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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 – December 2005

Article Index
UNRIC Library Newsletter – December 2005
New information material
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NEW WEBSITES WITHIN THE UN SYSTEM

UN in General

Assessment of Internal Controls in the United Nations Secretariat Procurement Operations
http://www.un.org/reports/procurement/UNPSReport.pdf

UN Chronicle Online Edition
Combating Genocide: What remains to be done sixty years after Nuremberg
http://www.un.org/Pubs/chronicle/2005/e_alert/111805_CombatingGenocide.html

UN Department of Political Affairs - new website
http://www.un.org/Depts/dpa

Peace & Security

Conference of the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament
Online Historical United Nations Collection

http://www.hti.umich.edu/e/endc/
The University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service has made verbatim transcripts from the Eighteen Nation Commission on Disarmament available online. Sponsored by the United Nations in 1962, the Conference of the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament attempted to establish a dialogue between the United States and the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. In addition to disarmament, the ENDC considered confidence-building measures and control of nuclear tests.

Mine Action Projects 2006
http://www.mineaction.org/downloads/1/Nov%2021,%202005%20Portfolio
%202006%20for%20e-mine.pdf

Economic & Social Development

2006 – International Year of Deserts and Desertification
http://www.iydd.org/

Afghanistan Opium Survey
http://www.unodc.org/pdf/afg/afg_survey_2005.pdf

Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Health Synthesis (WHO report)
http://www.who.int/globalchange/ecosystems/ecosystems05/en/index.html

ITU Internet Reports 2005: The Internet of Things
http://www.itu.int/osg/spu/publications/internetofthings/

Industrial Development Report 2005: Capability building for catching-up: Historical, empirical and policy dimensions (UNIDO report)
http://www.unido.org/doc/5156

International Flows of Selected Cultural Goods and Services, 1994-2003: Defining and capturing the flows of global cultural trade (UNESCO report)
English: http://www.uis.unesco.org/template/pdf/cscl/IntlFlows_EN.pdf
French: http://www.uis.unesco.org/template/pdf/cscl/IntlFlows_Fr.pdf

Sixth WTO Ministerial Conference
Hong Kong, China, 13–18 December 2005
English: http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/minist_e/min05_e/min05_e.htm
French: http://www.wto.org/french/thewto_f/minist_f/min05_f/min05_f.htm
Spanish: http://www.wto.org/spanish/thewto_s/minist_s/min05_s/min05_s.htm

The State of Food and Agriculture 2005: Agricultural trade and poverty; Can trade work for the poor? (FAO report)
English: http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/008/a0050e/a0050e00.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/008/a0050f/a0050f00.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/008/a0050s/a0050s00.htm

The State of Food Insecurity in the World, 2005 (FAO report)
English: http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/008/a0200e/a0200e00.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/008/a0200f/a0200f00.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/008/a0200s/a0200s00.htm

The State of the World Children 2006: Excluded and invisible (UNICEF Report)
English: http://www.unicef.org/sowc06/pdfs/sowc06_fullreport.pdf
French: http://www.unicef.org/french/sowc06/pdfs/sowc06_fullreport_fr.pdf
Spanish: http://www.unicef.org/french/sowc06/pdfs/sowc06_fullreport_fr.pdf

The Trade and Environmental Effects of Ecolabels: Assessment and Response
http://www.unep.fr/shared/docs/publications/Ecolabelpap141005f.pdf
This report launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reviews what is known about ecolabelling as an environmental policy tool and as a potential trade barrier. It focuses on five well-known ecolabelling programmes that incorporate environmental requirements: the Blue Angel programme in Germany, and the programmes associated with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).

Humanitarian Affairs

Building back better: a 12-month update on UNICEF’s work to rebuild children’s lives and restore hope since the Tsunami
http://www.unicef.org/emerg/disasterinasia/files/TSUNAMI_E_BOOK_spreads.pdf

Children and the Tsunami, one year on http://www.unicef.org/emerg/disasterinasia/files/WhatWorked.pdf

International Law

United Nations Assistance to Khmer Rouge Trials
http://www.un.org/law/khmerrougetrials/



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