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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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


Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work Ahead

A series of memos from members of the Obama cabinet summarizing accomplishments over the past eight years and offering a vision for the country’s future.  Includes a cover letter from the president.   From the White House


Energy and Air Pollution

Categories: Energy,Environment,Maps/Geography,Statistics,United Nations

The number of worldwide deaths attributed to air pollution annually exceeds those from tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and road accidents combined.  This World Energy Outlook Special Report presents a clean air scenario for pushing air pollution levels into a steep decline in all countries.   Includes profiles for major countries and world regions.  From the International Energy Agency


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