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NEW WEBSITES WITHIN THE UN SYSTEM

UN in General

United Nations Day – 24 October 2007
English: http://www.un.org/events/unday/2007/
French: http://www.un.org/french/events/unday/2007/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/events/unday/2007/

60 ans d'histoire de l'UNESCO
http://www.unesco.org/archives/Archives/files/actes_FINAL_web.pdf
This symposium took place on the occasion of the Organization's 60th anniversary in November 2005. The Proceedings with communications by more than eighty historians, anthropologists, philosophers and other scholars and students are now available on line in French; the English version will be published soon.

IAEA - 50 years
http://www.iaea.org/About/Timeline/index.html
This year International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) celebrates its 50th anniversary. Online interactive timeline presents the milestone events in the Agency's history.

Launch of the International Year of the Potato 2008
English, French, Spanish: http://www.potato2008.org/

Security Council Reform
English, French, Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/61/47(SUPP)
The report of the Open-ended Working Group on the Question of Equitable Representation on and Increase in the Membership of the Security Council and Other Matters related to the Security Council has been issued (A/61/47). This is a subsidiary body of the General Assembly dealing with Security Council reform. The report includes annexes containing reports on consultations on Security Council reform.

UN News Focus: Myanmar
http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusRel.asp?infocusID=134&Body=Myanmar&Body1=

Peace & Security

United Nations Peacekeeping Operations – Background Note: 30 September 2007 (DPI/1634/Rev.76)
English: http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/bnote.htm
French: http://www.un.org/french/peace/peace/bnote.htm

United Nations Political and Peacekeeping Missions – Background Note: 30 September 2007 (DPI/2166/Rev.51)
English: http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/ppbm.pdf
French: http://www.un.org/french/peace/peace/ppbmf.pdf

Economic & Social Development

Fortress Europe and the Iraqi "intruders": Iraqi asylum-seekers and the EU, 2003-2007 (UNHCR)
Introduction: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/AMMF-77ZG3H?OpenDocument
Report: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/AMMF-77ZG3H/$File/Full_Report.pdf

Global Education Digest 2007: Comparing Education Statistics Across the World (UNESCO Institute for Statistics, UIS)
http://www.uis.unesco.org/template/pdf/ged/2007/EN_web2.pdf
The education budget of a single country like France, Germany, Italy or the United Kingdom outweighs education spending across the entire sub-Saharan African region.

Sending Money Home: Worldwide Remittance Flows to Developing Countries (IFAD report)
http://www.ifad.org/events/remittances/maps/brochure.pdf
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has issued a new report on remittances, money sent by migrant workers back to their home countries. According to the report, an estimated 150 million migrants worldwide sent more than US$300 billion to their families in developing countries during 2006, typically US$100, US$200 or US$300 at a time, through more than 1.5 billion separate financial transactions.

WHO MIND – new website
http://www.who.int/mental_health/policy/en/
Despite their significant magnitude and devastating impact, mental health
problems fail to be properly recognized and addressed by countries all
over the world. Visit the newly launched WHO MIND website to learn what WHO is doing to change the situation and improve the lives of people with mental disorders worldwide.

World Investment Report 2007: Transnational Corporations, Extractive Industries and development (UNCTAD)
Report: http://www.unctad.org/Templates/webflyer.asp?docid=9001&intItemID=
4361&lang=1&mode=downloads

French overview: http://www.unctad.org/fr/docs/wir2007overview_fr.pdf
Spanish overview: http://www.unctad.org/sp/docs/wir2007overview_sp.pdf
The seventeenth report analyses the latest trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) and puts a special focus in 2007 on the role of transnational corporations in the extraction of oil, gas, and metal minerals.

Human Rights

From Exclusion to Equality: Realizing the rights of persons with disabilities - Handbook for Parliamentarians on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol  
http://www.ohchr.org/english/about/publications/docs/ExclusionEqualityDisabilities.pdf
The Handbook was jointly prepared by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

Note on International Protection - Report by the High Commissioner for Refugees
Press release: http://www.unhcr.org/news/NEWS/4703c3234.html  
Report in English, French & Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/AC.96/1038
While the report noted some bright spots on the horizon with more than 700,000 refugees able to return home last year, broadly positive resettlement trends and an increase in the number of resettlement countries, UNHCR was concerned about the growth of a class of persons becoming "untouchables" for resettlement countries.

Will you listen? Young voices from conflict zones
http://www.unicef.org/voy/media/Will_You_Listen_090607.pdf
In 1996, a UN report “The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children”, the Machel study (A/51/306), brought the issues faced by children in armed conflict to the world's attention. Ten years later, the Machel Strategic Review (http://www.un.org/children/conflict/english/machel10.html) has been convened.
UNICEF and the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict have launched a youth report that compiles the views and recommendations of some 1,700 children and young people in 92 countries.

 

 


 

NEW INFORMATION MATERIAL

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Achieving the right to food – the human rights challenge of the twenty-first century.
World Food Day 2007 – 16 October 2007. FAO brochure.
Online version: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/wfd2007/pdf/WFDLeaflet2007E.pdf

Affiche: L’avenir entre nos mains: les changements climatiques, un défi à relever pour nos dirigeants - Siège de l'Organisation des Nations Unies, New York, 24 septembre 2007.

Affiche: Journée mondiale de l’alimentation – 16 octobre 2007. FAO.
Online version: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/wfd2007/pdf/WFDPoster2007_F.pdf

Le droit à l’alimentation: un défi pour les droits de l’homme au XXIe siècle.
Journée mondiale de l’alimentation – 16 octobre 2007. Brochure de FAO.
Online version: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/wfd2007/pdf/WFDLeaflet2007F.pdf

Bericht des Generalsekretärs über die Tätigkeit der Vereinten Nationen.
Generalversammlung. Offizielles Protokoll. Zweiundsechzigste Tagung. Beilage 1 (A/62/1).
Vereinte Nationen. New York. 2007. iv, 73 p.
Online version: http://www.un.org/depts/german/gs/a-62-1.pdf 

Calendar of Conferences and Meetings as of 1 October 2007.
Online version: http://conf.un.org/DGAACS/Meetings.nsf/wByYear?OpenForm

Konsolidierter Bericht 2006 / Sekretariat der Vereinten Nationen.
Vereinte Nationen. New York. 2007. vi, 201 p.
Online version: http://www.un.org/Depts/german/sekretariat/consolidated2006.pdf

Objetivos de desarrollo del Milenio: Informe de 2007.
Nationes Unidas. Nueva York. 2007. 36 p.
Sales No. S.07.I.15. ISBN 978-92-1-101153-1.
Online version: http://www.un.org/spanish/millenniumgoals/report2007/mdgreport2007r2.pdf

Poster: The Future in our Hands: Addressing the Leadership Challenge of Climate Change - UN Headquarters, New York, 24 September 2007.

 


 

NEW TITLES
added to the library collection in October 2007


I   General Information and Reference

Objetivos de desarrollo del Milenio: Informe de 2007.
Nationes Unidas. Nueva York. 2007. 36 p.
Sales No. S.07.I.15. ISBN 978-92-1-101153-1.
Online version: http://www.un.org/spanish/millenniumgoals/report2007/mdgreport2007r2.pdf

Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council: organizational session for 2006, New York, 17 January, 7 and 10 February, 14 and 22 March and 8 May 2006; resumed organizational session for 2006, New York, 10 and 12 May 2006; substantive session of 2006, Geneva, 3-28 July 2006; resumed substantive session of 2006, New York, 11 October, 30 November and 11 and 15 December 2006.
Economic and Social Council. Official Records, 2006. Supplement No. 1.
United Nations. New York. 2007. 217 p. (E/2006/99)
Online version: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=E/2006/99

II.D   Trade, Finance and Commerce

Conserver la flexibilité dans les AII: Utilisation des réserves. (Études de la CNUCED sur les politiques d’investissement international au service du développement)
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. ix, 90 p. (UNCTAD/ITE/IIT/2005/8)
Sales No. F.06.II.D.14. ISBN 978-92-1-212337-0.

Le développement économique en Afrique: Retrouver une marge d’action ; La mobilisation des ressources intérieures et l’Etat développementiste.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2007. vi, 130 p. (UNCTAD/DGS/AFRICA/2007)
Sales No. F.07.II.D.12. ISBN 978-92-1-212343-1.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/fr/docs/aldcafrica2007_fr.pdf

Economic Development in Africa: Reclaiming Policy Space; Domestic Resource Mobilization and Developmental States.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2007. vi, 116 p. (UNCTAD/DGS/AFRICA/2007)
Sales No. E.07.II.D.12. ISBN 978-92-1-112723-2.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/aldcafrica2007_en.pdf

Environmental Performance Review: Republic of Serbia; Second Review.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2007. xx, 169 p. (ECE/CEP/143)
Sales No. E.07.II.E.16. ISBN 978-92-1-116969-0.

Examen de la politique d’investissement: Rwanda.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2007. xi, 137 p. (UNCTAD/ITE/IPC/2006/11)
Sales No. F.06.II.D.15. ISBN 978-92-1-212338-7.

Informe sobre las inversiones en el mundo 2007: Empresas transnacionales, industrias extractivas y desarrollo.
Naciones Unidas. Nueva York y Ginebra. 2007. viii,, 56 p. (UNCTAD/WIR/2007(Overview))
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/sp/docs/wir2007overview_sp.pdf

Loi type sur la concurrence: Éléments éventuels à incorporer dans les articles d’une loi sur la concurrence, commentaires et formules différentes relevées dans des législations existantes. (Série de la CNUCED sur les questions relatives au droit et à la politique de la concurrence)
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2007. v, 117 p. (TD/RBP/CONF.5/7/Rev.3)
Sales No. F.07.II.D.7. ISBN 978-92-1-212340-0.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/fr/docs/tdrbpconf5d7rev3_fr.pdf

World Investment Report 2007: Transnational Corporations, Extractive Industries and Development.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2007. xxviii, 294 p. (UNCTAD/WIR/2007)
Sales No. E.07.II.D.9. ISBN 978-92-1-112718-8.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/wir2007_en.pdf

II.E   Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

Forest Products Annual Market Review 2006-2007. (Geneva Timber and Forest Study Paper 22)
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2007. xvi, 153 p. (ECE/TIM/SP/22)
Sales No. E.07.II.E.18. ISBN 978-92-1-116971-3.
Online: http://www.unece.org/trade/timber/docs/fpama/2007/fpamr2007.pdf

Environmental Indicators and Indicators-based Assessment Reports: Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2007. viii, 92 p. (ECE/CEP/140)
Sales No. E.07.II.E.9. ISBN 978-92-1-116961-4.

The Wye Group Handbook: Rural Households’ Livelihood and Well-Being; Statistics on Rural Development and Agriculture Households Income.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2007. xvi, 533 p. (ECE/CES/STAT/2007/11)
Sales No. E.07.II.E.14. ISBN 978-92-1-116967-6.
Online version: http://www.unece.org/stats/rural/

II.H   Public Administration

Innovations in Governance in the Middle East, North Africa, and Western Balkans: Making Governments Work Better in the Mediterranean Region.
United Nations. New York. 2007. xviii, 247 p. (ST/ESA/PAD/SER.E/93)
Sales No. E.07.II.H.7. ISBN 978-92-1-123166-3.

III.Q   United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

Global Report on Human Settlements 2007: Enhancing Urban Safety and Security.
UN-Habitat. Nairobi. 2007. xxxii, 448 p.
ISBN 978-1-84407-479-2

III.T   International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO)

Forum du commerce international, No. 2/2007. 39 p.
Décoller grâce au commerce.
Online version: http://www.forumducommerce.org/news/fullstory.php/aid/1093/
D%E9coller_gr%E2ce_au_commerce.html


Forum de Comercio Internacional, Número. 2/2007. 39 p.
Despegue con el comercio
Online version: http://www.forumdecomercio.org/news/fullstory.php/aid/
1071/Despegue_con_el_comercio.html


III.U   Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Annual Report 2006.
United Nations. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. 175 p.

Refugees, Number 147, Issue 3, 2007: Special Report – The strange, hidden world of the stateless.
Online version: http://www.unhcr.org/publ/PUBL/46d2e8dc2.pdf

Réfugiés, Numéro 147, Volume 3, 2007: Édition spéciale – L’univers étrange et mal connu des apatrides.
Online version: http://www.unhcr.fr/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/publ/opendoc.pdf?tbl=PUBL&id=46d3e74f2  

V   International Law

Nations Unies Annuaire Juridique 1999.
Nations Unies. New York. 2006. xxv, 651 p. (ST/LEG/SER.C/37)
Sales No. F.03.V.1. ISBN 978-92-1-233383-0.

XIII   Demography

2004 Demographic Yearbook / Annuaire démographique: Fifty-sixth issue/Cinquante-sixième édition.
United Nations/Nations Unies. New York. 2007. viii, ix, 855 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.R/35) Sales No. E/F/07.XIII.1. ISBN 978-92-1-051098-16.
Online version: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/dyb/dyb2004.htm

IX   Disarmament and Atomic Energy

United Nations Disarmament Yearbook: Volume 31, 2006.
United Nations. New York. 2007. xiii, 538 p.
Sales No. E.07.IX.1. ISBN 978-92-1-142257-3

X   International Administration

Judgements of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal: Numbers 688 to 746, 1995.
United Nations. New York. 2007. vii, 601 p. (AT/DEC/688-746)
Sales No. E.02.X.1. ISBN 978-92-1-145020-0.

Judgements of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal: Numbers 747 to 807, 1996.
United Nations. New York. 2007. vii, 530 p. (AT/DEC/747-807)
Sales No. E.04.X.1. ISBN 978-92-1-145022-4.

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

Perspectives, Number 3, April – June 2007: Afghanistan – Behind the opium tragedy.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.  23 p.
Online version: http://www.unodc.org/newsletter/en/perspectives/no03/page001.html

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

The New Core International Human Rights Treaties.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2006. iii, 66 p. (ST/HR/3/Add.1)
Sales No. E.07.XIV.8. ISBN 978-92-1-154178-6.
Online version: http://www.ohchr.org/english/about/publications/docs/newcoretreaties.pdf

Selected Decisions of the Human Rights Committee under the Optional Protocol: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; Volume 8 – Seventy-fifth to eighty-fourth sessions (July 2002 – July 2005).
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2007. iv, 429 p. (CCRP/C/OP/8)
Sales No. E.07.XIV.11. ISBN 978-92-1-154180-9.
Online version: http://www.ohchr.org/english/about/publications/docs/sdecisions-vol8.pdf

World Health Organization (WHO)

Bulletin of the World Health Organization: Volume 85, Number 10, June 2007, p. 733-820.
Online version: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/10/en/

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