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UNRIC Library Newsletter – March 2006

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UNRIC Library Newsletter – March 2006
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UN in General

L'Afrique, le Sommet mondial de l'ONU et l'avenir

Security Council: Membership since 1946 (searchable database)
English: http://www.un.org/sc/members.asp
French: http://www.un.org/french/sc/members.asp
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/sc/members.asp

UN Conferences and Observances (Reference Paper No. 45, February 2006)
English: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2006/Reference_Paper_No_45.doc.htm
French: http://www.un.org/french/events/ref45.html

UN Reform: Investing in the United Nations for a Stronger Organization Worldwide (Secretary-General report)
English: http://www.un.org/reform/
French: http://www.un.org/french/reform/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/reforma/

UNBIS Reference Manuals (Dag Hammarskjoeld Library)
UNBIS Reference Manuals for Bibliographic Description, Name Authority, Speech Index, Thesaurus and Geographic Name, UN Documents Series Symbol and Voting Records, containing guidelines for organizing UN materials, documents and proceedings for easy retrieval.

Peace & Security

2005 World Summit Follow-Up Process: Peacebuilding Commission

In Focus : IAEA and Iran

UN News Focus : Haiti
English: http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusRel.asp?infocusID=91&Body=Haiti&Body1=
French: http://www.un.org/apps/newsFr/infocusRelF.asp?infocusID=50&Body=Haïti&Body1=

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)

United Nations Peace Operations: Year in Review 2005

Economic & Social Development

2006 UNSD Calendar of Events

Afghanistan: Opium Rapid Assessment Survey (UNODC report)

The Millennium Development Goals - The way ahead: A pan-European perspective (UNECE report)

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development in Brief
English: http://www.un.org/esa/dsd.htm
French: http://www.un.org/french/esa/dsd.htm
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/esa/dsd.htm

Human Rights

2005 World Summit Follow-Up Process: Human Rights Council

In ‘historic’ vote, General Assembly creates new UN Human Rights Council
English: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=17811&Cr=rights&Cr1=council
French: http://www.un.org/apps/newsFr/storyF.asp?NewsID=12032&Cr=conseil&Cr1=droits
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/News/fullstorynews.asp?newsID=6486&criteria1=&criteria2=

Human Rights Council information page (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights)

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination [observed 21 March]

Humanitarian Affairs

Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)
(formerly the Central Emergency Revolving Fund)

UNAIDS website – launch of new version

The website, which will also be available in French, Spanish and Russian, provides content specifically chosen for each audience group; business and labour; civil society; donors; media; people living with HIV/AIDS; policy-makers; researchers; the UN family; and women as well as an easier more intuitive navigation structure

International Law

International Law Commission
The UN's Office of Legal Affairs has recently unveiled a new Web site for the International Law Commission, which includes unprecedented access to almost all of the Commission's documents since its inception in 1948. Of interest to researchers will be the section called Researching the work of the Commission, which includes the following sections: a research guide, topics, texts and instruments, documentation, publications and a search page. The publications area also includes the full text of the Commission's yearbooks.