Economics sans money drives the developing world. But the the United Nations (UN) wants it to integrate into a monetised dream. Developing countries live on the fringe economics of natural resources. Will the gross nature product be reflected in the UN's global balance sheet someday?
|UNs goals for economic and social development||read: the UN wants detailed information on the status of
countries waterbodies. If only a developing country could secure resources to
maintain such meticulous records on the hundreds of rivers, estuaries, lakes and ponds...
The UN provides a Manual of Environment Statistics to guide developing countries embarking on the development of environmental statistics.
The manual teaches goals, provides targets and gives indicators to
to measure success that world gives this world a set of indicators. sample some...
|1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger|
|2. Achieve universal primary education|
|3. Promote gender equality and empower women|
|4. Reduce child mortality|
|5. Improve maternal health|
|6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases|
|7. Develop a global partnership for development||Targets
>> Develop further an open trading and financial system. Includes a commitment to good governance
>> To make debt sustainable in the long term
>> Debt service as a percentage of exports of goods and services
opening markets to free trade of goods and free flow of investment is the way ahead for
countries that desire social development
read: being indebted is essential
|8. Ensure environmental sustainability||Target
>> Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources
>> Ratio of area protected to maintain biological diversity to surface area
>> Proportion of population using solid fuels
|read: natural resources are for export, for conversion into currency. people should be kept off them. they are commodities to be sold for others consumption. not resources to be utilised sustainably by people|
|Who tells the UN what matters, what does not for development?
The London group: an informal groups created to address selected problems in statistical methods. it provide a forum for leading countries and international organisations to decide They do what? Measure depletion of natural resources in...monetary terms
|read: what is economics, what is not?
what is measurable, what is not?
|Note: All original text is quoted from the United Nations statistics department website: www.unstats.un.org|
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