This year’s edition of the WDR shows that same patterns of 2010 continue in 2011. The production and abuse of prescription opioid drugs and new synthetic drugs rose while the global markets for cocaine, heroin and cannabis declined.
DI - 27/06/2011
On 24 June 2011 the Cabinet approved the Spanish Security Strategy: A Responsibility for All. This strategic document provides a vision for Spain in the context of world security, indicating threats and risks, the factors that heighten them, the possible responses and a model for their management.
DI - 21/6/2011
The International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a historic set of international standards aimed at improving the working and living conditions of domestic workers who care for families and households. The standards approved at the 100th annual conference state that the domestic workers must have the same basic labour rights as those available to other worker. See also: Text of the Recommendation Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers.
This report of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights outlines the main challenges and achievements in the area of fundamental rights that took place in 2010.
Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on the transatlantic relations and the future of NATO.
DI - 8/6/2011
Published on 7 June, the European Commission’s recommendations for each of the 27 EU countries offer guidance on 2011-2012 domestic budgets and economic policies. Also, as part of the first ‘European semester’, the EC has issued general recommendations for the euro area.
DI - 7/7/2011
This report documents human rights violations in Daraa governorate. Published on 1 June, it is based on more than 50 interviews with victims and witnesses to abuses by Syrian security forces.
DI - 6/6/2011
Published in May 2011, the Regional Economic Outlook anticipates that Europe’s recovery will solidify. The report puts growth for the region at 2.4% and 2.6% for 2011 and 2012, respectively, after 2.4% last year.
DI - 3/6/2011
The fifth edition of the Global Peace Index has expanded to rank 153 independent countries by their peacefulness and updated with the latest-available figures and information.
DI - 1/6/2011
The final documents of the Deauville G-8 summit held in France from 26 to 27 May include: a ‘Renewed commitment for freedom and democracy’ (final declaration), the ‘Declaration of the G8 on the Arab Springs’, the ‘Deauville Partnership’ (helping the Arab countries in their transition to free and democratic societies) and the G8/Africa joint declaration.
DI - 1/6/2011
The fourth report in a series of the UNEP’s International Resource Panel seeks to apply the concept of decoupling economic growth and human wellbeing from negative environmental impacts and escalating resource use to address this challenge.