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World Meteorological Organization
The World Meteorological Organization
World Meteorological Organization
(WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 191 Member States and Territories. It originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was founded in 1873
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Cook Islands
Coordinates: 21°14′S 159°46′W / 21.233°S 159.767°W / -21.233; -159.767Cook IslandsKūki 'Āirani Flag Coat of arms Anthem: Te Atua Mou EGod is Truth Capitaland largest cityAvarua21°12′S 159°46′W / 21.200°S 159.767°W / -21.200; -159.767Official languagesEnglish Cook Islands Māori (including Pukapukan[a])Spoken languagesEnglish (86.4%)Māori (76.2%)other (8.3%)[1]Ethnic groups (2011[1])81.3% Māori6.7% part-Māori11.9% otherDemonym(s)Cook IslanderGovernmentConstitutional monarchy• Monarch Elizabeth II• Queen's Representative Tom Marsters• Prime Minister Henry Puna• House of Ariki Tou Travel Ariki LegislatureParliament
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Equatorial Guinea
Fang Bube Combe Pidgin English Annobonese, Igbo[4][5]Ethnic groups (1994[6])81.7% Fang 6.5% Bubi 3.6% Ndowe 1.6% Annobon 1.1% Bujeba (Kwasio) 5.4% Igbo and othersaDemonymEquatorial Guinean EquatoguineanGovernmentUnitary dominant-party presidential republic (de jure) Unitary one-party state under totalitarian dictatorship (de facto)[7]• PresidentTeodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo• Prime MinisterFrancisco Pascual Obama Asue• First Vice PresidentTeodoro Nguema Obiang MangueLegislature Parliament• Upper houseSenate• Lower houseChamber of DeputiesIndependence• from Spain12 October 1968Area• Total28,050 km2 (10,830 sq mi) (141st)• Water (%)negligiblePopulation• 2016 estimate1,221,490[8]• 2015 c
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Montreal Protocol On Substances That Deplete The Ozone Layer
The Montreal
Montreal
Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (a protocol to the Vienna
Vienna
Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer) is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances that are responsible for ozone depletion. It was agreed on 16 September 1987, and entered into force on 1 January 1989, followed by a first meeting in Helsinki, May 1989
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International Decade For Natural Disaster Reduction
The United Nations General Assembly
United Nations General Assembly
designated the 1990s as the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR).[1] Its basic objective was to decrease the loss of life, property destruction and social and economic disruption caused by natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions, droughts, locust infestations, and other disasters of natural origin. An International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, beginning on 1 January 1990, was launched by the United Nations, following the adoption of Resolution 44/236 (22 December 1989). The decade was intended to reduce, through concerted international action, especially in developing countries, loss of life, property damage and social and economic disruption caused by natural disasters
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United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty adopted on 9 May 1992 and opened for signature at the Earth Summit
Earth Summit
in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
from 3 to 14 June 1992. It then entered into force on 21 March 1994, after a sufficient number of countries had ratified it. The UNFCCC objective is to "stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system".[3] The framework sets non binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions for individual countries and contains no enforcement mechanisms
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Sendai Framework For Disaster Risk Reduction
The Sendai
Sendai
Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) is an international document which was adopted by UN member states between 14th and 18th of March 2015 at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan
Japan
and endorsed by the UN General Assembly in June 2015.[1][2][3] It is the successor agreement to the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005–2015), which had been the most encompassing international accord to date on disaster risk reduction. The Sendai
Sendai
document emerged from three years' of talks, assisted by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, during which UN member states, NGOs, and other stakeholders made calls for an improved version of the existing Hyogo Framework, with a set of common standards, a comprehensive framework with achievable targets, and a legally-based instrument for disaster risk reduction
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UNFCCC
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty adopted on 9 May 1992 and opened for signature at the Earth Summit
Earth Summit
in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
from 3 to 14 June 1992. It then entered into force on 21 March 1994, after a sufficient number of countries had ratified it. The UNFCCC objective is to "stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system".[3] The framework sets non binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions for individual countries and contains no enforcement mechanisms
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Andorra
Andorra
Andorra
(/ænˈdɔːrə/ (listen), also UK: /ænˈdɒrə/;[8] Catalan: [ənˈdorə]), officially the Principality
Principality
of Andorra
Andorra
(Catalan: Principat d'Andorra), also called the Principality
Principality
of the Valleys of Andorra[9] (Catalan: Principat de les Valls d'Andorra), is a sovereign landlocked microstate on the Iberian Peninsula, in the eastern Pyrenees, bordering France
France
to the north and Spain
Spain
to the south
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Grenada
Coordinates: 12°07′N 61°40′W / 12.117°N 61.667°W / 12.117; -61.667Grenada La Grenade (French)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "Ever Conscious of God We Aspire, Build and Advance as One People"[1]Anthem: Hail GrenadaRoyal anthem: God Save the QueenMap indicating the location of Grenada
Grenada
in the Lesser AntillesCapital and largest city St
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Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace
Peace
Prize (Swedish: Nobels fredspris) is one of the five Nobel Prizes created by the Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature. Since March 1901,[3] it has been awarded annually (with some exceptions) to those who have "done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses".[4] As per Alfred Nobel's will, the recipient is selected by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, a five-member committee appointed by the Parliament of Norway. Since 1990, the prize is awarded on 10 December in Oslo City Hall each year
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Liechtenstein
Coordinates: 47°08′N 9°33′E / 47.14°N 9.55°E / 47.14; 9.55 Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
(/ˈlɪktənstaɪn/ (listen) LIK-tən-styne; German: [ˈlɪçtn̩ʃtaɪn]), officially the Principality
Principality
of Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
(German: Fürstentum Liechtenstein),[7] is a doubly landlocked German-speaking microstate in Alpine Central Europe.[8] The principality is a constitutional monarchy headed by the Prince of Liechtenstein. Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
is bordered by Switzerland
Switzerland
to the west and south and Austria
Austria
to the east and north. It is Europe's fourth-smallest country, with an area of just over 160 square kilometres (62 square miles) and a population of 37,877.[9] Divided into 11 municipalities, its capital is Vaduz, and its largest municipality is Schaan
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Marshall Islands
Coordinates: 9°N 168°E / 9°N 168°E / 9; 168 Republic
Republic
of the Marshall IslandsAolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ  (Marshallese) Flag Seal Motto: "Jepilpilin ke ejukaan""Accomplishment through joint effort"Anthem: "Forever Marshall Islands!  (English)"Status Sovereign state
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Nauru
Nauru
Nauru
(/nɑːˈuːruː/ nah-OO-roo[5] or /ˈnaʊruː/ NOW-roo;[6] Nauruan: Naoero), officially the Republic
Republic
of Nauru (Nauruan: Repubrikin Naoero) and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country in Micronesia, a subregion of Oceania, in the Central Pacific. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island
Banaba Island
in Kiribati, 300 kilometres (190 mi) to the east. It further lies northwest of Tuvalu, north of the Solomon Islands, east-northeast of Papua New Guinea, southeast of the Federated States of Micronesia
Micronesia
and south of the Marshall Islands
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Palau
Coordinates: 7°30′N 134°30′E / 7.500°N 134.500°E / 7.500; 134.500 Republic
Republic
of Palau Beluu er a Belau (Palauan)FlagSealAnthem: Belau rekid Our PalauStatus Sovereign state
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Saint Kitts And Nevis
Coordinates: 17°20′N 62°45′W / 17.333°N 62.750°W / 17.333; -62.750 Saint Kitts
Saint Kitts
and NevisFlagCoat of armsMotto: "Country Above Self"Anthem: "O Land of Beauty!"Royal anthem: "God Save the Queen"Capital and largest city Basseterre 17°18′N 62°44′W / 17.300°N 62.733°W / 17.300; -62.733Official languages EnglishDemonym Kittitian or NevisianGovernment Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy• MonarchElizabeth II• Governor-GeneralSir S.W
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