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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Outcome Document of the Durban Review Conference

Categories: Africa,Civil/Human Rights,United Nations

http://www.un.org/durbanreview2009/pdf/Durban_Review_outcome_document_En.pdf

Text of final document from the controversial Durban Review Conference of the United Nations which reviewed and recommended further initiatives to eliminate all manifestations of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance. From the United Nations.

Organized Crime in the United States: Trends and Issues for Congress

Categories: Business/Economics,Crime/Justice,Homeland Security

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40525.pdf

Describes the evolving nature of organized crime in the Internet age, the threat it poses to the economy and national security of the U.S., and whether new crime fighting tools are needed to combat it. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Disconnected Youth: A Look at 16- to 24-Year Olds Who Are Not Working or In School

Categories: Income/Poverty,Urban Issues,Youth

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40535.pdf

Offers information about the characteristics of so-called disconnected youth, those who are not in school or employed, and the characteristics of parents of disconnected youth. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Piracy Off the Horn of Africa

Categories: Africa,Crime/Justice,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R40528.pdf

Covers who the pirates are, their motives, tactics and demands. Also covers the impact of piracy on commercial shipping, humanitarian aid, and regional conflicts. Finally it considers possible policy responses by the U.S. Congress and the international community. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

Educational Attainment in the United States: 2008

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/education/013618.html

Reports that individuals with a bachelor’s degree earned about $26,000 more on average than workers with a high school diploma. Also reports that 29% of adults 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree and 87% have completed high school. Press release with links to detailed data. From the Census Bureau.

Presidential Memo on Scientific Integrity: Request for Public Comment

Categories: Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/news/2009/04/integrity.pdf

Notice in the Federal Register of request for public comments on how to ensure scientific integrity throughout the executive branch in such matters as the selection of candidates for science and technology positions, the use of scientific and technical information in policy decisions, and the public disclosure of scientific and technical findings which underlie policy decisions. From the Office of Science and Technology Policy, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.