According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), migration is a topic that often has negative and polarizing connotations. This year’s edition of the World Migration Report (WMR) argues for a fundamental shift in the way we communicate about migration and includes a review of migration trends and major policy issues in 2010/2011.
DI - 23/12/2011
The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean projects growth of 4.3% for the region’s economy in 2011, lower than the rate in 2010 when the continent was rebounding from the impacts of the economic and financial crisis of 2008-2009.
Published by the Spanish National Observatory for Telecommunications and the Information Society (ONTSI), this report 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 2,531 enterprises based in the country and with the greatest turnover for the different activity classes.
DI - 19/12/2011
‘Women at the frontline of climate change - Gender risks and hopes’ is a new report of the United Nations Environment Programme, which focuses on women, gender issues and climate change.
DI - 14/12/2011
The documents adopted at the II Summit of the Heads of State and government of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC) -held from 2 to 3 December 2011 in Caracas (Venezuela)- include special declarations and communications on the defence of democracy and constitutional order of its members, the ‘Initiative Yasuní ITT’, the concerns on the global economic crisis and its effects on the region, and other regional issues.
DI - 12/12/2011
According to the 2011 edition of Social Panorama – issued on 29 November by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean – ‘the poverty level will drop to 30.4% in 2011, while the indigence rate will increase slightly to 12.8% because the rise in food prices would counteract the predicted rise in household incomes’.
DI - 12/12/2011
The latest United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Durban (South Africa) ended with an agreement to start negotiations on a new accord that would put the 194 countries under the same legal regime enforcing commitments to control greenhouse gases.
DI - 9/12/2011
Adopted at the first working session of the European Council of 8 and 9 December, the statement highlights an agreement on short-term action to overcome the debt crisis and on a new fiscal rule for the euro area.
DI - 9/12/2011
Remarks by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Conference on Internet Freedom held from 8 to 9 December in The Hague, and organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
DI - 1/12/2011
The statement followed wide-ranging talks on global economic issues, bilateral relations and opportunities to promote growth and jobs between the US president and the European Union leaders on 28 November in Washington D.C. They also announced a joint working group to explore how to enhance the ‘untapped potential’ of transatlantic economic co-operation.