Released late last week by the United Nations. UN CountryStats is a data visualization tool to compare key economic, social, environmental, trade, and area & population indicators for 216 countries and territories. Indicators, drawn from the United Nations’ unique and authoritative data set, can be viewed as complete country tables or visualized as bar graphs. […]
From the AP: Locked inside U.N. headquarters is a huge but largely unknown archive documenting 10,000 cases against accused World War II criminals, from Belgian charges against Adolf Hitler to the trial of a Japanese commander for inciting rape. Leading British and American researchers are campaigning to make the files _ hundreds of thousands of […]
This app is free to download and use. From the iTunes App Store Description: The UN News Reader is a free mobile news application for quick and easy access to all stories from the UN News Centre. With a simple, user-friendly interface, you can read up-to-the-minute latest stories or browse by subject and geographic region. […]
Coming Monday: UN & USC Shoah Foundation Institute To Formally Debut iWitness Holocaust Testimony Video Database
What is IWitness? IWitness is an online application for educators and students, giving them access to watch, search, and learn from over 1,000 video testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. IWitness is unique by bringing educators and their students (ages 13-18) together at the intersection of Holocaust education and the development of […]
From the FAO Data Blog: FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), like many other large data producers (BBC, the Library of Congress, the US government, just to name just a few), has started publicizing its data as Linked Open Data. For example, the very first data set published by FAO was the […]
From Summary/News Release: In five days, world population is projected to reach 7 billion. How we respond now will determine whether we have a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future or one that is marked by inequalities, environmental decline and economic setbacks, according to The State of World Population 2011 report, published today by UNFPA, the […]
From UN Pulse: The Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Kiyo Akasaka, is pleased to announce the launch of the new, multilingual DPI website, which can be found at http://www.un.org/en/hq/dpi. As news sources proliferate, stories “go viral” on social media and user-generated content spreads instantly around the world, public information and communication are ever more […]
From the WDR 2012 Web Site: The 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development finds that women’s lives around the world have improved dramatically, but gaps remain in many areas. The authors use a conceptual framework to examine progress to date, and then recommend policy actions. Report Summary Full Text Charts See Also: […]
"UN Office on Drugs and Crime and World Bank Group Launch New Anti-Corruption Legal Library With Legislation From 178 States"
From an Announcement: Co-founded by the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) Initiative, a joint programme of the World Bank Group and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) Legal Library supports asset recovery and anti-corruption efforts and assists in implementing legislation which supports anti-corruption and asset recovery. […]
You can access the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Facebook page and “like” them at this URL. The DHL also provides the wonderful and essential UN Pulse web site/alerting service.