State of Civil Society Report 2013: Creating an enabling environment by CIVICUS 16/05/2013
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Children's Rights and Business Principles by UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children 13/05/2013
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GDP in question: For almost sixty years, the objective of economic growth, quantitatively assessed by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), has been pivotal within the elaboration of socioeconomic policies in capitalist economies. Today however, GDP faces a growing wave of criticisms. Whatever the nature of the criticism, this phenomenon reminds us that GDP is a historically situated tool, built in the specific post-war context, marked by a urgent need for reconstruction and for rebuilding an image of national power.