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Earl Gregg Swem Library

World Trade Report 2017: Trade, Technology and Jobs

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,United Nations

https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/booksp_e/world_trade_report17_e.pdf

Examines how technology and trade affect employment and wages, and especially, the part played by technology and trade in the shift of employment from manufacturing to services.  From the World Trade Organization

 

U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Israel,United Nations

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/10/274748.htm

Terse press release announcing the U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO  to take effect on the last day of 2018 and the U.S. intention to remain engaged as a non-member observer state.  The withdrawal decision was based on concerns about financial management, need for reform, and an alleged anti-Israel bias.  From the State Department

 

UN Statistical Yearbooks

Categories: Statistics,United Nations

https://unstats.un.org/unsd/publications/statistical-yearbook/past-issues

Offers an archive of all past Statistical Yearbooks from the United Nations back to the first one in 1948.  From the Statistics Division of the United Nations

 

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

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

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/19/remarks-president-trump-72nd-session-united-nations-general-assembly

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

http://www.fao.org/3/a-I7695e.pdf

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

https://srhr.org/abortion-policies/

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

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/255336/1/9789241565486-eng.pdf

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

https://digitallibrary.un.org/

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

 

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