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UNRIC Library Newsletter – August 2005

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UNRIC Library Newsletter – August 2005
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UN in General

19 August – Observance of the Second Anniversary of the Baghdad Tragedy

58th Annual DPI/NGO Conference, New York, 7-9 September 2005
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working with the United Nations have created a website that features an interactive discussion area to debate issues that will be addressed at the 58th Annual DPI/NGO Conference, entitled Our Challenge:  Voices for Peace, Partnerships and Renewal.
History of the UN Charter

International Day of Peace [observed on 21 September]

The Provisional agenda of the sixtieth regular session of the General Assembly (A/60/150, 15 July 2005)
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Revised draft outcome document of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly of September 2005 submitted by the President of the General Assembly (A/59/HLPM/CRP.1/REV.2, 5. August 2005)
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The United Nations General Assembly: A Review of the Sixth Committee (Legal)
UN Chronicle E-Alert 2005, No. 7

United Nations History – redesigned website

Security Council Reform - three draft resolutions have been issued

A/59/L.64 (6 July 2005):  Security Council reform: draft resolution / Afghanistan, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, India, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Maldives, Nauru, Palau, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Ukraine 
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A/59/L.67 (18 July 2005): Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and related matters : draft resolution / Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe
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A/59/L.68 (21 July 2005): Reform of the Security Council: draft resolution / Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, San Marino, Spain and Turkey
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Peace & Security

IAEA and Iran
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Annual Report for 2004

United Nations Peacekeeping Operations – Background Note: 30 June 2005 (DPI/1634/Rev.48/Corr.2)

United Nations Political and Peacekeeping Missions – Background Note: 30 June 2005 (DPI/2166/Rev.24)

Economic & Social Development

"Chasing the dream: youth faces of the Millennium Development goals" - Photographic exhibition showing the connection between the lives of young people in the developing world with the Millennium Development Goals

Economic Survey of Europe 2005 (UN/ECE)

The Energy Challenge for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals
“Some 2.4 billion people in developing countries lack modern fuels for cooking and heating and approximately 1.6 billion people do not have access to electricity, a new UN-Energy Report presented on 22 July says, underscoring the critical importance of energy issues to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.”

Report of the Secretary-General’s Advisory Panel on International Support for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (A/60/85, 21 June 2005)
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World Population Prospects 2004 (Executive Summary)

World Summit on the Information Society: Final Report of the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG)|1661|1662|1663|1664%20

Human Rights

Final report of the Commission of Experts to Review the Prosecution of Serious Violations of Human Rights in Timor-Leste (S/2005/448, 15 July 2005)
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Report of the Fact-Finding Mission to assess the Scope and Impact of Operation Murambatsvina by the UN Special Envoy on Human Settlements Issues in Zimbabwe, Mrs. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka

UN News Focus: Zimbabwe

Humanitarian Affairs

Niger Food Crisis


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Africa Renewal. Vol. 19, No. 2, July 2005. 24 p.
United Nations Department of Public Information.
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Calendar of Conferences and Meetings as of 1 August 2005.
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Focus Kosovo. June 2005.
UNMIK/United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo. 30p.
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Las Naciones Unidas y la descolonización.
Departamento de Información Pública de las Naciones Unidas. 10 p. Febrero de 2005. DPI/2365.

Les Nations Unies et la décolonization.
Département de l’information de l’ONU. 10 p. Février 2005. DPI/2365.

The Surge in UN Peacekeeping.
UN Department of Public Information. DPI/2392. May 2005.
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Work in Progress, Volume 17, Number 2, Summer 2005. 36 p.
United Nations University.
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added to the library collection in August

I   General Information and Reference

Yearbook of the United Nations 2003: Volume 57.
United Nations. New York. 2005. xv, 1630 p.
Sales No. E.05.I.1. ISBN 92-1-100905-7.

II.D   Trade, Finance and Commerce

Rapport annuel de la CNUCED 2004.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2005. vii, 51 p. (UNCTAD/EDM/2005/1)

II.E   Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) : First revised edition.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. vi, 537 p. (ST/SG/AC.10/30/Rev.1)
Sales No. E.05.II.E.13. ISBN 92-1-116927-5.

SIGNI: Signalisation des voies de navigation intérieure ; Revision 1.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2005. v, 62 p. (TRANS/SC.3/108/Rev.1)
Sales No. F.05.II.E.15. ISBN 92-1-216481-1.

Système general harmonisé de classification et d’étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH): Première edition révisée.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2005. vi, 559 p. (ST/SG/AC.10/30/Rev.1)
Sales No. F.05.II.E.13. ISBN 92-1-216480-3.

III.H   United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNFPA Annual Report 2004.
United Nations Population Fund. New York. 2005. iii, 30 p.
ISBN 0-89714-743-X.
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III.T   International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO)

Get Connected: E-applications in the textile and clothing sector.
International Trade Centre. Geneva. 2005. xiv, 166 p. (ITC/P188.E/PMD/MDS/05-IV)
Sales No. E.05.III.T.4. ISBN 92-9137-300-1.

V   International Law

Yearbook of the International Law Commission 2000, Volume I, Summary records of the meetings of the fifty-second session 1 May – 9 June and 10 July – 18 August 2000.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. xxiv, 410 p. (A/CN.4/SER.A/2000)
Sales No. E.03.V.6. ISBN 92-1-133530-2.

VIII   Transport and Communications

Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Manual of Test and Criteria; Fourth revised edition, Amendment 1.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. v, 12 p. (ST/SG/AC.10/11/Rev.4/Amend.1)
Sales No. E.05.VIII.4. ISBN 92-1-139109-1.

Recommandations relatives au transport des marchandises dangereuses: Manuel d’épreuves et de critères, Quatrième édition révisée, Amendement 1.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2005. v, 13 p. (ST/SG/AC.10/11/Rev.4/Amend.1)
Sales No. F.05.VIII.4. ISBN 92-1-239100-1.

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

Bolivia Coca Cultivation Survey
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Vienna. June 2005. 65 p.
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Coca Cultivation in the Andean Region: A Survey of Bolivia, Colombia and Peru.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Vienna. June 2005. 19, 65, 94, 74 p.
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Colombia Coca Cultivation Survey
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Vienna. June 2005. 94 p.
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Peru Coca Cultivation Survey
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Vienna. June 2005. 74 p.
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XIV   Human Rights (including Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - OHCHR)

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions. (Professional Training Series No. 12)
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. x, 138 p. (HR/P/PT/12)
Sales No. E.04.XIV.8. ISBN 92-1-154163-8.

Human Rights and Prisons: Manual on Human Rights Training for Prison Officials. (Professional Training Series No. 11)
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. ix, 222 p. (HR/P/PT/11)
Sales No. E.04.XIV.1. ISBN 92-1-154158-1.
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Human Rights and Prisons: A Pocketbook of International Human Rights Standards for Prison Officials. (Professional Training Series No. 11, Add. 3)
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. ix, 34 p. (HR/P/PT/11/Add.3)
Sales No. E.04.XIV.5. ISBN 92-1-154158-1.
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World Health Organization (WHO)

Bulletin of the World Health Organization: Volume 83, Number 8, August 2005, p. 561-640.
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Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS)

Designing a Peacebuilding Infrastructure: Taking a Systems Approach to the Prevention of Deadly Conflict / by Tobi P. Dress. (NGLS Development Dossier)
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. xv, 236 p.
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NGLS Go Between no. 107, April – May - June 2005. 28p.
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NGLS Roundup 122, May 2005. 4 p.
Beijing +10: 49th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
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