The UN’s refugee agency reports that by the end of 2012, 45.2 million people were forcibly displaced. Some 15.4 million people were refugees: 10.5 under UNHCR’s mandate and 4.9 million Palestinian refugees registered by UNRWA. Today’s graphic shows the world’s refugee population by region and the top 10 source and host countries.
19 Jun 2013Thomson Reuters
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The global financial crisis left a permanent mark on our understanding of what it means to be prosperous, how to achieve prosperity as well as on future generations. At the Thursday, June 20th day of innovation at the International Arts & Ideas Festival in New Haven, Connecticut, join us for a discussion on: Global Innovators: From Recession to Prosperity.
Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators report is the foundation for this discussion focused on corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation. Panelists will reflect on the study and discuss the direct correlation between innovation and economic prosperity, including the questions of:
Who are the leaders in innovation?
How does innovation help us overcome economic challenges?
How is innovation changing the world in which we live and work?
As technology innovation continues, the digital marketplace continues to evolve as well. The challenge however is that technology is agnostic: good guys and bad guys all have access to the same tools, and they dictate how it is used – for good or for bad – raising concerns and plenty of anxiety over the emerging virtual economy.
Thomson Reuters and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children co-hosted a first-of-its-kind conference recently in Washington, D.C. The event, The Virtual Economy: Potential, Perplexities and Promises, was created to explore the issues, opportunities and challenges surrounding virtual economies.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation continues to successfully contribute to the enhancement of women’s rights internationally. The organization runs a number of groundbreaking programs aimed at empowering women and men through news, information, free legal assistance and media development. Its revamped website, trust.org, is one of the fastest-growing sources of information on women’s rights giving a voice to the ongoing struggles faced by millions of women seeking freedom, justice and equality.
The Foundation has been instrumental in putting women’s right at the top of the global news agenda through the Trust Women’s Conference and the fight against human trafficking. As a direct result of last year’s conference, in April 2013, Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO Monique Villa and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. launched an international working group dedicated to fighting human trafficking.
In tune with the legal expertise of Thomson Reuters, the Foundation is also proactively engaging with the legal community to connect a number of the best NGOs and social enterprises with pro bono lawyers across the world. A number of these organizations are involved in the field of women’s rights, and TrustLaw Connect has been instrumental in helping them tackle a number of issues, including women’s access to health and education, land rights and human trafficking.
New York’s attorney general has claimed in a lawsuit that HSBC Bank is not complying with state law requiring foreclosing lenders to timely schedule court-supervised settlement conferences with delinquent mortgage borrowers.
17 Jun 2013Catherine Tomasko
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman says HSBC Bank USA and HSBC Mortgage Corp. delay their requests for the settlement conferences while continuing to assess interest, fees and penalties on homeowners.
May was Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the U.S. and Asian Affinity Network chapters across the country hosted panels, networking and other cultural events. Here’s a quick roundup: (more…)
Employment growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector has been anemic in recent years, despite the economic rebound and the surge in fracking, which has created a big new market for industrial products. Today, U.S. plants employ nearly 2 million fewer workers than they did when the recession began. Today’s graphic is a snapshot of U.S. manufacturing jobs from 1990 to the present.