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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 – October 2005

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UNRIC Library Newsletter – October 2005
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NEW WEBSITES WITHIN THE UN SYSTEM

UN in General

24 October 2005: United Nations Day – Celebrating 60 years
English: http://www.un.org/events/unday/2005/
French: http://www.un.org/french/events/unday/2005/ 
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/events/unday/2005/ 

Implementation of decisions from the 2005 World Summit Outcome for action by the Secretary-General: Report by the Secretary-General (A/60/430, 19 October 2005)
English, French & Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/60/430

Quick guide to the General Assembly website (flyer)
English: http://www.un.org/ga/60/flyerE.pdf
French: http://www.un.org/french/ga/60/flyer_fr.pdf
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/ga/60/flyersp.pdf

UN Chronicle Online Edition – The United Nations General Assembly and its Presidents
http://www.un.org/Pubs/chronicle/2005/e_alert/093005_GAPresidents.html

UN CyberSchoolBus: Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/mdgs/index.html
Recognizing that there are 2.8 billion people under the age of 25, and that youth participation in finding solutions to global problems is vital to the future of the planet, the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information is launching a new website for youth on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  The web site, designed by the United Nations Cyberschoolbus, a United Nations educational web site, will be launched on 17 October -- the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
     
UN News Centre - A one-stop guide to essential resources on UN issues in the news http://www.un.org/News/dh/infocus/

Peace & Security

A comprehensive review of the situation in Kosovo (Report by Kai Eide, Special Envoy)
(S/2005/635, 7 October 2005)
English, French, Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=S/2005/635

Human Security Report 2005: War and Peace in the 21st Century
http://www.humansecurityreport.info/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=28&Itemid=63

Report of the International Independent Investigation Commission Established Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1595 (2005) (Report on the assassination of Lebanese ex-premier Hariri)
http://www.un.org/news/dh/docs/mehlisreport/ 

Economic & Social Development
Progress for Children: A Report Card on Immunization (UNICEF Report)
http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Progress_for_Children_-_No._3_(English).pdf

UNESCO – In Focus: Cultural Diversity
http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=2450&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

World Economic and Social Survey 2005: Financing for Development http://www.un.org/esa/policy/wess/wess2005files/wess2005web.pdf

World Youth Report 2005
English, French and Spanish: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unyin/ga60.htm

Humanitarian Affairs

Caribbean: Hurricane Wilma – Oct 2005 http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/dbc.nsf/doc108?OpenForm&emid=TC-2005-000143-MEX&rc=2

Central America: Hurricane Stan – Oct 2005 http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/dbc.nsf/doc108?OpenForm&emid=TC-2005-000173-SLV&rc=2

South Asia: Earthquake – Oct 2005
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/dbc.nsf/doc108?OpenForm&emid=EQ-2005-000174-PAK&rc=3

International Law

United Nations Administrative Tribunal (UNAT)
http://www.un.org/law
UNAT has launched a website providing information about the Tribunal, including its history, role in the Organization, and how to contact the Tribunal secretariat. The website will operate in English and French, the working languages of the Tribunal. The website is designed to assist staff members and their representatives wishing to file an application with the Tribunal and will enable them to better present their cases. The full text of the Tribunal’s jurisprudence is now available at the click of a mouse to anyone with access to the Internet, and the user-friendly search function will provide answers to frequently asked questions and assist all parties in researching legal issues and/or the Tribunal in general.



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