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UNRIC Library Newsletter - August 2007

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NEW WEBSITES WITHIN THE UN SYSTEM

UN in General

Gateway to the UN System's Work on Climate Change
http://www.un.org/climatechange/
The new UN Internet site highlights the wide-ranging work of the various parts of the United Nations system on climate change and makes it easier for Internet users to find information on climate change from across the United Nations system. The new climate change gateway provides easy access to the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the latest developments on efforts to reach a new international climate change agreement, news, as well as information on future climate change events, projects in the field and climate change updates for youth.

High-level Event on Climate Change
UN Headquarters, New York, 24 September 2007
http://www.un.org/climatechange/2007highlevel/

Thematic Debate of the General Assembly - "Climate Change As a Global Challenge", 31 July – 2 August 2007
http://www.un.org/ga/president/61/follow-up/thematic-climate.shtml
"Climate Change as a Global Challenge" is the theme of an informal General Assembly debate being held Tuesday and Wednesday, 31 July and 1 August at UN Headquarters in New York. The thematic debate aims to build momentum towards translating the current scientific consensus into political consensus for action. The debate will consist of a day of interactive panel discussions and a second day of general discussion by Member States.


IAEA's 50th anniversary
http://www.iaea.org/NewsCenter/News/2007/iaeabirhtday.html
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) marked its 50th anniversary on 29 July 2007. Throughout the past 50 years, the IAEA has strived to expand and enlarge its contributions to nuclear safety and security, nuclear non-proliferation and development.

News Focus: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits San Francisco; Marks 62nd anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter
http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusRel.asp?infocusID=130&Body=xxxxxx&Body1=

Provisional agenda of the sixty-second regular session of the General Assembly (A/62/150)
English, French, Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/62/150

Provisional list of speakers for the General Debate of the 62nd Session of the General Assembly (25-28 September and 1-3 October 2007)
http://www.un.org/esa/desa/desalert/2007/Aug/20-24/Speakers.pdf

Fourth anniversary of the attack on the UN in Baghdad
English: http://www.un.org/events/memorial/19august/
French: http://www.un.org/french/events/memorial/19august/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/events/memorial/19august/

Peace & Security

Disarmament Education: Resources for Learning
http://disarmament.un.org/education-new/index.html

Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT)
UN.GIFT brochure: http://www.unodc.org/pdf/gift%20brochure.pdf
Read more on website: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/trafficking_human_beings.html The Initiative aims to set in motion a broad-based, global movement that will attract the political will and resources needed to stop human trafficking.    

Sierra Leone Portal
http://www.peacebuildinginitiative.org/
A new online portal intended to meet the information needs of those working to build peace in Sierra Leone was launched last week at UNHQ. The web site, a partnership between Member States, NGOs, the academic community and the Peacebuilding Support Office, is targeted to both practitioners and policy-makers and hopes to consolidate and prioritize information relevant to the elaboration of peacebuilding strategies. This web site provides access to online information on peacebuilding in Sierra Leone, with a focus on four priority areas determined by the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, in consultation with the Government of Sierra Leone.

Spotlight on Regional Peacekeeping in Africa
http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/lessons/

Economic & Social Development

Launch of UNCTAD XII website
English: http://www.unctadxii.org/en/
French: http://www.unctadxii.org/fr/
Spanish: http://www.unctadxii.org/es/

Report of the Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti (E/2007/78)
English, French, Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=E/2007/78
As part of the current ECOSOC session in Geneva, the ECOSOC Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti presented its report to the Council on 20 July 2007. The report contains the findings from the Group's visit to Haiti in April 2007 and highlights key features of the economic and social situation in the country. It analyzes issues related to development planning and aid coordination in Haiti, and makes recommendations to the Haitian authorities and to the international community.

UN-OHRLLS (United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States) - re-designed website
http://www.un.org/ohrlls/

Human Rights

25th Anniversary of the work of the CEDAW Committee
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/39sess.htm
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will celebrate its 25th anniversary during its 39th session from 23 July-10 August 2007. The commemorative event took place on 23 July.

Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons: Implementing the 'Pinheiro Principles'
http://www.ohchr.org/english/about/publications/docs/pinheiro_principles.pdf

OHCHR Report on Northern Uganda Making Peace Our Own
http://www.ohchr.org/english/docs/northern_Uganda_august2007.pdf
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a new report Making Peace Our Own: Victims' Perceptions of Accountability, Reconciliation and Transitional Justice in Northern Uganda. The report adds to the discussions of accountability and reconciliation processes in the country, which currently take place after more than 20 years of conflict between the Ugandan Government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The report is based on the results of the study conducted in Northern Uganda from January to June 2007 and assesses the perceptions of the victims of these issues.

Humanitarian Affairs

Humanitarian Action Report 2007 (UNICEF)
http://www.unicef.org/har07/index.html
Emergencies, in the form of natural disasters and new or protracted conflict, continued to extract a toll on the lives of children and women around the world. Massive flooding in the Horn of Africa and multiple typhoons in South Asia were typical of the ever more frequent occurrence of natural disasters that have affected thousands of families in 2006. In Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the occupied Palestinian territory, Sri Lanka and the Sudan, women and children continue to be impacted by the reverberating crossfire of conflict.

 


 

NEW INFORMATION MATERIAL

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Africa Renewal: Volume 21, No. 2, July 2007. 24 p.
Africa gears up for climate change.
Online version: http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/vol21no2/index.html

Best Practices and Recommendations for Improving the Effectiveness of United Nations Sanctions: Based on the report of the Security Council Informal Working Group on General Issues of Sanctions (2006)
United Nations. New York. April 2007. vi, 22 p.
Online version: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=S/2006/997

Boletín sobre las actividades del sistema de las Naciones Unidas y las organizaciones intergubernamentales relacionadas con la cuestión de Palestina, Febrero de 2007, Volumen XXX, Boletin No. 2.
Naciones Unidas. División de los Derechos de los Palestinos. 28 p.

Boletín sobre las actividades del sistema de las Naciones Unidas y las organizaciones intergubernamentales relacionadas con la cuestión de Palestina, Enero de 2007, Volumen XXX, Boletin No. 1.
Naciones Unidas. División de los Derechos de los Palestinos. 6 p.

Boletín sobre las actividades del sistema de las Naciones Unidas y las organizaciones intergubernamentales sobre la cuestión de Palestina, Diciembre 2006, Volumen XXIX, Boletin No. 12.
Naciones Unidas. División de los Derechos de los Palestinos. 43 p.
Online version:  http://domino.un.org/pdfs/07-35825s.pdf 

Boletín sobre las actividades del sistema de las Naciones Unidas y las organizaciones intergubernamentales sobre la cuestión de Palestina, Agosto de 2006, Volumen XXIX, Boletin No. 8.
Naciones Unidas. División de los Derechos de los Palestinos. 12 p.
Online version: http://domino.un.org/pdfs/07-35825s.pdf 

Bulletin on action by the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations relevant to the question of Palestine, February 2007, Volume XXX, Bulletin No. 2.
United Nations. Division for Palestinian Rights. 22 p.
Online version: http://unispal.un.org/unispal.nsf/1ce874ab1832a53e
852570bb006dfaf6/41ef73cbb11e173d852572f9006b029b!OpenDocument
   

Bulletin sur les activités menées par le système des Nations Unies et les organisations intergouvernementales concernant la question de Palestine, décembre 2006, Volume XXIX, Bulletin N° 12.
Nations Unies. Division des droits des Palestiniens. 57 p.

Bulletin sur les mesures prises par les organismes des Nations Unies et les organisations intergouvernementales concernant la question de Palestine, février 2007, Volume XXX, Bulletin N° 2.
Nations Unies. Division des droits des Palestiniens. 25 p.

Bulletin sur les mesures prises par les organismes des Nations Unies et les organisations intergouvernementales concernant la question de Palestine, août 2006, Volume XXIX, Bulletin N° 8.
Nations Unies. Division des droits des Palestiniens. 16 p.

Bulletin sur les mesures prises par les organismes des Nations Unies et les organisations intergouvernementales concernant la question de Palestine, mai 2006, Volume XXIX, Bulletin N° 5.
Nations Unies. Division des droits des Palestiniens. 20 p.

The Core International Human Rights Treaties.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2006. iv, 219 p. (ST/HR/3)
Sales No. E.06.XIV.2. ISBN 92-1-154166-2.

Crecer en las ciuades: Estado de la población mundial 2007; suplemento jóvenes.
Fondo de la Población de las Naciones Unidas. Nueva York. 2007. vii, 47 p.
Sales No. S.07.III.H.2. ISBN 978-0-89714-847-4.
Online version: http://www.unfpa.org/swp/2007/youth/spanish/index.html

Estado de la población mundial 2007: Liberar el potencial del crecimiento urbano
Fondo de la Población de las Naciones Unidas. Nueva York. 2007. iii, 99 p.
Sales No. S.07.III.H.1. ISBN 978-0-89714-809-2.
Online version: http://www.unfpa.org/swp/2007/spanish/introduction.html

État de la population mondiale 2007: libérer le potentiel de la croissance urbaine.
Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population. New York. 2007. iii, 99 p.
Sales No. F.07.III.H.1. ISBN 978-0-89714-808-5.
Online version: http://www.unfpa.org/swp/2007/french/introduction.html

Grandir en milieu urbain: État de la population mondiale 2007: supplément jeunesse.
Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population. New York. 2007. vii, 47 p.
Sales No. F.07.III.H.2. ISBN 978-0-89714-845-0.
Online version: http://www.unfpa.org/swp/2007/youth/french/index.html

Growing up urbain: State of the World Population 2007; Youth Supplement.
United Nations Population Fund. New York. 2007. vii, 47 p.
Sales No. E.07.III.H.2. ISBN 978-0-89714-843-6.
Online version: http://www.unfpa.org/swp/2007/youth/english/index.html

The Least Developed Countries Report 2007: Knowledge, Technological Learning and Innovation for Development.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2007. xv, 189 p. (UNCTAD/LDC/2007)
Sales No. E.07.II.D.8. ISBN 978-92-1-112717-1.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/ldc2007_en.pdf

The Least Developed Countries Report 2007:Overview by the Secretary-General of UNCTAD.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2007. 32 p. (UNCTAD/LDC/2007 (Overview)).
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/ldc2007overview_en.pdf

Meilleures pratiques et recommandations tendant à améliorer l’efficacité  des sanctions imposées par les Nations Unies: Brochure établie sur la base du rapport du Groupe de travail officieux du Conseil de sécurité sur le questions générales relatives aux sanctions (2006)
Nations Unies. New York. Avril 2007. vi, 22 p.
Online version: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=S/2006/997

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2007.
United Nations. New York. 2007. 36 p. Includes progress chart.
Sales No. E.07.I.15. ISBN 978-92-1-101153-1.
Online version: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/mdg2007.pdf

Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement: Rapport 2007.
Nations Unies. New York. 2007. 36 p.
Sales No. E.07.I.15. ISBN 978-92-1-101153-1.
Online version: http://www.un.org/french/millenniumgoals/docs/mdg_2007.pdf

Los países menos adelantados informe de 2007: Panorama general por el Secretario General de la UNCTAD.
Naciones Unidas. Nueva York y Ginebra. 2007. 42 p. (UNCTAD/LDC/2007 (Overview))
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/sp/docs/ldc2007overview_sp.pdf

Prácticas adecuadas y recomendaciones para mejorar la eficacia de las sanciones de las Naciones Unidas: Documento basado en el informe del Grupo de Trabajo oficioso del Consejo de Seguridad sobre cuestiones generales relatives a las sanciones (2006)
Naciones Unidas. Nueva York. Abril 2007. vi, 22 p.
Online version: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=S/2006/997

Rapport 2007 sur les pays les moins avancés: Aperçu général par le Secrétaire général de la CNUCED.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2007. 40 p. (UNCTAD/LDC/2007 (Overview))
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/fr/docs/ldc2007overview_fr.pdf

State of World Population 2007: Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth.
United Nations Population Fund. New York. 2007. iii, 99 p.
Sales No. E.07.III.H.1. ISBN 978-0-89714-807-8.
Online version: http://www.unfpa.org/swp/2007/english/introduction.html

UN Police Magazine:  Building Institutional Police Capacity in Post-Conflict Environments.
United Nations. 2nd edition, June 2007. DPI/2445/Rev.1. 16 p.
Online version: http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/police/UNPolice_mag2.pdf

 


 

NEW TITLES
added to the library collection in August 2007


I   General Information and Reference

Index to Proceedings of the Security Council: Sixtieth year – 2006.
United Nations. New York. 2007. xxvi, 311 p. (ST/LIB/SER.B/S.43)
Sales No. E.07.I.13. ISBN 978-92-1-101151-7.

Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement: Rapport 2007.
Nations Unies. New York. 2007. 36 p.
Sales No. E.07.I.15. ISBN 978-92-1-101153-1.
Online version: http://www.un.org/french/millenniumgoals/docs/mdg_2007.pdf

UN Chronicle. Volume XLIV, Number 2, June 2007. 79 p.
“Green Our World!”
Online version: http://www.un.org/Pubs/chronicle/2007/issue2/0207cont.htm 


II.D   Trade, Finance and Commerce

Étude sur les Transports Maritimes, 2006 : Rapport du secrétariat de la CNUCED.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2006. xiv, 159 p.  (UNCTAD/RMT/2006)
Sales No. F.06.II.D.7. ISBN 978-92-1-212330-1.

The Least Developed Countries Report 2007: Knowledge, Technological Learning and Innovation for Development.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2007. xv, 189 p. (UNCTAD/LDC/2007)
Sales No. E.07.II.D.8. ISBN 978-92-1-112717-1.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/ldc2007_en.pdf

The Least Developed Countries Report 2007: Overview by the Secretary-General of UNCTAD.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2007. 32 p. (UNCTAD/LDC/2007 (Overview))
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/ldc2007overview_en.pdf

Los países menos adelantados informe de 2007: Panorama general por el Secretario General de la UNCTAD.
Naciones Unidas. Nueva York y Ginebra. 2007. 42 p. (UNCTAD/LDC/2007 (Overview))
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/sp/docs/ldc2007overview_sp.pdf

Rapport 2007 sur les pays les moins avancés: Aperçu général par le Secrétaire général de la CNUCED.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2007. 40 p. (UNCTAD/LDC/2007 (Overview))
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/fr/docs/ldc2007overview_fr.pdf

Rapport sur le commerce et le développement, 2006: Partenariat mondial et politiques nationales de développement.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2006. xxii, 241 p. (UNCTAD/TDR/2006)
Sales No. F.06.II.D.6. ISBN 978-92-1-212329-5.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/fr/docs/tdr2006_fr.pdf

UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2006-07 / Manuel de Statistiques de la CNUCED 2006-07.
United Nations / Nations Unies. New York and Geneva / New York et Genève. 2007. xxviii, 472 p. plus CD-ROM. (TD/STAT.31)
Sales No. E/F.07.II.D.2. ISBN 978-92-1-012063-0.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/Templates/Webflyer.asp?intItemID=1397&docID=8612


II.E   Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS): Second revised edition.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 20057. vi, 555 p. (ST/SG/AC.10/30/Rev.2)
Sales No. E.07.II.E.5. ISBN 978-92-1-116957-7.

Système général harmonisé de classification et d’étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH): Deuxième edition révisée.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2007. vi, 589 p. (ST/SG/AC.10/30/Rev.2)
Sales No. F.07.II.E.5. ISBN 978-92-1-216492-2.


III.D   United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Informe Anual del PNUMA, 2006.
Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente. Nairobi. 2007. 87 p.
ISBN 978-92-807-2801-9.
Online version: http://www.unep.org/pdf/annualreport/UNEP_AR_2006_Spanish.pdf

PNUE 2006 Rapport Annuel.
Programme de Nations Unies pour l’environnement. Nairobi. 2007. 88 p.
ISBN 978-92-807-2801-9.
Online version: http://www.unep.org/pdf/annualreport/UNEP_AR_2006_French.pdf


IV   Social Questions

Review of National Action Plans on Youth Employment: Putting Commitment into Action.
United Nations. New York. 2007. iii, 58 p. (ST/ESA/311)
Sales No. E.07.IV.5. ISBN 978-92-1-130260-8.
Online version: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/poverty/documents/National.Action.Plans.2007.pdf


V   International Law

United Nations Juridical Yearbook 2004.
United Nations. New York. 2007. xxv, 444 p. (ST/LEG/SER.C/42)
Sales No. E.07.V.1. ISBN 978-92-1-133767-9.


XI   Narcotic Drugs (including United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC)

2007 World Drug Report.
Vienna. UN Office on Drugs and Crime. 2007. 274 p.
Sales No. E.07.XI.5. ISBN 978-92-1-148222-5.
Online version: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/world_drug_report.html


XIII   Demography

World Abortion Policies 2007.
United Nations. New York. 2007. Wall chart. (ST/ESA/SER.A/264)
Sales No. E.07.XIII.6. ISBN 978-92-1-151433-9.
Online version: http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/
2007_Abortion_Policies_Chart/2007AbortionPolicies_wallchart.htm



XIV   Human Rights (including Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - OHCHR)

Legislative History of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Volume I.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2007. lii, 493 p. + CD-ROM. (HR/PUB/07/1)
Sales No. E.07.XIV.3. ISBN 978-92-1-154177-9.
Online version: http://www.ohchr.org/english/about/publications/docs/history_crc1.pdf

Legislative History of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Volume II.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2007. xix, p. 497-937 (HR/PUB/07/1)
Sales No. E.07.XIV.3. ISBN 978-92-1-154177-9.
Online version: http://www.ohchr.org/english/about/publications/docs/history_crc2.pdf


XVII   International Statistics

2004 Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook: Production Statistics (1995-2004) / Annuaire de statistiques industrielles par produit: Statistiques de production (1995-2004).
United Nations/Nations Unies. New York. 2007. xviii, 308 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.P/44)
Sales No. B.06.XVII.14. ISBN 978-92-1-061226-5.

Monthly bulletin of Statistics / Bulletin mensuel de statistique: Issue No. 1029, Vol. LXI, No. 3, March / Edition no. 1029, Vol. LXI, no. 3, mars.
United Nations/Nations Unies. New York. 2007. xii, 279 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.Q/411)
Online version: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/mbs

Monthly bulletin of Statistics / Bulletin mensuel de statistique: Issue No. 1030, Vol. LXI, No. 4, April / Edition no. 1030, Vol. LXI, no. 4, avril.
United Nations/Nations Unies. New York. 2007. xii, 277 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.Q/412)
Online version: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/mbs

Monthly bulletin of Statistics / Bulletin mensuel de statistique: Issue No. 1031, Vol. LXI, No. 5, May / Edition no. 1031, Vol. LXI, no. 5, mai.
United Nations/Nations Unies. New York. 2007. xii, 287 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.Q/413)
Online version: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/mbs

Monthly bulletin of Statistics / Bulletin mensuel de statistique: Issue No. 1032, Vol. LXI, No. 6, June / Edition no. 1032, Vol. LXI, no. 6, juin.
United Nations/Nations Unies. New York. 2007. xii, 279 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.Q/414)
Online version: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/mbs

 


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