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UNRIC Library Newsletter - May 2005

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UNRIC Library Newsletter - May 2005
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UN in General

General Assembly – Subsidiary Organs
English: http://www.un.org/ga/subsidiary/
French: http://www.un.org/french/ga/subsidiary/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/aboutun/organs/ga/59/subsidiary.htm

Reform at the UN: Management Reform Measures to Strengthen Accountability, Ethical Conduct and Management Performance
English: http://www.un.org/reform/reform_update.html
French: http://www.un.org/french/reform/update.html
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/reforma/medidas.htm

Speeches Made by Permanent Missions on the Occasion of UN Anniversaries
English: http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/anniversary/index.html
French: http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/dhlf/anniversary/index.html
Spanish: http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/spanish/anniversary/index.html

UN Chronicle Online Edition
The United Nations General Assembly: A Review of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial)

UN Pulse (new UN-focused blog created by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library)
“UN Pulse alerts you to just-released UN online information, major reports, publications and documents. Created and maintained by a team of reference librarians at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library in New York, UN Pulse is updated as new information is published and received.”

United Nations Public Service Day [observed on 23 June] http://www.unpan.org/dpepa_PSDay2005.asp

Peace and Security

United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)

UN Peacekeeping Operations – Background Note (DPI/1634/Rev.47— May 2005)
English: http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/bnote.htm
French: http://www.un.org/french/peace/peace/bnote.htm

UN Political and Peace-building Missions – Background Note (DPI/2166/Rev.22 – May 2005)
English: http://www.un.org/peace/ppbm.pdf
French: http://www.un.org/french/peace/reports/peace_operations/docs/ppbmf.pdf

Economic and Social Development

2005 Economic and Social Survey of Asia and Pacific: Dealing with shocks (UNESCAP)

Human Rights

 A Global Alliance Against Forced Labour (ILO report)
“This new report is the most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken on the facts and underlying causes of contemporary forced labour. It contains the first global and regional estimates by an international organization of forced labour in the world today, including the number of persons affected, as well as the profits made by those exploiting trafficked workers.”
Available in English, French, German and Spanish: http://www.ilo.org/dyn/declaris/DECLARATIONWEB.GLOBALREPORTDETAILS?

Humanitarian Affairs

Business Contributions to UN Emergency Relief Efforts: An Orientation Guide
(OCHA & Global Compact Office)

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking [observed on 26 June]: “Value yourself...make healthy choices”

Iraq Living Conditions Survey 2004 (UNDP)
“The results of the survey appear in three volumes: a "Tabulation Report", which presents the main results of the survey in tabular form; an "Analytical Report", and a "Socio-Economic Atlas" which depicts the situation in Iraq using maps and diagrams.”

World Malaria Report 2005 (WHO)
Executive Summary is available in English, French and Spanish.

World Refugee Day [observed on 20 June]

International Law

Multilateral Treaty Framework - Focus 2005: Responding to Global Challenges
English: http://untreaty.un.org/English/TreatyEvent2005/Focus2005.pdf
French: http://untreaty.un.org/French/TreatyEvent2005/Focus2005.pdf