Prepared by the African Union (AU), the UN Office of the Special Advisor on Africa (UN-OSAA) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the study points out that global financial and economic crises exposed the African economies' dependence on too few export commodities and only one or two sectors.
DI - 29/11/2010
The 2010 edition of the 'Least-Developed Countries Report 2010' –subtitled Towards a New International Development Architecture for LDCs- calls for the creation of a new international development architecture that would be based on five pillars: finance, trade, commodities, technology and climate change.
DI - 23/11/2010
The new Strategic Concept was issued at the Lisbon Summit meeting of Heads of State and Government held from 20 to 21 November. The Alliance agreed on missile defence, an enduring partnership with Afghanistan, and a new start in NATO-Russia relations.
DI - 19/11/2010
According to the 2010 CPI, Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore are tied at the top of the list, followed closely by Finland and Sweden. Somalia, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Iraq continue to have the highest levels of perceived corruption.
DI - 17/11/2010
Ireland, Switzerland, Spain, Germany and the UK are among the European countries dominating the top 20. Luxembourg and Greece made the biggest improvements in closing their gender gaps, climbing 37 and 27 spots respectively, owing to gains in political and economic participation. Released in October 2010, the GGG Report’s index assesses 134 countries on how well they divide resources and opportunities amongst male and female populations, regardless of the overall levels of these resources. See also the Global Gender Gap Index 2010 rankings.
According to the latest edition of the World Bank China Quarterly Update, ‘China will continue to face (local and global) environmental sustainability challenges to meet the energy needs arising from rapid economic development’. The report provides updates on recent economic and social developments and policies in this country.
DI - 14/11/2010
This year’s edition of the Europe Regional Economic Outlook – subtitled Builging confidence- shows that the recovery in Europe continues, supported by strong policy action to contain sovereign debt problems in the euro area. It also sheds light on the governance issues revealed by the crisis, arguing that better policy frameworks, in particular at the euro area level, promise a stronger Europe.
DI - 12/11/2010
Published on 20th September, this Congressional Research Service report describes homegrown violent Jihadists and the plots and attacks that have occurred since 9/11. ‘Homegrown’ and ‘domestic’ are terms that describe terrorist activity or plots perpetrated within the United States or abroad by American citizens, legal permanent residents or visitors radicalised largely within the US.
Published by the ONTSI, the Spain Telecommunications and Information Technology aims to learn about the current situation and recent evolution of the structural and economic characteristics of ICT Manufacturing, ICT Trade, Computer and Related Activities, Other Telecommunication Activities and Content, with a representative sample of 2,516 enterprises based in Spain and with the greatest turnover for the different activity classes.
DI - 10/11/2010
The European Commission adopted its annual strategy document which explains the policy on EU enlargement on 9 November. The document also includes a summary of the progress made over the last 12 months by Croatia, Iceland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo. More information on the European Commission Enlargement website.
DI - 5/11/2010
The 20th anniversary edition of the HDR examines decades of Human Development data trends, refines the original Human Development Index with new databases and methodologies, and introduces new measures adjusting the index to reflect gender disparities and other internal national inequalities. It also features the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), which was developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) with UNDP support.
DI - 4/11/2010
This year’s edition of the Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook –subtitled Heating Up in the South, Cooler in the North- emphasises how a slow recovery in the US and other advanced economies and the strength of Asia will shape the outlook for the various economies of Latin America and the Caribbean in a different ways.
DI - 3/11/2010
The 2010 Climate Action Report documents the major actions the United States is undertaking at federal level to address climate change, highlights examples of state and local action and outlines US efforts to assist other countries’ efforts to address climate change. The 2010 CAR is submitted as a formal national communication in accordance with Articles 4 and 12 of the UNFCCC.