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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Remarks by President Obama to the United Nations General Assembly

Categories: Headlines,Presidency,United Nations

Speech delivered during the UN General Debate at the beginning of the 70th UN session, September 2015. From the White House


Principles for Governing the Internet: A Comparative Analysis

Categories: Telecommunications/Internet,Treaties,United Nations

Analyzes existing national laws, self-regulatory guidelines, multilateral treaties and other documents relating to Internet governance and finds them inadequate as Internet governance principles. Proposes a policy of what is called Internet Universality. From UNESCO


Presidential Determination: Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Laws/Regulations,Treaties,United Nations

22 countries made the list for 2016 including many of the usual suspects such as Colombia, Mexico, and Afghanistan. Countries are placed on the list even if a government has carried out the strongest narcotics control measures due to the presence of large numbers of drugs originating or transiting through the country. From the White House


World Population Prospects: Key Findings and Advance Tables: 2015 Revision

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,United Nations

World’s population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion by 2050.  Half of the world’s population growth over the next 35 years is expected to occur in just nine countries with India, Nigeria, and Pakistan as the leaders.  From the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations


The Year in Trade 2014: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program …

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Treaties,United Nations

Latest in a series of annual reports presented to Congress on trade policy and all activities relating to the administration of international trade agreements.  The country continued to run a deficit on trade in goods and a surplus on trade in services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission


2014 Mental Health Atlas

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,United Nations

Claims to be the best source for information on the global mental health situation.  Provides baseline data against which progress towards the objectives of the Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 is to be measured.  From the World Health Organization


Heatwaves and Health: Guidance on Warning-System Development

Categories: Climate Change,Health/Medical,United Nations

Describes the development of and increasing need for Heat-Health Warning Systems, first developed in Philadelphia in 1995, and considered to be of increasing importance as global warming intensifies.  From the World Health Organization and the World Meteorological Organization.


The Sea Route to Europe: The Mediterranean Passage in the Age of Refugees

Categories: Greece,Immigration/Migration,Italy,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

Tables, charts, and narrative which describe the number of refugees arriving in the first 6 months of 2015, the reasons for their refugee status, the shift in the primary routes used by refugees, and the struggle of European countries to cope with the refugee tide.  From the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


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