This year-end update of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2009 shows that key financial and economic indicators have stabilized and economic growth has picked up in nearly all the major developed and developing economies in the region. However, the recovery depends on developments outside the region.
DI - 26/11/2009
This year edition of the State of the World Population –published by the UN Population Fund (UNPFA) and entitled Facing a Changing World: Women, Population and Climates- is dedicated to the complexity of climate change’s influence on people. ‘As the growth of population, economies and consumption outpaces the earth’s capacity to adjust, climate change could become much more extreme’, according to this report.
DI - 24/11/2009
The World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change aims to understand what climate change means for development policy. The report explores how to integrate development realities into climate policy.
DI - 19/11/2009
Somalia, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Sudan and Iraq have the highest levels of perceived corruption according to the 2009 CPI. These results demonstrate that countries which are perceived as the most corrupt are also those fragile and unstable ones that are scarred by war and ongoing conflicts.
DI - 17/11/2009
This declaration was issued by the Council of the European Union on occasion of the 10th anniversary of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) and in view the many challenges it has ahead.
DI - 6/11/2009
This report of the International Crisis Group examines current Chinese policy towards North Korea in the wake of the latest events, which include missile launches, the withdrawal from the Six-Party Talks and the 25 May nuclear test.
DI - 5/11/2009
The objective of the Kampala Summit –held from 19 to 22 October in Uganda – was to endorse a convention on internally displaced people. The African Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons is the first legally binding international instrument on IDPs with a continental scope.
DI - 2/11/2009
The 40th edition of the annual statistical data of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) presents a special chapter on Enterprises in Asia: Fostering Dynamism in SMEs. It looks at the impact of the global economic crisis on small and medium-sized enterprises and discusses how to foster its dynamism once the crisis has played out.