The Council has implemented the 2011 ‘European Semester’ as part of a reform of European Union economic governance aimed at ensuring better-coordinated and more effective policies for sustainable growth.
DI - 27/1/2011
The 21st annual HRW World Report documents ongoing human rights practices in the world and summarises key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide. According to the report, many governments are ‘replacing pressure to respect human rights with softer approaches such as private «dialogue» and «cooperation»’.
DI - 26/1/2011
US President Barack Obama delivered his 2011 State of the Union Address on 25 January 2010. The President laid out the federal government’s priorities on the economy, offering proposals designed to create jobs, to make the US more competitive and to reduce future budget deficits. He also called for the reorganisation of federal agencies.
DI - 25/1/2011
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has issued the latest edition of the Global Risks Report. The sixth edition identifies economic disparity and global governance failures as central risks in the global risks landscape. It also highlights three clusters of concern: the relationship between illicit trade, crime, corruption and state fragility; a set of interconnected risks tied to water, food and energy; and risks related to global macroeconomic imbalances. See also the Executive Summary.
DI - 24/1/2011
This year’s edition of the UNESCO Science Report shows that emerging economies are clearly gaining strength in science and technology while investment in R&D is growing globally. China, India and the Republic of Korea are leading the Asia’s share of gross domestic expenditure on R&D.
DI - 20/1/2011
This publication of the World Health Organization (WHO) aims to provide sufficient information for policy-makers and planners to develop data-driven and evidence-based programmes for preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women.
DI - 19/1/2011
The 2010 edition of the Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean is similar in structure to the 2009 edition and has no significant changes in terms of content or design. Published on 16 January, the yearbook is one of the main sources of statistical information in the region and covers demographic, social and economic issues. It also provides data on natural resources and the environment.
DI - 18/1/2011
The latest Report of the United Nations in Haiti 2010 Situation, Challenges and Outlook summarises the efforts undertaken by the UN system and its partners to support the Haitian people and their government, to respond to the multiple humanitarian crises, to accompany the electoral calendar and to advance on the road to recovery.
DI - 18/1/2011
The International Labour Organization (ILO) published the second in a series of ILO reports focusing on wage developments. Subtitled Wage policies in times of crisis, this year’s edition reviews the global and regional wage trends during the economic and financial crisis of 2008 and 2009.
‘Led by developing countries, the world economy is moving on from a post-crisis bounce-back phase of recovery to slower but still solid growth this year and next’, according to the recent Global Economic Prospects issued by the World Bank on 12 January 2011.
DI - 11/1/2011
This Flash Eurobarometer 350 survey was conducted in the euro area and identified the opinions about the euro. The fieldwork was carried out in September 2010.
DI - 10/1/2011
According to the recent OECD Economic Survey on Spain, ‘the global crisis has been compounded by an unsustainable domestic demand domestic demand boom driven by residential and business investment, resulting in rising private sector debt’.
DI - 7/1/2011
The UN Secretary General has issued his latest report on the Sudan to the Security Council. It provides an assessment of the overall situation in the country since the previous report on 14 October 2010.