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UNRIC Library Newsletter – June 2006

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UNRIC Library Newsletter – June 2006
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UN in General

Les 10 sujets de 2006 dont le monde devrait entendre parler davantage

High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (United Nations General Assembly, 14-15 September 2006)

El Pacto Mundial de las Naciones Unidas

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) – redesigned website

The 2006 NGLS Survey, conducted in April 2006, solicited almost 800 responses with a number of respondents calling for a more “streamlined” website. Taking these suggestions into consideration, NGLS’s new website is more user friendly, features simple navigation for complex searches, and loads quickly. It also provides easier access to reports and other types of information and includes a working site-level search engine. New also is NGLS’s capacity to call for online comments.

Peace & Security

1540 Committee – Legislative Database

This database has been developed by the Committee established pursuant to UNSC Resolution 1540 (2004) for the purpose of providing additional information on the national implementation of regulations and measures related to the resolution. The database contains links to the original texts of laws, ordinances, decrees and decisions related to activities addressed in the resolution. Where no original legal text could be identified but English or other language versions of such documents are available, these versions are included. They are marked as "unofficial translation" as far as they are not declared to be officially authorized versions. With a few exceptions, related mostly to the English versions, all links are connected to documents that are stored on public accessible websites of governments, governmental agencies or international organizations. The structure of the database follows operational paragraphs 2 and 3 of the resolution and the matrix developed by the Committee for the examination of the national reports.

United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNHQ New York, 26 June-7 July 2006)

WMDC: The Weapons of Mass Destruction Report - Freeing the world of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Arms

Economic & Social Development

2006 Report on the global AIDS epidemic (UNAIDS) English:
According to new data in the UNAIDS 2006 Report on the global AIDS epidemic the AIDS epidemic appears to be slowing down globally, but new infections are continuing to increase in certain regions and countries. The report also shows that important progress has been made in country AIDS responses, including increases in funding and access to treatment, and decreases in HIV prevalence among young people in some countries over the past five years.

Global Development Finance 2006 (World Bank)
Net private capital flows to developing countries reached a record high of $491 billion in 2005, driven by privatizations, mergers and acquisitions, external debt refinancing, as well as strong investor interest in local-currency bond markets in Asia and Latin America, says the World Bank’s annual 2006 Global Development Finance report.

Preventing disease through healthy environments: Towards an estimate of the environmental burden of disease (WHO report)
English: Spanish – Executive Summary:
The report summarizes the results globally, by 14 regions worldwide, and separately for children. The evidence shows that environmental risk factors play a role in more than 80% of the diseases regularly reported by the WHO. Globally, nearly one quarter of all deaths can be attributed to the environment.

State of the World's Cities 2006/7 (UN-Habitat report)
English, French and Spanish: 
The report provides concrete data that shows that the world’s one billion slum dwellers are more likely to die earlier, experience more hunger and disease, attain less education and have fewer chances of employment than those urban residents that do not reside in a slum.

The Story Behind the Numbers: Women and Employment in Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Commonwealth of Independent States (UNIFEM report)

This report examines women's labour market situation in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Western Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in the context of the social and economic transformations in the region in the past 15 years.

The World Bank Economic Review
This is the most widely read scholarly economic journal in the world and is freely distributed to more than 9,500 subscribers in non-OECD countries. It is the only journal of its kind that specializes in quantitative development policy analysis. Subject to strict refereeing, articles examine policy choices and therefore emphasize policy relevance rather than theory or methodology. Readers include economists and other social scientists in government, business, international agencies, universities, and research institutions. The WBER seeks to provide the most current and best research in the field of economic development.

World Urban Forum (3rd Session) - Our Future: Sustainable Cities - Turning Ideas into Action (Vancouver, Canada, 19-23 June 2006)

Human Rights

1st session of the Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council: Special Logo to mark the 1st day of the first session on June 19, 2006

Violence at work (ILO publication, 3rd edition)

Violence at work is increasing worldwide and has reached epidemic levels in some countries, according to a new ILO publication entitled. Thoroughly updated and revised, the book examines the full range of aggressive acts that occur in workplaces: homicides, assaults, sexual harassment, threats, bullying, mobbing and verbal abuse (including examination of some terrorist and mass murder events). Preventive action is possible. Workplace violence is a highly complex issue, rooted in wider economic, employment relationship, organizational, gender and cultural factors. The volume evaluates the effectiveness of workplace anti-violence measures such as regulatory innovations, policy interventions, collective agreements and various "best practice" options.

Humanitarian Affairs

The situation of workers in the occupied Arab territories (Annual ILO report)
The report says poverty and unemployment continues to worsen despite a moderate economic upturn last year.

The State of the World's Refugees 2006 (UNHCR annual report)


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

Calendar of Conferences and Meetings as of 1 June 2006.
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Conférences et manifestations organisées sous les auspices de l'Organisation des Nations Unies.
Document de référence No 45. Février 2006. 29 p.
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Focus Kosovo – Number 23, May 2006. 16 p.
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Focus Kosovo – Number 24, June 2006. 16 p.
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Nations Unies. Département des Affaires Politiques.
DPI /2422. Avril 2006.

L’ONU en bref.
Département de l’information des Nations Unies. DPI /2393. Janvier 2006. 34 p.
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United Nations Department of Political Affairs. (Flyer)
DPI /2422. April 2006.

added to the library collection in June

I   General Information and Reference

Resolutions and Decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its sixtieth session: Volume I, Resolutions, 13 September – 23 December 2005.
General Assembly. Official Records. Sixtieth Session. Supplement No. 49 (A/60/49)
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Résolutions et décisions adoptées par l’Assemblée générale au cours de sa soixantième session: Volume I, Résolutions, 13 septembre – 23 décembre 2005.
Assemblée générale. Documents officiels. Soixantième session. Supplément n˚ 49 (A/60/49)
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II.A   Business, Economics, Science and Technology

Trends in Sustainable Development.
United Nations. New York. 2006. iv, 28 p.
Sales No. E.06.II.A.1. ISBN 92-1-104559-2.
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II.D   Trade, Finance and Commerce

Accords internationaux d’investissement dans les services : Études de la CNUCED sur les politiques en matière d’investissement international et le développement.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2005. ix, 118 p. (UNCTAD/ITE/IIT/2005/2)
Sales No. F.05.II.D.15. ISBN 92-1-212324-4.

Étude sur les Transports Maritimes, 2005 : Rapport du secrétariat de la CNUCED. Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2005. xii, 136 p. (UNCTAD/RMT/2005)
Sales No. F.05.II.D.14. ISBN 92-1-212323-6.

Globalization of R&D and Developing Countries: Proceedings of the Expert Meeting, Geneva, 24-26 January 2006.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. viii, 234 p. (UNCTAD/ITE/IIA/2005/6)
Sales No. E.06.II.D.2. ISBN 92-1-112694-0.
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International Investment Arrangements: Trends and Emerging Issues. (UNCTAD Series on International Investment Policies for Development)
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2006. xii, 94 p. (UNCTAD/ITE/IIT/2005/11) Sales No. E.06.II.D.3. ISBN 92-1-112695-9.
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Investor-State Disputes Arising from Investment Treaties: A Review. (UNCTAD Series on International Investment Policies for Development)
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2006. x, 96 p. (UNCTAD/ITE/IIT/2005/4)
Sales No. E.06.II.D.1. ISBN 92-1-112692-4.
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Smoke and Mirrors: Making Sense of the WTO Industrial Tariff Negotiations. (Policy Issues in International Trade and Commodities, Study Series No. 30)
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2006. vi, 61 p. (UNCTAD/ITCD/TAB/31)
Sales No. E.05.II.D.16. ISBN 92-1-112676-2.
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III.D   United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Le PNUE en 2005: Rapport Annuel.
Programmes des Nations Unies pour l’environnement. Février 2005. 80 p.
ISBN 92-807-2545-9.
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Informe Anual del PNUMA – 2005.
Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente. Enero de 2005. 80 p.
ISBN 92-807-2687-0.
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One Planet, Many People: Atlas of Our Changing Environment.
United Nations Environment Programme. Nairobi. 2005.
ISBN 92-807-2571-8.
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III.T    International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO)

Mercados Internacionales del Mueble de Madera : Examen.
Naciones Unidas. Ginebra. 2005. xvii, 211 p. (ITC/P175.S/PMD/MDS/05-IV)
Sales No. S.05.III.T.2. ISBN 92-9137-304-49.

Source-it: Aprovisionamiento mundial de materials para la industria de prendas de vestir.
Naciones Unidas. Ginebra. 2005. xvii, 211 p. (ITC/P187.S/PMD/MDS/05-III)
Sales No. S.05.III.T.3. ISBN 92-9137-307-9.

V   International Law

Commission des Nations Unies pour le droit commercial international: Annuaire, Volume XXXII: 2001.
Nations Unies. New York. 2006. vii, 649 p.
Sales No. F.04.V.4. ISBN 92-1-233392-3.

CD-ROM: Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General, Status as at 31 December 2005 / Traités multilatéraux déposes auprès du Secrétaire général, état au 31 décembre 2005.

Répertoire de la pratique suivie par les organes des Nations Unies : Supplément N˚ 6 ; Volume IV : Articles 55 à 72 de la Charte, 1er janvier 1979 au 31 décembre 1984. Nations Unies. New York. 2006. ix, 253 p.
Sales No. F.01.V.8. ISBN 92-1-233355-9.

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

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
UPDATE, Number 1, 2006: Towards an opium-free Lao (PDR). 16 p.
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Nations Unies. Office contre la drogue et le crime.
UPDATE, Numéro 1, 2006: Lutter contre le problème mondial de la corruption. 12 p.
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XIII   Demography

World Contraceptive Use 2005.
United Nations. New York. 2006. Wall chart. (ST/ESA/SER.A/253)
Sales No. E.06.XIII.4. ISBN 92-1-151418-5.

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

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Selected Decisions of the Human Rights Committee under the Optional Protocol; Volume 7: Sixty-sixth to seventy-fourth sessions (July 1999 – March 2002).
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2006. iv, 174 p. (CCPR/C/OP/7)
Sales No. E.06.XIV.1. ISBN 92-1-130294-3.

XVII   International Statistics

Compendium of Recommendations on International Migration and Development: The United Nations Development Agenda and the Global Commission on International Migration Compared.
United Nations. New York . 2006. v, 121 p. (ST/ESA/SER.A/255)
Sales No. E.06.XIII.7. ISBN 92-1-151422-3.
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Problèmes de population et objectifs de développement.
Nations Unies. New York. 2006. vii, 65 p. (ST /ESA/SER.A/248)
Sales No. F.05.XIII.8. ISBN 92-1-251127-9.

UNAIDS – Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

2006 Report on the global AIDS epidemic: Executive summary: A UNAIDS 10th anniversary special edition.
UNAIDS. May 2006. 24 p.
ISBN 92-9-173511-6.
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2006 Rapport sur l’épidémie mondiale de SIDA : Résumé d’orientation; Edition spéciale 10ème anniversaire de l’ONUSIDA.
ONUSIDA. Mai 2006. 24 p.
ISBN 92-9-173512-4.
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2006 Informe sobre la epidemia mundial de SIDA : Resumen de orientación ; Edición especial con motivo del décimo aniversario del ONUSIDA.
ONUSIDA. Mayo de 2006. 23 p.
ISBN 92-9-173513-2.
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