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ited Nations Millennium Development GoalsThe eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. The UN is also working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda. News on Millennium Development Goals Launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goalsited Nations: International LawA special commemorative event entitled "The International Law Commission: Sixty Years: And Now", on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the International Law Commission. UN Bodies General Assembly Sixth Committee (Legal) Current information on agenda items, summaries of work, and documents.
World Socialist Web SiteTurkish interest rate leaps amid currency market turmoil By Nick Beams, 29 January 2014 The massive rate hike followed warnings of financial “carnage” amid growing concerns over the stability of “emerging markets.” Deflation threat poses new dangers to world economy By Nick Beams, 17 January 2014 At a speech in Washington on Wednesday, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde warned that strengthening deflationary trends posed a threat to the global economy.
Why Six Hours Of Sleep Is As Bad As None At AllNot getting enough sleep is detrimental to both your health and productivity. Yawn. We've heard it all before.titledAction Areas / Summit Announcements At the Climate Summit on September 23rd 2014 in New York, at the invite of the UN Secretary-General, global leaders from Government, business, finance and civil society came together to announce bold commitments to action in areas that are critical for keeping global temperature increases to less than two degrees Celsius. The eight Action Areas are:GenderStatsGender Data Portal Find an Indicator Available Indicators Explore Dashboards Create Query About the Data Portal
World tribuneContrary to the spin of the mainstream media, the fever that is sweeping the Middle East is not some long-suppressed desire for political liberty. These are not secular democratic revolutions. Instead, they represent the fury of subjugated peoples who have been deeply embittered by decades of autocratic rule, corruption and the pro-Western policies of their leaders. Many of the demonstrators despise America and Israel.The Machine That Tried To Scan The Brain — In 1882Angelo Mosso's "human circulation balance" machine worked like a seesaw to measure blood flow changes to the brain. Stefano Sandrone et al., Brain hide caption itoggle caption Stefano Sandrone et al., Brain Angelo Mosso's "human circulation balance" machine worked like a seesaw to measure blood flow changes to the brain. Stefano Sandrone et al., Brain Everyone points to the Wright Brothers as the inventors of human flight.
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World Development IndicatorsThe primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates. TypeTime seriesPeriodicityAnnualLast Updated01-Feb-2017Economy CoverageWLD, EAP, ECA, LAC, MNA, SAS, SSA, HIC, LMY, IBRD, IDAGranularityNational, RegionalNumber of Economies217TopicAgriculture & Rural Development, Aid Effectiveness, Climate Change, Economy & Growth, Education, Energy & Mining, Environment, External Debt, Financial Sector, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Labor & Social Protection, Poverty, Private Sector, Public Sector, Science & Technology, Social Development, Trade, Urban DevelopmentUpdate FrequencyQuarterlyUpdate ScheduleApril, July, September, DecemberContact Detailsdata@worldbank.orgAccess OptionsAPI, Bulk download, Mobile app, Query toolAttribution/citationWorld Development Indicators, The World BankCoverage1960 - 2016