Global Issues for Global Citizens: An Introduction to Key Development Challenges

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Vinay Kumar Bhargava
World Bank Publications, 2006 M01 1 - 456 pages
Written by 27 World Bank experts, this book draws on the Bank's unique global capabilities and experience to promote an understanding of key global issues that cannot be solved by any one nation alone in an increasingly interconnected world. It describes the forces that are shaping public and private action to address these issues and highlights the Bank's own work in these areas. Covering four broad themes (global economy, global human development, global environment, and global governance), this comprehensive volume provides an introduction to today's most pressing global issues -- from pove.

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Inspired by its recent series of lectures to college students, the World Bank has put together a collection of relevant and accessible essays by 27 of its specialists. Originally created in 1944 to ... Read full review

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Page xxix - UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNDP United Nations Development Programme UNEP United Nations Environment Programme UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization...
Page 260 - Convention, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
Page 415 - Goal 7 Ensure environmental sustainability • Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs; reverse loss of environmental resources. • Reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water.
Page 16 - Article 7 of the charter lists the following bodies as the principal organs of the United Nations: the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice, and the Secretariat.
Page 372 - Charter are to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character and in promoting respect for human rights; and to be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends.
Page 390 - No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Page 415 - Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day.
Page 415 - Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling...
Page 149 - Summit included several of those components when it asserted that "food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life
Page 396 - Bank) consists of five closely associated institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank...

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