The CIDOB International Yearbook carries out a systematic monitoring of the international panorama and Spain’s foreign policy. The Country Profile of the 19th edition is dedicated to Nigeria and its regional setting. (Complete Yearbook in Spanish).
DI - 28/7/2008
This document was issued in the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV), held from 28 to 30 May in Yokohama (Japan). TICAD is a policy forum for African development which Japan initiated in 1993 with other co-organizers including the United Nations, UNDP, and the World Bank.
DI - 23/7/2008
This year edition of the World Trade Report, entitled ‘Trade in a Globalizing World’, is focused on the gains from international trade and challenges of higher levels of integration. It also discusses globalisation, what drives it, what benefits does it bring, what challenges does it pose and what role does trade play in this world of ever-growing interdependency.
DI - 22/7/2008
This year’s Survey, entitled “Sustaining Growth and Sharing Prosperity”, says that chronic neglect of the agricultural sector in the region is condemning 218 million people to continuing extreme poverty, and widening the gap between rich and poor. It was launched by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific in March 2008.
DI - 21/7/2008
According to this report, “many governments will have to adjust policies in response to the price shock while the international community will need to do its share to address this global problem”. This document is the first broad assessment of the surge in food and fuel prices on the balance of payments, budgets, prices, and poverty of a large sample of countries.
DI - 18/7/2008
Document presented at the session 2: Migration
and Labour Markets of the “Seminar on measuring population movement and
integration in a globalized world”, as part of the 56th plenary
session Conference of European Statisticians.
DI - 15/7/2008
This document has been issued by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) as part of The Human Rights Fact Sheet series. It aims to strengthen the understanding of the complex and multifaceted relationship between human rights and terrorism.
DI - 15/7/2008
The latest annual report from the World Bank on social and economic conditions across the continent, explores the patterns of growth in Sub-Saharan Africa over the past three decades. It contains over 1,000 indicators covering 53 African countries, and provides data from 1960 to 2006 grouped into 14 chapters.
DI - 14/7/2008
The declaration was issued by the Heads of State and Government from the European Union and the Mediterranean as well as the European Commission at the Paris Summit for the Mediterranean held on 13 July. The “Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean” aims to give a new depth and direction to Euro-Mediterranean relations while maintaining and reiterating the original ambitions of the Barcelona Declaration concerning the creation of an area of peace, security and prosperity.
DI - 14/7/2008
The new report on Global Trends in investment in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries finds that 2007 was a record-setting year for clean energy investment and that growth should continue in 2008. This publication has been issued by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative (SEFI).
DI - 11/7/2008
The report titled “Achieving the
Millennium Development Goals in Africa” was launched at the African Union summit
meeting. The MDG Africa Steering Group aims to identify the practical steps
needed to achieve the MDGs and other internationally agreed development goals in
DI - 10/7/2008
France takes over the Presidency of the Council of
the European Union from 1 July to 31 December 2008. Its work programme is
focused on four major issues: energy and climate change, political commitment on
asylum and immigration, agricultural policies, and defence and
DI - 9/7/2008
The declaration on energy security and climate change was
issued by the leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8), the European Union, the G-5
(Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and China), and Australia, the Republic of Korea
DI - 9/7/2008
This website contains the documents presented and
produced at the G-8 annual meeting held from 7 to 9 July in Hokkaido Toyako
(Japan). The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the
United Kingdom and the United States discussed the world economic
situation, the food crisis and climate
DI - 7/7/2008
A World Public Opinion poll of 19 nations finds that in 14 of them most people favour an unequivocal rule against torture, even in the case of terrorists who have information that could save innocent lives. The four public that favour an exception for terrorists when innocent lives are at risk include majorities in India (59%), Nigeria (54%), and Turkey (51%), and a plurality in Thailand (44%). Support for the unequivocal position was highest in Spain (82%), Great Britain (82%) and France (82%), followed by Mexico (73%), China (66%), the Palestinian territories (66%), Poland (62%), Indonesia (61%), and the Ukraine (59%). The Elcano Royal Institute is one of the research partners in this project.
DI - 4/7/2008
“Addressing Our People’s Priorities Together” is the declaration issued by the Heads of States and Government participating in the V Latin America and Caribbean – European Union Summit held on 16 and 17 May in Lima (Peru).
DI - 3/7/2008
The Global Corruption Report 2008: Corruption in the Water Sector –issued on 25 June by Transparency International- concludes that “corruption in the water sector is a root cause and catalyst for the global water crisis that threatens billions of lives and exacerbates environmental degradation”.
DI - 2/7/2008
The document was adopted at the high-level conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy held from 3 to 5 June in Rome (Italy). Its purpose was to address food security issues in the face of soaring food prices and the new challenges of climate change and energy security.