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This month in UNRIC’s newsletter

This month in UNRIC’s newsletter

Plastic waste is the main theme of the month. The Icelandic tourist industry promotes Iceland as a "natural" and "pure" destination. But French photographer Julien Joly encountered an unexpected sight when he visited the remote beaches of Hornstrandir - namely plastic. Lots of plastic. It has long been a widespread... Read more

Paradise lost to plastic?

Paradise lost to plastic?

Hornstrandir, the northwestern most part of Iceland has been abandoned for over a century, when the las... Read more

There is no “away” for plastic

There is no “away” for plastic

For a long time, many people thought that marine litter consists of a few pieces of rubbish scattered a... Read more

A creative campaign to clean the oceans

A creative campaign to clean the oceans

What would you name the vortex of rubbish in the Pacific Ocean, also called the 8th continent? And did ... Read more

YOU and the EU vs the plastic bag

YOU and the EU vs the plastic bag

What the EU is doing and how you can helpEU could radically reduce its use of disposable plastic carrie... Read more

Interview of the month: Bo Shack, UNHCR

Interview of the month: Bo Shack, UNHCR

Mr Bo Shack is currently serving as the UNHCR representative in Afghanistan. Despite nearly 30 years in... Read more

UNRIC Library Newsletter – July 2005

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UNRIC Library Newsletter – July 2005
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NEW WEBSITES WITHIN THE UN SYSTEM

UN in General

E/2005/INF/2: Resolutions and Decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its organizational and resumed organizational sessions for 2005 (4 February, 1 March, 31 March, 27-28 April and 9 June 2005)
English, French and Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=E/2005/INF/2

Office of the Special Adviser on Africa:  new website
http://www.un.org/special-rep/osaa/index.asp

Peace & Security

International Day for Peace 2005 [observed on 21 September]
http://www.un.org/events/peaceday/2005/

Second Biennial Meeting of States to Consider 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
New York, 11-15 July 2005
http://www.un.org/events/smallarms2005/

Economic & Social Development

The C8 Children’s Forum, 3 - 5 July
http://www.unicef.org.uk/c8/
“The C8 is a children and young people’s version of the G8 meeting. C8 will be held in Scotland in July. Young people from around the globe will be travelling to Scotland to debate and take action on the most pressing issues facing young people today. Young people from 8 of the world’s poorest countries will meet with young people from G8 countries, to debate, discuss and firmly place their issues on the agenda of the G8 leaders. They will produce their own recommendations to take to the G8 leaders.”

Communication and information for Africa (UNESCO)
English: http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=19377&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
French: http://portal.unesco.org/ci/fr/ev.php-URL_ID=19377&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   
“Communication and information have great potential for human development. Africa being one of the main policy issues of the G8 Gleneagles Summit 2005 (6-8 July 2005), WebWorld’s "In Focus" features UNESCO’s recent communication and information activities in Africa with special attention to the free flow of ideas, universal access to information, the expression of pluralism and diversity and access for all to ICT.”  
 
Crime and Development in Africa (UNODC report)
http://www.unodc.org/pdf/African_report.pdf

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Opportunities and Challenges for Business and Industry (Report of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment series)
http://www.maweb.org/documents/PrivateSectorFinal.pdf

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People [observed 9 August]
http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/news/news_internationalday2005-1.htm

International Youth Day [observed on 12 August]
Theme for 2005: “WPAY+10 and Making Commitments Matter”
http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unyin/iyouthday.htm

World Drug Report 2005 (UNODC report)
http://www.unodc.org/unodc/world_drug_report.html

Human Rights

Annual Report 2004: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
http://www.ohchr.org/english/about/docs/annualrep04.pdf
 
The OHCHR Plan of Action: Protection and empowerment
English, French and Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/59/2005/Add.3

International Law

Darfur Report (International Criminal Court)
On 29 June 2005, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court reported to the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Darfur on 29 June 2005.
English: http://www.icc-cpi.int/press/pressreleases/108.html
French: http://www.icc-cpi.int/press/pressreleases/108.html



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