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Dear Colleague:

On behalf of World Information Transfer, I have the honor of inviting you to our 22nd International Conference on Health and Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions. The Conference will be held on December 2, 2013 at the United Nations Headquarters, New York City. The theme is “SUSTAINABILITY RISKS”. The Conference is […]

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Download PDF WIT STATEMENT 2012

Your Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates and Dear Colleagues,

World Information Transfer, (WIT), an NGO in General Consultative Status with ECOSOC, Associated with DPI, with reference to UN Document E/CN.5/2012/1, Section 3, (b) iv, WIT offers the following recommendation:

Unrestrained population growth has been continually ignored by politicians even when dealing […]

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Famine in South Sudan

On January 28, 2012 By

Authors: Jennifer Kim and Gabriella LoConte
World Information Transfer UN Interns, fall 2011

Background

Even before its secession from Sudan in July 2011, South Sudan has suffered a long history of famine perpetuated by decades of civil wars between southern and northern Sudan. In 1998, Sudan underwent a catastrophic famine caused by draught and […]

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Famine in Laos

On January 28, 2012 By

Authors: Shuhan Hu and Sereena Singh
World Information Transfer UN interns, fall 2011

History

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is a poor country, with a per capital GDP ranking at 16 out of 206 according to the World Bank Development Indicators, and 140 out of 176 in the UNDP Human Development Index Poverty in […]

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Famine in Ireland

On January 28, 2012 By

Author: Evelyne Ojwang
World Information Transfer UN Intern, fall 2011

Background

The Great Famine in Ireland of 1845 and 1852 began with blight on the potato crop leaving acre after acre of farmland covered with black rot. Due to poverty, farmers exclusively depended on potatoes for sustenance. Approximately one million lives were lost from hunger […]

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Famine in Ethiopia

On January 28, 2012 By

Authors: Sereena Singh and Shuhan Hu
World Information Transfer UN Interns, fall 2011

History

Ethiopia has been structurally food deficient since at least 1980. The food gap rose from 0.75 million tons in 1979/80 to 5 million tons in 1993/94, falling to 2.6 million tons in 1995/96 despite a record harvest (Befekadu and Berhanu […]

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Famine in Darfur

On January 28, 2012 By

Authors: Joanna Mieczkowska and Dominika Iszczek
World Information Transfer UN Intern, fall 2011

Overview
In Duran about 2 million people have been displaced by war that began in 2003.  This conflict caused problems with trade and markets, severely affecting people’s livelihoods.  An increase in conflict in the Abyei area and in the state […]

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Famine in China

On January 28, 2012 By

World Information Transfer UN Intern, fall 2011

China’s Great Famine: 1958-1961
-15 million deaths officially, but scholars argue actual numbers are between 30/40 million
-population censuses were inaccurate until 1980s, so the magnitude of the famine was silenced until two decades after it occurred
-“The data on food availability also suggest that, […]

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Famine in Cambodia

On January 28, 2012 By

Authors: John Li and Sarah Rothstein
World Information Transfer UN Intern, fall 2011

Rise of the Khmer Rouge
As the Vietnam war ended in 1975, a US AID report observed that the country faced famine,  with 75% of its draft animals destroyed by the war, and that rice planting for the next harvest […]

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