Thursday May 21, 2015

Improving connectivity in the Asia Pacific Region: perspectives of the APEC Policy Support Unit is a 2013 report, published by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

From the executive summary:

Connectivity has become an important issue for many international organizations in recent years. This report provides examples of concrete efforts and progress made within the APEC region by these organizations in 3 key areas: institutional, physical and people to people connectivity.

It also highlights key issues and challenges for these three aspects of connectivity and takes a look at the current state of connectivity in the region.

(Source: APEC)

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Wednesday April 29, 2015

Freedom of expression and the Internet is a 2013 report by the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Freedom of though and expression is the cornerstone of any democratic society. The Inter-American Human Rights system in particular gives it a very broad scope.

This document strives to provide to all States the general principles for the protection of right to freedom of thought and expression online.

(Source: Organization of American States)

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Monday April 20, 2015

The Statistical Yearbook of the League of Nations has been digitized by Northwestern University Library (NUL).

It was published between 1926 and 1944 and contains statistics on population, livestock, production, commerce, transport and communications, public finance, currency and prices.

From MADGIC's subject guide:

The League of Nations was established by the coming into force on January 10th, 1920 of the Treaty of Versailles, Part I. Covenant. The aim of this association of self-governing countries was to promote peace and collective security.

Sixty-three countries signed the Covenant during the life of the organization with the exception of the United States. The League was governed by the Council, the Assembly and the Permanent Secretariat.

(Source: MADGIC Staff)

This item first appeared on the MADGICAL WEb, on June 9, 2014.

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