|UNRIC Library Newsletter - May 2009|
|New information material|
NEW WEBSITES WITHIN THE UN SYSTEM
Redesigned Website of the United Nations
The redesigned UN website has been launched by DPI on 4 May 2009 in the 6 UN languages with a new structure, improved navigation and usability, and greater coherence. The site introduces a new branding concept and embodies the Organization’s priorities on multilingualism and web accessibility. The five thematic pages are colour-coded and serve as gateways to information on those themes.
31st Session of the Committee on Information (UN Headquarters, 4-15 May 2009)
The General Assembly's Committee on Information examines UN public information policies and activities, evaluates and follows up efforts made and the progress achieved by the United Nations system in the field of information and communications; and promotes the establishment of a new, more just and more effective world information and communication order intended to strengthen peace and international understanding.
General Assembly - Resolutions of the 63rd session
English, French & Spanish: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/63/49(Vol.I)(SUPP)
The first volume of the Resolutions and Decisions of the General Assembly at its 63rd session has been issued (A/63/49 (Vol. I)). This volume includes the resolutions adopted 16 September - 24 December 2008.
Global Model UN Conference (Geneva, 5-7 August 2009)
English & French: http://www.un.org/gmun/
The United Nations Department of Public Information is organizing the first annual Global Model United Nations Conference, which will be a simulation of General Assembly plenary sessions and the Assembly’s Main Committees. The theme of the 2009 conference will be “The Millennium Development Goals: Lifting the Bottom Billion out of Poverty.
Interactive Thematic Dialogue of the UN General Assembly on the "Taking Collective Action to End Human Trafficking" (13 May 2009, UN Headquarters)
The General Assembly held an interactive thematic dialogue: "Taking Collective Action to End Human Trafficking" convened by the President of the General Assembly at the request of Members States, in partnership with the members of UN.GIFT. The dialogue is based on the background paper of the Secretary-General on "Improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons".
News Focus: Swine Influenza
United Nations Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development (UN Headquarters, 1-3 June 2009) - Date changed to 24-26 June 2009
This new website has been launched by the UN Department of Public Information. It provides background information leading to the conference, documents, statements, news and links to other sites. A moderated e-discussion on the Conference will also open very soon.
General Assembly President’s Website on the Conference
The United Nations is convening a three-day summit of world leaders from 1 – 3 June 2009 at UN Headquarters to assess the worst global economic downturn since the Great Depression. The aim is to identify emergency and long-term responses to mitigate the impact of the crisis, especially on vulnerable populations, and initiate a needed dialogue on the transformation of the international financial architecture, taking into account the needs and concerns of all Member States.
Human Rights Situation in Iraq
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) issued on 29 April 2009 its 14th report on the human rights situation in the country covering the period from July to December 2008. The report, produced in cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, notes that although the period covered was characterised by further improvements in security, the overall human rights situation in Iraq remains a matter of concern.
Diplomatic Conferences for treaties
This new website of the UN Office of Legal Affairs provides access to the official records of a series of diplomatic conferences, convoked by the United Nations in order to negotiate and adopt several treaties based on drafts worked out by the International Law Commission and considered by the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly. The user is provided access by individual document, and the entire collection of proceedings is searchable in full-text format.
Expulsion of aliens (A/CN.4/611)
English, French & Spanish: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/CN.4/611
The fifth report on the expulsions of aliens, by Mr. Maurice Kamio, Special Rapporteur, has been issued for the consideration of the International Law Commission. The introduction summarizes some of the discussion on the fourth report on the expulsion of aliens and states that "the present report will pursue this study by considering, on the one hand, the limits relating to the obligation to respect the human rights of persons being expelled and, on the other, some practices that are prohibited by international law on expulsion."
United Nations Legal Publications
NEW INFORMATION MATERIAL
added to the library collection in May 2009
0 Geneva Publications
A Common Effort for a Better Future: Annual Report 2008 / Unis dans l’effort, pour un avenir meilleur : Rapport annuel 2008.
United Nations/Nations Unies. Geneva/Genève. 2009. 58/60 p.
English online version: http://www.unog.ch/80256EDD006B8954/(httpAssets)/96A1CF0C952CF77FC12575A200353768/$file/2008AR_EN_Bookmark.pdf
French online version: http://www.unog.ch/80256EDD006B8954/(httpAssets)/D7C27372F42B905EC12575A200359538/$file/2008AR_FR_Bookmark.pdf
II.A Business, Economics, Science and Technology
Rapport de la Conférence internationale de suivi sur le financement du développement chargée d’examiner la mise en œuvre du Consensus de Monterrey : Doha, Qatar, 29 novembre - 2 décembre 2008.
Nations Unies. New York. 2009. iv, 93 p. (A/CONF.212/7)
Sales No. F.09.II.A.1. ISBN 978-92-1-204253-4.
Online version: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/CONF.212/7
Report of the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus: Doha, Qatar, 29 November –
2 December 2008.
United Nations. New York. 2009. iv, 84 p. (A/CONF.212/7)
Sales No. E.09.II.A.1. ISBN 978-92-1-104594-9.
Online version: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/CONF.212/7
II.D Trade, Finance and Commerce
Investment Policy Review: Dominican Republic.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2009. xiii, 116 p. (UNCTAD/ITE/IPC/2007/9)
Sales No. E.08.II.D.10. ISBN 978-92-1-112742-3.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/iteipc20079_en.pdf
Investment Policy Review: Nigeria.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2009. xi, 140 p. (UNCTAD/DIAE/PCB/2008/1)
Sales No. E.08.II.D.11. ISBN 978-92-1-112743-0.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/diaepcb20081_en.pdf
SMEGA - Accounting and Financial Reporting Guidelines for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Level 3 Guidance
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2009. vi, 14 p. (UNCTAD/DIAE/ED/2009/2)
Sales No. E.09.II.D.3. ISBN 978-92-1-112764-5.
II.E Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)
Revue annuelle du marché des produits forestiers. (Études de Genève sur le bois et la forêt, no 23)
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2008. xxi, 192 p. (ECE/TIM/SP/23)
Sales No. F.08.II.E.13. ISBN 978-92-1-216503-5.
Online version: http://www.unece.org/timber/docs/fpama/2007/FPAMR2007_F.pdf
II.H Public Administration
Building Trust Through Civic Engagement: Publication based on the 7th Global Forum workshop on Building Trust Through Civic Engagement, 26 to 29 June 2007, Vienna, Austria.
United Nations. New York. 2008. xi, 258 p. (ST/ESA/PAD/SER.E/120)
Sales No. E.08.II.H.6. ISBN 978-92-1-123178-6.
Online version: http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/un-dpadm/unpan028357.pdf
III.D United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
UNEP 2008 Annual Report.
United Nations Environment Programme. Nairobi. 2008. 102 p.
Online version: http://www.unep.org/PDF/AnnualReport/2008/AnnualReport2008_en_web.pdf
III.T International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO)
Forum du commerce international, numéro 3 & 4, 2008. 46 p.
« Les femmes et le commerce : égalité de genre et autonomisation des femmes »
Online version: http://www.forumducommerce.org/news/categoryfront.php/id/704
Forum de Comercio Internacional, Número. 3-4, 2008. 46 p.
“Mujeres y comercio: igualdad de género y autonomia de mujer.”
Online version: http://www.forumdecomercio.org/news/categoryfront.php/id/696/2008.html
V International Law
Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1999, Volume II, Part One: Documents of the fifty-first session.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2008. iv, 214 p. (A/CN.4/SER.A/1999/Add.1 (Part 1))
Sales No. E.02.V.10 (Part 1). ISBN 978-92-1-133655-9.
Online version: http://untreaty.un.org/ilc/publications/yearbooks/1999.htm
IX Disarmament and Atomic Energy
United Nations Disarmament Yearbook - Volume 33 (Part I): 2008; Disarmament Resolutions and Decisions of the Sixty-third Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
United Nations. New York. 2009. xii, 213 p.
Sales No. E.09.IX.1. ISBN 978-92-1-142267-2.
Online version: http://disarmament.un.org/e-yearbook.html
XVII International Statistics
National Accounts Statistics: Main Aggregates and Detailed Tables, 2007; Part I.
United Nations. New York. 2008. x, 250 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.X/40, Part I)
Sales No. E.09.XVII.2. ISBN 978-92-1-161523-4.
National Accounts Main Aggregates Database: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/snaama/dnllist.asp
World Health Organization (WHO)
Bulletin of the World Health Organization: Volume 87, Number 5, May 2009, p. 325-404.
“Childhood injuries and violence”
Online version: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/87/5/en/
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