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UNRIC Library Newsletter – March 2005

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Special Focus: “In Larger Freedom: Towards Development, Security and Human Rights for All” Report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for decision by Heads of State and Government in September 2005 (A/59/2005, 21 March 2005)

After the Tsunami: Rapid Environmental Assessment
New UNEP Report Makes Recommendations on How to Reduce Vulnerability to Future Coastal Hazards

AIDS in Africa: three scenarios to 2025 (UNAIDS report)

Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries, 2004 (UNHCR report)

Beijing +10 & UN works campaign: Women work for equality, family, peace
UN Works launched a website feature for Beijing + 10 which profiles real women of all ages and backgrounds. The site includes links to NGOs and grass roots organizations as way to allow visitors to learn more and get involved. It will be updated with interviews with women attending the conference and film clips.

Commission on Human Rights
61st session, Geneva
(14 March-22 April 2005)

Committee of Experts in Public Administration
Fourth Session, 4-8 April 2005, United Nations Secretariat, New York

Global Environment Outlook Year Book 2004/2005 (UNEP)

International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Annual Report for 2004

International Women's Day 2005
English: "Gender Equality Beyond 2005: Building a More Secure Future"
French: Journée international de la femme – Égalité entre les sexes au-dèla de 2005 : Bâtir un avenir plus sûr
Spanish: Día Internacional de la Mujer - Igualdad entre los géneros más allá de 2005: construir un futuro más seguro

Iran: Earthquake – Feb 2005 (ReliefWeb)

Marcoeconomic Data for UNECE Countries now available on Web
>>The Statistical Division of the Economic Commission for Europe is announcing today the public availability of its free Internet access to macroeconomic statistics on countries in the region.  The statistics provided by this service are the empirical basis for the Economic Survey of Europe and other analysis carried out by the secretariat of the Commission.<< (Press Release REC/177, 24 February 2005)

Online Volunteering service celebrates 5th anniversary

Our Common Interest: Report of the Commission for Africa
(Please note: This is not a UN document)
“The Commission for Africa (CFA), brainchild of British premier Tony Blair, launched its long-awaited report on 11 March, urging increased aid to the continent, but stressing the need for African governments to do their bit too. The report, which was launched simultaneously in London and Addis Ababa, is an attempt to come out with sustainable and far-reaching solutions to tackle Africa's grinding poverty and governance issues, and put the continent back on the road to recovery.”

UN Chronicle E-Alert:
The United Nations General Assembly - A Review of the First Committee

(Disarmament and International Security)

“United Nations' UNIFEED provides journalists around the world with pictures and stories about the UNITED NATIONS and the people we serve. UNIFEED delivers to the world's broadcasters stories produced by several UN agencies and programmes. The 10-minute UNIFEED transmission features professionally-shot stories and expert interviews on a variety of international issues, often featuring countries rarely visited by broadcast journalists. The stories focus on pressing international issues such as HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution, poverty and the environment and highlight efforts by the UN and its agencies to tackle them.”

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC)
entered info force 27 February 2005

World Book and Copyright Day - April 23, 2005

French: Journée mondiale du livre et du droit d'auteur - 23 avril 2005

Spanish: Día mundial del libro y del derecho de autor - 23 de abril de 2005

World Day for Water 2005: Water for Life [observed on 22 March]

World Health Day – Make every mother and child count [observed on 7 April]
French: Journée mondiale de la Santé 2005 : Donnons sa chance à chaque mère et à chaque enfant
Spanish: Día Mundial de la Salud 2005: Cada madre y cada niño contarán

World Meteorological Day – Weather, climate, water and sustainable development [observed on 23 March]
French: Journée météorologique mondiale - Le temps, le climat, l’eau et le développement durable
Spanish: Día Meteorológico Mundial - El tiempo, el clima, el agua y el desarrollo sostenible

World No-Tobacco Day – Role of health professionals on tobacco control
[observed on 31 May]

World Tuberculosis Day [observed on 24 March]

World Population Prospects:  The 2004 Revision (Highlights)


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

ABC: Activités pratiques pour les écoles primaires et secondaires.
Nations Unies, New York et Geneva, 2004. 163 p. (HR/PUB/2004/2)
Sales No. F.03.XIV.3. ISBN 92-1-254149-2.

ABC: teaching human rights : practical activities for primary and secondary schools
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2004. 163 p. (HR/PUB/2004/2)
Sales No. E.03.XIV.3. ISBN 92-1-154149-2.
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Afrique Renouveau, Vol. 18, No.4, Janvier 2005.
Département de l’information des Nations Unies. 24 p.
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Carpeta de Prensa: Año Internacional del Microcrédito 2005.
Publicado por el Departamento de Información Pública de las Naciones Unidas.
DPI/2357. Agosto 2004.

Division des droits de Palestiniens.
Réunion africaine des Nations Unies pour l’appui aux droits inaliénables du peuple palestinien. Le cap. Les 29 et 30 juin 2004. 31 p.
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Division des droits des Palestiniens. Avril – Août 2001, volume XXIV, Bulletin n? 3. 56 p.
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Donnons sa chance à chaque mère et à chaque enfant : Journée mondiale de la Santé – 7 avril 2005 ; Guide à l’usage des organisateur.
Organisation mondiale de la Santé. Genève. 2005. 22 p. (WHO/RHR/05.01)
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Dossier de presse: Le temps, Le climat, L’eau et le Développement Durable : Journée météorologique mondiale, 23 mars.
Organisation météorologique mondiale.

Microfinancement et microcrédit : Comment 100 dollars peuvent-ils transformer l’économie ?
Département de l’information des Nations Unies. DPI/2359 – Août 2004. 6 p.
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Microfinanciación y microcrédito : ¿Cómo pueden 100 dólares modificar uno economía ?
Departamenta de Información Pública des las Naciones Unidas. DPI/2357. Agosto de 2004. 6 p.
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Resolutions and Statements of the Security Council 2004.
Press Release SC/8293, 17 January 2005. Department of Public Information, New and Media Division. United Nations. New York. ix, 174 p.
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UN Chronicle, Volume XLI, Number 4, December 2004-February 2005: A World Enabled.
UN Department of Public Information. 79 p.
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United Nations Conferences and Observances (Reference Paper No. 44, February 2005).
Prepared and issued by Meetings Coverage Section, Department of Public Information. 26 p.
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Year in Review 2004: United Nations Peace Operations.
Peace and Security Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information.
DPI/2376. January 2005. 28 p.
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Déclaration Universelle des droits de l’homme (poster contenant le texte de la Déclaration Universelle des droits de l’homme et des dessins illustrant chaque article).
Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux Droits de l’Homme. Novembre 2004.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (poster containing the text of the Universal Declaration and drawings illustrating each article).
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. November 2004.

added to the library collection in March

Titles are listed according to the UN Sales Publication Categories.

Disaster risk reduction 1994-2004
A set of 3 CD-ROMs
Compiled by the Inter-agency secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR). Presented on the occasion of the World Conference on Disaster Reduction. 18-22 January 2005, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.
Further information:

0   Geneva Publications

Multilateral Diplomacy and the NPT: An Insider’s Account / Jayantha Dhanapala with Randy Rydell.
UNIDIR – United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research. Geneva. 2005. xiv, 190 p. (UNIDIR/2005/3)
Sales No. E.05.0.5. ISBN 92-9045-170-X.
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II.D   Trade, Finance and Commerce

Directives de comptabilité et d’information financière pour les petites et moyennes entreprises : Orientation pour les PME du niveau II.
United Nations. New York et Genève. 2004. v, 76 p. (UNCTAD/ITE/TEB/2003/5)
Sales No. F.04.II.D.14. ISBN 92-1-212303-1.

The REIO Exception in MFN Treatment Clauses. (UNCTAD Series on International Investment Policies for Development).
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2004. viii, 84 p. (UNCTAD/ITE/IIT/2004/7)
Sales No. E.05.II.D.1. ISBN 92-1-112656-8.
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Review of Maritime Transport, 2004: Report  by the UNCTAD secretariat.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2004. xiii, 140 p. (UNCTAD/RMT/2004)
Sales No. E.04.II.D.34. ISBN 92-1-112645-2.
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II.E   Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

Economic Survey of Europe: 2005, No. 1.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. xiii, 144 p. (ECE/EAD/2005/2)
Sales No. E.05.II.E.7. ISBN 92-1-116922-4.
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European Forest Sector Outlook Study: Main Report.
United Nations. Geneva. 2005. xxviii, 234 p. (ECE/TIM/SP/20)
(Geneva Timber and Forest Study Paper 20).
Sales No. E.05.II.E.6. ISBN 92-1-116921-6.
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Sustainable development and biofuel use as a way towards the Kyoto Protocol implementation and enhanced complex utilization of wood raw material and peat.
United Nations. New York, Geneva. 2005. ix, 106 p. (ECE/TRADE/333)
(Discussion papers on sustainable forest management, no. 2)
Sales No. E/R.05.II.E.4. ISBN 92-1-116919-4.

III.H   United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Population Newsletter, Number 78, December 2004 / issued by the Population Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. 12 p.
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III.T   International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO)

Influencing and Meeting International Standards: Challenger for developing countries; Volume Two – Procedures followed by selected international standard-setting organizations and country reports on TBT and SPS (Standards and quality management)
International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO. Geneva. 2004. xviii, 174 p. (ITC/P169.E/TSS/BAS/04-IX).
Sales No. E.04.III.T.7. ISBN 0-85092-814-1.

ITC Presents: Portraits of Trade Development
International Trade Centre. Geneva. 2004. vi, 110 p. (ITC/P176.E/OED/04-XII)
ISBN 92-9137-285-4.

UNCTAD E-News: Issue No. 10, November-December 2004. 4 p.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
Online version:

V   International Law

Annuaire de la Commission du droit international. 2000. Volume 1, Comptes rendus analytiques des séances de la 52e session, 1er mai-9 juin et 10 juillet-18 août 2000.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2005. xxiv, 438 p. (A/CN.4/SER.A/2000)
Sales No. F.03.V.6. ISBN 92-1-233378-8.

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

Informe de la Junta Internacional de Fiscalización de Estupefacientes correspondiente a 2004.
Naciones Unidas. Nueva York. 2005. viii, 110 p. (E/INCB/2004/1)
Sales No. S.05.XI.3. ISBN 92-1-148198-8.
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Rapport de l’Organe international de contrôle des stupéfiants pour 2004.
Nations Unies. New York. 2005. viii, 107 p. (E/INCB/2004/1)
Sales No. F.05.XI.3. ISBN 92-1-148198-8.
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Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2004.
United Nations. New York. 2005. viii, 96 p. (E/INCB/2004/1)
Sales No. E.05.XI.3. ISBN 92-1-148198-8.
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XIII   Demography

World Fertility Report: 2003.
United Nations. New York. 2004. lxxix, 504 p. (ST/ESA/SER.A/234)
Sales No. E.04.XIII. 10. ISBN 92-1-151400-2.
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XIV   Human Rights (including Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - OHCHR)

Human Rights: A Compilation of International Instruments - Universal Instruments (CD-ROM) / Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Published March, 2004.
This CD-ROM contains an electronic version of the publication “Human Rights: A Compilation of International Instruments”. It assembles universal conventions, treaties, declarations and agreements designed to protect and promote an array of civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. This is an essential publication for Governments, non-governmental organizations, civil society groups, human rights defenders, individuals, librarians and researchers working in the field of human rights.
Sales No. E.03.XIV.6. ISBN: 92-1-154152-2.

XVII   International Statistics

Monthly bulletin of Statistics / Bulletin Mensuel de Statistique: Issue No. 1002, Vol. LVIII, No. 12, December / Edition n? 1002, Vol. LVIII, n? 12, Decembre.
United Nations/Nations Unies. New York. 2004. xi, 334 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.Q/383)
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Monthly bulletin of Statistics / Bulletin Mensuel de Statistique: Issue No. 1003, Vol. LIX, No. 1, January / Edition n? 1003, Vol. LIX, n? 1, Janvier.
United Nations/Nations Unies. New York. 2005. xii, 275 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.Q/385)
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World Health Organization (WHO)

Bulletin of the World Health Organization: Volume 83, Number 3, March 2005, p. 161-240.
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