Thursday July 02, 2015

In 1989, in its decision 89/46, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that, in order to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues in the context of overall development plans and programmes and the need to find solutions for these issues, 11 July should be observed by the international community as World Population Day.” The theme of this year's World Population Day is Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies.
(Source: United Nations)

Posted by Denize Tan in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Thursday Jul 02, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share

Language guide for European business: successful communication in your international trade is a 2011 publication by the European Union.

This guide is about solving your company’s language and communication problems. It offers your company advice on how to deal with the language and cultural issues that arise every day in international business. It will help you develop a strategy for dealing with communication problems in new or expanding markets in other countries. Companies which have adopted similar language management strategies for foreign markets are generally more successful and achieve greater export sales growth.

(Source: European Union)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Thursday Jul 02, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Monday June 29, 2015

GeoFred is a map app that allows you to create, customize and share geographical map data found at the Federal Reserve.

For fun, I created the above map using population data from 2010, for all countries available. You can then download your map as a GIF, a PDF, or a JPEG (you can also add your data to a spreadsheet).

Map tools include: choosing your colour scheme, edit legend, edit labels.

(Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Monday Jun 29, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share

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