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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 – August 2006

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UNRIC Library Newsletter – August 2006
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NEW WEBSITES WITHIN THE UN SYSTEM

UN in General

Aperçu général des conférences et célébrations (Nouvelle version du site)
http://www.un.org/french/events/observances/index.htm

Comprehensive Review of Governance and Oversight: Independent Steering Committee’s Report
English:
http://www.un.org/reform/governance/
French: http://www.un.org/french/reform/governance/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/reform/governance/

L’ONU et la société civile
http://www.un.org/french/partners/civilsociety/

Observance of the Third Anniversary of the Baghdad Tragedy
English: http://www.un.org/events/memorial/19august/2006/
French: http://www.un.org/french/events/memorial/19august/2006/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/events/memorial/19august/2006/

United Nations Internship Programme – redesigned website
English:
http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/sds/internsh/index.htm
French: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/sds/internsh/htm/french/objective.htm

Internships in other UN bodies
http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unyin/internships.htm 

Peace & Security

United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (Background Note: 30 June 2006)
English:
http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/bnote010101.pdf
French: http://www.un.org/french/peace/peace/bnotepkf.pdf

United Nations Political and Peacebuilding Missions (Background Note: 30 June 2006)
English: http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/ppbm.pdf
French: http://www.un.org/french/peace/peace/ppbmf.pdf  

United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS)
http://www.un-somalia.org/

Economic & Social Development 

The Least Developed Countries Report, 2006: Developing Productive Capacities (UNCTAD Report)
Full text of the report: http://www.unctad.org/Templates/webflyer.asp?docid=7011&intItemID=3881&l
ang=1&mode=downloads

Overview available in English, French and Spanish.

Human Rights

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
English: http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/
French: http://www.un.org/french/disabilities/convention/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/disabilities/convention/

Online Discussion: The elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child (14 August- 8 September 2006)
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/forum/forum-daw-disc_viol_girlchild.htm

Humanitarian Affairs

Child Alert: Democratic Republic of Congo (UNICEF report)
http://www.unicef.org/childalert/drc/
In this report - written by UNICEF UK Ambassador and former BBC war correspondent Martin Bell – children are at the heart of the human tragedy that has unfolded in DRC. Since conflict began there in 1998, nearly 4 million people have been killed by war or disease, or have simply disappeared without a trace. Every six months, the death toll in DRC rivals the total deaths caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Simply stated, this is currently the world's deadliest humanitarian crisis, and children bear its greatest burden. But forthcoming DRC elections, with international support, may finally offer hope for change.

International Law

Focus 2006: Crossing Borders
English & French: http://untreaty.un.org/English/TreatyEvent2006/Focus2006_eng.pdf A bilingual book about the treaties being specially promoted for signature and ratification at this year’s treaty event -– becomes available today.  The event, which will take place during the general debate from 13 to 15 September at United Nations Headquarters in New York, will coincide with the High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development on 14 and 15 September.

United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) – redesigned website
English:
http://untreaty.un.org/ola/Default.aspx
French: http://untreaty.un.org/ola/FR/Default.aspx



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