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UNRIC Library Newsletter – November 2005

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UNRIC Library Newsletter – November 2005
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UN in General

60 ways the UN makes a difference

Africa, the UN World Summit and Beyond

Landmark Security Council Documents
This selection provides links to full-text Security Council documents which had a major impact on the organization and work of the Council from its inception to the present time. Apart from some documents which were published in the early years, the documents are provided in the six official languages of the UN. In compiling this selection, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library was conscious of the fact that all the documents of the Security Council are important in that each document contributes to the history of this principal organ of the United Nations.

UN Chronicle Online Edition
The United Nations at 60: Past and Present

UN Milestones

World Summit on the Information Society - Second phase
Tunis, Tunisia, 16-18 November 2005

Peace & Security

UN News Focus: Lebanon

United Nations Peacekeeping Operations – Background Note (31 October 2005)

United Nations Political and Peace-building Missions – Background Note (31 October 2005)

Economic & Social Development

2005 World Public Sector Report: Unlocking the Human Potential for Public Sector Performance

Information Economy Report (UNCTAD)
This new report replaces the E-Commerce and Development Report

International Day of Disabled Persons [observed on 3 December 2005]

International Volunteer Day [observed on 5 December 2005]

Literacy for life (UNESCO report)
A ‘literate’ society is more than a society with high literacy rates. This EFA Global Monitoring Report aims to stimulate renewed national and international awareness of the crucial importance of literacy for achieving all the EFA goals.

Towards Knowledge Societies: UNESCO World Report
English, French, Spanish:

Human Rights

16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence (25 November – 10 December)

Student Conference on Human Rights 2005

Online Discussion on Treaty Body Reform

Humanitarian Affairs

Earthquake Relief Data
A new web site called Relief and Information Systems for Earthquakes (RISE) -- Pakistan has been established to provide information about the 4,000 earthquake-affected villages in Pakistan's largely rural North West Frontier Province and in Jammu & Kashmir. Now coordinated by the World Bank, RISE-PAK was originally by a consortium of experts from US and Pakistani Universities, the World Bank and the private sector with support from the Government of Pakistan. It provides up-to-date damage and relief information about affected villages based on data on population statistics, satellites, geographical systems, as well as from agencies, relief workers, local officials, and anyone with access to immediate village-level data that will critically support the current coordination of relief.

Earthquake Response
A new web site has been created by UN staff in Pakistan outlining the UN's response to the 8 October earthquake in South Asia. The site includes situation reports, facts and figures, information about donations and an information exchange area to reunite missing persons with their families. More details on the relief efforts underway is available on ReliefWeb:

UN Office of the Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery

International Law

Focus 2005 Treaty Event: Responding to Global Challenges





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

Calendar of Conferences and Meetings as of 1 November 2005.
Online version:

Focus Kosovo “Kosovo’s economy: working for growth”. August-September 2005.
UNMIK/United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo. 28p.
Online version:

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People: Information Note.
United Nations. Division for Palestinian Rights. October 2005. 2 p.

MAP: A Global Agenda to End Poverty – The Millennium Development Goals: A Partnership for Progress.
The World Bank & National Geographic.

Poster: United Nations: 60 – A time for renewal (text in all official languages).

Poster: Preamble of the UN Charter (text in all official languages).

Press Kit: United Nations General Assembly – 2005 World Summit.
United Nations Department of Public Information. DPI/2400. August 2005



added to the library collection in November


II.D   Trade, Finance and Commerce

Transnational Corporations, Volume 14, Number 2, August 2005.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. v, 211 p. (UNCTAD/ITE/IIT/2005/5)
Online version:

III.E   Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE)

Economic Survey of Europe: 2005, No.2.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. ix, 86 p.
Sales No. E.05.II.E.17. ISBN 92-1-116932-1.
Online version:

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

Human Rights and Prisons: A Compilation of International Human Rights Instruments concerning the Administration of Justice. (Professional Training Series No. 11, Add. 1)
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. ix, 362 p. (HR/P/PT/11/Add.1)
Sales No. E.04.XIV.4. ISBN 92-1-154157-3.
Online version:

Human Rights and Prisons: Trainer’s Guide on Human Rights Training for Prison Officials. (Professional Training Series No. 11, Add. 2)
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. viii, 198 p. (HR/P/PT/11/Add.2)
Sales No. E.04.XIV.6. ISBN 92-1-154160-3.
Online version:

Les droits de l’homme et les prisons: Répertoire de poche sur les normes internationales relatives aux droits de l’homme à l’usage des agents pénitentiaires. (Série sur la formation professionnelle, n˚11, Add.3)
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2005. ix, 37 p. (HR/P/PT/11/Add.3)
Sales No. F.04.XIV.5. ISBN 92-1-254148-8.
Online version:

Les droits de l’homme et les prisons: Guide du formateur aux droits de l’homme à l’intention du personnel pénitentiaire. (Série sur la formation professionnelle, n˚11, Add.2)
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2005. viii, 208 p. (HR/P/PT/11/Add.2)
Sales No. F.04.XIV.6. ISBN 92-1-254149-6

XVII   International Statistics

Monthly bulletin of Statistics / Bulletin Mensuel de Statistique: Issue No. 1011, Vol. LIX, No. 9, September / Edition n˚ 1011, Vol. LIX, n˚ 9, Septembre.
United Nations/Nations Unies. New York. 2005. xii, 313 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.Q/393)
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