The 7.7% growth forecast for 2006 represents a 0.5 percentage point increase from the April forecast. This upward revision of the Asian Development Outlook 2006 significantly reflects accelerated growth in the People Republic of China due to booming investments and exports.
The recent report of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) states that due to the strong improvement of its terms of trade, Latin American export volumes for 2006-2007 will grow by 7-8%, similar to 2005 growth and second only to China. According to ECLAC, in terms of current dollars, regional exports and imports should increase by 20% and 17%, respectively, in 2006.
Building on the February 2003 version of this document and the National Security Strategy of March 2006, this report updates the U.S. government strategy to protect and defend American interests at home and abroad from terrorism...
The Council on Global Terrorism is a permanent, standing committee of the world's leading experts on international terrorism -among them Fernando Reinares, Senior Analyst for International Terrorism of the Elcano Royal Institute. Through original research, information exchange, and consultation, the Council aims to contribute to the course of strategy in addressing global terrorism. Five years after the September 11 attacks, the Council has published a preliminary report about the state of the fight against global terrorism -available at http://www.councilonglobalterrorism.org/pdf/A06_265_cgt_report_final.pdf - and complementary documents: “10 Propositions: Larger Findings of the Report” -summary of the 10 propositions generally applied by counterterrorism experts in the working sessions-, “Report Card: Threats and Initiatives Assessment” –an assessment of the threats and counterterrorism initiatives- and “Map: Rank Order of Regions Most Threatened by Global Terrorism” –an illustrative map of the exposed areas to global terrorism
The strategy adopted by Member States on 8 September 2006 – in the form of a Resolution and an annexed Plan of Action – is a global instrument that will enhance national, regional and international efforts to counterterrorism. The document includes practical steps at all level – ranging from strengthening the capacity of individual States to prevent and combat terrorism to ensuring that human rights and the rule of law are always respected in the fight against terrorism
Today, women constitute almost half of all international migrants worldwide -95 million or 49.6 per cent. This year edition of the State of World Population Report –published by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA)- is dedicated to migrant women and their contribution to the economy and social well-being of populations living in both source and receiving countries
The improved global economic environment for many developing countries -- including the current upswing in some nations resulting from high demand for oil and other raw materials, and the expanded manufacturing prowess of others, such as China -- needs to be turned into a dynamic process of economic growth and structural change that creates employment and raises living standards over the long term, the new UNCTAD report says
Presenting interim projections for major OECD economies, OECD Chief-Economist Jean-Philippe Cotis said economic momentum on both sides of the Atlantic is now largely back in line with OECD projections released three months ago, but some of the factors sustaining buoyant growth may not continue to do so (6 March 2006)