|UNRIC Library Newsletter - October 2006|
|New information material|
NEW WEBSITES WITHIN THE UN SYSTEM
Organization Chart of the UN System – new version
UN News Focus: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
UN News Focus: Secretary-General-Designate
Peace & Security
Global Action Plan on Security Council Resolution 1325: Women, Peace and Security (DPI/2434 – August 2006)
This new Web site (registration required) serves as an online mediation support tool for international peacemaking professionals. Launched by the United Nations’ Department of Political Affairs, the site provides information for peacemakers, including Peace Agreements, Peace Agreement Summaries, selected literature on various substantive peacemaking issues, a Legal Library, as well as links to Research Centres and other useful resources. In addition, the site offers easy access to peacemaking knowledge by providing Lessons, Case Briefs, Operational Guidance Notes, Knowledge Essays and Comments on peace agreements and on the management of peace processes. The lessons, guidance and comments have been derived from the United Nations' extensive experience in peacemaking.
United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations: Fact Sheet (DPI/2429/Rev.1 - September 2006)
Who's Who of Women and the Environment
This website introduces a database of influential women in the field of the environment who UNEP believes should be honoured and whose work should be recognized.
Extranet page of the Human Rights Council
The Extranet is a community site where updated documents, statements, and schedules of the Human Rights Council are available.
List of documents to be submitted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Fourth and the Third Committees of the 61st session of the General Assembly
Secretary-General's in-depth study on all forms of Violence against Women
United Nations Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children
The Study is a joint initiative, directly supported by the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Working with OHCHR: A Handbook for NGOs
The Handbook aims to provide NGOs with a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the work of OHCHR, including key information on human rights mechanisms, entry points for NGOs and contact details with a view to assisting NGOs in identifying areas of possible cooperation and partnership with OHCHR; it also anticipates the changes of the current United Nations reform process. The Handbook is up to date as of June 2006, and is currently available in electronic format and in the English language only. Efforts are underway to secure its translation in other UN languages in the next few months.
Forgotten and Neglected Emergencies
The world’s spectacular response to the tsunami disaster unfortunately has overshadowed emergencies in other parts of the world, especially in Africa.
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