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Human Rights, Education, Poverty, Religion, Clean Water, Economy, Government, Health, Children/Youth, Environment, Family

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ICMEC identifies gaps in the global community’s ability to properly protect children from abduction, exploitation and abuse and expertly assembles the people, resources and tools needed to fill those gaps.

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Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Spain, Thailand, United States of America
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We make lives and the environment better through science, human-centered design, and innovation.

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Helps Ministries (“Helps”) is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian ministry headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina. Helps exists to “maximize mission impact” by providing professional services that strengthen Christian ministries worldwide.
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Because of its location, Spain is very vulnerable to climate change, and thus the government has made climate change policy formation a priority.1 This has allowed them to form the "Coordination Commission of Climate Change Policies" and to establish a national office to deal with potential crises.2 Spain also has strong ties with Latin America, which is internationally considered a hub for the development of renewable energy.3

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1 http://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/countries/spain
2 Ibid
3 http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/web/rielcano_en/contenido?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_es/zonas_es/politicaexteriorespanola/eee18-2014-lazaro-lopezgunn-climate-change-in-spain-future-foreign-policy#.VG5S25PF8vU
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Spain News

Yahoo7 News 
Barcelona (AFP) - For years, Spaniards watched angrily as corruption-hit politicians appeared to benefit from a get-out-of-jail-free card, but the mood is cautiously changing as the once-powerful find themselves behind bars. Such was public resentment ... See more..
Labiotech.eu (blog) 
Following Clara's in-depth report, our contributor takes a birds eye view of early-stage opportunities on the Spanish biotech scene. Take note, Spain is becoming a new hotspot for biotech in Europe. More than €400M of venture capital, counting recent ... See more..
Adweek 
Burger King Spain is looking to level up in esports and gaming. And it's getting a lot of help from the gaming industry itself. In its first-ever collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment, the brand officially launches “Burger Clan,” the ... See more..
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NYU News (press release) 
NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) will host Esteban Beltrán, president of Amnesty International Spain, and journalists Jon Lee Anderson and Miquel Ramos, who will discuss Spain and far-right movements, on Tues., May 2. King Juan Carlos I of ... See more..
Scoop.co.nz (press release) 
They will also experience the famed hospitality of the airline's multi-cultural cabin crew, with Spanish speakers on all flights to and from Spain, as well as fine wines and regionally inspired cuisine prepared using the finest ingredients. Emirates ... See more..
Express.co.uk 
Fears over the Rock's ownership were raised after European Council president Donald Tusk said Spain would be given the power to block any new EU-UK trade deal from applying to Gibraltar, leading to suggestions Madrid could attempt to lay siege to it ... See more..
New York Times 
Police officers arresting a man on Tuesday in Barcelona, Spain. Nine men were arrested in a series of early morning raids in and around the city. Credit Josep Lago/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. BARCELONA, Spain — Nine men were arrested on ... See more..
Daily Mail 
Miguel Sevillano, head of the CGT in Seville told Europa Press that the women had 'nothing to do' with the union, but added that the women were part of a feminist group. Feminist groups have routinely staged demonstration in Spain, to protest the ... See more..
Financial Times 
Santander is one the world's most diversified banks, with large retail operations in Brazil, the UK, Spain, the US, Mexico, Poland and a number of other markets. The bank argues that its international model makes it less risky than other lenders ... See more..
Variety 
On their latest 'Trip,' Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are now edging into middle age. This third outing tastes good, but it's less filling. See more..
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Geography

Southwestern Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay, and Pyrenees Mountains; southwest of France
Area

Total 505,370 sq km
Land 498,980 sq km
Water 6,390 sq km

***NOTE*** there are two autonomous cities - Ceuta and Melilla - and 17 autonomous communities including Balearic Islands and Canary Islands, and three small Spanish possessions off the coast of Morocco - Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera
Climate

temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast
Natural Resources

coal, lignite, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, tungsten, mercury, pyrites, magnesite, fluorspar, gypsum, sepiolite, kaolin, potash, hydropower, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

periodic droughts, occasional flooding

volcanism: volcanic activity in the Canary Islands, located off Africa's northwest coast; Teide (elev. 3,715 m) has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; La Palma (elev. 2,426 m), which last erupted in 1971, is the most active of the Canary Islands volcanoes; Lanzarote is the only other historically active volcano volcanic activity in the Canary Islands, located off Africa's northwest coast; Teide (elev. 3,715 m) has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; La Palma (elev. 2,426 m), which last erupted in 1971, is the most active of the Canary Islands volcanoes; Lanzarote is the only other historically active volcano
Current Environmental Issues

pollution of the Mediterranean Sea from raw sewage and effluents from the offshore production of oil and gas; water quality and quantity nationwide; air pollution; deforestation; desertification

Demographics

Nationality
Spanish
Population
47,370,542 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

After almost 15 years of above average GDP growth, the Spanish economy began to slow in late 2007 and entered into a recession in the second quarter of 2008. GDP contracted by 3.7% in 2009, ending a 16-year growth trend, and by another 0.3% in 2010; GDP expanded 0.4% in 2011, before contracting 1.4% in 2012. The economy has once again fallen into recession as deleveraging in the private sector, fiscal consolidation, and continued high unemployment weigh on domestic demand and investment, even as exports have shown signs of resiliency. The unemployment rate rose from a low of about 8% ...See More in 2007 to 26.0% in 2012. The economic downturn has also hurt Spain's public finances. The government budget deficit peaked at 11.2% of GDP in 2010 and the process to reduce this imbalance has been slow despite the central government's efforts to raise new tax revenue and cut spending. Spain reduced its budget deficit to 9.4% of GDP in 2011, and roughly 7.4% of GDP in 2012, above the 6.3% target negotiated between Spain and the EU. Although Spain''s large budget deficit and poor economic growth prospects remain a source of concern for foreign investors, the government''s ongoing efforts to cut spending and introduce flexibility into the labor markets are intended to assuage these concerns. The government is also taking steps to shore up the banking system, namely by using up to $130 billion in EU funds to recapitalize struggling banks exposed to the collapsed domestic construction and real estate sectors. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$1.434 trillion (2012 est.); $1.454 trillion (2011 est.); $1.448 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

18.5% of GDP (2012 est.); 17.8% of GDP (2011 est.); 18.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes, sugar beets, citrus; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish
Industries

textiles and apparel (including footwear), food and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment