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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 2005

Article Index
UNRIC Library Newsletter - May 2005
New information material
New titles
All Pages
NEW WEBSITES WITHIN THE UN SYSTEM

UN in General

General Assembly – Subsidiary Organs
English: http://www.un.org/ga/subsidiary/
French: http://www.un.org/french/ga/subsidiary/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/aboutun/organs/ga/59/subsidiary.htm

Reform at the UN: Management Reform Measures to Strengthen Accountability, Ethical Conduct and Management Performance
English: http://www.un.org/reform/reform_update.html
French: http://www.un.org/french/reform/update.html
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/reforma/medidas.htm

Speeches Made by Permanent Missions on the Occasion of UN Anniversaries
English: http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/anniversary/index.html
French: http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/dhlf/anniversary/index.html
Spanish: http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/spanish/anniversary/index.html

UN Chronicle Online Edition
The United Nations General Assembly: A Review of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial)
http://www.un.org/Pubs/chronicle/2005/e_alert/052405_SecondCommittee.html

UN Pulse (new UN-focused blog created by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/unpulse
“UN Pulse alerts you to just-released UN online information, major reports, publications and documents. Created and maintained by a team of reference librarians at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library in New York, UN Pulse is updated as new information is published and received.”

United Nations Public Service Day [observed on 23 June] http://www.unpan.org/dpepa_PSDay2005.asp

Peace and Security

United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)
http://www.unmil.org/

UN Peacekeeping Operations – Background Note (DPI/1634/Rev.47— May 2005)
English: http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/bnote.htm
French: http://www.un.org/french/peace/peace/bnote.htm

UN Political and Peace-building Missions – Background Note (DPI/2166/Rev.22 – May 2005)
English: http://www.un.org/peace/ppbm.pdf
French: http://www.un.org/french/peace/reports/peace_operations/docs/ppbmf.pdf

Economic and Social Development

2005 Economic and Social Survey of Asia and Pacific: Dealing with shocks (UNESCAP)
http://www.unescap.org/pdd/publications/survey2005/Survey05_full.pdf

Human Rights

 A Global Alliance Against Forced Labour (ILO report)
“This new report is the most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken on the facts and underlying causes of contemporary forced labour. It contains the first global and regional estimates by an international organization of forced labour in the world today, including the number of persons affected, as well as the profits made by those exploiting trafficked workers.”
Available in English, French, German and Spanish: http://www.ilo.org/dyn/declaris/DECLARATIONWEB.GLOBALREPORTDETAILS?
var_language=EN&var_PublicationsID=5282&var_ReportType=Report

Humanitarian Affairs

Business Contributions to UN Emergency Relief Efforts: An Orientation Guide
(OCHA & Global Compact Office)
http://70.19.115.230/ochaonline/ochabusinessguid/Welcome/tabid/294/Default.aspx

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking [observed on 26 June]: “Value yourself...make healthy choices”
http://www.unodc.org/unodc/event_2005-06-26_1.html

Iraq Living Conditions Survey 2004 (UNDP)
http://www.iq.undp.org/ILCS/overview.htm
“The results of the survey appear in three volumes: a "Tabulation Report", which presents the main results of the survey in tabular form; an "Analytical Report", and a "Socio-Economic Atlas" which depicts the situation in Iraq using maps and diagrams.”

World Malaria Report 2005 (WHO)
http://rbm.who.int/wmr2005/
Executive Summary is available in English, French and Spanish.

World Refugee Day [observed on 20 June]
http://www.unhcr.ch/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home/+uwwFqzvnsh6_nX6xFqzvnsh6_
nX6hFqhT0NuItFqt0U0NRIAFqwDzmwwww1FqtIRfgQj

International Law

Multilateral Treaty Framework - Focus 2005: Responding to Global Challenges
English: http://untreaty.un.org/English/TreatyEvent2005/Focus2005.pdf
French: http://untreaty.un.org/French/TreatyEvent2005/Focus2005.pdf


 

NEW INFORMATION MATERIAL

Single copies of the following titles can be ordered via e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Africa Renewal : Vol. 19, No. 1, April 2005.
United Nations Department of Public Information.
Online version: http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/vol19no1/apr05.htm

Conférences et manifestations organisées sous les auspices de l’Organisation des Nations Unies (Document de référence n?. 44, Mars 2005). Document établi et publié par la Section des communiqués de presse, Département de l’information). 27 p.
Online version: http://www.un.org/french/events/ref44.html

Un concepto más amplio de la libertad : Desarollo, seguridad y derechos humanos para todos ; Resumen del informe del Secretario General.
Departamento de Información Pública de las Naciones Unidas. DPI/2385. Abril 2005. 15 p.
Online version: http://www.un.org/spanish/largerfreedom/summary.html

Dans une liberté plus grande: Développement, sécurité et droits de l’homme pour tous ; Résumé du rapport du Secrétaire général.
Département de l’information de l’ONU. DPI/2385. Avril 2005. 15 p.
Online version: http://www.un.org/french/largerfreedom/summary.html

Dossier de presse: Conférence des Parties chargée d’examiner le Traité sur la non-prolifération des armes nucléaires, 2-27 mai 2005, New York.
Département des affaires de désarmement. Avril 2005.

Environment & Human Settlement.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. March 2005. 20 p. (ECE/INF/NONE/2005/02)

In Larger Freedom: Towards Development, Security and Human Rights for All; Executive Summary of the Report of the Secretary General.
United Nations Department of Public Information. DPI/2385. April 2005. 15 p.
Online version: http://www.un.org/largerfreedom/executivesummary.pdf

L’environment & Les établissement humains.
Commission economique pour l’Europe. April 2005. 20 p. (ECE/INF/NONE/2005/02)

International Year of Sport and Physical Education 2005 – Concept: Education, Health, Development, Peace. (Brochure & CD-ROM)
United Nations. Office for the International Year of Sport and Physical Education.
Online version of brochure: http://www.un.org/sport2005/resources/concept.pdf

The Pain of Others: at work for the UN Commission on Human Rights: A film and selected documents about the United Nations’ promotion and protection of human rights.
(DVD-ROM and Video Contents: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, Russian)

Press Kit: Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, 2 – 27 May 2005, New York.
UN Department for Disarmament Affairs (DDA)
Online version: http://www.un.org/events/npt2005/presskit.pdf

CD-ROM: Water for Life, 2005-2015.
Contents: - Water “Drop of Life”, Video in English and French; - Splish and Splash, Children’s Video, United Nations Secretary-General Video Message; Water (Song), Words and Music by Bob Reid, Featuring the United Nations International School Choir; - Computer Resources “Water for Life” Publication. pdf in English and French


 

NEW TITLES
added to the library collection in May

0   Geneva Publications

Combating the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons in West Africa: Handbook for the Training of Armed and Security Forces.
United Nations. Geneva. 2005. xvii, 132 p. (UNIDIR/2005/7)
Sales No. E.03.0.17. ISBN 92-9045-171-87X.
Online version: http://www.unidir.ch/bdd/fiche-ouvrage.php?ref_ouvrage=92-9045-171-8-en

Exchanging Weapons for Development in Cambodia: An Assessment of Different Weapon Collection Strategies by Local People.
United Nations. Geneva. 2005. xiv, 118 p. (UNIDIR/2005/6)
Sales No. E.04.0.28. ISBN 92-9045-167-X.
Online version: http://www.unidir.ch/bdd/fiche-ouvrage.php?ref_ouvrage=92-9045-167-X-en

I   General Information and Reference

Dans une liberté plus grande: Développement, sécurité et droits de l’homme pour tous; Rapport du Secrétaire-Général.
Nations Unies. New York. 2005. iv, 95 p. (DPI/2386).
Sales No. F.05.I.15. ISBN 92-1-200271-4.
Online version: http://www.un.org/french/largerfreedom/toc.html

In Larger Freedom: Towards Development, Security and Human Rights for All; Report of the Secretary-General.
United Nations. New York. 2005. iv, 88 p. (DPI/2386)
Sales No. E.05.I.15. ISBN 92-1-100971-5.
Online version: http://www.un.org/largerfreedom/contents.htm

II.D   Trade, Finance and Commerce

International Investment Instruments: A Compendium; Volume XIII – 2005.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. xl, 320 p. (UNCTAD/DITE/4/VOL.XIII)
Sales No. E.05.II.D.7. ISBN 92-1-112664-9.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/Templates/Page.asp?intItemID=2323&lang=1

International Investment Instruments: A Compendium; Volume XIV – 2005.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. xli, 286 p. (UNCTAD/DITE/4/VOL.XIV)
Sales No. E.05.II.D.8. ISBN 92-1-112665-7.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/Templates/Page.asp?intItemID=2323&lang=1

International Investment Instruments: Key issue; Volume 1.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2004. xxiii, 392 p. (UNCTAD/ITE/IIT/2004/10 (Vol.1))
Sales No. E.05.II.D.6. ISBN 92-1-112660-6.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/Templates/webflyer.asp?docid=5724&intItemID=1397&lang=1

International Investment Instruments: Key issue; Volume II.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2004. xiii, 246 p. (UNCTAD/ITE/IIT/2004/10 (Vol.II))
Sales No. E.05.II.D.6. ISBN 92-1-112661-4.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/Templates/webflyer.asp?docid=5952&intItemID=2310&lang=1

International Trade in GMOs and GM Products: National and Multilateral Legal Frameworks.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. v, 55 p.
(Policy Issues in International Trade and Commodities, Study Series No. 29)
Sales No. E.04.II.D.41. ISBN 92-1-112652-5.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/Templates/webflyer.asp?docid=5831&intItemID=2068&lang=1

Trade Policy at the Crossroads – The Indonesian Story.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. vi, 32 p.
(Policy Issues in International Trade and Commodities, Study Series No. 28)
Sales No. E.04.II.D.40. ISBN 92-1-112651-7.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/Templates/webflyer.asp?docid=5830&intItemID=2068&lang=1

Transnational Corperations. Volume 14, Number 1, April 2005. v, 188 p.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/Templates/webflyer.asp?docid=5881&intItemID=2926&lang=1

UNCTAD Annual Report 2004.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. vii, 45 p. (UNCTAD/EDM/2005/1)
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/edm20051_en.pdf

II.E   Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

Environmental Performance Reviews: Tajikistan.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2004. xx, 189 p. (ECE/CEP/128)
Sales No. E.05.II.E.3. ISBN 92-1-116918-6.

Housing Finance Systems for Countries in Transition: Principles and Examples.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. vii, 87 p. (ECE/HBP/138)
Sales No. E.05.II.E.8. ISBN 92-1-116923-2.
Online version: http://www.unece.org/env/hs/prgm/housing_modern_managmt/hsg_finance/
housingfinance.pdf

The Process of European Integration and the Future of Europe: Gunnar Myrdal Lecture / Joseph E. Stiglitz (Economic Commission for Europe, Occasional Paper No. 3)
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. iv, 14 p. (ECE/EAD/2005/1)
Sales No. E.05.II.E.5. ISBN 92-1-116920-8.

Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters / Protocole sur les registres des rejets et transferts de polluants à la Convention sur l’accès à l’information, la participation du public au processus décisionnel et l’accès à la justice en matière d’environnement.
United Nations / Nations Unies. New York and Geneva / New York et Genève. 2003. 72 p. (ECE/MP.PP/6)
Sales No. E/F/R.05.II.E.11. ISBN 92-1-016366-4.

Social Aspects and Financing of Industrial Restructuring.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. vii, 73 p. (ECE/TRADE/350)
Sales No. E.04.II.E.12. ISBN 92-1-116913-5.

UNECE Annual Report 2004/2005.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Geneva. 2005. 44 p.

III.B   United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Country Evaluation: Assessment of Development Results; Turkey.
United Nations Development Programme. New York. October 2004. ii, 105 p.
Online version: http://www.undp.org/eo/documents/ADR/ADR-Reports/ADR_Turkey.pdf

III.D   United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Twentieth Anniversary of the UNEP Sasakawa Environment Prize, Diao Yu Tai State Guest House, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 27-29 September 2004; Environment and Development – The Last Twenty Years: Progress Where?
United Nations Environment Programme. Nairobi. 76 p.
Online version: http://www.unep.org/Documents/Sasakawa.pdf

TUNZA: The UNEP Magazine For Youth.
Vol. 2, Number 4: MDGs making a world of difference. 23 p.
Online version: http://www.ourplanet.com/tunza/issue0204en/pages/contents.html

TUNZA: Le magazine du PNUE pour les jeunes.
Vol. 2, No. 4: ODM - Ensemble, nous pouvons changer le monde. 23 p.
Online version: http://www.ourplanet.com/tunza/issue0204fr/pages/contents.html

III.T   International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO)

Clefs de la propriété intellectuelle: Guide destiné aux petites et moyennes entreprises exportatrices.
Genève. Centre du commerce international. 2004. x, 194p. (ITC/P163.F/TSS/BAS/03-XII)
Sales No. F.04.III.T.5. ISBN 92-9137-278-1.

Partenariat public-privé efficace dans le secteur des technologies de l'information: Comment renforcer les capacités professionnelles et commerciales.
Genève. Centre du commerce international. 2003. xvii, 211 p. (ITC/P158.F/PMD/MDS/03-X)
Sales No. F.03.III.T.7. ISBN 92-9137-279-X.

III.U   Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Refugees, Volume 1, Number 138, 2005: The town that loves refugees. 37 p.
UNHCR. The UN Refugee Agency.
Online version: http://www.unhcr.ch/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home/opendoc.pdf?tbl=MEDIA&id=426f4c772&page=publ

XIII   Demography

World Population Monitoring 2003: Population, education and development.
United Nations. New York. 2005. xv, 189 p. (ST/ESA/SER.A/2008)
Sales No. E.03.XIII.12. ISBN 92-1-151383-9.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Bulletin of the World Health Organization: Volume 83, Number 5, April 2005, p. 321-400.
Online version: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/83/5/en/

Rapport sur la santé dans le monde 2005 : Donnons sa chance à chaque mère et à chaque enfant.
Organisation mondiale de la Santé. Genève. 2005. xxvi, 261 p.
ISBN 92-4-256290-4.
Online version: http://www.who.int/whr/2005/fr/index.html

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