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  • 25 Apr 2009
  • Karen Hardee, Benjamin Y. Clark, Victor Yuan, Tim Manchester, Amy Qi, Sarah E.K. Bradley, Zoe Shen
  • Pages: 17
Worldwide, stigma and discrimination have been identified as tremendous barriers to addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic, beginning with Jonathan Mann in the 1980s (Mann, 1987), and by others (UNAIDS, 2001, 2008; Reidpath, Brijnath and Chan, 2005; APN+,...
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), every day 5,000 young people aged 15-25 years become infected with HIV, which translates into almost 2 million new infections per year. HIV...
More than half of the world’s population today lives in cities. By 2050, the world’s urban population is expected to nearly double, making urbanization one of the twenty-first century’s most transformative trends. While cities have gone through...
French
Who is attacking you? “We don’t know...” When talking about attackers and hacking it often happens that I ask people working at customer’s sites “who is scaring you?” Most of the time the answer I hear is not “Well, you know… I’m scared by script...
This paper recalls the history of proposed “innovative” mechanisms by which governments could strengthen financial cooperation for development. Such proposals sought more predictable and assured financial flows to facilitate recipient country...
Anniversaries are useful occasions for taking stock. The fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the two implementing covenants of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the...
French
The past 50 years of demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is without historic parallel, altering the region’s demographic landscape forever. What makes the change so striking is the rapid and unparalleled pace at which it has occurred. The...
Terrorism is a global threat. It can affect anyone, anywhere, at any time. Countering terrorism requires global coordination and global solutions. It is for this reason that Member States brought terrorism to the agenda of the United Nations more...
Of the many economists who have worked for the United Nations, Hans W. Singer was the one who did more, and for more different parts of the Organization, than any other.1 During his 22-year career with the United Nations, he worked for the Economic...
  • 31 Aug 2016
  • Kelly Kilburn, Sudhanshu Handa, Gustavo Angeles, Peter Mvula, Maxton Tsoka
  • Pages: 36
This study analyzes the impact of an exogenous, positive income shock on caregivers’ subjective well-being in Malawi using panel data from 3,365 households targeted to receive Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer Programme that provides unconditional cash...
Days before Facebook became a public company on 18 May, the hype behind the social network giant went into overdrive. The media proclaimed it the biggest ever stock market flotation by an Internet company. Investors salivated over a rare chance to...
French
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have now come into force and there is much hope for their potential to bring about positive change to the lives of millions of people.
French
Since its creation 20 years ago eBay has been a significant force in promoting small businesses and entrepreneurship across the United States of America and Europe. Today there are 25 million active sellers on eBay, many of them making a living...
While Africa’s post-independence leaders dreamed of linking their countries through road and railway networks, today’s leaders are on the cusp of making their own dream come true — connecting African countries with each other and the rest of the...
French
This year, the International Trade Centre (ITC) celebrates a half-century of work helping the private sector in developing countries to use trade to drive development. This past April also marked a significant anniversary for the World Trade...
Probably the most important demographic development to occur during the last quarter century has been the onset of fertility decline in a number of third world countries. While most Sub-Saharan African countries as well as a number in the Middle East...
  • 17 Apr 2012
  • Ramón Quiñones Cintrón
  • Pages: 2
The Times They Are A-Changin’ ”. Or are they? I believe times have already changed. More than we could have imagined. Our ability to communicate has changed dramatically in the last twenty years, from the advent of the mobile phone to the...
  • 12 Apr 2006
  • Michael Mortimore, Leonardo Stanley
  • Pages: 17
Unlike the train of events in previous crises, when the negotiations between the parties–creditors and debtors, investors and host countries– were played out within some kind of institutional framework, the crisis of 2001 portrayed Argentina as a...
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Research and literature on foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic development have to date focused almost entirely on development in the host economy, sidelining the question of any contribution to development in a multinational enterprise’s...
Few doubt that the fall of the Berlin Wall is the event that closed the Cold War era and brought in the twenty-first century. Like every event in history, this one also has its founding myths.
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