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UNRIC Library Newsletter - January 2007

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UNRIC Library Newsletter - January 2007
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NEW WEBSITES WITHIN THE UN SYSTEM

UN in General

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon – new website
English: http://www.un.org/sg/
French: http://www.un.org/french/sg/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/sg/

2007 Year of the Dolphin
http://www.yod2007.org
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) jointly sponsor this year. The Year of the Dolphin is a part of the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development. The campaign is also a tangible contribution towards meeting targets to reduce the loss of wildlife by 2010 which all Governments have agreed through the UN.

Acrónimos y siglas del sistema de las Naciones Unidas
http://www.un.org/spanish/aboutun/acronyms/

Declarations and Conventions in General Assembly Resolutions
English: http://www.un.org/documents/instruments/docs_en.asp
French: http://www.un.org/french/documents/instruments/docs_fr.asp
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/documents/instruments/docs_sp.asp
The site links to declarations, conventions and other instruments, the text of which appear in resolutions of the General Assembly or their annexes. Instruments that have not been submitted for adoption by the General Assembly, i.e. Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, are not included. This database is available in all the official languages. This site also offers more options for sorting than the UN Documentation Research Guide International Instruments page (http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/resguide/resins.htm). There are also slightly different criteria for selection of items to be included.

Peace & Security

United Nations Police Magazine
http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/UNPolice_mag.pdf

Economic & Social Development

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2007
http://www.un.org/esa/policy/wess/wesp.html
(Full report available in English, summary available in English, French and Spanish)
After a solid and broad-based growth for three consecutive years, the world economy is expected to decelerate in 2007, mainly dragged by a slowdown of the United States. Growth in Europe and Japan, meanwhile, will not be sufficient for these economies to act as locomotives of global growth. The outlook remains mostly positive for developing countries, but a degree of moderation is also expected. Sustained high growth in China, India and a few other major emerging economies seems to have engendered synergy among developing countries so that growth in this group is more endogenous. However, a large number of developing countries remain highly vulnerable to the vicissitudes of commodity prices and the volatility of international financial markets. The report highlights the need for greater employment growth, which has not kept pace with output growth. The global economic outlook also encompasses a number of important downside risks: bursts in the housing bubbles in a number of countries, uncertainties in oil prices and mounting global imbalances. The report calls for international macroeconomic policy coordination in order to facilitate an orderly adjustment of global imbalances.

Humanitarian Affairs

‘Much Done, More to Do’: Indian Ocean tsunami recovery, two years on (UNICEF report)
Overview of the report: http://www.unicef.org/emerg/disasterinasia/index_37334.html
Full text (pdf): http://www.unicef.org/emerg/disasterinasia/files/tsunami_2-year_2006.pdf
Multimedia version: http://www.unicef.org/tsunami/2year/overview/overview.html
In its new report – a 24-month update on efforts to help tsunami-affected communities rebuild – UNICEF details the work that started after the tsunami struck on 26 December 2004 and will continue for many years to come. The update tracks progress in the countries worst-affected by the disaster: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

International Law

Rescue at Sea: A guide to principles and practice as applied to migrants and refugees
http://www.imo.org/Facilitation/mainframe.asp?topic_id=1437
This leaflet has been prepared jointly by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It is intended for masters, ship owners, government authorities, insurance companies, and other interested parties involved in rescue at sea situations. It provides guidance on relevant legal provisions, and on practical procedures to ensure the prompt disembarkation of survivors of rescue operations, and measures to meet their specific needs, particularly in the case of refugees and asylum-seekers. 

 


 

NEW INFORMATION MATERIAL

Single copies of the following titles can be ordered via e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Afrique Renouveau: Vol. 20, No. 3, octobre 2006. 24 p.
Online version: http://www.un.org/french/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/vol20no3/ar-20no3-fr-web.pdf

Boletín sobre las actividades del sistema de las Naciones Unidas y las organizaciones intergubernamentales relacionadas con la cuestión de Palestina, Septiembre 2006, Volume XXIX, Boletin No. 9.
Naciones Unidas. División de los Derechos de los Palestinos. 14 p.
Online version: http://domino.un.org/pdfs/06-62514s.pdf

Bulletin on action by the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations relevant to the question of Palestine, September 2006, Volume XXIX, Bulletin No. 9.
United Nations. Division for Palestinian Rights. 15 p.
Online version: http://unispal.un.org/unispal.nsf/1ce874ab1832a53e852570bb006dfaf6/
a82075246a7d6ed385257220005e3e2b!OpenDocument


Bulletin relatif aux mesures prises par les organismes des Nations Unies et les organisations intergouvernementales concernant la question de Palestine, septembre 2006, Volume XXIX, Bulletin N° 9.
Nations Unies. Division des droits des Palestiniens. 14 p.

2007 UNEP Sasakawa Prize.
UNEP Information leaflet and nomination form.
Further information: http://www.unep.org/sasakawa/

World report on violence against children / Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Independent Expert for the United Nations Secretary-General's Study on Violence against Children
United Nations. Geneva. 2006. xix, 364 p.
ISBN 92-95057-51-1.
Online version: http://www.violencestudy.org/r25

 


 

NEW DVDs
added to the library collection in January 2007

Year in Review 2006
An annual 15-minute TV series recaptures major highlights of the Organization's activities and initiatives during the past year. It includes coverage of global events and comments from world leaders as well as citizens dealing with the effects of cluster bombs or AIDS.
Online version: http://www.un.org/av/unfamily/yir2006.html

 


 

NEW TITLES
added to the library collection in January 2007

0   Geneva Publications

Thinking Outside the Box in Multilateral Disarmament and Arms Control Negotiations.
United Nations. Geneva. 2006. xv, 254 p. (UNIDIR/2006/20)
Sales No. GV.E.06.0.16. ISBN 92-9045-187-4.
Online version: http://www.unidir.org/bdd/fiche-ouvrage.php?ref_ouvrage=978-92-9045-187-7-

Translating commitments into action: UNOG Annual Report 2006 / Traduire les engagements en actes:  ONUG Rapport annuel 2006
United Nations/Nations Unies. Geneva/Genève. 2006. 62, 64 p.
English online version: http://www.unog.ch/80256EDD006B8954/(httpAssets)/
6A658B252655E9BEC1257245005228D7/$file/Rapport_E.pdf

French online version: http://www.unog.ch/80256EDD006B8954/(httpAssets)/
DADADE9AAA5F9FEFC1257245005289C8/$file/Rapport_F.pdf


I    General Information and Reference

World report on violence against children / Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Independent Expert for the United Nations Secretary-General's Study on Violence against Children
United Nations. Geneva. 2006. xix, 364 p.
ISBN 92-95057-51-1.
Online version: http://www.violencestudy.org/r25

II.D   Trade, Finance and Commerce

Investment Policy Review: Colombia.
United Nations. Geneva. 2006. xi, 86 p. (UNCTAD/ITE/IPC/2005/11)
Sales No. E.06.II.D.4. ISBN 92-1-112696-7.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/iteipc200511_en.pdf

Transnational Corporations, Volume 15, Number 2, August 2006.
United Nations Conferences on Trade and Development. Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2006. v, 169 p.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/iteiit20062_en.pdf

II.E   Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

Étude des perspectives du secteur forestier en Europe: 1960-2000-2020; Rapport principal.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2005. xxxiii, 248 p. (ECE/TIM/SP/20)
Sales No. F.05.II.E.6. ISBN 92-1-216477-3.

III.H   United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNFPA Annual Report 2005.
United Nations. New York. 2006. iii, 30 p.
ISBN 0-89714-779-0.
Online version: http://www.unfpa.org/upload/lib_pub_file/615_filename_annual-report_05.pdf

UNFPA - Rapport Annuel 2005.
Nations Unies. New York. 2006. iii, 30 p.
ISBN 0-89714-780-4.
Online version: http://www.unfpa.org/upload/lib_pub_file/634_filename_annual-report-2005_fre.pdf

III.T   International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO)

Rapport annuel de la CNUCED 2005.
Nations Unies. Genève. 2006. ix, 85 p. (UNCTAD/EDM/2006/1)
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/fr/docs/edm20061_fr.pdf

Rapport du Groupe de personnalités: Renforcer le rôle et l’impact de la CNUCED en matière de développement.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2006. xvi, 44 p. (UNCTAD/OSG/2006/1)
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/fr/docs/osg20061_fr.pdf

Report of the Panel of Eminent Persons: Enhancing the Development Role and Impact of UNCTAD.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2006. xvii, 54 p. (UNCTAD/OSG/2006/1)
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/sections/edm_dir/docs/osg20061_en.pdf

V   International Law

Annuaire de la Commission du droit international 2000. Volume II, Deuxième partie: Rapport de la Commission à l’Assemblée générale sur les travaux de la cinquante-deuxième session.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2005. xxiv, 438 p. (A/CN.4/SER.A/2000/Add.1 (Part 2))
Sales No. F.03.V.7 (Part 2). ISBN 92-1-233382-6.

Annuaire de la Commission du droit international 1995. Volume II, Première partie: Documents de la quarante-septième session.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2006. iv, 192 p. (A/CN.4/SER.A/1995/Add.1 (Part 1))
Sales No. F.97.V.2 (Part 1). ISBN 92-1-233308-7.

VIII   Transport and Communications

European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN) – Volume I: Final Act final of the Conference, Resolution on the Follow-up to the Conference, Agreement as adopted on 25 May 2000, Annexed Regulations, as revised as of 1 January 2007.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2006. xxiv, 438 p. (ECE/TRANS/190 (Vol.I))
Sales No. E.06.VIII.2. ISBN 92-1-139116-4.

European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN) – Volume II: Annexed Regulations, as revised as of 1 January 2007 (cont’d).
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2006. iv, 519 p. (ECE/TRANS/190 (Vol.II))
Sales No. E.06.VIII.2. ISBN 92-1-139117-2.

IX   Disarmament and Atomic Energy

Disarmament forum, four, 2006: Cluster munitions / forum du désarmement, quatre, 2006: Les armes à sous-munitions  (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=1020-7287-2006-4-en
French online version: http://www.unidir.org/bdd/fiche-periodique-fr.php?ref_periodique=1020-7287-2006-4-fr

XIII   Demography

Population Newsletter, Number 80, December 2005 / issued by the Population Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. 23 p.
Online version: http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/popnews/Newsltr_80.pdf

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

Principaux instruments internationaux relatifs aux droits de l’homme.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2006. iv, 232 p. (ST/HR/3)
Sales No. F.06.XIV.2. ISBN 92-1-254156-9.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Promoting physical activity and active living in urban environments: The role of local governments.
Copenhagen. World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. 2006. x, 54 p.
ISBN 92-890-2181-0.

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