Foreigners invested $325 billion in U.S. businesses and real estate in 2008, according to data
published by the Department of Commerce.1 As Figure 1 shows, this represents a sharp increase
over the $237 billion invested in 2007. Investments abroad by U.S. parent firms fell slightly in
2008 to $318 billion, down from the $333 billion they invested abroad in 2007. The increase in
foreign direct investment flows mirrors a turnaround in global flows. According to the United
Nations’ World Investment Report, global foreign direct investment inflows increased by 30% in
2007 and 38% in 2006....
The General Assembly,
Taking note of the recommendation of the Human Rights Council contained in
its resolution 1/2 of 29 June 2006, by which the Council adopted the text of the
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
Recalling its resolution 61/178 of 20 December 2006, by which it decided to
defer consideration of and action on the Declaration to allow time for further
consultations thereon, and also decided to conclude its consideration before the end
of the sixty-first session of the General Assembly,
Adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigeno...
The United Nations has had either a bad press or no press in the US media.
As a result, Americans who read only the mainstream newspapers and the con-
ventional magazines, and who listen only to the major television and radio pro-
grams, are misinformed or uninformed as to why the UN does what it is reputed
to do, or fails to do what it is expected to do. This volume points out that the
United Nations structure was basically US designed at Dumbarton Oaks in
1944. The UN functions the way it does because American leaders planned it
that way. The...
Once an idealistic lawyer, Tom Byrne will work for anyone now, if the money’s right. An official at the United Nations needs him to placate the family of a harmless old man mistaken for a suicide bomber and shot to death by UN Security. But Byrne soon discovers this victim was not quite as innocent as he appeared to be.
Together with the dead man’s daughter, Byrne uncovers the existence of a clandestine brotherhood responsible for hundreds of unexplained deaths worldwide. Now Tom is a marked man—a target of assassins who will destroy him for what he’s learned—as he races to...
The impact of an earthquake, flood or war on reproductive health can be devastating.
Communities in crisis are suddenly deprived of reproductive health information and services.
Access is cut off, yet needs persist, even escalate. A large number of refugees and internally
displaced women will be pregnant, facing delivery under dangerous conditions; others may
be victims of violence including rape.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is committed to assisting and protecting women,
men and youth made vulnerable by natural disaster, armed conflict, persecution and other causes.
The Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (hereinafter referred to collectively as "Parties" and individually as "Party"),
Desiring to establish and develop mutually beneficial and equitable economic and trade relations on the basis of mutual respect for their respective independence and sovereignty;
Acknowledging that the adoption of and compliance with international trade norms and standards by the Parties will aid the development of mutually beneficial trade relations, and should be the underlying basis of those relations...
1979, WMO t ch c H i ngh Khổ ứ ộ ị í
hậu Thế Giới lần 1- Geneva, Thụy Sĩ.
1988, Thành lập Ủy Ban Liên Chính
Phủ về Biến đổi Khí hậu ( IPCC:
Intergovermental Panel on Climate
Change ) , với sự hổ trợ của WMO và
UNEP để định lượng dữ kiện khoa học
về biến đổi khí hậu
The States Parties to this Convention,
Bearing in mind the broad objectives in the resolutions adopted by the sixth special session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the establishment of a New International Economic Order,
Considering that the development of international trade on the basis of equality and mutual benefit is an important element in promoting friendly relations among States,
RAP publication 2002/04
LYCHEE PRODUCTION IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC BANGKOK, THAILAND, MARCH 2002
LYCHEE PRODUCTION IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION
Edited by Minas K. Papademetriou Frank J.
Committed to ensuring the long-term conservation and sustainable use of fishery resources in the South Pacific Ocean and in so doing safeguarding the marine ecosystems in which the resources occur;
Recalling relevant international law as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of 4 December 1995 and the Agreement to...
"Of all the literature I use while preparing field guides for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Nelson's Fishes of the World is, by far, the one I refer to most often. [This] book is a standard reference . . . I continue to use it extensively in the ichthyology courses I teach, particularly in laboratory sessions."
-Kent E. Carpenter Old Dominion University
The relationships between international intellectual property treaties,
the United Nations international environmental treaties (ﬁrst and fore-
most the convention on Biological Diversity), the relevant customary
norms and soft law form a complex network of obligations that some-
times conﬂict with each other. The ﬁrst set of treaties creates private
rights while the latter afﬁrms the sovereignty rights of States over genetic
resources and related knowledge and creates international regimes of
exploitation of the same....
At the beginning of the national era the internal commerce of the United States gave small promise of the tremendous development it was to undergo during the ensuing century. There was as yet too little differentiation of occupation to give rise to a large interstate trade in native products, and the proximity of the greater part of the population to the seacoast made it cheaper and more convenient to carry on the small interstate trade that did exist by means of small sailing vessels plying along the coast. ...
Despite the protection afforded by several important
legal instruments, the environment continues to be the
silent victim of armed conflicts worldwide. The United
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has conducted
over twenty post-conflict assessments since 1999, using
state-of-the-art science to determine the environmental
impacts of war. From Kosovo to Afghanistan, Sudan and
the Gaza Strip, UNEP has found that armed conflict
causes significant harm to the environment and the
communities that depend on natural resources.
hese excellent papers derived from contributions to the International Law
Conference held in Adelaide in February 2004 deal with the principal aspects of
modern armed conﬂict: the causes and prevention of conﬂict, conﬂict resolution
and peace building, the law applicable in armed conﬂict (international humanitarian
law, international criminal law, and state responsibility), and the roles of the United
Nations, humanitarian organisations and peacekeepers.
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