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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2.6 Million Babies Stillborn in 2009

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

http://www.who.int/pmnch/media/membernews/2011/20110414_who_pr_stillbirths/en/index.html

News release on research that led to the first comprehensive set of estimates on the number of stillbirths occurring worldwide in 2009.  Offers information on when, where, and why stillbirths occur and interventions that could reduce the large number of stillbirths.  Provides links to the full text of articles in The Lancet. Free, but registration is required.  From the World Health Organization

International Trade Statistics 2010

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/statis_e/its2010_e/its10_toc_e.htm

Analysis and statistics on trends in world trade.   Covers trade in merchandise and services.  From the World Trade Organization

Report of the Secretary-General on Sudan

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution,Elections/Campaigns,Sudan,United Nations

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/2011/239

Latest report, Spring 2011, on the activities of the United Nations Mission in the Sudan.  Discusses the outcome of the Southern Sudan self-determination referendum and the political preparations for the post-Comprehensive Peace Agreement period.  From the United Nations

Large Farms in Europe

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,European Union,Statistics,Switzerland

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-SF-11-018/EN/KS-SF-11-018-EN.PDF

Reports that less than 1% of European farms occupy 20% of the used agricultural area.  Offers a chance to study the comparative size of farms and the significance of large farms in the European Union, Norway, and Switzerland.  From Eurostat

Review of Counter-Terrorism and Security Powers: Review Findings and Recommendations

Categories: Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Homeland Security,Privacy,Terrorism

http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm80/8004/8004.pdf

Reports on the efforts of the British government to review measures taken to reduce the threat of terrorism and its effort to correct the imbalance that has developed between the security powers of the state and the civil liberties of the people.  Parliament Command Paper Cm 8004.  From the Secretary of State for the Home Department

A New Approach to Financial Regulation: Building a Stronger System

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm80/8012/8012.pdf

Sets out detailed proposals by the British government for reform of the financial services sector to prevent a recurrence of the financial crisis that began in 2007 and resulted from lax regulation and excessive speculation.   Parliamentary Command Paper Cm 8012.  Presented by the  HM Treasury

Human Rights and Democracy: The 2010 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Great Britain,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism,Women

http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm80/8017/8017.pdf

The British government’s version of a human rights report.  Includes major concerns of the coalition government including freedom of expression on the Internet and worldwide abolition of the death penalty.  Also covers 26 countries of concern where human rights are being violated.  Parliamentary Command Paper Cm 8017.   From the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

A State Pension for the 21st Century

Categories: Great Britain,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm80/8053/8053.pdf

Presents ideas for a revised pension system in Great Britain so workers will be encouraged to save for their retirements.  Calls for automatic enrollment for workers and employer contributions beginning in 2012.   Parliamentary Command Paper Cm 8053.  From the Department for Work and Pensions

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