The 2007 edition of the World Trade Report celebrates WTO 60th anniversary with an in-depth look at the GATT and its successor -their origins, achievements, the challenges they have faced, and what the future holds.
DI - 21/12/2007
This is the final Afghan Opium Survey published by the UNODC on November 2007. The document shows that opium is now equivalent to more than half (53%) of the country's licit GDP.
DI - 23/12/2007
Despite the deteriorating external financial context over the second half of the year, the region's gross domestic product (GDP) will have grown by 5.6%, according to estimates by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). (Summary in English).
DI - 17/12/2007
The Presidency Conclusions of the Brussels European Council held on 14 December -the last of 2007- states the agreement of EU leaders on the following issues: to set up a high-level working party (“reflection group”) on the future direction of the EU, a declaration on adapting the EU to meet the challenges posed by globalisation. It also welcomed the signing of the Lisbon Treaty “which brings the bloc’s institutional impasse to an end and sets it up for the 21st century”.
DI - 15/12/2007
The global context for countries in the Western Hemisphere is now influenced by the current weakness in the U.S. economy, stemming from the housing market, and its spillover effects in financial markets. Other external shocks are also affecting the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, especially upward spikes in food prices, which have affected a number of countries in 2007.
DI - 14/12/2007
The 13th United Nations Climate Change Conference was held from 3 to 14 December in Bali, Indonesia. The conference culminated in the adoption of the Bali roadmap, which charts the course for a new negotiating process to be concluded by 2009 that will ultimately lead to a post-2012 international agreement on climate change.
DI - 10/12/2007
The II EU - Africa Summit -held in Lisbon (Portugal) on 8 and 9 December 2007- brought together representatives from the 80 countries that comprise this partnership, as well as heads of the regional institutions from both continents.
The recent PISA education test ranking is focused on science and also assessed mathematics and reading. This report surveys the key competencies of 15-year-old students and is administered every three years in the OECD member countries and a group of partner countries. (Executive summary).
DI – 1/12/2007
This WEC study analyses the possible energy policy futures, focusing on policies to ensure energy sustainability. Experts from five regions and all energy domains worked together to produce four different scenarios to predict how differing levels of cooperation and government involvement would affect the energy future of the World.