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  • How do the SDGs differ from the MDGs?

    What’s the difference? The Millennium Development Goals, developed in 2000, were comprised of eight goals to eradicate extreme poverty; conditions of which meant: Eradication of hunger Universal primary education Gender equality and empowerment of women Reduced child mortality Improved maternal health Eradication of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and other diseases Environmental sustainability Global partnership for development   […]

  • Purchasing power parity

    What is purchasing power parity (PPP)? Each country describes their economic data, such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), GDP per Capita, income or poverty, in their own currency.  In order to make comparisons among countries, all of the currencies have to be made equivalent, This is most commonly done by making the national currencies comparable to […]

  • International Labour Organisation

    About The International Labour Organization (ILO) was founded in 1919 and became the first specialized agency of the United Nations in 1946. It is the only tripartite agency in the U.N. and is composed of government, employer and worker representatives. Through the ILO, 183 member states freely and openly debate and elaborate labor standards and policies. [1] Accordingly, the […]

  • Human Sustainable Development Index

    About The Human Sustainable Development Index was founded in 2009 to improve the components and the quality of the Human Development Index, established in 1990 by the United Nations Development Programme. To the three components of the HDI (health-life expectancy; education-mean years of schooling and income-GDP per capita) is added a fourth one: carbon emissions […]

  • Vision of Humanity

    Vision of Humanity is an online portal for peace research, news and initiatives around the world. The website houses interactive global peace maps that bring complex indices to life. Vision of Humanity is an initiative of the Institute for Economics and Peace. About Vision of Humanity Vision of Humanity is an initiative of the Institute […]

  • Human Development Report

    Human Development Report The Human Development Report is an editorially autonomous publication commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The United Nations General Assembly has formally recognized the Report as “an independent intellectual exercise” and “an important tool for raising awareness about human development around the world.” The Report is translated into more than […]

  • World Health Organization

    Background The World Health Organization (WHO), founded in 1948, is an authority within the United Nations that directs and coordinates frameworks that pertain to health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and […]

  • Gross national income

    While per capita Gross domestic product is the indicator most commonly used to compare income levels, two other measures are preferred by many analysts. These are per capita gross national income (GNI) and net national income (NNI).   What is gross national income? Gross national income is defined as Gross domestic product GDP plus net […]

  • List of national statistics office websites by country

    List of national statistics office Find each national statistics website by consulting the concerned country page. Afghanistan Central Statistics Office of Afghanistan Albania Institute of Statistics Algeria National Office of Statistics Argentina Instituto Nacional De Estadístic y Censos (INDEC) Armenia National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia Australia Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Austria […]

  • Child Labour

      Definition According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), not all work done by children should be classified as child labour which international programs such as the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) target to be eliminated. “Child labour is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential […]