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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 – February 2005

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


10-year review of the implementation of the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action and the outcome of the 24th special session of the General Assembly

Commission for Social Development, 43rd Session, 9 to 18 February 2005 - New York
http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/csd/csocd2005.htm

Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions
http://www.un.org/docs/acabq/

Beijing +10 Conference: Forty-Ninth Session of the Commission of the Status of Women
(New York, UN Headquarters 28 February – 11 March 2005)
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/Review/

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
66th Session (21 February-11 March 2005)
Please note: State reports of France, Ireland and Luxembourg will be considered at this session http://www.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cerd/cerds66.htm

Compact Quarterly
http://www.enewsbuilder.net/globalcompact
>>The Global Compact Office is pleased to announce the launch of the Compact Quarterly. This new electronic publication endeavors to provide Global Compact participants, stakeholders and observers with a range of thought-provoking articles, interviews and updates on topics related to the initiative, as well as to corporate citizenship and CSR generally.<<

Fourth session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
16 - 27 May 2005, UN Headquarters, New York
English: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/4session/4session.htm
French: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/4session/4sessionfrench.htm
Spanish: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/4session/4sessionspanish.htm

International Year of Microcredit 2005 – Website of the Dag Hammarskjoeld Library
English: http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/events/microcredit/index.html
French: http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/dhlf/events/microcredit/index.html
Spanish: http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/spanish/events/microcredit/index.html

International Year of Physics 2005
http://portal.unesco.org/sc_nat/ev.php?URL_ID=4235&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC
&URL_SECTION=201&reload=1108482379

International Year of Sports and Physical Education 2005
English: http://www.un.org/sport2005/
French: http://www.un.org/french/themes/sport/year2005.htm

Kyoto Protocol entered into force 16 February 2005
http://unfccc.int

News Focus: Oil-for-Food Inquiry
English: http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusRel.asp?
infocusID=97&Body=Oil-for-Food&Body1=inquiry

French: http://www.un.org/apps/newsFr/infocusRelF.asp?infocusID=68&Body=pétrole&Body1=iraq

Report of the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur to the United Nations Secretary-General, pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1564 of 18 September 2004
http://www.un.org/News/dh/sudan/com_inq_darfur.pdf

Résolutions et déclarations du conseil de sécurité 2004
(Communiqué de presse, CS/8293 - 17  janvier 2005)
http://www.un.org/News/fr-press/docs/2005/CS8293.doc.htm

Security Council 2004 Round-up
Terrorism, Iraq, Middle East, Sudan among critical issues before Security Council in 2004 (Press Release SC/8301, 31/01/2005)
http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2005/sc8301.doc.htm

Synergies and Responses: Strategic Alliances in Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
The Eleventh United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Hosted by the Government of Thailand, Bangkok, 18-25 April 2005
http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/crime_cicp_congresses.html

UN60 Outreach Calendar
http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/

United Nations & Civil Society – redesigned website
http://www.un.org/issues/civilsociety/

United Nations Conferences & Observances – Reference Paper No. 44 (February 2005) http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2005/Reference_Paper_No._44.doc.htm

United Nations Peace Operations – Year in Review 2004 http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/pub/year_review04/

World Day for Water 2005
English: http://www.unesco.org/water/water_celebrations/index.shtml
French: http://www.unesco.org/water/water_celebrations/index_fr.shtml
Spanish: http://www.unesco.org/water/water_celebrations/index_es.shtml

World Environment Day 2005
The World Environment Day theme selected for 2005 is Green Cities and the slogan is Plan for the Planet!
English: http://www.unep.org/wed/2005/english/About_WED_2005/
French: http://www.unep.org/wed/2005/french/About_WED_2005/index.asp
Spanish: http://www.rolac.unep.mx/dmma2005/acerca.htm



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