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View Resource The State of the World's Children 1998: Focus on Nutrition

This United Nations Children's Fund report on the world's children focuses on nutrition. The report contains a forward by UN Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan and sections addressing the scale of malnutrition, successful approaches to combatting child hunger, and scientific breakthroughs in nutrition. Additional features include statistical tables, special issue panels, spotlights, text figures,...

https://www.unicef.org/sowc98/
View Resource Human Development Report 1997

The United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report Office provides two useful selections from its Human Development Report 1997. Overview of HDR 1997 is a detailed summary of the contents of the report, discussing world poverty and a six point strategy for poverty reduction. HDR 1997 Rankings contain Human Development Index, Gender-Related Development Index and Gender Empowerment...

http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/global/hdr2007-8/news/latinam...
View Resource Human Development Report

Released on Monday July 12, the tenth edition of the United Nation Development Programme's (UNDP) Human Development Report has garnered considerable attention from the international press all week. The report ranks 174 countries on quality of life indicators such as life expectancy, wealth, and literacy, ranking Canada at the top and Sierra Leone at the bottom. The report pays particular attention...

http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/global/1999/en/default.cfm
View Resource Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS)

The Living Standards Measurements Study (LSMS) Website, from the World Bank Group, serves as a resource for researchers, worldwide, with data sets and methodological lessons taken from LSMS's household surveys. This site guides users through an introduction to LSMS and includes a five-step process to determine if data will be helpful for users's needs. In addition to the actual data, the site...

http://econ.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTDEC/EXTRESEARCH...
View Resource The State of the World's Children 2000

This UNICEF State of the World's Children report (last reviewed in the December 11, 1998 Scout Report) includes an appeal for a new international coalition on behalf of children. The report also summarizes progress made since the 1990 World Summit for Children and the challenges that remain. Included in the report are a number of photographs, maps, tables, and a glossary. A summary, features (a...

https://www.unicef.org/sowc00/
View Resource UN Report on the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development

Published last month in preliminary form, this comprehensive report by the UN Secretary-General provides an assessment of progress on the international social development goals outlined at the World Summit for Social Development (WSSD) held in 1995 in Copenhagen (see the February 3, 1995 Scout Report). Collating and analyzing national reports from over 74 nations, the report examines specific...

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/wssd/index.html
View Resource The State of the World's Children 1999: Education

About one billion people, two-thirds of them women, will enter the next century unable to read or write according to this year's UNICEF State of the World's Children report (described in the December 19, 1997 Scout Report). The report focuses on education and predicts that illiteracy levels will continue to rise, primarily because only one in four children in impoverished countries are in school....

https://www.unicef.org/sowc99/
View Resource Human Development Report 2001

Released on July 10, the latest edition of the United Nation Development Programme's (UNDP) Human Development Report ranks 162 countries on quality-of-life indicators such as life expectancy, wealth, and literacy. It also includes analysis of the progress of countries towards meeting international development targets as well as assessing the technology achievements of 72 countries. This year,...

http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/human-development-report-2001
View Resource The State of the World's Children 2002

UNICEF has released this year's State of the World's Children report (the 2000 report is discussed in the December 17, 1999 Scout Report). As with previous reports, this year's covers progress made since the 1990 World Summit for Children and goals that have yet to be met. UNICEF tells us, for example, that since the summit, under-five mortality has dropped fourteen percent, but in sub-Saharan...

https://www.unicef.org/sowc02/
View Resource Eartheasy

Given the tough economic times in the United States (and elsewhere) and renewed discussions about how to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, this site, while not new, is timely. Eartheasy, a personal offering from Greg Seaman, grew out of Seaman's experiences living with his wife and children on a rural island in Vancouver. The site aims "to encourage, inspire and inform people of the inherent...

https://scout.wisc.edu/archives/index.php?P=EditResource&ID=...
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