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    Book and Living Reference Work (Continuously updated edition)

    The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
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    The Stateman’s Yearbook
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    The Statesman’s Yearbook

    The Statesman’s Yearbook

    The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World 2017

    The Stateman’s Yearbook (2016)

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    Nordic Development Fund (NDF)

    NDF is a multilateral development finance institution established by the five Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Since operations started in 1989, the Fund has provided soft loans ...

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    Central African Republic

    One of the four territories of French Equatorial Africa, the Central African Republic became independent on 13 Aug. 1960. A constitution of 1976 provided for a parliamentary democracy to be known as the Centra...

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    Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

    Founded in 1992 to promote economic co-operation in the Black Sea region. Priority areas of interest include: trade and economic development; banking and finance; communications; energy; transport; agriculture...

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    Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

    Founded in 1966 by the Swedish parliament. Independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Compiles detailed studies on multilateral peace oper...

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    Trinidad and Tobago

    When Columbus visited Trinidad in 1498 the island was inhabited by Arawak Indians. Tobago was occupied by the Caribs. Trinidad remained a neglected Spanish possession for almost 300 years until it was surrende...

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    Guatemala

    From 1524 Guatemala was part of a Spanish captaincy-general, comprising the whole of Central America. It became independent in 1821 and formed part of the Confederation of Central America from 1823 to 1839. Th...

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    World Customs Organization

    Established in 1952 as the Customs Co-operation Council, the World Customs Organization is an intergovernmental body with worldwide membership, whose mission it is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency o...

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    African Union (AU)

    History. The Fourth Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) held in Sirté, Libya on 9 Sept. 1999 decided to establish an African Union...

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    Cato Institute

    Founded 1977. Non-profit public policy research foundation based on the principles of the American Revolution—limited government, free markets, individual liberty and peace. Comprises Centers for Constitutiona...

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    Centre for Economic Policy Research

    Founded 1983. Non-profit, educational research network that promotes independent, objective analysis and public discussion of open economies and the relations among them. Programmes: development economics; fin...

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    Rwanda

    The Twa—hunter-gatherer pygmies—were the first people to inhabit Rwanda. They now comprise 1% of the population. The Hutu were the next group to settle in Rwanda. They arrived at some point between AD 500 and ...

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    Other Organs Related to the UN

    Origin. An intergovernmental agency, the IAEA was established in 1957 under the aegis of the UN and reports annually to the General Assembly. Its Statute was approved on 26 Oct. 1956 at a conference at UN Headqua...

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    Mali

    Mali’s power reached its peak between the 11th and 13th centuries when its gold-based empire controlled much of the surrounding area. The country was annexed by France in 1904. As French Sudan it was part of F...

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    Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC)

    Origin and Aims. APEC was established in 1989 to take advantage of the interdependence among Asia-Pacific economies, by facilitating economic growth for all participants and enhancing a sense of community in the...

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    European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

    Established in 1973, the ETUC is recognized by the EU, the Council of Europe and EFTA as the only representative cross-sectoral trade union organization at a European level. It has grown steadily with a member...

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    Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

    Founded 2007. Political foundation of the European People’s Party illustrating a pan-European mind set, promoting Christian Democratic, conservative and like-minded political values. It aims to inform decision...

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    Guinea-Bissau

    Portugal was the major power in the area throughout the colonial period. In 1974, after the Portuguese revolution, Portugal abandoned the struggle to keep Guinea-Bissau and independence was formally recognized...

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