Volume 14, No.9 - September 2010

Feature articles

“Historic Opportunity” for the future of development


Following on a proposal by the UN Secretary-General, the General Assembly decided to convene the MDG Summit (High-level Plenary Meeting) on 20-22 September 2010, with the primary objective to accelerate progress towards all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Read more

Indigenous filmmakers call for greater protection of their people


“The world’s indigenous peoples have preserved a vast amount of humanity’s cultural history. Indigenous peoples speak a majority of the world’s languages, and have inherited and passed on a wealth of knowledge, artistic forms and religious and cultural traditions. On this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we reaffirm our commitment to their well-being”, said Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on 9 August during the observation of the Day. Read more

Young talents launched the International Year of Youth


Under the theme “Dialogue and Mutual Understanding” the International Year of Youth was kicked off at UN Headquarters on 12 August – the International Day of Youth – and counted with the presence of Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and a wide range of performances, videos and exhibitions produced by youth. Read more

Publications and websites

Statistical compilations

Statistical Yearbook, Fifty-Third Issue

Statistical Yearbook, Fifty-Third Issue

This Yearbook is an annual compilation of a wide range of international economic, social and environmental statistics on over 200 countries and areas, compiled from sources including UN agencies and other international, national and specialized organizations. Read more

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Comings and goings

Mr. Ronald Jansen Mr. Ronald Jansen was appointed as Chief of the Trade Statistics Branch in the Statistics Division, DESA, effective 1 August 2010. In this new capacity, he is responsible for statistics of international trade in goods and services and tourism statistics. Before this appointment, Mr. Jansen was Chief of the Capacity Development Section in the Office of the Director, managing the technical cooperation activities of the Statistics Division since May 2008. Read more

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