Thursday, 17 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 – February 2006

Article Index
UNRIC Library Newsletter – February 2006
New information material
New titles
All Pages

UN in General

Charte des Nations Unies (Nouvelle version du site)

Version à imprimer de la Charte des Nations Unies

Fact Sheet and Chart on Follow-up Mechanisms to UN Summits and Conference

New High-Level Panel on UN System-Wide Coherence in Areas of Development, Humanitarian Assistance, Environment

UN in Brief (updated version)

Peace & Security

Gender and UN Peacekeeping

Peacekeeping Best Practices – redesigned website

United Nations Political and Peace-Building Missions (Background Note: 31 January 2006)

United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (Background Note: 31 January 2006)

Economic & Social Development

GEO Year Book 2006
The GEO Year Book 2006 is the third annual survey of the changing global environment produced by the United Nations Environment Programme, in collaboration with many world experts in environmental research and action.

ILO annual Global Employment Trends

International Women's Day [observed on 8 March]
English: Women in Decision-Making: Meeting Challenges, Creating Change -
Spanish: La mujer en la adopción de decisiones: enfrentando los desafíos, generando el cambio -

World Environment Day 2006 [observed 5 June 2006]
English: Deserts and Desertification: Don't Desert Drylands! -
French: Journée mondiale de l'environnement - Déserts et Désertification: Ne désertez pas les terres arides!

World Health Day 2006 [observed 7 April 2006]
English: Working together for health -
French: Journée mondiale de la Santé 2006 : Travaillons ensemble pour la santé
Spanish: Día Mundial de la Salud 2006: Colaboremos por la salud -

Human Rights

Human Rights Experts issue Joint Report on Situation of Detainees in Guantanamo Bay
Press Release:

Full Report (E/CN.4/2006/120) :

Humanitarian Affairs

United Nations Manual on Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Groups

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