The resolution adopted by the Security Council –at its 6491st meeting on 26 February- imposes tough measures on the Libyan regime in the wake of the crackdown on protesters. It also refers the situation to the International Criminal Court while imposing an arms embargo on the country and a travel ban and assets freeze on the family of Muammar Al-Qadhafi and certain Government officials.
DI - 24/2/2011
The 8th edition of the UNEP report examines global emerging issues and provides the latest environmental science. It also highlights major environmental events and developments over the past year, and presents the most recent data and key indicator trends.
DI - 18/2/2011
The latest report issued by the Secretary-General on developments in Guinea-Bissau and on the activities of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in that country covers major developments since the previous report (25 october 2010).
DI - 14/2/2011
This UNO-MERIT paper discusses the effectiveness of Chinese aid for financing development in Sudan. Its preliminary findings show that Chinese aid and loans to Sudan caused mixed positive-negative impacts.
The terrorist attacks of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and other extremist groups have increased significantly and amounted to 204 attacks in 2009. The threat remained high with 178 attacks in 2010, according to this ICT report updated in January 2011.
DI - 11/2/2011
This Human Rights Watch’s report documents the torture under the Mubarak regime. Published on 30 January, it highlights how the government implicitly condoned police abuse by failing to ensure that law enforcement officials accused of torture were investigated and criminally prosecuted, leaving victims without a remedy.
Published in January 2011, this report of the Asian Center Studies of the Heritage Foundation sets out the main indicators of the Asian region’s economies, its political instability and the U.S. role in the area.
The Transatlantic Trends: Immigration (TTI) aims to measure public opinion on immigration issues on both sides of the Atlantic, and to target perceptions of immigrant groups and support for immigration and integration policies in a comparative context. The third edition also focuses on integration issues.
DI - 1/2/2011
According to the Afghanistan Opium Survey 2010, ‘rising opium prices may encourage farmers in Afghanistan to plant more opium poppy’. After a steady decline from 2005 to 2009, prices are raising again based on speculation that there will be shortages because opium reduced production in 2010 and because of ongoing military operations, which are creating uncertainty among opium poppy farmers regarding future cultivation.