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UNICEF Report

Invisible children

A UNICEF report recently issued addressed the situation of children worldwide. It was not surprising that the figures published revealed a catastrophic situation. Mostly because half of the births that take place in developing nations are not registered, thus turning these children into invisible ones for the States and their policies. Among the figures shown we could mention the 171 million children that work in the world sometimes under similar conditions to those of slavery. Endemic poverty, wars and AIDS are also the factors that account for these shameful facts.

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In a report that was published in the last few days and entitled: The situation of children in the world 2006: excluded and invisibles, UNICEF showed the catastrophic situation in which millions of children are living in worldwide, especially in developing nations.

The UN agency got to speak of invisible children, especially because 50% of births are not registered. These children cannot enjoy any legal existence and are therefore ignored by the States and their policies.

Other children have become invisible since they are deprived of their parent’s protection. 143 million children in developing countries are orphans, dozens of millions live on the streets and a million of them are in jails.

Exploitation of children is an extremely serious phenomenon and is affecting 171 million children who work, 73 million of them are under 10. Slavery and prostitution are the exacerbated modalities of this exploitation.

Obviously, poverty and inequalities, the inability of some States to provide basic services to their populations, as well as the armed conflicts, not to mention AIDS impact, which is significant, are among the main causes of such exclusion.

Like the rest of UN agencies, UNICEF has shown how serious it is in its studies and diagnosis. However, it is a pity that such work is not translated into concrete actions by the States that enjoy setting objectives which are seldom achieved.

Text of the report:

- La situation des enfants dans le monde 2006 : Exclus et invisibles
UNICEF (PDF

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Africa

- Food Supply Situation and Crop Prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (PDF

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856 Kb)

Defense

- Air Power against Terror America’s Conduct of Operation Enduring Freedom
The Rand Corporation (PDF

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2,3 Mb)

- Bureaucracy Does Its Thing: Institutional Constraints on U.S.-GVN Performance in Vietnam
The Rand Corporation (PDF

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6 Mb)

- Unmanned Aircraft Systems: DOD Needs to More Effectively Promote Interoperability and Improve Performance Assessments
United States, The Government Accountability Office (PDF

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925 Kb)

- DOD Systems Modernization: Uncertain Joint Use and Marginal Expected Value of Military Asset Deployment System Warrant Reassessment of Planned Investment
United States, The Government Accountability Office (PDF

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869 Kb)

- Defense Acquisitions: DOD Has Paid Billions in Award and Incentive Fees regardless of Acquisition Outcomes
United States, The Government Accountability Office (PDF

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948 Kb)

Human Rights / governance norms

- Provea’s Annual Report on Situation of Human Rights in Venezuela October 2004/ September 2005
Venezuela, PROVEA (Html

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- U.S. Detainees Disappeared into Secret Prisons: Illegal under Domestic and International Law
Human Rights Watch (PDF

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140 Kb)

- Entrenching Impunity: Government Responsibility for International Crimes in Darfur
Human Rights Watch (PDF

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2,3 Mb)

- Guantánamo Detainees: Habeas Corpus Challenges in Federal Court
The Congressional Research Service (PDF

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136 Kb)

- Le droit de vote des étrangers aux élections locales
Francia, Senado (PDF

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72 Kb)

Economy

- Preliminary report of Latin American and Caribbean economies 2005
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (PDF

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964 Kb)

- Principaux enseignements des simulations de la libéralisation des échanges commerciaux
France, Senate (PDF

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744 Kb)

- Des finances publiques au service de notre avenir : rapport Pébereau sur la dette publique.
France, ministère de l’économie des finances et de l’industrie (PDF

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1,1 Mb)

- After Washington’s consensus
Nueva Sociedad N°199 (Html

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- China Trade: U.S. Exports, Investment, Affiliate Sales Rising, but Export Share Falling
United States, The Government Accountability Office (PDF

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1,7 Mb)

- Key Indicators of the Labour Market
International Labor Organization (Html

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Education

- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Education Should Provide Additional Guidance to Help States Smoothly Transition Children to Preschool
United States, The Government Accountability Office (PDF

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4,4 Mb)

Environment

- Forest Crime File: Illegal Logging in Cameroon
Greenpeace (PDF

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200 Kb)

- End of Life: The Human Cost of Breaking Ships
Greenpeace (PDF

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4 Mb)

- Electronic Waste: Strengthening the Role of the Federal Government in Encouraging Recycling and Reuse
United States, The Government Accountability Office (PDF

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1,2 Mb)

- Reviewing the EU Emissions Trading Scheme: Priorities for Short-Term Implementation of the Second Round of Allocation (Part I)
Centre for European Policy Studies (PDF

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182 Kb)

States, monographs

- Kyrgyzstan: A Faltering State
International Crisis Group (PDF

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437 Kb)

- Cambodia Blazes a New Path to Economic Growth and Job Creation
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (PDF

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243 Kb)

- China Human Development Report 2005
United Nations Development Program (Html

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- Syrie : la coalition autoritaire fait de la résistance
Institut français des relations internationales (PDF

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340 Kb)

- Somalia’s Islamists
International Crisis Group (PDF

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454 Kb)

- Argentina after the crisis, a time for opportunities
United Nations Development Program (ZIP

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5,6 Mb)

- Aceh: So Far, So Good
International Crisis Group (PDF

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417 Kb)

Energy / Oil

- Natural Gas and Electricity Markets: Federal Government Actions to Improve Private Price Indices and Stakeholder Reaction
United States, The Government Accountability Office (PDF

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274 Kb)

- Gasoline Prices: New Legislation and Proposals
The Congressional Research Service (PDF

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84 Kb)

Europe

- De Maastricht à Lisbonne : adapter la stratégie économique de l’UE à la mondialisation
Institut français des relations internationales (PDF

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400 Kb)

- La Turquie et l’Union européenne après l’ouverture des négociations
France, Senate (PDF 694 Kb)

Immigration

- Immigrants at Mid-Decade: A Snapshot of America’s Foreign-Born Population in 2005
Centre for Immigration Studies (PDF

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1,2 Mb)

- Immigration Related Border Security Legislation in the 109th Congress
The Congressional Research Service (PDF

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90 Kb)

Middle East

- The True Meaning of the Iraqi Election: A “Trigger,” Not a “Turning Point”
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (PDF

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465 Kb)

- Hezbollah’s Strategic Threat to Israel
Middle East Quarterly, January 2006 (Html

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- Zionism in Crisis
Middle East Quarterly, January 2006 (Html

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- Dispelling Myths about Iraq
The Heritage Foundation (PDF

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210 Kb)

- Ministers of Murder: Iran’s New Security Cabinet
Human Rights Watch (PDF

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182 Kb)

Nuclear sector

- Countering Iran’s Nuclear Challenge
The Heritage Foundation (PDF

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216 Kb)

- The Six Party Talks and Beyond: Cooperative Threat Reduction and North Korea
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (PDF

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489 Kb)

- La prévention et la répression des violences au sein du couple
France, National Assembly (PDF

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198 Kb)

International relations

- The Imperative for Action: An Update of the Report of the Task Force on American Interests and UN Reform
United States, Institute of Peace (PDF

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451 Kb)

- North East Asia’s Undercurrents of Conflict
International Crisis Group (PDF

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587 Kb)

- Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft N°4/2005
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Html

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Health

- America’s Health Rankings 2005
United Health Foundation (PDF

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1,7 Mb)

- Ecosystems and human well-being: Health synthesis
World Health Organization (PDF

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2,2 Mb)

Society

- Plus de droits et plus de devoirs pour les bénéficiaires des minima sociaux d’insertion
France, Prime Minister (PDF

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452 Kb)

- The Occupational Status and Mobility of Hispanics
The Pew Hispanic Center (PDF

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536 Kb)

- Face à la crise : une obligation de résultat - 11ème rapport du Haut comité pour le logement des personnes défavorisées
France, Haut comité pour le logement des personnes défavorisées (PDF

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- Capacity Building of Civil Society dealing with Anti-Discrimination: Training Manual
European Union (PDF

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317 Kb)

Terrorism

- 9/11 commission recommendations
9/11 Public Discourse Project (PDF

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119 Kb)

- The House Committee on the Judiciary’s report on the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005
United States, Committee on the judiciary, House of representatives (PDF

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- USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005
United States, House of Representatives (PDF

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336 Kb)

Transport

- La sécurité et le développement des transports
France, National Assembly (PDF

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