at work: The continuing challenge- notes that new forms of discrimination at work arise while the old challenges remain at best only partially answered.
DI - 10/05/2011
The latest edition of the GIT report highlights –subtitled Transformations 2.0- collects the insights of practitioners, academics and industry experts and explores the new wave of transformations caused by ICT developments.
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The 2010 revision of World Population Prospects, the official United Nations population projections prepared by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, states that the current world population of close to 7 billion is projected to reach 10.1 billion in the next 90 years, reaching 9.3 billion by the middle of this century.
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Published by the World Bank, the WDR 2011: Conflict, Security and Development aims to provide insights on the political, security and economic dimensions of conflict resolution. It draws on the analysis of researchers and the experience of policy-makers in the development community, the UN system and the regional institutions.
DI - 6/4/2011
Published by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the ITS 2010 offers a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in world trade, covering the details of merchandise trade by product and trade in commercial services by category.
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Released in March 2011, the SOFA 2010-2011 highlights the significant contributions of women to the rural economy in all developing country regions. According to this, ‘increasing women’s access to land, livestock, education, financial services, extension, technology and rural employment would boost their productivity and generate gains in terms of agricultural production, food security, economic growth and social welfare’. Also available: executive summary.
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Published in March 2011, the second edition of the Strategic Trends series contains a global overview of the main strategic trends identified by the CSS, such as emerging markets and fractures geopolitics, the changing regional dynamics in the Middle East, terrorism and counterterrorism ten years after 9/11 and narcotics as a growing security concern.
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Published by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) in March 2011, this data sheet has the latest data on a wide variety of indicators on the socioeconomic status of women and girls in more than 180 countries. It also includes a special section on overcoming barriers to gender equality.
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The 8th edition -in a series of annual reports published by IFC and the World Bank- provides this year’s data and economy rankings for all 183 economies covered. It highlights that more than half the regulatory changes recorded in the past year eased business start-up, trade and the payment of taxes. New technologies are involved in many of this improvements.
DI - 1/3/2011
The World Economic Situation and Prospects report (WESP) provides an overview of recent global economic performance and short-term prospects for the world economy. According to this year’s edition, ‘weaker global growth is expected in 2011 and 2012 as multiple risks to the recovery remain’.
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The resolution adopted by the Security Council –at its 6491st meeting on 26 February- imposes tough measures on the Libyan regime in the wake of the crackdown on protesters. It also refers the situation to the International Criminal Court while imposing an arms embargo on the country and a travel ban and assets freeze on the family of Muammar Al-Qadhafi and certain Government officials.
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The 8th edition of the UNEP report examines global emerging issues and provides the latest environmental science. It also highlights major environmental events and developments over the past year, and presents the most recent data and key indicator trends.
DI - 18/2/2011
The latest report issued by the Secretary-General on developments in Guinea-Bissau and on the activities of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in that country covers major developments since the previous report (25 october 2010).
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This UNO-MERIT paper discusses the effectiveness of Chinese aid for financing development in Sudan. Its preliminary findings show that Chinese aid and loans to Sudan caused mixed positive-negative impacts.
DI - 27/1/2011
The 21st annual HRW World Report documents ongoing human rights practices in the world and summarises key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. According to the report, many governments are ‘replacing pressure to respect human rights with softer approaches such as private «dialogue» and «cooperation»’.
DI - 25/1/2011
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has issued the latest edition of the Global Risks Report. The sixth edition identifies economic disparity and global governance failures as central risks in the global risks landscape. It also highlights three clusters of concern: the relationship between illicit trade, crime, corruption and state fragility; a set of interconnected risks tied to water, food and energy; and risks related to global macroeconomic imbalances. See also the Executive Summary.
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This year’s edition of the UNESCO Science Report shows that emerging economies are clearly gaining strength in science and technology while investment in R&D is growing globally. China, India and the Republic of Korea are leading the Asia’s share of gross domestic expenditure on R&D.
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The International Labour Organization (ILO) published the second in a series of ILO reports focusing on wage developments. Subtitled Wage policies in times of crisis, this year’s edition reviews the global and regional wage trends during the economic and financial crisis of 2008 and 2009.
‘Led by developing countries, the world economy is moving on from a post-crisis bounce-back phase of recovery to slower but still solid growth this year and next’, according to the recent Global Economic Prospects issued by the World Bank on 12 January 2011.
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The UN Secretary General has issued his latest report on the Sudan to the Security Council. It provides an assessment of the overall situation in the country since the previous report on 14 October 2010.
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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) issued its World Migration Report (WMR) 2010 on 18 December 2010 during the commemoration of the International Migrants Day. The report identifies key migration dynamics and trends.
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Published on 15 December, this report presents an updated perspective of the United Nations on the new development paradigm that links the economy and culture. It recognises creativity, knowledge and access to information as powerful engines driving economic growth and promoting development in a globalising world.
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At a two-day meeting in Libya that ended on 30 November, African and EU leaders adopted a joint plan that sets out actions to be carried out over the next three years to boost investment, economic growth and job creation.
DI - 9/12/2010
Adopted at the 4th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), this action plan recognises a new type of China-Africa strategic partnership featuring political equality and mutual trust, economic win-win cooperation and cultural exchanges.
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This survey was commissioned by the European Commission’s DG for Development to measure the attitudes of the European public towards the challenges facing the African continent, their image of Africa and the future Africa-EU cooperation in the context of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy adopted at the Lisbon Summit and the first action plan covering the period 2008-2010 structured around eight strategic partnerships.
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The 2010 Report on the global AIDS epidemic includes new country by country scorecards on key issues facing the AIDS response. The report also provides comprehensive analysis on the AIDS epidemic and response based on the latest data from 182 countries, including trend data on incidence from more than 60 countries.
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Prepared by the African Union (AU), the UN Office of the Special Advisor on Africa (UN-OSAA) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the study points out that global financial and economic crises exposed the African economies' dependence on too few export commodities and only one or two sectors.
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The 2010 edition of the 'Least-Developed Countries Report 2010' –subtitled Towards a New International Development Architecture for LDCs- calls for the creation of a new international development architecture that would be based on five pillars: finance, trade, commodities, technology and climate change.
DI - 19/11/2010
According to the 2010 CPI, Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore are tied at the top of the list, followed closely by Finland and Sweden. Somalia, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Iraq continue to have the highest levels of perceived corruption.
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Ireland, Switzerland, Spain, Germany and the UK are among the European countries dominating the top 20. Luxembourg and Greece made the biggest improvements in closing their gender gaps, climbing 37 and 27 spots respectively, owing to gains in political and economic participation. Released in October 2010, the GGG Report’s index assesses 134 countries on how well they divide resources and opportunities amongst male and female populations, regardless of the overall levels of these resources. See also the Global Gender Gap Index 2010 rankings.
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The 20th anniversary edition of the HDR examines decades of Human Development data trends, refines the original Human Development Index with new databases and methodologies, and introduces new measures adjusting the index to reflect gender disparities and other internal national inequalities. It also features the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), which was developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) with UNDP support.
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The 2010 edition of the State of the World Population –published by the UN Population Fund (UNPFA) and entitled From Conflict and Crisis to Renewal: Generations of Change- links Peace, Security and Development to Women’s Rights and Empowerment. According to this report, ‘discrimination against women not only exposes them to the worst effects of disaster and war, including rape, but also deprives their countries of a prime engine for recovery’.
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The fifth issue of The World’s Women highlights that the progress towards gender equality has been made in some areas, such as school enrolment, health and economic participation but much more needs to be done to close the gender gap in critical areas such as power and decision-making and violence against women.