|UNRIC Library Newsletter – August 2006|
|New information material|
|New videos or DVDs|
NEW WEBSITES WITHIN THE UN SYSTEM
Aperçu général des conférences et célébrations (Nouvelle version du site)
Comprehensive Review of Governance and Oversight: Independent Steering Committee’s Report
L’ONU et la société civile
Observance of the Third Anniversary of the Baghdad Tragedy
United Nations Internship Programme – redesigned website
Internships in other UN bodies
United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS)
The Least Developed Countries Report, 2006: Developing Productive Capacities (UNCTAD Report)
Full text of the report: http://www.unctad.org/Templates/webflyer.asp?docid=7011&intItemID=3881&l
Overview available in English, French and Spanish.
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Online Discussion: The elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child (14 August- 8 September 2006)
Child Alert: Democratic Republic of Congo (UNICEF report)
In this report - written by UNICEF UK Ambassador and former BBC war correspondent Martin Bell – children are at the heart of the human tragedy that has unfolded in DRC. Since conflict began there in 1998, nearly 4 million people have been killed by war or disease, or have simply disappeared without a trace. Every six months, the death toll in DRC rivals the total deaths caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Simply stated, this is currently the world's deadliest humanitarian crisis, and children bear its greatest burden. But forthcoming DRC elections, with international support, may finally offer hope for change.
Focus 2006: Crossing Borders
English & French: http://untreaty.un.org/English/TreatyEvent2006/Focus2006_eng.pdf A bilingual book about the treaties being specially promoted for signature and ratification at this year’s treaty event -– becomes available today. The event, which will take place during the general debate from 13 to 15 September at United Nations Headquarters in New York, will coincide with the High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development on 14 and 15 September.
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