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Global Education Digest 2010: Comparing Education Statistics Across the World

Categories: Education,Statistics,United Nations,Women

Finds that 60% of countries have not reached gender parity in primary and secondary education.  Offers international comparable education data that reveal different dimensions of gender disparities From the UNESCO Institute of Statistics.

Education in Europe: Key Statistics 2008

Categories: Education,European Union,Statistics

Short collection of statistics on key education topics such as enrollment, graduates, teachers, and teacher/student ratios.  From Eurostat

EU-27 Trade and Foreign Direct Investment with the USA, China, the EFTA Countries, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Canada, and Australia in 2009

Categories: Australia,Canada,China,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Japan,Korea,Russia,Statistics

Reports that European Union exports to major partners decreased by 16% while imports fell by 20%.  Offers data on trends in exports and imports for the European Union  by country and data for latest year by product.  Also offers data on trade in services and inflows/outflows of foreign direct investment.  From Eurostat

Expanded USGS Science in the Chesapeake Bay Restoration

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Geology/Mining,Science/Technology

Discusses the activities, past and planned, for restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, following the issuance of Presidential Executive Order 13508 in May 2009  and the strategy document of May 2010.  From the United States Geological Survey

The ICJ’s Advisory Opinion on Kosovo

Categories: Democracy/Peace,East Europe

Discusses the possible international implications of the decision by the International Court of Justice in July 2010 that Kosovo’s declaration of independence did not violate any rule of international law.  From the United States Institute of Peace

Cautious Optimism for Peace in Colombia

Categories: Colombia,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Latin America

Describes progress toward peace with the election of the Santos regime in Colombia.  From the United States Institute of Peace

Internal Displacement and Local Peacebuilding in Kenya: Challenges and Innovations

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Elections/Campaigns

Describes challenges to the peacebuilding and reconciliation process in Kenya following postelection violence in 2007-2008  From the United States Institute of Peace

Justice Expenditure and Employment Extracts, 2007

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Statistics

Offers national and state level estimates of government expenditures for police protection, judicial functions, and corrections.  Also includes data for large local governments (cities of more than 300,000 population  and counties of more than 500,000)  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

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