Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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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 – March 2006

Article Index
UNRIC Library Newsletter – March 2006
New information material
New titles
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UN in General

L'Afrique, le Sommet mondial de l'ONU et l'avenir

Security Council: Membership since 1946 (searchable database)

UN Conferences and Observances (Reference Paper No. 45, February 2006)

UN Reform: Investing in the United Nations for a Stronger Organization Worldwide (Secretary-General report)

UNBIS Reference Manuals (Dag Hammarskjoeld Library)
UNBIS Reference Manuals for Bibliographic Description, Name Authority, Speech Index, Thesaurus and Geographic Name, UN Documents Series Symbol and Voting Records, containing guidelines for organizing UN materials, documents and proceedings for easy retrieval.

Peace & Security

2005 World Summit Follow-Up Process: Peacebuilding Commission

In Focus : IAEA and Iran

UN News Focus : Haiti

United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in 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 (UNHQ New York, 26 June-7 July 2006)

United Nations Peace Operations: Year in Review 2005

Economic & Social Development

2006 UNSD Calendar of Events

Afghanistan: Opium Rapid Assessment Survey (UNODC report)

The Millennium Development Goals - The way ahead: A pan-European perspective (UNECE report)

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development in Brief

Human Rights

2005 World Summit Follow-Up Process: Human Rights Council

In ‘historic’ vote, General Assembly creates new UN Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council information page (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights)

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination [observed 21 March]

Humanitarian Affairs

Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)
(formerly the Central Emergency Revolving Fund)

UNAIDS website – launch of new version

The website, which will also be available in French, Spanish and Russian, provides content specifically chosen for each audience group; business and labour; civil society; donors; media; people living with HIV/AIDS; policy-makers; researchers; the UN family; and women as well as an easier more intuitive navigation structure

International Law

International Law Commission
The UN's Office of Legal Affairs has recently unveiled a new Web site for the International Law Commission, which includes unprecedented access to almost all of the Commission's documents since its inception in 1948. Of interest to researchers will be the section called Researching the work of the Commission, which includes the following sections: a research guide, topics, texts and instruments, documentation, publications and a search page. The publications area also includes the full text of the Commission's yearbooks.

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