Monday, 21 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 – January 2006

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UNRIC Library Newsletter – January 2006
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UN in General

Documents historiques du Conseil de sécurité

Documentos históricos del Consejo de Seguridad 

Global Compact: Launch of new web site

International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust [observed 27 January]
Fact Sheet, Public Inquiries Unit, December 2005:
UN CyberSchoolBus:

Jalons historiques de l’ONU (Nouvelle version du site)

The Nobel Peace Prize and the United Nations (Fact Sheet, Public Inquiries Unit, December 2005)

La ONU trabaja por las pequeñas naciones insulares
Historias de personas comunes y corrientes, que viven en islas pequeñas y tienen grandes proyectos, y que han logrado cambios extraordinarios en sus respectivas comunidades

L'ONU travaille pour tous (Nouvelle version du site)

Peace & Security

Preparatory Committee for the UN 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 (New York, 9-20 January 2006)

Second Report of the International Independent Investigation Commission established pursuant to Security Council resolutions 1595 (2005) and 1636 (2005)
English, French and Spanish:

United Nations Peacebuilding Commission

Economic & Social Development

7th Session of the Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities
16 January - 3 February 2006

34th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (UNHQ New York, 16 January-3 February 2006)

Blue Book "Building Inclusive Financial Sectors for Development" (UN DESA and UNCDF report)

China Human Development Report 2005 (UNDP)

Economic Report on Africa 2005: Meeting the Challenges of Unemployement and Poverty in Africa (UNECA report)

The Songhua River Spill, China, December 2005 (UNEP Field Mission Report )

UN Chronicle Online Edition
The Inequality Predicament

WHO Handbook for Journalists: Influenza Pandemic

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2006

The World's Women 2005: Progress in Statistics

Humanitarian Affairs

Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)

Children and the Tsunami, A Year On: A Draft UNICEF Summary of What Worked

International Law

United Nations Convention against Corruption entered into force

Social Media

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