The New York Times Editorial May 29, 2009
These are hard times everywhere. But developed countries must not overlook the particular vulnerability of the world’s poor. A new report by the World Health Organization shows that far too many people are still dying of preventable causes in the poorest countries.
Wealthy countries promised nearly a decade ago to help the world’s poorest to emerge from the deepest poverty. This is the wrong time to stop.
比1990年减少了350万人 下降了百分之二十七 减少到千分之六十七
The good news is that in 2007, only nine million children died before their fifth birthday — 3.5 million fewer than in 1990. The under-5 mortality rate has fallen 27 percent since then, to 67 deaths per 1,000 live births.
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In Congo, the child mortality rate rose by about 25 percent, to 125 deaths per 1,000 live births.
产妇死亡率为--- 与1990年相比几乎没有改变 似乎
Maternal mortality remains at around 400 deaths per 100,000 live births, virtually unchanged from its level in 1990. Globally, the proportion of undernourished children under 5 has fallen to 20 percent from 27 percent, seemingly on track to meet the goal of halving the prevalence of malnutrition by 2015. But many countries — from Armenia to Morocco to Burkina Faso — have seen no improvement at all.
Forests and the Planet
The New York Times Editorial May 28, 2009
The planet has been paying for that colossal blunder ever since.
An estimated 30 million acres of rain forest disappear every year, destroying biodiversity and pouring billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
North Korea Tests
The New York Times Editorial May 27, 2009
Diplomacy — backed by stiff sanctions — is the only hope for walking North Korea back from the brink.
As the North’s main oil and food supplier, it has more leverage than any other country.
// took maternity leaves / pregnancy leaves产假
No Crisis for North Korea