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Developing countries -- Social conditions

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View Resource UNICEF: United Nations Children's Fund

Full text of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Declaration, the Plan of Action and the Goals for Children for the Year 2000 adopted by the World Summit for Children in 1990.

https://www.unicef.org/
View Resource Environmental Security Database

Maintained by the Peace & Conflict Studies Program at the University of Toronto, this database has potential as a powerful research tool for those studying the relationships between environmental stress and violent conflict in developing countries. The database contains information on (but not the text of) over 20,000 items, including books, journal articles, papers, and newspaper clippings. Users...

https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/trudeaucentre/
View Resource A Better World for All

According to this new report from the World Bank, 1.2 billion people worldwide live on less than $1 a day; another 1.6 billion people live on less than $2 a day. "A Better World for All" outlines the concerns and goals for setting the groundwork to reduce global poverty. Loaded with charts, graphs, and images, this 28-page report, available in HTML and .pdf formats, allows readers to understand...

http://www.paris21.org/news-center/news/better-world-all
View Resource Disposable Planet

BBC Online presents this six-part special on sustainable development. Created in anticipation of the now concluded Johannesburg Summit, this Web site provides a valuable resource for viewers wishing to learn more about sustainable development and related issues. The Web site consists of an overview and six sections: Population, Food, Cities, Waste, Tourism, and Energy. The sections offer an...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/world/2002/...
View Resource Globalisation, Drugs, and Criminalisation: Final Research Report on Brazil, China, India, and Mexico

Produced by a team of interdisciplinary researchers and scholars on behalf of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), this massive 409-page report deals primarily with the increasingly global problem of the drug trade and ancillary criminal activity in Brazil, China, India, and Mexico. The first nineteen pages of the report offer a broad overview of the...

http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0012/001276/127644e.pdf
View Resource Establishing Law and Order After Conflict

Released in July 2005, this compelling 293-page report from the RAND Corporation examines the recent attempts of the US government to build (and rebuild) nations around the world. The report looks at such recent efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with like-minded efforts in Panama, El Salvador, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and East Timor. The report utilizes data on current and past levels of...

https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2005/R...
View Resource Ashoka Screenshot

Ashoka was founded by Bill Drayton in 1980 and today it is the largest network of social entrepreneurs in the world. The organization has almost 3,000 fellows who work in 70 countries on a range of projects. On the organization's homepage, visitors can look over seven different sections, including Fellows, Focus Areas, Engage, and Give. Within Focus Areas, visitors can look over projects that...

https://www.ashoka.org/