The recent edition of the GIT report highlights underlines that ‘good education fundamentals and high levels of technological readiness and innovation are essential engines of growth needed to overcome the current economic crisis.’ Denmark and Sweden once again lead the ranking of the most networked economies, followed by the United States, Singapore and Switzerland.
DI - 30/6/2009
The recent report published by the World Bank highlights that ‘the world is entering an era of slower growth that will require tighter and more effective oversight of the financial system’. Global growth is also expected to be negative, with an expected 2.9% contraction of global GDP in 2009.
DI - 29/6/2009
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Trade organisation (WTO) published this joint report on the relationship between trade and climate change, since ‘climate change mitigation measures intersect with WTO rules’.
DI - 25/6/2009
Besides a complete assessment of the international drug problem with comprehensive information on the illicit drug situation, the 2009 edition includes special sections on the quality of drug data available to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), trends in drug use among young people and drug-related offences recorded by police.
DI - 24/6/2009
Published by Chatham House, this paper offers some observations about the official data and the debates surrounding the 2009 Iranian Presidential Election.
DI - 23/6/2009
The fifth edition of the Agricultural Outlook prepared jointly by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). According to this report, ‘the agriculture sector is showing more resilience to the global economic crisis than other industries’.
DI - 22/6/2009
The Lisbon treaty and financial supervision dominate the debate of the first Council since the European elections earlier in June.
DI - 19/6/2009
The annual publication of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) shows that roughly 42 million people worldwide have been uprooted by conflict and persecution.
DI - 19/6/2009
This website collects the results of the European Parliament elections held on 4 and 7 June 2009.
DI - 17/6/2009
Joint Statement adopted at the first European Union – Pakistan Summit held on 17 June 2009.
DI - 15/6/2009
The database created by the United Nations Office for Drug and Crime (UNODC) aims to provide comprehensive and accurate legal information on the steps taken by the international community and individual countries in the fight against international terrorism.
DI - 10/6/2009
The Global Corruption Barometer 2009 – issued in June by Transparency International - reveals ‘a growing distrust of business, the daily struggle of the world’s poor with petty bribery and public unconvinced of governments’ anti-corruption efforts’. This global public opinion survey reflects the views of more than 73,000 people from 69 countries and territories around the world.
DI - 9/6/2009
The report -issued by the UN Economic and Social Council- highlights that economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean grew by 4.2 % in 2008, marking the sixth consecutive year of per capita GDP expansion averaging 3 percent per year. However, these results will not be repeated in 2009 with a fall in activity to minus 0.3 % expected.
DI - 8/6/2009
Highlights of the 40th SIPRI Yearbook include special studies on the human security approach to mass displacement caused by conflicts and one-sided violence, one-sided violence against civilians, the legitimacy of peace operations, security and politics in Afghanistan, US and Iraqi military spending, arms transfers to Sri Lanka, the adoption of the Cluster Munitions Convention and defence trade cooperation agreements, along with coverage of developments during 2008.
DI - 5/6/2009
The Human Impact Report documents the full impact of climate change on human society worldwide today. Launched on 29 May, the report is based on the latest information and inputs from leading world scientists on the human impact of climate change.
DI - 4/6/2009
This is the text of Barack Obama's speech on the relationship of the US with Muslim communities around the world, delivered at the Al Azhar University in Cairo (Egypt) on 4 June.
DI - 2/6/2009
The results of the third edition of the Global Peace Index show that as the global economy headed into recession in 2008, many of the indicators used by the GPI to measure peace increased while others decreased. Iceland is one of several examples of the links between the global economic crisis and a decline in peacefulness.
DI - 1/6/2009
The worldwide movement is ‘calling for a New Global Deal on human rights, because of a human rights investment gap by world leaders’. This year’s edition documents human rights issues of concern to Amnesty International during 2009, in 157 countries and territories around the world.