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  • United Nations Development Programme And Jamaica
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    Jamaica and the United Nations - 1962-1995 H S Walker On September 21, 1962, Sir Alexander Bustamante, then Prime Minister of the newly independent Jamaica, applauded as the island's black, green and gold flag was unfurled at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, marking Jamaica's entry, on September 18th, into that body as a member. Since then, despite limitations of size and resources, Jamaica has played an outstanding role in the United Nations's ystem, helping to focus international a...
  • Nations Within The Developing World
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    Problems of Modernization in Developing Nations The economic situation which exists in the developing world today, is the result of the relationship between the modern, and developing nations of the world. Modernized nations benefited from this relationship because it gave them access to natural resources. However, because of this relationship, many developing nations now suffer from severe problems. These nations a reattempting to change the situation in which they struggle. A political cartoon...
  • Case Of Developing Nations
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    Focus on the Precautionary Principle The article discusses the negative connotations of the PP is having on the world. Julian Morris argues that the PP is having a perverse effect on modern day issues such as global warming. Morris continues by stating that the increase in global temperature cannot be directly linked to humans. Many environmentalists would disagree. At one point in the article, the author contradicts himself by stating that 'human-induced climate change could actually be benefic...
  • National Suite Of Nautical Charts
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    From the very beginnings of the United States, its waterways have provided a way for Americans to increase their standard of living. Ports like Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore all were important during colonial times and are still important today. US ports and waterways systems are truly a national resource. US ports and waterways have historically performed a role as the critical lifeline for our nation's international and domestic trade since the birth of our country. Like any ot...
  • Women's Role In Economic Development
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    Women as a group make up an enormous portion of the world's population. Thus the development of women, the changes implemented that affect them both positively and negatively are integral in study the world. Introduction to the field of women and development can be traced back to the 1950's post World War II., specifically the period of reconstruction. Due to focus on external issues rather than internal issues, programs like the United States Marshall Plan were created, emphasizing the need to ...
  • Global Partnership For Sustainable Development
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    Agenda 21, also referred to as Earth Summit, is an all-inclusive plan of action that is to be completed globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, governments, and major environmental groups in every area in which humans impact the environment. Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the Statement of principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests were all adopted by more than 178 governments at the United Nations Conference on...
  • Public Transportation
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    After the Great Depression the automobile began to be more affordable to the public. Just as the middle-class seemed to go car crazy, the United States found themselves in World War II. After the war people were ready for the changes that were to come, however public transportation was not ready for the changes. During the 50's the automobile became common sight in everyone's driveway. Even the television explosion had an impact on public transportation. The thing that finally put public transpo...
  • Lower Trade Barriers In Developed Countries
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    New York Times Date of Article: 04/14/03 Article by: The Associated Press The article states that the World Bank is urging well-off countries to lower their trade barriers. According to the World Bank, global poverty can be cut in half by 2015 if rich countries will lower their trade barriers and also increase foreign aid. The article also speaks of the need for developing countries to invest heavily in education, and that education, coupled with lower trade barriers in developed countries is th...
  • Efficient Modernisation Trend By The Japanese
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    The small island nation of Japan, after the end of its isolation policy in 1854, took many steps in modernising itself, and for a number of movi tives. Two distinct periods of modernisation are in the era of the Tokugawa shogunate and then the Meiji Restoration. A strong nationalism and the desire to compete and prove their worth to the West also assisted Japans modernisation. The Japanese, in addition, modeled their navy on that of the British, thier army from Germany and their industry from va...
  • 1800 Britain's Development As A Nation
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    Modern nationalism could be described as a collective identity, resulting from social and political cohesion. Colin Kidd identifies that the British nation grew in the 18th century from 'materialism and idealist factors,' This has often been referred to as the influence of religion, the change in industrialisation, growth of Empire and the impact of war. It is arguable that such developments occurred at the expense of traditionally regional and local variation. This essay analyses how these fact...

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