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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 - January 2005

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UNRIC Library Newsletter - January 2005
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NEW WEBSITES WITHIN THE UN SYSTEM

28th Special Session of the General Assembly on 24 January 2005:
Commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps

http://www.un.org/ga/28special/index.html

61st session of the Commission on Human Rights - (14 March - 22 April 2005)
http://www.ohchr.org/english/bodies/chr/sessions/61/index.htm

Calendar of Conferences and Meetings 2005
http://conf.un.org/DGAACS/Meetings.nsf/wByYear?OpenForm

Commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps - 28th Special Session of the General Assembly: 24 January 2005
Press release: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2005/sgsm9672.doc.htm
Provisional agenda: http://daccessdds.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N05/203/71/PDF/N0520371.pdf?OpenElement

International Conference on Biodiversity : Science and Governance
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris – France (24 – 28 January 2005)
http://www.unesco.org/mab/news/biodivScGov.htm

International Meeting for the 10-Year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of the Small Islands Developing States (Port-Louis, Mauritius, 10-14 January 2005)
http://www.un.org/smallislands2005/

Millennium Project Report
"Investing in Development: A Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals"
and final Task Force Reports to UN Secretary-General on 17 January 2005
http://www.unmillenniumproject.org/html/pressroom.shtm
http://unmp.forumone.com/

Official Documents System (ODS)
http://documents.un.org
ODS, the premier full-text web resource for official United Nations documentation, is available to the general public as of 31 December 2004.  The ODS covers all types of official United Nations documentation originating from duty stations worldwide. Comprehensive coverage starts in 1993. The ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards.

ReliefWeb – redesigned website
http://www.reliefweb.int/
>>ReliefWeb is the world’s leading online gateway to information (documents and maps) on humanitarian emergencies and disasters. An independent vehicle of information, designed specifically to assist the international humanitarian community in effective delivery of emergency assistance, it provides timely, reliable and relevant information as events unfold, while emphasizing the coverage of "forgotten emergencies" at the same time.<<

Resolutions and Statements of the Security Council 2005
(Press Release SC/8293, 17 January 2005)
http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2005/sc8293.doc.htm

UN Responds to Tsunami Disaster
http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusRel.asp?infocusID=102&Body=tsunami&Body1=

World Conference on Disaster Reduction (18 – 22 January 2004, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan)
http://www.unisdr.org/wcdr/

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2005
http://www.un.org/esa/policy/wess/



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