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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. 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.

Beltway bandits Beltway bandit is a term for private companies located in or near Washington, D.C. whose major business is to provide consulting services to the US government. The phrase was originally a mild insult, implying that the companies preyed like bandits on the largesse of the federal government, but it has lost much of its pejorative nature and is now often used as a neutral, descriptive term.[1] History[edit] Water Studies Centre, Monash University Our vision To generate and exchange scientific knowledge to underpin the effective management of Australia's waterways. Our objectives Strategic research - undertake research leading to the improved understanding of the quality of Australia's waterways and of the quality of Australia's waterways and of the effects of the disturbances on these systems. Contract research - undertake contract research for the scientific community, industry and government departments. Postgraduate training - provide a top-level and relevant postgraduate training capacity in water research.

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Home Teachers helping to build Afghanistan’s future 04.02.2016 – Modern teaching methods communicate not only knowledge but also the ability to solve problems and engage in critical thinking. GIZ and the Afghan Ministry of Education have together embarked on a fundamental overhaul of the country's education system. African Union Summit: New prospects through cooperation 04.02.2016 – A peaceful and sustainable Africa – that is the vision of the African Union. GIZ is supporting the AU on this path. about Hey there. My name is Maria Popova and I’m a reader, writer, interestingness hunter-gatherer, and curious mind at large. I’ve previously written for Wired UK, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab, among others, and am an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow.

Asian countries Learn about ADB activities in member countries and regional offices. Get information on country economic data and analysis, development assistance, and regional initiatives. indicates that ADB has a resident mission in that country. * Developing members: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cook Islands, People’s Republic of China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Fiji, Hong Kong, China, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, the Republic of Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taipei,China, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam

Opportunities Opportunities for Young Professionals Programme Assistants - For Quakers and those in sympathy with Quaker ideals who have recently completed an undergraduate degree, this year-long service involves everything from attending UN meetings to report writing, research, event planning and routine administration in QUNO's offices in Geneva or New York. Learn more about becoming a Programme Assistant. General Opportunities Governance - The Committees that oversee our work are made up of Quakers who volunteer to take on this guidance role. Learn more about our governance and finance.Outreach Presentations - We can organize a presentation explaining QUNO’s work to groups of Quakers or others of any age.

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