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UNRIC Library Newsletter - December 2006

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UN in General

Tribute to Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the administration of the oath of office to Secretary-General Designate Ban Ki-Moon (14 December --- Transcripts, Texts & Videos)

DPI Updates

The NGO Unit, Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs
As a part of the Office of the Director of the Division for Social Policy and Development, the NGO Unit serves as an interface between the Division and non-governmental organizations. It acts as a gateway for NGOs interested in building a strong working relationship with the Division in advancing social progress and development.

Politically speaking: Bulletin of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, Fall-Winter 2006. 16 p.

Investing in conflict prevention, responding to the political dimensions of the crisis in Lebanon, supporting the peace process in Nepal, renewed diplomatic efforts on Cyprus and the workings of the new UN Democracy Fund are among the current issues explored in the current volume.

RSS feeds from UN bodies – List compiled by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s major speeches
In a series of speeches, Annan outlines his vision for effective international response to key global challenges

Peace & Security

Commission of Inquiry on Lebanon established by the Human Rights Council - 2nd Special session

UN Action to Counter Terrorism
An updated and re-designed website on the United Nations' work in countering terrorism has been launched. The new site replaces a previous edition created in 2001. The re-designed site, developed by the website section of DPI in cooperation with the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force, allows users to gain a quick overview of the Organization's many efforts to counter terrorism and provides information on counter-terrorism actions taken by UN entities. The new site is currently only available in English, with the other language versions to follow early next year.

United Nations Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Resource Centre
The United Nations has been engaged in the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) of former combatants in post-conflict situations for over fifteen years. Together with bilateral and non-governmental partners, the United Nations' departments, programmes, funds, and agencies are operational in dozens of countries across the globe. DDR activities are crucial components of both the initial stabilization of warn-torn societies as well as their long-term development. As such, needs for disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration must be integrated into the entire peace process from the initial peace negotiations through peacekeeping and follow-on peacebuilding activities.

United Nations Disarmament Yearbook - Online version for 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005

Economic & Social Development

Afghanistan's Drug Industry: Structure, Functioning, Dynamics, and Implications for Counter-Narcotics Policy (UNODC/World Bank report),,content
Efforts to combat opium production in Afghanistan have been marred by corruption and have failed to prevent the consolidation of the drugs trade in the hands of fewer powerful players with strong political connections.       

AIDS Epidemic Update: December 2006 (UNAIDS/WHO)
English, French, Spanish and German:
The annual AIDS epidemic update reports on the latest developments in the global AIDS epidemic. With maps and regional summaries, the 2006 edition provides the most recent estimates of the epidemic’s scope and human toll, explores new trends in the epidemic’s evolution.

Global Economic Prospects 2007: Managing the next wave of globalization (World Bank report)

While the medium-term outlook for the world economy remains fairly bright, demographic trends will be a major driver of future events and the benefits of globalization are likely to be uneven across regions and countries. Looking at a set of growth scenarios covering the years 2006 to 2030, the report analyzes the opportunities and stresses of integration in order to bring into sharper relief the choices facing the world today. Three prominent features in the next wave of globalization are: the growing economic weight of developing countries in the international economy, the potential for increased productivity that is offered by global production chains, and the accelerated diffusion of technology. The GEP also analyzes three possible consequences: growing inequality, pressures in labor markets, and threats to the global commons. All of these developments, along with deepening economic interdependence, place a burden on the collective actions of the international community: to manage globalization or risk being run over by it.

Making Progress on Environmental Sustainability: Lessons and Recommendations from a review of over 150 MDG Country Reports (UNDP report)
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Environmental sustainability shows weak progress towards the targets and insufficient monitoring capacity and systems. While the MDG framework is offers advantages in being managed as a group of interrelated targets, MDG 7 on environmental sustainability warrants particular attention given the weaknesses both in monitoring and in overall progress.

Perspectives: UNODC magazine
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This new UNODC magazine will cover the broad issues of drugs, crime and terrorism from a number of angles and ensure that voices from all over the world are heard. Perspectives will be printed in English only. Some articles will be translated into other languages and posted on this website.

The State of the World’s Children 2007 (UNICEF report)
The report, released on UNICEF’s 60th anniversary, examines the discrimination and disempowerment women face throughout their lives – and outlines what must be done to eliminate gender discrimination and empower women and girls. It looks at the status of women today, discusses how gender equality will move all the Millennium Development Goals forward, and shows how investment in women’s rights will ultimately produce a double dividend: advancing the rights of both women and children.

The World Distribution of Household Wealth (UNU-WIDER)
The richest 2% of adults in the world own more than half of global household wealth according to a path-breaking study by the Helsinki-based World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University.

Human Rights

Human Rights in the World: Updated Country Pages
Compiled on one page the following information for each country is listed: status of ratifications for Human Rights treaties, reporting status, Voluntary Pledges and Commitments, special procedures, most recent concluding observations

Special Procedures Bulletin (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) - Second Issue: May-August 2006

World Report on Violence Against Children (ILO)
Millions of child labourers and legally employed adolescents face "systemic" violence at their places of work, ranging from physical or verbal abuse to sexual harassment, rape and even murder, according to a new report published by the International Labour Organization on Universal Children's Day.



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

Africa Renewal: Volume 20, No. 3, October 2006. 24 p.
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Afrique Renouveau: Vol. 20, No. 2, juillet 2006. 24 p.
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Calendar of Conferences and Meetings as of 1 November 2006.
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Focus Kosovo – Number 28, November 2006. 16 p.
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UN Chronicle. Volume XLIII, Number 3, September-November 2006. 79 p.
“Bringing the UN Forward”.
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Die UNO im Überblick.
Vereinte Nationen. New York. 2006. 31 p.
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added to the library collection in December 2006

0    Geneva Publications

Building the Architecture for Sustainable Space Security: Conference Report, 30 – 31 March 2006.
United Nations. Geneva. 2006. xviii, 160 p. (UNIDIR/2006/17)
Sales No. GV.E.06.0.14. ISBN 92-9045-185-8.
Online version:

European Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons and Explosive Remnants of War: Final Report.
United Nations. Geneva. 2006. xiv, 78 p. (UNIDIR/2006/19)
Sales No. GV.E.06.0.15. ISBN 92-9045-186-6.
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I   General Information and Reference

Chronique ONU, Volume XLIII, Numéro 3, septembre – novembre 2006.
”Faire avancer l’ONU”
Département de l’information des Nations Unies. 79 p.
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Dix-septième Conférence cartographique régionale des Nations Unies pour l’Asie et le Pacifique, Bangkok, 18-22 septembre 2006; Rapport de la Conférence.
Nations Unies. New York. 2006. ii, 29 p. (E/CONF.97/7)
Sales No. F.06.I.39. ISBN 92-1-200278-1.
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Règlement intérieur de l’Assemblée générale (avec les amendements et additifs adoptés par l’Assemblée générale jusqu’en septembre 2006)
Nations Unies. New York. 2006. xxiv, 124 p. (A/520/Rev.16)
Sales No. F.85.I.13.
Online version:

Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly (embodying amendments and additions adopted by the General Assembly up to September 2006).
United Nations. New York. 2006. xxiii, 112 p. (A/520/Rev.16)
Sales No. E.85.I.13.
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Seventeenth United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific; Bangkok, 18-22 September 2006: Report of the Conference.
United Nations. New York. 2006. ii, 28 p. (E/CONF.97/7)
Sales No. E.06.I.39. ISBN 92-1-101139-6.
Online version:

UN Chronicle. Volume XLIII, Number 3, September-November 2006. 79 p.
“Bringing the UN Forward”.
Online version:

II.A   Business, Economics, Science and Technology

Overcoming economic vulnerability and creating employment: Report of the Committee for Development Policy on the eighth session (20-24 March 2006).
United Nations. New York. 2006. xvi, 63 p.
Sales No. E.06.II.A.5. ISBN 92-1-104562-2.

II.D   Trade, Finance and Commerce

Review of Maritime Transport, 2006: Report by the UNCTAD secretariat.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2006. xii, 147 p. (UNCTAD/RMT/2006)
Sales No. E.06.II.D.7. ISBN 92-1-112699-1.
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II.E   Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

Mandat et Règlement intérieur de la Commission économique pour l’Europe : Quatrième édition révisée.
Nations Unies. New York et Genève. 2006. 18 p. (E/ECE/778/Rev.4)
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Strategies for Monitoring and Assessment of Transboundary Rivers, Lakes and Groundwaters.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2006. 24 p. (ECE/MP.WAT/20)
Sales No. E.06.II.E.15. ISBN 92-1-116951-8.

Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure of the Economic Commission for Europe: Fourth revised edition.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2006. 17 p. (E/ECE/778/Rev.4)
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III.B   United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Bericht über die menschliche Entwicklung 2006: Nicht nur eine Frage der Knappheit; Macht, Armut und die globale Wasserkrise
Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen. Berlin. 2006. xix, 490 p.
ISBN 3-923904-63-0.
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Human Development Report 2006: Beyond scarcity – Pover, poverty and the global water crisis.
United Nations Development Programme. New York. 2006. xvi, 422 p.
ISBN 0-230-50058-7.
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Human Development Report 2006: Beyond scarcity – Pover, poverty and the global water crisis; Summary.
United Nations Development Programme. New York. 2006. 48 p.
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Rapport mondial sur le développement humain 2006 : Au-delà de la pénurie – Pouvoir, pauvreté et la crise mondiale de l’eau.
Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement. New York. 2006. 59 p.
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III.D   United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Our Planet: Climate Change and Economic Development. Volume 17, No. 2.
United Nations Environment Programme. 35 p.
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Notre Planète: Le changement climatique et le développement économique. Volume 17, No. 2.
Programme des Nations Unies pour l’environnement. 35 p.
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Nuestro Planeta: Cambio climático y desarrollo económico. Tomo 17, No. 2.
Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente. 35 p.
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III.T   International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO)

Le Business Management System: Un cadre de référence pour renforcer la competitivité internationale.
Centre du commerce international. Genève. 2005. viii, 143 p. (ITC/P196.F/TSS/EMDS/05-XI)
Sales No. F.06.III.T.1. ISBN 92-9137-328-1.

El Business Management System: Un marco para la competitividad internacional.
Centro de Comercio Internacional. Ginebra. 2005. viii, 141 p. (ITC/P196.E/TSS/EMDS/05-XI)
Sales No. S.06.III.T.1. ISBN 92-9137-323-0.

Guide à l’intention des entreprises: Mesures correctives commerciales de la Communauté européenne : Législation, pratiques et procédures antidumping, antisubventions et en matière de sauvegardes; Édition révisée.
Centre du commerce international. Genève. 2005. viii, 225 p. (ITC/P194.F/TSS/BAS/05-X)
Sales No. F.05.III.T.61. ISBN 92-9137-326-5.

V    International Law

Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 61.
United Nations. New York. 2006. iv, 110 p.
ISBN 92-1-133749-6.

Manuel de formation à l’établissement du tracé des limites extérieures du plateau continental au-delà des 200 milles marins et à la formulation des demandes adressées à la Commission des limites du plateau continental.
Nations Unies. New York. 2006. pagination multiple.
Sales No. F.06.V.4. ISBN 92-1-233418-0.

Répertoire de la pratique suivie par les organes des Nations Unies : Supplément N? 6 ; Volume IV : Articles 55 à 72 de la Charte, 1er janvier 1979 au 31 décembre 1984.
Nations Unies. New York. 2006. ix, 253 p.
Sales No. F.01.V.8. ISBN 92-1-233355-9.

Répertoire de la pratique suivie par les organes des Nations Unies : Supplément N? 6 ; Volume II : Articles 9 à 22 de la Charte, 1er janvier 1979 au 31 décembre 1984.
Nations Unies. New York. 2006. vii, 351 p.
Sales No. F.02.V.14. ISBN 92-1-233373-7.

VIII   Transport and Communications

ADR applicable as from 1 January 2007: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road; Volume II.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2006. xi, 609 p. (ECE/TRANS/185 (Vol.II))
Sales No. E.06.VIII.1. ISBN 92-1-139115-6.

IX   Disarmament and Atomic Energy

Disarmament forum, three, 2006: Toward a Stronger BTWC / forum du désarmement, trois, 2006: Les armes biologiques – vers une convention plus forte?  (UNIDIR - United Nations Institut for Disarmament Research / Institut des Nations Unies pour la Recherche sur le Désarmement)
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XIII   Demography

2003 Demographic Yearbook / Annuaire démographique: Fifty-ffifth issue/Cinquante-cinquième édition.
United Nations/Nations Unies. New York. 2006. ix, 815 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.R/34)
Sales No. E/F/06.XIII.1. ISBN 92-1-051097-6.
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World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision; Volume III: Analytical Report.
United Nations. New York. 2005. ci, 195 p. (ST/SER/SER.A/246)
Sales No. E.05.XIII.7. ISBN 92-1-151409-6.
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XVII   International Statistics

2004 International Trade Statistics Yearbook: Volume I; Trade by Country / Annuaire statistique du commerce international: volume I; Commerce par pays.
United Nations / Nations Unies. New York. 2006.  xlvii, 1266 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.G/53)
Sales No. E/F.06.XVII.4 (Vol. I). ISBN 92-1-061219-1.

2004 International Trade Statistics Yearbook: Volume II; Trade by Commodity / Annuaire statistique du commerce international: volume II; Commerce par produit.
United Nations / Nations Unies. New York. 2006.  xlv, 667 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.G/53)
Sales No. E/F.06.XVII.4 (Vol. II). ISBN 92-1-061219-1.

Manuel des statistiques du commerce international des services.
Nations Unies. Genève. 2006. x, 189 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.M/86)
Sales No. F.02.XVII.11. ISBN 92-1-261190-7.

Manuel sur les institutions sans but lucratif dans le Système de comptabilité nationale.
Nations Unies. New York. 2006. ix, 342 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.F/91)
Sales No. F.03.XVII.9. ISBN 92010261198-2.

Monthly bulletin of Statistics / Bulletin Mensuel de Statistique: Issue No. 1024, Vol. LX, No. 10, October / Edition n? 1024, Vol. LX, n? 10, octobre. United Nations/Nations Unies. New York. 2006. xii, 277 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.Q/406)
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International Labour Organization (ILO)

Evolving World of Work in the Enlarged EU:  Progress and Vulnerability; Prepared for the International Conference ‘Evolving World of Work in the Enlarged EU – Vulnerability and Social Sustainability’, Brussels, 23-24 November 2006.
International Labour Office and European Commission. vii, 552 p.
ISBN 92-2-119231-8.

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Report on the global AIDS epidemic 2006: A UNAIDS 10th anniversary special edition.
UNAIDS. Geneva. 2006. 629 p. + CD-ROM.
ISBN 92-9-173479-9.
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