Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Global Abortion Policies Database

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,United Nations,Women

An interactive, open-access database and repository of current abortion laws, policies, national standards, and guidelines.  Aims to be a comprehensive information resource on abortion policies in the 21st century.  From the World Health Organization and the United Nations


World Health Statistics 2017

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,United Nations

The annual compilation of health statistics for the 194 member nations of the World Health Organization.  Includes descriptions of actions taken to promote better health systems and the status of health-related Sustainable Development Goals.  From the World Health Organization


United Nations Digital Library

Categories: United Nations

Provides access to over 860,000 documents, speeches, and other public domain publications deriving from the work of the United Nations.  From the UN’s Dag Hammarskjold Library


U.S. Strike on Syrian Airbase: Legal Under International Law

Categories: Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Syria,Treaties,United Nations

Provides a brief overview of the legality of the U.S. missile strike on Syria under international law and U.S. obligations under the UN Charter.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide: Recommendations for Action: Bridging the Gender Gap in Internet and Broadband Access and Use

Categories: Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations,Women

Offers recommendations for overcoming the barriers for women and girls, especially in lesser developed countries, to access and use of the Internet.  Also reviews current data on the digital gender gap and summarizes the reasons why access is important for womens’ empowerment.


Anti-Money Laundering: An Overview for Congress

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Assistance,United Nations

Discusses the scope of the money laundering problem, the government strategies used to combat it, and the resources available for the purpose.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Global Priority List of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria to Guide Research, Discovery, and Development of New Antibiotics

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,United Nations

First ever list of antibiotic-resistant priority pathogens, which covers 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human  health.  From the World Health Organization


Mid-Year Trends 2016

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Statistics,United Nations

Records a total of 16.5 million refugees by mid-2016, with more than half of all new refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria.  From the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees


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