London — When women have access to the same rights and opportunities as men, they are more resilient to conflict and disaster and can lead reconstruction and renewal efforts in their societies, according to The State of World Population 2010, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. (more…)
Archive for October, 2010
Statistics are a vital tool for economic and social development, including our efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
New York, 18 October 2010 — World Statistics Day, celebrated globally for the first time on 20 October 2010, will pay tribute to the outstanding work statisticians produce and disseminate daily. While statistics are an integral part of national and international life and policy-making, the global community is dedicating 20-10-2010 as the first international day to pay tribute to Official Statistics. Over 100 countries and areas and some 40 international agencies will mark this Day with special events and activities.
Pretoria – In 2009, the critical threshold of one billion hungry people in the world was reached in part due to soaring food prices and the financial crisis, a “tragic achievement in these modern days”, according to FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf. (more…)