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North America

This index includes documents on North America. Documents concerning all developed countries are excluded from this index, even though the focus might be on North America.

Airport Privatization: Issues Related to the Sale of U.S. Commercial Airports

Background on U.S. Airport, Private Sector Participation at Airports in the United States and other countries, Airport Privatization is Gaining Popularity in Other Countries, Despite Incentives, Significant Impediments Currently Block More Extensive Privatization in United States, Municipalities Would Likely Benefit, while Privatization's other Effects Are Hard to Predict

American Convention on Human Rights

Preamble, PART I - STATE OBLIGATIONS AND RIGHTS PROTECTED, PART II - MEANS OF PROTECTION, PART III - GENERAL AND TRANSITORY PROVISIONS

Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Annual survey of global takeover activity: North America

Apparel Industry Partnership's Agreement

Summary of the agreement, Chronology of Clinton Administration's No Sweat Initiatie, Apparel Industry Partnership's Agreement, Workplace Code of Conduct, Principles of monitoring, Members of the Apparel Industry Partnership

Assets of U.S. mutual funds and other financial institutions

Business Ethichs Survey Report: Canada

Canada's Largest Corporations Lack Codes of Conduct on Treatment of Workers Overseas

Comparative Civilian Labor Force Statistics, 1959-1996

1. Civilian Working Age Population, 1959-1996, 2. Civilian Labor Force, Employment, and Unemployment, 1959-1996, 3. Quarterly Civilian Unemployment Rates, Seasonally Adjusted, 1991-1997, 4. Civilian Labor Force Participation Rates by Sex, 1960-1996, 5. Civilian Employment-Population Ratios by Sex, 1960-1996, 6. Civilian Employment by Economic Sector, 1960-1996, 7. Percent Distribution of Civilian Employment by Economic Sector, 1960-1996, 8. Civilian Unemployment Rates by Sex, 1960-1996, 9. Civilian Unemployment Rates by Age, 1991-1996, 10. BLS, OECD, and EUROSTAT Comparative Unemployment Rates, 1991-1996

Comparative levels of GDP per capita and per employed person 1960-1995

Comprehensive Anti-Apertheid Act

Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements, February 1997

Table 1. Employed contingent and noncontingent workers by selected characteristics, February 1997, Table 2. Percent distribution of employed contingent and noncontingent workers by selected characteristics, February 1997, Table 3. Employed contingent and noncontingent workers by school enrollment and educational attainment, February 1997, Table 4. Employed contingent and noncontingent workers by occupation and industry, February 1997, Table 5. Employed workers with alternative and traditional work arrangements by selected characteristics, February 1997, Table 6. Employed workers with alternative and traditional work arrangements by selected characteristics, February 1997, Table 7. Employed workers with alternative and traditional work arrangements by school enrollment and educational attainment, February 1997, Table 8. Employed workers with alternative and traditional work arrangements by occupation and industry, February 1997, Table 9. Employed contingent and noncontingent workers and those with alternative and traditional work arrangements by health insurance coverage and eligibility for employer-provided pension plans, February 1997. Table 10. Employed contingent workers by their preference for contingent or noncontingent work arrangements, February 1997, Table 11. Employed workers with alternative work arrangements by their preference for a traditional work arrangement, February 1997, Table 12. Employed workers with alternative and traditional work arrangements by contingent and noncontingent employment, February 1997, Table 13. Median usual weekly earnings of full- and part-time contingent and noncontingent wage and salary workers and those with alternative and traditional work arrangements by sex, age, race, and Hispanic origin, February 1997

Cross-border merger and acquisition purchases: North America, 1990-1996

Direct Investment Positions for 1996 Country and Industry Detail

U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, Changes by country, Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, Changes by country

Electricity Reform Abroad and U.S. Investment

Free Trade Area of Americas (FTAA)

Introduction and Countries Involved, Administration, The Belo Horizonte Ministerial Declaration

Hourly Compensation Costs for Production Workers in 40 Manufacturing Industries

ILGWU, Employers Pact Sets Workers' Code

International Comparisons of Hourly Compensation Costs for Production Workers in Manufacturing, 1995

International Comparisons of Hourly Compensation Costs for Production Workers in Manufacturing, 1996

International Comparisons of Hourly Compensation Costs for Production Workers in Manufacturing, 1975-1996

International Comparisons of Manufacturing Productivity and Unit Labor Cost Trends, 1950-1996

Table 1. Output per hour in manufacturing, Table 2. Output per employed person in manufacturing, Table 3. Output in manufacturing, Table 4. Total hours in manufacturing, Table 5. Employment in manufacturing, Table 6. Average annual hours in manufacturing, Table 7. Hourly compensation in manufacturing, national currency basis, Table 8. Hourly compensation in manufacturing, U.S. dollar basis, Table 9. Unit labor costs in manufacturing, national currency basis, Table 10. Unit labor costs in manufacturing, U.S. dollar basis, Table 11. Exchange rates, Table 12. Average annual compensation in manufacturing, national currency basis, Table 13. Real hourly compensation in manufacturing, CPI basis, Table 14. Real average annual compensation in manufacturing, CPI basis

International Investment Position of the United States in 1996

Changes in U.S. Assets Abroad, Foreign securities, U.S. direct investment abroad and other private assets, U.S. official reserve assets and other U.S. Government assets, Changes in Foreign Assets in the United States, Foreign official assets, Bank liabilities, U.S. Treasury securities, U.S. currency, Other U.S. securities, Foreign direct investment in the United States and other liabilities

Job Uncertainty, Unemployment, and Inflation in the United States

Market Returns and Mutual Fund Flows

Migrants in North America

NAALC: North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation between the Government of Canada, The Government of the United Mexican States and the Government of the United States

Preamble, Part One: Objectives, Part Two: Obligations, Part Three: Commission for Labor Cooperation, Part Four: Cooperative Consultations and Evaluations, Part Five: Resolution of Disputes, Part Six: General ProvisionsArticle 42: Enforcement Principle, Part Seven: Final Provisions, Annexes, Understanding Between the Parties to The North American Free Trade Agreement Concerning Chapter Eight- Emergency Action

North American Free Trade Area

Introduction, Institutions, NAFTA, NAALC

NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement

Chapter One:Objectives, Chapter Two: General Definitions, Chapter Three: National Treatment and Market Access for Goods, Chapter Four: Rules of Origin, Chapter Five: Customs Procedures, Chapter Six: Energy and Basic Petrochemicals, Chapter Seven: Agriculture and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Chapter Eight: Emergency Action, Chapter Nine: Standards-Related Measures, Chapter Ten: Government Procurement, Chapter Eleven: Investment, Chapter Twelve: Cross-Border Trade in Services, Chapter Thirteen: Telecommunications, Chapter Fourteen: Financial Services, Chapter Fifteen: Competition Policy, Monopolies and State Enterprises, Chapter Sixteen: Temporary Entry for Business Persons, Chapter Seventeen: Intellectual Property, Chapter Eighteen: Publication, Notification and Administration of Laws, Chapter Nineteen: Review and Dispute Settlement in Antidumpin, Chapter Twenty: Institutional Arrangements and Dispute Settlement Procedures, Chapter Twenty-One: Exceptions, Chapter Twenty-Two: Final Provisions

Organization of American States

Establishment and members, Purposes, History, American Convention on Human Rights and Additional Protocol

A Profile of the Working Poor

Summary, Table A. Poverty status of persons and primary families in the labor force for 27 weeks or more, 1993-95 (Number in thousands), Demographic characteristic, Educational attainment, Family structure, Unrelated individuals, Labor market problems, Table 1. Persons in the labor force: Poverty status and work experience by weeks in the labor force, 1995 (Numbers in thousands), Table 2. Persons in the labor force for 27 weeks or more: Poverty status by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, 1995 (Numbers in thousands), Table 3. Persons in the labor force for 27 weeks or more: Poverty status by educational attainment, race, and sex, 1995 (Numbers in thousands), Table 4. Persons in families and unrelated individuals: Poverty status and work experience, 1995 (Numbers in thousands), Table 5. Primary families: Poverty status, presence of related children, and work experience of family members in the labor force for 27 weeks or more, 1995 (Numbers in thousands), Table 6. Unrelated individuals in the labor force for 27 weeks or more: Poverty status by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, and living arrangement, 1995 (Numbers in thousands), Table 7. Persons in the labor force for 27 weeks or more: Poverty status and labor market problems of full-time wage and salary workers, 1995 (Numbers in thousands)

Real Gross Product of U.S. Companies' Majority-Owned Foreign Affiliates in Manufacturing

Selected U.S. employment indicators

Statute of the Inter-American Court on Human Rights

CHAPTER I: GENERAL PROVISIONS, CHAPTER II: COMPOSITION OF THE COURT, CHAPTER III: STRUCTURE OF THE COURT, CHAPTER IV: RIGHTS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, CHAPTER V: THE WORKINGS OF THE COURT, CHAPTER VI: RELATIONS WITH GOVERNMENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS, CHAPTER VII: FINAL PROVISIONS

Unemployment rates, 1975-1997

Union Membership in United States

The U.S. Apparel Industry and Codes of Conduct

Executive Summary, I. Introduction: A. Overview, B. International Child Labor, C. Child Labor in the Apparel Sector, D. Codes of Conduct: A Recent Innovation II. Codes of Conduct in the U.S. Apparel Industry, A. Introduction, B. Corporate Codes of Conduct, C. The Apparel Industry, D. Codes of Conduct of the Largest U.S. Retailers and Manufacturers of Apparel, E. Development of Apparel Industry Codes of Conduct, F. Implementation of Apparel Industry Codes of Conduct, III. Implementation Experiences of Codes of Conduct in the U.S. Apparel Industry , A. Introduction, B. Field Visits, C. Child Labor in the Apparel Industry, D. Transparency, E. Monitoring, F. Enforcement, IV. Conclusion, A. Child Labor in the Apparel Industry, B. Codes of Conduct in the U.S. Apparel Industry, C. Transparency of Codes of Conduct in the Apparel Industry, D. Monitoring and Enforcement of Codes of Conduct in the Apparel Industry, E. Recommendations, V. Appendices, Appendix A: List of Companies Surveyed, Appendix B: Company Questionnaire, Appendix E: U.S. Apparel Imports, by Region and Country

U.S. Direct Investment Positions for 1996: Country and Industry Details

U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, Changes by country, Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, Changes by country

U.S. Emerging Market Funds: Hot Money or Stable Source of Investment Capital

U.S. Foreign Trade Zones Board's Annual Report

U.S. International Transactions, Revised Estimates for 1974–96

Benchmark survey of U.S. portfolio investment abroad, U.S. currency flows, Financial services, Benchmark survey of foreign direct investment in the United States, Benchmark survey of selected services, Transportation estimates, Earnings and expenditures of temporary workers, Currency translation gains and losses, Nonbank claims and liabilities, Goods, Nonresident taxes

U.S. Intrafirm Trade in Goods

Introcution, Trends in Intrafirm Trade, Industry Patterns of Intrafirm Trade, Intrafirm trade with MOFA's, Intrafirm trade of U.S. affiliates, Geographic Patterns of Intrafirm Trade, Intrafirm trade shares, Relation to trading-partner income levels

U.S. Multinational Companies: Operations in 1995

Worldwide Operations of U.S. MNC's, Changes in gross product, Domestic and foreign shares of MNC operations, U.S.-MNC-associated trade in goods, Origin of output, U.S. Parents' Operations, Changes in gross product, U.S.-parent share of the gross product of private U.S. businesses, Origin of output, Foreign Affiliates' Operations, All affiliates, Majority-owned foreign affiliates

U.S. Model Business Principles

Violations of Trade Union Rights in United States

What Can We Learn From the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizational Ethics?

Part One - The U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Introduction, (1) What are the Guidelines?, (2) Impact of Guidelines, (3) Utilization by Courts, (4) Effectiveness of Guidelines, Part Two - Could Other Countries Benefit From Adopting Legislation Similar to the Guidelines?, (5) Foreign Companies Currently Operating in the U.S., (6) Changing Business Environment: Globalization, (7) Changing Regulatory Environment: Other Countries, (8) Benefits of Adopting Guidelines, (9) Limitations of Guidelines, (10) Implementation Strategy, Conclusion

White Paper on Foreign Direct Investment: North America

White Paper on International Trade: North America

(1) Trends in Trade, (2) Changes in Trade Environment, (3) Developments in Trade with Japan, Economic Indicators


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