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This month in UNRIC’s newsletter

This month in UNRIC’s newsletter

Plastic waste is the main theme of the month. The Icelandic tourist industry promotes Iceland as a "natural" and "pure" destination. But French photographer Julien Joly encountered an unexpected sight when he visited the remote beaches of Hornstrandir - namely plastic. Lots of plastic. It has long been a widespread... Read more

Paradise lost to plastic?

Paradise lost to plastic?

Hornstrandir, the northwestern most part of Iceland has been abandoned for over a century, when the las... Read more

There is no “away” for plastic

There is no “away” for plastic

For a long time, many people thought that marine litter consists of a few pieces of rubbish scattered a... Read more

A creative campaign to clean the oceans

A creative campaign to clean the oceans

What would you name the vortex of rubbish in the Pacific Ocean, also called the 8th continent? And did ... Read more

YOU and the EU vs the plastic bag

YOU and the EU vs the plastic bag

What the EU is doing and how you can helpEU could radically reduce its use of disposable plastic carrie... Read more

Interview of the month: Bo Shack, UNHCR

Interview of the month: Bo Shack, UNHCR

Mr Bo Shack is currently serving as the UNHCR representative in Afghanistan. Despite nearly 30 years in... Read more

UNRIC Library Newsletter - May 2011 - New titles

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UNRIC Library Newsletter - May 2011
New information material
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added to the library collection in May

0    Geneva Publications

A partnership to overcome global challenges: Annual Report 2010, United Nations Office at Geneva / Un partenariat pour faire face aux défis mondiaux : Rapport annuel 2010, Office des Nations Unies à Genève.
United Nations/Nations Unies. Geneva/Genève. March 2011. x, 83 p./ x,72 p. (ODG/2010/24)
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I    General Information and Reference

United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund: 2010 Annual Report.
United Nations. New York. 2011. 41 p.
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II.D    Trade, Finance and Commerce

Investment Policy Review: Guatemala.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2010. xi, 136 p. (UNCTAD/DIAE/PCB/2010/9)
Sales No. E.10.II.D.10. ISBN 978-92-1-112816-1.
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Rapport 2010 sur les pays les moins avancés: Vers une nouvelle architecture internationale du développement pour les PMA.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2010. xxiv, 290 p. (UNCTAD/LDC/2010)
Sales No. F.10.D.5. ISBN 978-92-1-212391-2.
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II.E    Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

Innovation Performance Review: Belarus.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2011. xxvi, 149 p. (ECE/CECI/11)
Sales No. E.11.II.E.5. ISBN 978-92-1-117041-2.
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V    International Law

Annuaire de la Commission du droit international, 2002. Volume II : Première partie ; Documents de la cinquante-quatrième session.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2011. v, 116 p. (A/CN.4/SER.A/2002/Add.1 (Part 1))
Sales No. F.08.V.11 (Part 1). ISBN 978-92-1-233479-0.
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Yearbook of the International Law Commission 2003, Volume II, Part One: Documents of the fifty-fifth session.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2010. iv, 140 p. (A/CN.4/SER.A/2003/Add.1 (Part 1))
Sales No. E.09.V.7 (Part 1). ISBN 978-92-1-133679-5.
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XVII     International Statistics

Monthly bulletin of Statistics / Bulletin mensuel de statistique: Issue No. 1077, Vol. LXV, No. 3, March 2011 / Edition n° 10776, Vol. LXV, n° 3, mars 2011.
United Nations/Nations Unies. New York. 2011. xii, 323 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.Q/459)
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World Health Organization (WHO)

Bulletin of the World Health Organization: Volume 89, Number 5, March 2011, p. 317-392.
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