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UNRIC Library Newsletter – June 2005

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UNRIC Library Newsletter – June 2005
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UN in General

60th Anniversary of the San Francisco Conference
English: http://www.un.org/aboutun/sanfrancisco/
French: http://www.un.org/french/aboutun/charter/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/aboutun/san_francisco/

2005 WORLD SUMMIT, 14-16 September 2005
English: http://www.un.org/ga/59/hl60_plenarymeeting.html
French: http://www.un.org/french/ga/59/hl60_plenarymeeting.html
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/aboutun/organs/ga/59/hl60_plenarymeeting.html

General Assembly elected Jan Eliasson (Sweden) as the President of its sixtieth session
English: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2005/ga10355.doc.htm
French: http://www.un.org/News/fr-press/docs/2005/AG10355.doc.htm

Informal Interactive Hearings of the General Assembly with non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations and the private sector
[UNHQ, New York, 23-24 June 2005]

National Competitive Recruitment Examination 2006
English: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/examin/exam.htm
French: http://www.un.org/french/Depts/OHRM/examin/fexam.htm

Peace & Security

Conflict prevention, peace-building and development
new website of the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs


Economic & Social Development

2005 General Assembly High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS [UNHQ, New York, 2 June 2005]

(Documents are available in English, French and Spanish)

“Population and HIV/AIDS”
Wall Chart produced by the UN Population Division

World Population Day [observed on 11 July]
English: “Equality Empowers” - http://www.unfpa.org/wpd/
French: L'égalité, c'est le pouvoir - http://www.unfpa.org/wpd/index_fre.htm
Spanish: La igualdad es poder - http://www.unfpa.org/wpd/index_spa.htm

Human Rights

2005 Social Forum (21-22 July, Palais des Nations room XVII, Geneva)

Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
57th session, Geneva
(25 July - 12 August 2005)

WHO Resource Book on Mental Health, Human Rights and Legislation
“WHO is giving countries an important new legal tool to help address the often unacceptable conditions in which people with mental disabilities live. The book examines international human rights standards and shows how they apply to people with mental disorders, addresses the 'why' and the 'how-to' of drafting, adopting and implementation, as well as linking legislation with mental health policy. The book also includes a 'step-by-step' checklist for reviewing existing legislation and developing new laws.”

Humanitarian Affairs

2004 Global Refugee Trends: Overview of refugee populations, new arrivals, durable solutions, asylum seekers and other persons of concern to UNHCR

Maldives Post - Tsunami Assessment Report http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=

Tsunami – 6 month update (UNICEF)

Water for life: Making it happen
WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation
“Basic sanitation must reach 138 million more people every year through 2015 – close to 2 billion in total - to bring the world on track to halve the proportion of people living without safe water and basic sanitation, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF warn in a new report. Meeting this Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target would cost US $11.3 billion per year, a minimal investment compared with the potential to reduce human illnesses and death and invigorate economies.”

International Law

International Criminal Court (ICC) opens investigation in Darfur

UNCITRAL Launches New Multilingual Website
“The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) has launched a new multilingual website, providing comprehensive information in the six official languages of the United Nations. With a user-friendly interface, the new UNCITRAL website offers up to date information about the work of UNCITRAL and its Working Groups, as well as information on the status of UNCITRAL’s texts and publications. The website includes compilations of preparatory documents relating to the international instruments prepared by UNCITRAL, as well as additional resources, including a link to the On-line Public Access Catalogue of the UNCITRAL Law Library.”


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Basic Facts about the United Nations.
United Nations. New York. 2004. xv, 359 p.
DPI/2337. September 2004.
Abbreviated electronic version: http://www.un.org/aboutun/basicfacts/index.html

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2005.
United Nations. New York. 2005. 43 p.
DPI/2390. May 2005.
Online version available in English, French and Spanish: http://millenniumindicators.un.org/unsd/mi/mi_dev_report.asp   
Multilateral Treaty Framework: An Invitation to Universal Participation - Focus 2005: Responding to Global Challenges / Traités multilatéraux: Pour une participation universelle – Thème 2005 : Faire face aux défis mondiaux.
United Nations / Nations Unies. New York. 2005. xii, 154 (English); xiv, 167 p. (French) English online version: http://untreaty.un.org/English/TreatyEvent2005/Focus2005.pdf
French online version: http://untreaty.un.org/French/TreatyEvent2005/Focus2005.pdf

UN Chronicle, Volume XLII, Number 1, March – May 2005
“United Nations – A Time for Renewal.
United Nations Department for Public Information. 78 p.
Online version: http://www.un.org/Pubs/chronicle/2005/issue1/0105cont.htm

United Nations International Meeting on the Impact of the Construction of the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory including in and around East Jerusalem. United Nations Office at Geneva, 15 and 16 April 2004.
UN Division for Palestinian Rights. 42 p.
Online version: http://domino.un.org/unispal.nsf/0/8bdd1029fd8b65c385256fd20065824c?OpenDocument

added to the library collection in June

I   General Information and Reference

Enabling Economies of Peace: Public Policy for Confllict-Sentitive Business.
UN Global Compact Office. April 2005. 76 p.
Online version: http://www.unglobalcompact.org/content/NewsDocs/enabling_econ.pdf

II.D   Trade, Finance and Commerce

Examen de la politique de l’investissement: Bénin.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2005. xv, 131 p. (UNCTAD/ITE/IPC/2004/4)
Sales No. F.04.II.D.34. ISBN 92-1-212314-7.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/fr/docs/iteipc20044_fr.pdf

VIII   Transport and Communications

Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Model Regulations; Volume I – Fourteenth revised edition.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. vi, 420 p. (ST/SG/AC.10/1/Rev.14 (Vol.I))
Sales No. E.05.VIII.1. ISBN 92-1-1391040-0.

Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Model Regulations; Volume II – Fourteenth revised edition.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. vii, 348 p. (ST/SG/AC.10/1/Rev.14 (Vol.II))
Sales No. E.05.VIII.1. ISBN 92-1-139105-9.

Recommendations relatives au transport des merchandises dangereuses: Règlement type;; Volume I – Quatorzième édition révisée.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2005. vi, 436 p. (ST/SG/AC.10/1/Rev.14 (Vol.I))
Sales No. F.05.VIII.1. ISBN 92-1-239097-8.

Recommendations relatives au transport des merchandises dangereuses: Règlement type;; Volume II – Quatorzième édition révisée.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2005. viii, 378 p. (ST/SG/AC.10/1/Rev.14 (Vol.II))
Sales No. F.05.VIII.1. ISBN 92-1-239098-6.

IX   Disarmament and Atomic Energy

Disarmament forum: two, 2005: North-East Asian Security / Forum du désarmement: deux, 2005: La sécurité en Asie du Nord-Est  (UNIDIR - United Nations Institut for Disarmament Research / Institut des Nations Unies pour la Recherche sur le Désarmement)
English online version: http://www.unidir.org/bdd/fiche-periodique.php?ref_periodique=1020-7287-2005-2-en,
French online version: http://www.unidir.org/bdd/fiche-periodique-fr.php?ref_periodique=1020-7287-2005-2-fr

XIII   Demography

Policy Responses to Population Decline and Ageing (Population Bulletin of the United Nations, Special Issue Nos. 44/45, 2002)
United Nations. New York. 2004. viii, 458 p.  (ST/ESA/SER.N/44-45)
Sales No. E.02.XIII.4. ISBN 92-1-151364-2.