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UNRIC Library Newsletter - March 2010

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UN in General

Keeping the promise: a forward-looking review to promote an agreed action agenda to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 (A/64/665)
English, French & Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/64/665
The Secretary-General's latest report on progress made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals has been released.

United Nations Conferences and Observances
(Reference Paper No. 49, February 2010):
English: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2010/Reference_Paper_No_49.doc.htm
French: http://www.un.org/News/fr-press/docs//2010/Reference_No_49.doc.htm


Peace and Security


United Nations Peacekeeping Operations – Background Note: 31 January 2010
(DPI/1634/Rev.105, February 2010)
English: http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/bnote.htm
Archive of previous Background Notes: http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/archive.htm
French: http://www.un.org/fr/peacekeeping/bnote.htm
Archive de Notes d'informations: http://www.un.org/fr/peacekeeping/archive.htm

United Nations Political and Peacebuilding Missions - Background Note: 31 January 2010
(DPI/2166/Rev.80, February 2010)
English: http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/documents//ppbm.pdf
French: http://www.un.org/french/peace/peace/pdf/ppbmf.pdf

Economic & Social Development

Beijing at 15: UNFPA Partners Charting the Way Forward (UNFPA)
The report analyses the contributions of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) through its main partnerships, to achieving the commitments made at Beijing in 1995 and those made at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo in the previous year. It highlights the shared agendas in the ICPD Programme of Action, the Beijing Platform for Action and the Millennium Declaration and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The report has recommendations for development partners to accelerate progress towards meeting the goals of all these conferences, with a focus on gender mainstreaming in all programmes and policies.

Enhancing women’s political participation: a policy note for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (UNDP - Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS)
The results of 6 national roundtable discussions organized in 2008 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine as well as a regional conference in Turkey in December 2008 are reflected in the policy note published by UNDP Office in Bratislava. The document acknowledges that the status of women in the region has improved substantially; however, there is no country in the ECIS region that "has achieved gender balance in high-level decision-making bodies." The policy note provides recommendations on how to increase women’s political participation.

Virtual Knowledge Centre to end Violence against Women and Girls
English, French & Spanish: http://www.endvawnow.org/
This is a new platform launched by the United Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). Bringing together existing and cumulative experience, know-how and resources from around the world, it aims to support practitioners in effective design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes.

Women’s Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business
Launched by the United Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the UN Global Compact (UNGC) this document calls on the business community to implement recruitment and retention practices that advance women’s empowerment and urges them to proactively appoint women at the managerial level.

Human Rights

A/HRC/13/20 - Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context, Raquel Rolnik
English, French & Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/HRC/13/20
In the annual report, the Special Rapporteur discusses the impact of major international
sports events on the realization of the right to adequate housing, provides an overview of the practices and procedures of the International Olympic Committee and International Association of Football Federations, especially on their bidding and selection process for host cities and countries.

A/HRC/13/26 - Follow-up to the World Conference on Human Rights: report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
English, French & Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/HRC/13/26
This report is the annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, on the activities undertaken in 2009 by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to implement its mandate.

Human Rights Education in the School Systems of Europe, Central Asia and North America: A Compendium of Good Practice (OHCHR)
Published jointly with OSCE/ODIHR, the Council of Europe and UNESCO and designed for primary and secondary schools, teacher training institutions and other learning settings, the new tool, which collects 101 exemplary practices from Central Asia, Europe and North America, is a valuable resource for teachers and education policymakers. It provides resource materials relevant to key elements for successful human rights education, including 1) laws, guidelines and standards; 2) learning environment; 3) teaching and learning tools; 4) professional development for educators, and 5) evaluation.

Humanitarian Affairs

How to Help: Guide to Humanitarian Giving for the Haiti Earthquake (OCHA)


New information material

Single copies of the following titles can be ordered via e-mail: [email protected]


Affiche: Beijing, 15 ans après – Assurer l’égalité entre les sexes, le développement et la paix, du 1er au 12 Mars 2010.
Nations Unies. DPI/2548E. Janvier 2010
Online version: http://www.un.org/fr/events/women/iwd/2010/pdf/poster.pdf

Afrique Renouveau, Vol. 23, No. 4, janvier 2010. 24 p.
« Amélioration de la scolarité en Afrique grace à la gratuité »
Online version: http://www.un.org/french/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/vol23no4/index.html

Cartel: Beijing quince años después – Logrando igualdad de género, desarrollo y pas; Del 1 al 12 marzo de 2010.
United Nations. DPI/2548E. January 2010.
Online version: http://www.un.org/es/events/women/iwd/2010/images/poster.pdf

Chronique ONU, Volume XLVI, Numéro 1&2, 2009. 78 p.
« Nous devons désarmer »

Poster: Beijing at 15 – Gender Equality, Development and Peace; 1-12 March 2010.
United Nations. DPI/2548E. January 2010.
Online version: http://www.un.org/en/events/women/iwd/2010/images/poster.pdf

UN Chronicle. Volume XLVII, Number 1, 2010. 59 p.
 “Empowering women – progress nor not?”
Online version: http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/chronicle/lang/en/home/archive/issues2010/empoweringwomen

United Nations Peace Operations: Year in Review 2009.
Produced by the Peace and Security Section of the United Natins Department of Public Information. 72 p. January 2010
ISBN 978-92-1-101215-6.  
Online version: http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/publications/yir/yir2009.pdf



added to the library collection in March


0    Geneva Publications

Momentum for multilateralism: building global consensus and capacity for action; Annual Report 2009, United Nations Office at Geneva / Le renouveau du multilatéralisme : renforcer le consensus mondial et les capacités d'action / Rapport annuel 2009, Office des Nations Unies à Genève.
United Nations/Nations Unies. Geneva/Genève. 2009. x, 57 p./x,70 p. (ODG/2009/20)
English online version: http://www.unog.ch/80256EDD006B8954/(httpAssets)/BF35C43143A2FD21C12576D50055920C/$file/0901665_Inter+2010_EN_Bookmarks.pdf
French online version: http://www.unog.ch/80256EDD006B8954/(httpAssets)/4AE1698C5BBAD6F0C12576D50055CDD9/$file/0901665_Inter+2010_FR_Bookmarks.pdf

II.A    Business, Economics, Science and Technology

Achieving the Global Public Health Agenda: Dialogues at the Economic and Social Council.
United Nations. New York. 2009. xviii, 273 p.
E.09.II.A.5. ISBN 978-92-1-104596-3.


II.E    Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

CEVNI: Code européen des voies de navigation intérieure; Quatrième édition révisée.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2009. xiv, 181 p. (ECE/TRANS/SC.3/115/Rev.4)
Sales No. F.10.II.E.3. ISBN 978-92-1-216519-6.
Online version: http://www.unece.org/trans/doc/2010/sc3wp3/ECE-TRANS-SC3-115r4f.pdf

CEVNI: European code for inland waterways; Fourth revised edition.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2009. x, 177 p. (ECE/TRANS/SC.3/115/Rev.4)
Sales No. E.10.II.E.3. ISBN 978-92-1-117019-1.
Online version: http://www.unece.org/trans/doc/2010/sc3wp3/ECE-TRANS-SC3-115r4e.pdf

III.D    United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

TUNZA: The UNEP Magazine for Youth.
Vol. 7, No. 4, 2009: Enjoying the environment is key to its preservation. 23 p.
Online version: http://www.unep.org/pdf/Tunza_7.4_English.pdf

TUNZA: Le magazine du PNUE pour les jeunes.
Vol. 7, No. 4, 2009 : Quand on aime la nature, on a envie de la préserver. 23 p.
Online version: http://www.unep.org/pdf/Tunza_7.4_French.pdf

III.T    International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO)

Forum de comercio internacional, numéro 3, 2009. 42 p.
“Las industrias Creativas, Motor de Crecimiento”
Online version: http://www.forumdecomercio.org/news/categoryfront.php/id/790

Forum du commerce international, numéro 3, 2009. 42 p.
“Les industries Créatives, Un moteur de la croissance”
Online version: http://www.forumducommerce.org/news/categoryfront.php/id/792

Guide des indications géographiques: faire le lien entre les produits et leurs origines.
Centre du Commerce International. Genève. 2009. xix, 221 p.
Sales No. F.09.III.T.2. ISBN 978-92-9137-367-3.
Online version: http://www.intracen.org/publications/Free-publications/Geographical_Indications_French.pdf

IV    Social Questions

Rethinking Poverty: Report on the World Social Situation 2010.
United Nations. New York. 2009. xv, 186 p. (ST/ESA/324)
Sales No. E.09.IV.10. ISBN 978-92-1-130278-3.
Online version: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/rwss/2010_media.html

V    International Law

Annuaire de la Commission du droit international 1999. Volume II, Première partie: Documents de la cinquante et unième session.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2010. iv, 236 p. (A/CN.4/SER.A/1999/Add.1 (Part 1))
Sales No. F.02.V.10 (Part 1). ISBN 978-92-1-233369-4.

Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 70.
United Nations. New York. 2009. 66 p.
ISBN 978-92-1-133677-1.

VII     Security Council and Peacekeeping Operations

Répertoire de la pratique du Conseil de sécurité : Supplément 1989-1992.
Nations Unies. New York. 2009. xxviii, 791 p. (ST/PSCA/1/Add.11)
Sales No. F.05.VII.1. ISBN 978-92-1-237006-4.
Online version: http://www.un.org/fr/sc/repertoire/

IX    Disarmament and Atomic Energy

Annuaire des Nations Unies sur le désarmement: Volume 31; 2006.
Nations Unies. New York. 2009. xix, 567 p.
Sales No. F.07.IX.1. ISBN 978-92-1-242149-0.
Online version: http://www.un.org/disarmament/HomePage/ODAPublications/Yearbook/

Ways to strengthen the field of verification: 20 February 2009, United Nations, New York.
United Nations. New York. 2010. vi, 27 p.
(UNODA Occasional Papers, No. 18, January 2010)
Sales No. E.10.IX.2. ISBN 978-92-1-142272-6.
Online version: http://www.un.org/disarmament/HomePage/ODAPublications/OccasionalPapers/PDF/OP18.pdf

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

Informe de la Junta Internacional de Fiscalización de Estupefacientes correspondiente a 2009.
Naciones Unidas. Nueva York. 2010. xii, 163 p. (E/INCB/2009/1)
Sales No. S.10.XI.1. ISBN 978-92-1-348144-8.
Online version: http://www.incb.org/incb/es/annual-report-2009.html

Précurseurs et produits chimiques fréquemment utilisés dans la fabrication illicite de stupéfiants et de substances psychotropes: Rapport de l'Organe international de contrôle des stupéfiants pour 2009 sur l'application de l'article 12 de la Convention des Nations Unies contre le trafic illicite de stupéfiants et de substances psychotropes de 1988
Nations Unies. New York. 2010. xiii, 84 p. (E/INCB/2009/4)
Sales No. F.10.XI.4. ISBN 978-92-1-248174-6.
Online version: http://www.incb.org/pdf/precursors-report/2009/French/Precursors_Report_09_french.pdf

Precursores y productos químicos frecuentemente utilizados para la fabricación ilícita de estupefacientes y sustancias sicotrópicas : Informe de la Junta Internacional de Fiscalización de Estupefacientes correspondiente a 2009 sobre la aplicación del artículo 12 de la Convención de las Naciones Unidas contre el Tráfico Ilícito de Estupefacientes y Sustancias Sicotrópicas de 1988.
Naciones Unidas. Nueva York. 2010. xii, 86 p. (E/INCB/2009/4)
Sales No. S.10.XI.4. ISBN 978-92-1-348145-5.
Online version: http://www.incb.org/pdf/precursors-report/2009/Spanish/Precursors_Report_09_spanish.pdf

Precursors and chemicals frequently used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances: Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2009 on the Implementation of Article 12 of the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988.
United Nations. New York. 2010. xii, 81 p. (E/INCB/2009/4)
Sales No. E.10.XI.4. ISBN 978-92-1-148251-5.
Online version: http://www.incb.org/pdf/precursors-report/2009/English/Precursors_Report_09_english.pdf

Rapport de l’Organe international de contrôle des stupéfiants pour 2009.
Nations Unies. New York. 2010. xiii, 161 p. (E/INCB/2009/1)
Sales No. F.10.XI.1. ISBN 978-92-1-248173-9.
Online version: http://www.incb.org/incb/fr/annual-report-2009.html

Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2009.
United Nations. New York. 2010. xii, 149 p. (E/INCB/2009/1)
Sales No. E.10.XI.1. ISBN 978-92-1-148249-2.
Online version: http://www.incb.org/incb/en/annual-report-2009.html

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

Les instruments de l’État de droit dans les sociétés sortant d’un conflit : Amnisties.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2009. vi, 46 p. (HR/PUB/09/1)
Sales No. F.09.XIV.1. ISBN 978-92-1-254170-9.

XVII     International Statistics

2006 International Trade Statistics Yearbook: Volume I; Trade by Country / Annuaire statistique du commerce international: Volume I; Commerce par pays.
United Nations/Nations Unies. New York. 2009.  xlvii, 1212, A.73 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.G/56)
Sales No. E/F.09.XVII.6 (Vol. I). ISBN 978-92-1-061263-0.

2008 International Trade Statistics Yearbook: Volume I; Trade by Country.
United Nations/Nations Unies. New York. 2009. xvii, 403 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.G/57)
Sales No. E.10.XVII.2. ISBN 978-92-1-0612650-4.

International Merchandise Trade Statistics: Supplement to the Compilers Manual.
United Nations. New York. 2008. vii, 112 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.F/87/Add.1)
Sales No.E.08.XVII.9. ISBN 978-92-1-161512-8
Online version: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/trade/IMTS%20Supplement%20to%20the%20Compilers%20Manual,%20final%2031%20Aug%2009.pdf

Monthly bulletin of Statistics / Bulletin mensuel de statistique: Issue No. 1063, Vol. LXIV, No. 1, January 2010 / Edition n° 1063, Vol. LXIV, n° 1, janvier 2010.
United Nations/Nations Unies. New York. 2010. xii, 321 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.Q/445)
Online version: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/mbs

World Health Organization (WHO)

Bulletin of the World Health Organization: Volume 88, Number 3, March 2010, p. 161-240.
“Special theme of communicable diseases in the South-East Asia”
Online version: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/88/3/en/