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Internet Directory of NGOs in the Lao PDR

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Internet Directory of NGOs in the Lao PDR displays information about current projects, upcoming events, directory news and announcements, and training courses and workshops within the Lao PDR.

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GLIDE Codes for Disaster Identification

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GLIDE Codes for Disaster Identification provides a means by which data regarding natural and human disasters is collected and monitored by the Emergency and Disaster Information Services of the National Association of Radio-Distress Signalling and Infocommunications of Budapest, Hungary. GLIDE...

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United Nations Cartographic Section

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United Nations Cartographic Section, a unit within the United Nation's Deartment of Field Services, provides general, thematic, and UN Mission maps in PDF format by region, country or mission.

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World Fact Book

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World Fact Book, published online annually by the US government, provides a wide range geographic information including full-color maps and flags of all nations and geographical entities. Country profiles track such demographics as population, ethnicity and literacy rates, as well as political,...

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Wasted computers

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"Between 2003-2005, 315-680 million computers are expected to become obsolete in the U.S. Over 90% of discarded computers are stockpiled, sent to landfills or incinerators, or exported as hazardous waste. The vast majority (80%) are destined for landfills. About 50% of computers that are recycled...

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Wasted computers

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"Two million working Pentium PCs end up in landfill sites in the UK every year."

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Wasted computers

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Every year in the UK over 3 million fully functioning computers are thrown out and most of them end up in landfill sites, and it is estimated that over 50 million are dumped throughout the world. But even today there are still 40% of UK households that do not have a computer, which means that...

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Two million working Pentium PCs end up in landfill

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"Two million working Pentium PCs end up in landfill sites in the UK every year."

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Obsolete computers

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"Twenty million PCs become obsolete in the U.S. each year...in Africa there are only three computers for every 1000 people."

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Estimated 315 million obsolete computers in the United States

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"By 2004, there will be an estimated 315 million obsolete computers in the United States. Since fewer than 10 percent of the high-tech machines are now recycled, most of them will be destined for landfills or incinerators".