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  Transparency in Extractive Industries

The most recent international effort to fight corruption in natural resource extraction, such as payment of bribes to government officials in developing countries, is the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The initiative was first proposed by UK Prime Minister Tony …

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  The Globalized World Responds to Tsunami Disaster

Globalization facilitated an international response to the December 26, 2004, earthquake-tsunami disaster that caused unprecedented devastation in over a dozen countries. The earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter-scale occurred off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. This …

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  Change in World Bank Leadership

James Wolfensohn announced he will be leaving his post as President of the World Bank Group at the end of May 2005 after serving in the post for two five-year terms. Wolfensohn’s upcoming departure has sparked debate over the manner …

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  Rich and Poor Countries Divided at World Summit on the Information Society

Almost 60 heads of state attended the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, Switzerland from December 10 to 12, 2003. The summit was the largest and most prominent international initiative in the field of technology and communication and …

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  World Summit on Sustainable Development Fails to Live Up to Expectations

Published on :12-16-2002 At the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in Johannesburg, South Africa from August 26 to September 4, 2002, participants pledged to halve the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation …

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