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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 – June 2005

Article Index
UNRIC Library Newsletter – June 2005
New information material
New titles
All Pages
NEW WEBSITES WITHIN THE UN SYSTEM
UN in General

60th Anniversary of the San Francisco Conference
English: http://www.un.org/aboutun/sanfrancisco/
French: http://www.un.org/french/aboutun/charter/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/aboutun/san_francisco/

2005 WORLD SUMMIT, 14-16 September 2005
English: http://www.un.org/ga/59/hl60_plenarymeeting.html
French: http://www.un.org/french/ga/59/hl60_plenarymeeting.html
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/aboutun/organs/ga/59/hl60_plenarymeeting.html

General Assembly elected Jan Eliasson (Sweden) as the President of its sixtieth session
English: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2005/ga10355.doc.htm
French: http://www.un.org/News/fr-press/docs/2005/AG10355.doc.htm

Informal Interactive Hearings of the General Assembly with non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations and the private sector
[UNHQ, New York, 23-24 June 2005]
http://www.un.org/ga/civilsocietyhearings/ 

National Competitive Recruitment Examination 2006
English: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/examin/exam.htm
French: http://www.un.org/french/Depts/OHRM/examin/fexam.htm

Peace & Security

Conflict prevention, peace-building and development
new website of the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs

http://www.un.org/esa/peacebuilding/

Economic & Social Development

2005 General Assembly High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS [UNHQ, New York, 2 June 2005]
http://www.unaids.org/en/events/un+special+session+on+hiv_aids/
2005+general+assembly+high+level+meeting+on+hiv_aids.asp

(Documents are available in English, French and Spanish)

“Population and HIV/AIDS”
Wall Chart produced by the UN Population Division
http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/POP_HIVAIDS2005/
HIV_AIDSchart_2005.pdf

World Population Day [observed on 11 July]
English: “Equality Empowers” - http://www.unfpa.org/wpd/
French: L'égalité, c'est le pouvoir - http://www.unfpa.org/wpd/index_fre.htm
Spanish: La igualdad es poder - http://www.unfpa.org/wpd/index_spa.htm

Human Rights

2005 Social Forum (21-22 July, Palais des Nations room XVII, Geneva)
http://www.ohchr.org/english/issues/poverty/sforum.htm

Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights
57th session, Geneva
(25 July - 12 August 2005)
http://www.ohchr.org/english/bodies/subcom/index.htm

WHO Resource Book on Mental Health, Human Rights and Legislation
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/notes/2005/np14/en/index.html
“WHO is giving countries an important new legal tool to help address the often unacceptable conditions in which people with mental disabilities live. The book examines international human rights standards and shows how they apply to people with mental disorders, addresses the 'why' and the 'how-to' of drafting, adopting and implementation, as well as linking legislation with mental health policy. The book also includes a 'step-by-step' checklist for reviewing existing legislation and developing new laws.”

Humanitarian Affairs

2004 Global Refugee Trends: Overview of refugee populations, new arrivals, durable solutions, asylum seekers and other persons of concern to UNHCR
http://www.unhcr.ch/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/events/opendoc.pdf?tbl=STATISTICS&id=42b283744

Maldives Post - Tsunami Assessment Report http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=
434&ArticleID=4814&l=en

Tsunami – 6 month update (UNICEF)
http://www.unicef.org/emerg/disasterinasia/24615_27442.html

Water for life: Making it happen
WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation
http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/monitoring/jmp2005/en/index.html
“Basic sanitation must reach 138 million more people every year through 2015 – close to 2 billion in total - to bring the world on track to halve the proportion of people living without safe water and basic sanitation, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF warn in a new report. Meeting this Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target would cost US $11.3 billion per year, a minimal investment compared with the potential to reduce human illnesses and death and invigorate economies.”

International Law

International Criminal Court (ICC) opens investigation in Darfur
http://www.icc-cpi.int/press/pressreleases/107.html

UNCITRAL Launches New Multilingual Website
http://www.unictral.org
“The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) has launched a new multilingual website, providing comprehensive information in the six official languages of the United Nations. With a user-friendly interface, the new UNCITRAL website offers up to date information about the work of UNCITRAL and its Working Groups, as well as information on the status of UNCITRAL’s texts and publications. The website includes compilations of preparatory documents relating to the international instruments prepared by UNCITRAL, as well as additional resources, including a link to the On-line Public Access Catalogue of the UNCITRAL Law Library.”



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