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  • Photo finish between Iceland and Norway to top human development ranking

    11/28/2007 1:25:35 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 24 replies · 1,282+ views ^ | 11/27/2007 | United Nations Development Programme
    The 2007 Human Development Report says Iceland now leads annual United Nations Index. Iceland has narrowly passed Norway to take the top spot on the Human Development Index (HDI), according to the 2007/2008 Human Development Report (HDR) released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today. Norway had held the number one ranking for the previous six years. This change in ranking is a result of new estimates of life expectancy and updated GDP per capita figures, stress the Report authors. Introduced with the first HDR in 1990, the HDI assesses the state of human development through life expectancy, adult...
  • Cleveland Diocese Again Funds Pro-Abortion Group: Campaign for Human Development at It Again

    11/15/2004 6:54:45 PM PST · by Diago · 28 replies · 2,479+ views
    Diocese of Cleveland Still Funding Pro-Abortion Groups: Campaign for Human Development at It AgainThree years after it was first revealed by Life Site and WorldNetDaily that the Diocese of Cleveland donated $30,000 to an Ohio community organization affiliated with the National Abortion Rights Action League, new information reveals that the Cleveland diocese is again funding a least one organization affiliated with a pro-abortion umbrella group, Community Shares - an organization that includes as its members Planned Parenthood, the Ohio ACLU and the Cleveland abortion clinic PreTerm . In a press release early this year, the Campaign for Human Development announced...
  • The Bottom Line: UN-likely praise (for Israel)

    08/03/2004 1:10:08 PM PDT · by anotherview · 1 replies · 286+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 29 July 2004 | Liat Collins
    ul. 29, 2004 10:17 The Bottom Line: UN-likely praise By LIAT COLLINS Now and again even the UN has to say something nice about Israel. Israel has for the second year running made it to the fairly flattering 22nd spot in the latest annual UN Human Development Report. The report - published mid-July but it's never too late for naches - ranks the countries of the world according to the quality of life of their citizens. The survey covers 177 countries and is based in part on the UN human development index which examines income per capita, general education, life...
  • Norway Best Place to Live; AIDS Devastates Africa

    07/15/2004 9:40:30 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 30 replies · 1,570+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 15, 2004 | Evelyn Leopold
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Norway, Sweden, Australia, Canada and the Netherlands ranked as the best five countries to live in but Africa's quality of life plummeted because of AIDS (news - web sites), said a U.N. report released on Thursday. The United States was ranked in eighth place, a drop of one position from 2003 in the report that rates not only per-capita income but also educational levels, health care and life expectancy in measuring a nation's well-being. The Human Development Index, prepared by the U.N. Development Program, is issued annually and includes every country for which statistics are available....
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development Donations Fighting Wal-Mart and Embracing Sin

    02/01/2004 5:52:44 AM PST · by Diago · 16 replies · 327+ views ^ | 1/31/2004 6:52:00 PM
    In Case Californian Catholics are Wondered Where their Catholic Campaign for Human Development Donations are Going: Fighting Wal-Mart and Embracing Sin 1/31/2004 6:52:00 PM - The Tidings CCI NOTES: In case you didn't notice what CCHD funded Industrial Areas Foundation is up to, the LA Diocese just changed the "four pillars of the Church" from the Seven Sacraments, The Creed, The Ten Commandments and the Lord's Prayer to liberation theology's four pillars, "Common Ground," "Seamless Garment," "Building Bridges," and "Consistent Ethic of Life." The TIDINGS, the Diocesan paper of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Friday, January 30, 2004, 'People of...
  • Getting into a lather over Canada's UN Human Development ranking

    07/09/2003 10:05:08 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies · 301+ views
    National Post ^ | July 09 2003 | Colby Cosh
    How does that old saying go? The one, I mean, about putting all your eggs in one basket. For the past decade the Liberal government has been encouraging Canadians to absorb national self-esteem from our stellar performance on the annual United Nations Human Development Index. Whatever one's own experience of living standards, labour markets, and whatnot, Canada was officially the world's best place to live from 1992 until 2000. In 2001, it dropped to third-best. We trembled, but we coped. Last week the 2002 numbers were leaked. We're now ranked eighth, one place behind a large country to the immediate...
  • Canada's rapid slide from No. 1 to No. 8 (Now behind USA in UN rankings of best place to live)

    07/05/2003 6:21:34 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 11 replies · 1,272+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | July 5, 2003 | Robert Fife
    Canada has fallen to eighth place from third on the United Nations list of the most desirable places to live in the world, leaving an embarrassing legacy for Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, who came to power when Canada ranked No. 1, the Citizen has learned. Senior government officials confirmed yesterday that the annual ranking of nations by the UN Development Program, a measure of the overall quality of life in 175 nations, will place Canada behind Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Australia and even the U.S., which Canada has consistently led in the past. Canada had been No. 1 for seven years...
  • Failure and Denial in the Arab World

    04/13/2003 2:48:36 AM PDT · by Noddegamra · 4 replies · 141+ views
    capmag ^ | April 13, 2003 | by Ralph R. Reiland
    Failure and Denial in the Arab World by Ralph R. Reiland (April 13, 2003) Summary: The lack of freedom in the Arab world has delivered a profound lack of human development. It's hard to come off as more bizarre than Madonna (she works at it) but that's how Mohammed Saeed Sahaf, Iraq's information minister, looks on TV as I'm writing this. With U.S. jets controlling the air over his head and American soldiers just 100 yards or so from where he's standing for his outdoor news conference in Baghdad, Sahaf has an announcement. "There are no American troops in Baghdad,"...