The performance of developing Asia in 2007 broke records in almost two decades, according to the Asian Development Outlook 2008. This 20th anniversary edition examines trends and prospects in Central Asia,East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.
DI - 29/4/2008
The creative economy is an evolving concept centred on the dynamics of the creative industries. This study is the first to present the perspectives of the UN on this new topic. Its policy-oriented analysis aims to facilitate a better understanding of the key issues underlying the emerging creative economy at national and international levels.
DI - 28/4/2008
This recent report of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific is focused on energy security and sustainable development as two of the most critical areas for government policy. Both issues are important for a region in which impressive economic growth has boosted the demand for energy and put corresponding strains on the environment.
DI - 23/4/2008
This CRS report discusses current issues in Tibet and briefly reviews Tibet’s historical and political status with respect to China — a basic source of controversy in many Sino-Tibetan problems. It also reviews and analyses U.S. relations with and congressional actions toward Tibet since the 1980s, including legislative initiatives.
DI - 22/4/2008
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, H.E. Ali Babacan, analyses and contextualizes the Turkish foreign policy guidelines in the international arena today. This speech was delivered on 14 April 2008 at the Royal United Services (RUSI).
DI - 21/4/2008
The recent World Economic Outlook (WEO) –released on April 2008- highlights that the global expansion is losing speed in the face of a major financial crisis. The WEO is the IMF staff's analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups (classified by region, stage of development, etc.), and in many individual countries.
DI - 16/4/2008
The top five recipients of migrant remittances in 2007 were India ($27 billion), China ($25.7 billion), Mexico ($25 billion), the Philippines ($17 billion), and France ($12.5 billion). Released on March 2008, the factbook provides snapshots of statistics on migration, recorded remittances flows, and skilled emigration for 194 countries, and 13 regional and income groups.
DI - 10/4/2008
The 2008 edition of the World Bank-IMF report warns that most countries will fall short on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). With the subtitle “Environment—Agenda for Inclusive and Sustainable Development”, the document stresses the link between environment and development and calls for urgent action on climate change.
DI - 8/4/2008
The report of the Secretary-General -presented at the 41st session of the Commission on Population and Development- reviews trends in and prospects for urban and rural population growth and changes in population cities.
DI - 9/4/2008
The 2007 edition of the ECLAC Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean is divided in 4 chapters: demographic and social areas, basic economic indicators, environment and natural resources, and the methodological aspects of the information gathered (including sources, definitions and scope).
DI - 7/4/2008
The Bucharest Summit Declaration issued by the Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Bucharest on 3 April 2008.