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The U.S. ranks 23rd in protected wetlands

30 April 2010 1 comment

According to the World Resources Institute, in 2007 there were twenty-two protected wetlands of international importance in the United States, which makes the United States rank twenty-third out of one-hundred-sixty-three ranked countries in that category. The United Kingdom (including several overseas territories) ranked first, with one-hundred-sixty-six protected wetlands of international importance.

There are 1702 such wetlands in the world.

The US. ranks 32nd in emigrant remittances

28 April 2010 Leave a comment

According to the 2009 United Nations Development Report, emigrants from the United States remitted $2,972,000,000 back to the United States in 2007, which makes the United States rank thirty-second out of one-hundred-forty-six nations ranked in that category. India ranks first, with Indian emigrants remitting $35,262,000,000 back to India in 2007.

The U.S. ranks 1st in immigrant remittances

26 April 2010 Leave a comment

According to the 2009 United Nations Development Report, in 2007, immigrants in the United States sent $45,643,000,000 back to their home countries, which makes the United States rank first out of one hundred and forty nine countries ranked in that category.

The U.S. ranks 1st in beet pulp exports

25 April 2010 1 comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States exported 441,130 tonnes of beet pulp, or 19.7% of the world’s beet pulp exports. That was enough to make the United States rank first in that category.

The U.S. ranks 19th in commitment to development assistance

23 April 2010 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, in 2009 the United States committed 0.20% of its gross national income (GNI) to official development assistance, which makes the United States rank nineteenth in that category out of the twenty three member countries of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). Sweden ranks first, committing 1.12% of its GNI to development assistance.

The average for the OECD CDA was 0.31%.

The U.S. ranks 1st in development aid

21 April 2010 2 comments

According to the OECD, the United States spent $28,665,000,000 on official development assistance in 2009, which makes the United States rank first out of the twenty three countries that comprise the OECD Development Assistance Committee.

The U.S. ranks 14th in thriving population

19 April 2010 Leave a comment

According to a 2010 Gallup Global Wellbeing Survey, 57% of Americans report themselves as “thriving.” That was enough to make the United States tied for fourteenth with Austria, out of 155 ranked countries. Denmark ranked first, with 82% of respondents reporting themselves as thriving.