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Last updated: 30 June 2000

  • 30 June 2000:
    EPIDAT, the epidemiological software is now available in: Catalan, English, Galego, Portuguese or Spanish. You can download the software for free from:

  • 29 June 2000:
    UNDP, Poverty and Environment Initiative have published a report in connection with the World Summit on Social Development.
    "Attacking poverty while improving the environment. Towards win-win policy option." (roughly 550KB)
    Another UNDP publication is on: "Women's participation and good governance. 21st century challenges."

  • 28 June 2000:
    UNAIDS has published its latest biannual report on the web as a PDF-file (roughly 2.2MB) with very serious data and implications for countries affected by HIV/AIDS. The results, however, affect all of us living on Mother Earth. You can download the report at:

  • 28 June 2000:
    Here's a web-site which is of the different kind regarding globalization and its impact on living and working conditions of people particularly in so-called developing countries. It's the web-site of the Whirled Bank, yep, you've read it correctly, the Whirled Bank which dream is "A world full of poverty". This web-site is satirical, cynical, and therefore very realistic, you hardly find better country-specific data.
    Less satirical, but nonetheless realistic is the web-site of "Fifty years is enough", i.e. 50 years of World Bank, IMF, and other global players of finance and profit.

  • 27 June 2000:
    World Bank, IMF, OECD, and the UN have jointly published a report on "A Better World for All: Progress towards the international development goals", which is available in HTML or as PDF-file (roughly 870KB) at:

  • 27 June 2000:
    The World Bank has published online its report "New Paths to Social Development: Community and Global Networks in Action" (roughly 540KB) on its web-site at:

  • 23 June 2000:
    UNDP has set up a web-site on Indigenous Peoples within its program "Civil Society Organizations and Participation Program (CSOPP)" at:
    Comment: We find it remarkable that UNDP uses the term "civil" in connection with Indigenous Peoples, as the term "civil" according to Websters Dictionary refers to: "Pertaining to a city or state, or to a citizen in his relations to his fellow citizens or to the state; within the city or state."

  • 23 June 2000:
    "The Quality Assurance Project (QAP) was initiated in 1990 for the purpose of improving the quality and efficiency of care by helping lesser developed countries to institutionalize quality assurance (QA). QAP is dedicated to improving the quality of health, population, and nutrition services in over 30 developing countries through technical support to service delivery institutions, Ministries of Health, USAID Missions, and field-based cooperating agencies."

  • 23 June 2000:
    The International Labor Organization (ILO) has published a report on "HIV/AIDS: A threat to work, productivity, and development", which is available as a PDF-file (roughly 630KB) at:

  • 23 June 2000:
    The World Bank's "Voices of the Poor" project has generated a wealth of information and reports, all of which is available on a special web-page at:

  • 22 June 2000:
    The International Labor Organization (ILO) has published its "World Labor Report 2000". Unfortunately, ILO does not make these reports available on the WWW. The Executive Summary is available at:

  • 21 June 2000:
    The World Health Organization has published the "World Health Report 2000" which is available online at:
    The report focuses on comparative analyses of health systems and provides rich resources on countries of different socio-economic background. Inequalities in health become obvious, while we still doubt whether they are addressed adequately in WHO's programs.

  • 20 June 2000:
    The "World Summit for Social Development and Beyond: Achieving Social Development for All in a Globalized World" will take place in Geneva, 26-30 June 2000. The web-site of the Summit is
    All documents of the Summit are available at:

  • 19 June 2000:
    The Standing Committee on Family and Community Affairs of the Australian House of Representatives has published a report "Health is life: report on the inquiry into Indigineous health" which is available as a PDF-file (400KB) at:

  • 15 June 2000: is a US web-site mainly addressing inequality issues of North America and sometimes beyond.

  • 15 June 2000:
    UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (Florence, Italy) has published a report on "Child Poverty in Rich Nations" (340KB), which is available at:

  • 15 June 2000:
    The final document of the twenty-third special session of the UN General Assembly "Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the Twenty-first Century" called "Further actions and initiatives to implement the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action" is now available at:

  • 12 June 2000:
    The WHO Regional Office for the Americas, known as PAHO has published a 130 pages book on "Natural disasters: Protecting the public's health", which is available on its web-site as a PDF-file at:

  • 12 June 2000:
    The Society for International Development in cooperation with WHO and the Rockefeller Foundation held a 2-days conference in July 1999 on "Responses to globalization: Rethinking equity and health". All conference papers are now available on the WWW as PDF-files at:

  • 11 June 2000:
    The twenty-third special session of the UN General Assembly "Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the Twenty-first Century" concluded on 10 June, with governments reaffirming their commitment to the goals and objectives contained in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995. More information is available at:
    You may also wish to check the World Bank report on "Engendering development. Enhancing development through attention to gender", which is available at:
    In addition, it is recommended to check the web-site of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) at: for further background documents.

  • 11 June 2000:
    The proceedings of the 5th Global Conference on Health Promotion, held in Mexico City from 5-9 June 2000, are available at:

  • 8 June 2000:
    Human health is severely threatened by environmental degradation in all forms, ranging from unsafe use of pesticides to ozone depletion, according to a new UN Environment Program (UNEP) study. - (file size: 240KB)
    The study "An Assessment of Risks and Threats to Human Health Associated with the Degradation of Ecosystems", assesses the human impact of ecological decline, outlines health consequences of environmental change and deterioration, and looks at global, regional and national trends.

  • 8 June 2000:
    The UN Development Fund for Women has published the Report Progress of the World's Women 2000.

  • 4 June 2000:
    UNFPA offers a Population Issues Briefing Kit at their web-site:

  • 4 June 2000:
    The Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics offers a wide range of international working papers on the role of non-governmental organizations in developed and developing countries.

  • 2 June 2000:
    The Overseas Development Institute (UK) has published a briefing paper on "Can there be a Global Standard for Social Policy? The 'Social Policy Principles' as a Test Case". "This paper looks at the experience of the 'Social Policy Principles' initiative as a test case of elements of the international policy community responding to the challenges of globalisation and seeks to draw some general lessons from the early efforts associated with this."
    The paper is available at:

  • 2 June 2000:
    UNICEF has published a report on "Domestic Violence Against Women and Girls", which is made available as a PDF-file (roughly 450KB) at:

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    Download Adobe Acrobat Reader here.

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