Latest Issue: Autumn 2012
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Reasons to Celebrate
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the hosting of the Olympic Games gave the UK two great reasons to celebrate 2012.
In this issue of Exchange we look at how special events are commemorated throughout the world in banknotes, coins and stamps.
We also consider the importance of vital event registration. In the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a birth certificate is "a small paper that actually establishes who you are and gives access to the rights and the privileges and the obligations of citizenship." However, UNICEF estimates that around 50m births a year are not registered.
We explore some of the challenges faced by law enforcement agencies in their quest to stem the tide of illicit goods and currency circulating both within countries and across borders and people travelling on false passports.
The evolution of cash cycles, the nature of and reasons behind the shift and the impact on different stakeholders are discussed in our "Cash cycles that work for everyone" article and other stories include the work of the African Innovation Prize with young entrepreneurs in Rwanda and a look back at 300 years of paper making at De La Rue.
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