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Collection of fact and interests sites for global consideration.
Craig Barton

Infographic: The Screening Process for Refugee Entry into the United States. Search Tools. Council on Foreign Relations. Center for International Policy. Center for Strategic and International Studies. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Building peace in the minds of men and women. The Middle East Institute - Columbia University. International Organization for Migration. H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online. Nonpartisan, non-advocacy public opinion polling and demographic research.

RAND Corporation Provides Objective Research Services and Public Policy Analysis. European Union countries. Member countries of the EU (year of entry) The European Union has 28 member countries: On the road to EU membership Candidate countries Potential candidates.

European Union countries

AllAfrica.com: HomePage. Latin American and Caribbean countries. Asian countries. Learn about ADB activities in member countries and regional offices.

Asian countries

Get information on country economic data and analysis, development assistance, and regional initiatives. indicates that ADB has a resident mission in that country. African countries. MenuSearchLanguage.

African countries

Migration. Crawling Out of the Muck. Humanities Resources - Cornerstone College (Mt Barker, SA) Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management publications. Strengthening Climate Resilience >> Files >> Admin Resources Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management publications Find publications on this page about: Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management Changing climate, changing disasters: pathways to integration This publication is an essential guide to using and applying the CSDRM approach.

Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management publications

Global Sustainability Education Resources. WEEC / World Energy Engineering Congress. Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability. The Strategic Relevance of Sustainability Collaborations In the late 1990s, many companies embarked on their first sustainability forays.

Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability

Often internal, these efforts addressed low-hanging fruit such as energy efficiency or minimizing waste — essentially, cost-cutting under a different name. But as the sustainability issues that can affect business — such as social instability, climate change and resource depletion — become more important, companies realize that collective action is necessary to protect the interests of the company and society. “Whether you’re a business or an organization, part of civil society or a public sector voice, there is an understanding that complex problems require perspectives from all three of these constituencies,” comments Patrick Hynes, deputy director of member relations at the Clinton Global Initiative.

Green American: A Vision of the Future Delivered Right to Your Door. Education for Environment and Sustainability. People — Design that Matters. Hannah Commoss, Director Hannah is responsible for building and managing marketable securities portfolios.

People — Design that Matters

She has 15 years of institutional investment management and financial analysis experience. Prior to joining Spruceview Capital Partners, she was the Deputy CIO, Public Markets and Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Massachusetts Pension Reserve Investment Management (PRIM) Board. She oversaw the public markets investment program, which at the time was approximately $35 billion, and implemented a $4.2 billion direct hedge fund program. Before that, she was at HarbourVest Partners. Hannah holds a B.A. in Economics from Northeastern University and an M.B.A. from Suffolk University. Danielle Duplin, Director Danielle is Vice President at Fidelity Investments and Executive Producer at the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT), an innovation catalyst for the firm.

The World Factbook. The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

The World Factbook

We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Constitutions of Countries. Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments. The Central Intelligence Agency publishes and updates the online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments weekly.

Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments

The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid and includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical, some of them not officially recognized by the United States. Regimes with which the United States has no diplomatic exchanges are indicated by the initials NDE. Governments are listed in alphabetical order according to the most commonly used version of each country's name. The spelling of the personal names in this directory follows transliteration systems generally agreed upon by US Government agencies, except in the cases in which officials have stated a preference for alternate spellings of their names.

NOTE: Although the head of the central bank is listed for each country, in most cases he or she is not a Cabinet member. Worldbank - countries. Intute - Research and Resource Sites. G8 Information Centre. Free data, statistics, analysis, visualization & sharing - knoema.com. - Sections - Earth Web Site. AS Level Human Geography. Real time world statistics. Free Powerpoints - Rivers of the World. 40 maps that explain the world. Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to.

40 maps that explain the world

So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one.

[Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world] 1. Click to enlarge. What's more amazing: how much things have changed over the last 1,800 years, a major chunk of the civilizational history of humanity, or how many of this map's divisions are still with us today? 2. Click to enlarge. This might be useful in planning your next vacation, although there are some big surprises in the results. State Name Meanings. Greatest Danger to the World. SOCIAL STUDIES - Timelines & Maps.