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According to the UN, an area of fertile soil the size of Ukraine is lost every year because of drought, deforestation and climate change.
According to a UN report in 2007, Afghanistan has received over $ 3. 3 billion from its expatriate community in 2006.
According to Olivier De Schutter, the UN special rapporteur on food, there was a rush by institutions to enter the food market following George W Bush's Commodities Futures Modernization Act of 2000.
According to the Swedish Public Radio broadcaster SR, the UN did not explain why it had elected to remove Al-Barakat from its terror list.
The UN does not define “ racism ”; however, it does define “ racial discrimination ”: According to the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,
According to the UN Forum on Minority Issues, " The creation and development of classes and schools providing education in minority languages should not be considered impermissible segregation, if the assignment to such classes and schools is of a voluntary nature ".
According to the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi foreign policy is focused on co-operation with the Gulf states, the unity of the Arab world, solidarity with Muslim countries, and support for the United Nations ( UN ).
According to the Helsinki Final Act of 1975, the UN, ICJ and international law experts, there is no contradiction between the principles of self-determination and territorial integrity, with the latter taking precedence.
According to the UN and the World Bank, it is a high income country with a very high human development index.
** Iraq disarmament crisis: According to UNSCOM, the unity of the UN Security Council begins to fray, as a few countries, particularly France and Russia, become more interested in making financial deals with Iraq than in disarming the country.
According to the UN Population Bureau, life expectancy in 2200 will be around 100 for developed countries and the world population will be about 22. 8 billion.
According to UN documents, in relation to the adoption and enforcement of the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, the CSUCS plays " a key role in ensuring implementation at every level.
According to a UN climate report, the Himalayan glaciers that are the principal dry-season water sources of Asia's biggest rivers-Ganges, Indus, Brahmaputra, Yangtze, Mekong, Salween and Yellow-could disappear by 2035 as temperatures rise and human demand rises.
According to the UN State of the World Population 2007 report, sometime in the middle of 2007, the majority of people worldwide will be living in towns or cities, for the first time in history ; this is referred to as the arrival of the " Urban Millennium " or the ' tipping point '.
According to the UN report, the Chechen separatist forces included a large number of children, some as young as 11 and both male and female, during the First Chechen War: " Child soldiers in Chechnya were reportedly assigned the same tasks as adult combatants, and served on the front lines soon after joining the armed forces.
According to the Mixed Armistice Commission report, approved on the afternoon immediately following the operation, and delivered by Major General Vagn Bennike to the UN Security Council, the raid at Qibya took place on the evening of October 14, 1953 at around 9. 30 pm, and was taken by roughly half a battalion strength of soldiers from the Israeli regular army.
According to the report of the Paul Volcker Committee, between April and December 2004, Kofi Annan ’ s then Chef de Cabinet Iqbal Riza authorized thousands of UN documents shredded including the entire chronological files of the Oil-for-Food Programme between the years 1997-1999.
According to his statement to the UN Security Council,
According to a UN declaration that resulted from the World Summit on Social Development in Copenhagen in 1995, absolute poverty is " a condition characterised by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information.
According to his autobiography, then-United Nations Ambassador Bill Richardson was asked by the White House in 1997 to interview Lewinsky for a job on his staff at the UN.
According to Britain, a majority of the UN Security Council members supported its proposed 18th resolution which gave Iraq a deadline to comply with previous resolutions, until France announced that they would veto any new resolution that gave Iraq a deadline.
According to a UN Demographic survey, Japan is expected to have 272, 000 centenarians by 2050.
* According to UNSCOM, Iraqi nuclear scientists are ordered to hide nuclear weapons from UN inspectors, collect and hide computer data, and formulate a " legal " justification for the existence of Iraqi nuclear labs.
* According to UNSCOM, the unity of the UN Security Council begins to fray, as a few countries, particularly France and Russia, are starting to become increasingly interested in the financial opportunities of a post-sanctions Iraq.

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According to estimates by the National Statistical Survey, the rate of labor emigration was twice as higher in 2001 and 2002.
According to estimates of the Word Religion Database 2005 the share of Muslims is 1. 2 %.
According to World Bank estimates, Eritrea lost US $ 225 million worth of livestock and 55, 000 homes during the war.
According to some estimates, hundreds of thousands of Polish citizens and inhabitants of the other annexed lands, regardless of their ethnic origin, were arrested and sent to the gulag camps.
According to German government estimates, " 65, 000 people died in those Soviet-run camps or in transportation to them.
According to latest estimates, the population of the Kabul metropolitan area is over 4 million.
According to the Ethiopian Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, 1, 454 tonnes of fish are landed each year at Bahir Dar, which the department estimates is 15 % of its sustainable amount.
According to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund estimates, real GDP growth reduced from 8 % to 2. 7 % in 2009, and exports shrunk 26 % from $ 2. 5Bn to $ 1. 9Bn after a promisingly steady increase up until 2008.
According to the official estimates of the Central Bureau of Statistics of the Netherlands Antilles, the five islands had a combined population of 199, 929 as at 1 January 2009.
According to Encyclopædia Britannica estimates ( as of 2005 ), adherents of Chinese folk religion account for some 6. 3 % of world population, and adherents of tribal religions (" ethnoreligionists ") for another 4. 0 %.
According to conservative estimates, the introduction of the potato was responsible for a quarter of the growth in Old World population and urbanization between 1700 and 1900.
According to official British Mandate estimates, Mandate Palestine ’ s Christian population varied between 9. 5 % ( 1922 ) and 7. 9 % ( 1946 ) of the total population.
According to the estimates of Jacques Necker in 1788, the capitation tax was so riddled in practice, that the privileged classes ( nobles and clergy and towns ) were largely exempt, while the lower classes were heavily crushed: the lowest peasant class, originally assessed to pay 3 livres, were now paying 24, the second lowest, assessed at 10 livres, were now paying 60 and the third-lowest assessed at 30 were paying 180.
According to some estimates, there are roughly 4, 200 religions in the world.
According to survey estimates, approximately 1. 5 million women and 834, 700 men are raped and / or physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States.
According to the latest Red Wolf Recovery Program First Quarter Report ( October – December 2010 ), the US Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that there are currently 110-130 red wolves in the Red Wolf Recovery Area in North Carolina, however, since not all of the newly bred in the wild red wolves have radio collars, they can only confirm a total of 70 " known " individuals, 26 packs, 11 breeding pairs, and 9 additional individuals not associated with a pack.
According to Amnesty International, the number of kidnappings has decreased in recent years but the human rights organization estimates that FARC and ELN guerrillas continue to be behind hundreds of cases.
According to the last official count from 2002, Skopje has a population of 506, 926 inhabitants ; according to two unofficial estimates for more recent period, the city has a population of 668, 518 or 491, 000 inhabitants.
According to official Soviet estimates, more than 14 million people passed through the Gulag from 1929 to 1953, with a further seven to eight million being deported and exiled to remote areas of the Soviet Union ( including entire nationalities in several cases ).
According to government estimates of national tiger populations, the subspecies numbers around a total of 350 individuals.
According to estimates, as a result of desertification processes and pollution, biological productivity of the ecological systems in Turkmenistan has declined by 30 % to 50 % in recent decades.
According to U. S. government and United Nations estimates, in 2007 about 46 percent of the population was under age 15 ; slightly more than half the population, 15 – 64 ; and less than 3 percent, 65 and older.
According to United Nations estimates, world population reached six billion in late 1999, and continued to climb to 6. 8 billion in late 2009.
According to U. S. State Department estimates, about 35 % of the population of Bhutan is Lhotshampa if the displaced refugees are counted as citizens.

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