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Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Categories: Headlines,Iran,Korea,Presidency,Terrorism,United Nations,Venezuela

Text of the speech presenting administation views of world issues during the General Debate at the beginning of the UN’s 72nd session.  From the White House


The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017

Categories: Climate Change,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Statistics,United Nations

Due to climate change and world conflicts, the number of people affected by food shortages grew in the past year.  815 million people or 11% of the world population were suffering from food shortages according to the annual report on food security.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


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


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