|UNRIC Library Newsletter - August 2009|
|New information material|
NEW WEBSITES WITHIN THE UN SYSTEM
Annotated Agenda - General Assembly 64th session (A/64/100)
English, French & Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/64/100
The Annotated preliminary list of items to be included in the sixty-fourth (64th) regular session of the General Assembly is now available (A/64/100).
Independent Audit Advisory Committee
http://www.un.org/iaac/index.shtml (January 2009)
Website now available in French & Spanish.
The Independent Audit Advisory Committee of the United Nations is established as a subsidiary body of the General Assembly to serve in an expert advisory capacity and to assist the General Assembly in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities.
United Nations Conferences and Observances
(Reference Paper No. 48, August 2009)
World Economic Outlook Update (IMF)
The global economy is beginning to pull out of a recession unprecedented in the post–World War II era, but stabilization is uneven and the recovery is expected to be sluggish.
Locked In: The humanitarian impact of two years of blockade on the Gaza Strip (OCHA-oPt)
The report - issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian territory (OCHA-oPt) - focuses on effects of import and export restrictions and the travel ban to and from Gaza on livelihoods, food security, education, health, shelter, energy, and water and sanitation.
Updated Quick Response Plan for Gaza: An Assessment of Needs Six Months After the War
This document outlines UNRWA’s updated emergency plans for Palestine refugees in Gaza during 2009. It replaces the Agency’s original Quick Response Plan to Restore Critical Services to Refugees in Gaza, which covered the period January – September 2009, and reflects funding needs until the end of this calendar year. (http://www.un.org/unrwa/donors/docs/Updated_QRP_aug09.pdf)
UN Humanitarian Resolutions
This section is a compilation of resolutions (from 1998 to present) of the major UN Organs (General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council) that are specifically concerned with humanitarian issues. These resolutions are available in all official UN languages. In 2008, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) commissioned a project to analyse the normative developments in humanitarian assistance including coordination through analysing the relevant legislation of the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the Security Council, since 1991. The project has produced three products: a matrix which provides a compilation of agreed language; the reference guide summarising normative developments; and an analysis on factors influencing these normative developments.
UNHCR Global Report 2008 and Global Appeal
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) Global Appeal and Global Report are invaluable guides for general readers to UNHCR's worldwide operations and provides a comprehensive view of the agency's challenges and achievements.
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