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UNRIC Library Newsletter – December 2005

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UNRIC Library Newsletter – December 2005
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UN in General

Assessment of Internal Controls in the United Nations Secretariat Procurement Operations

UN Chronicle Online Edition
Combating Genocide: What remains to be done sixty years after Nuremberg

UN Department of Political Affairs - new website

Peace & Security

Conference of the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament
Online Historical United Nations Collection

The University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service has made verbatim transcripts from the Eighteen Nation Commission on Disarmament available online. Sponsored by the United Nations in 1962, the Conference of the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament attempted to establish a dialogue between the United States and the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. In addition to disarmament, the ENDC considered confidence-building measures and control of nuclear tests.

Mine Action Projects 2006

Economic & Social Development

2006 – International Year of Deserts and Desertification

Afghanistan Opium Survey

Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Health Synthesis (WHO report)

ITU Internet Reports 2005: The Internet of Things

Industrial Development Report 2005: Capability building for catching-up: Historical, empirical and policy dimensions (UNIDO report)

International Flows of Selected Cultural Goods and Services, 1994-2003: Defining and capturing the flows of global cultural trade (UNESCO report)
English: http://www.uis.unesco.org/template/pdf/cscl/IntlFlows_EN.pdf
French: http://www.uis.unesco.org/template/pdf/cscl/IntlFlows_Fr.pdf

Sixth WTO Ministerial Conference
Hong Kong, China, 13–18 December 2005
English: http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/minist_e/min05_e/min05_e.htm
French: http://www.wto.org/french/thewto_f/minist_f/min05_f/min05_f.htm
Spanish: http://www.wto.org/spanish/thewto_s/minist_s/min05_s/min05_s.htm

The State of Food and Agriculture 2005: Agricultural trade and poverty; Can trade work for the poor? (FAO report)
English: http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/008/a0050e/a0050e00.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/008/a0050f/a0050f00.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/008/a0050s/a0050s00.htm

The State of Food Insecurity in the World, 2005 (FAO report)
English: http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/008/a0200e/a0200e00.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/008/a0200f/a0200f00.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/008/a0200s/a0200s00.htm

The State of the World Children 2006: Excluded and invisible (UNICEF Report)
English: http://www.unicef.org/sowc06/pdfs/sowc06_fullreport.pdf
French: http://www.unicef.org/french/sowc06/pdfs/sowc06_fullreport_fr.pdf
Spanish: http://www.unicef.org/french/sowc06/pdfs/sowc06_fullreport_fr.pdf

The Trade and Environmental Effects of Ecolabels: Assessment and Response
This report launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reviews what is known about ecolabelling as an environmental policy tool and as a potential trade barrier. It focuses on five well-known ecolabelling programmes that incorporate environmental requirements: the Blue Angel programme in Germany, and the programmes associated with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).

Humanitarian Affairs

Building back better: a 12-month update on UNICEF’s work to rebuild children’s lives and restore hope since the Tsunami

Children and the Tsunami, one year on http://www.unicef.org/emerg/disasterinasia/files/WhatWorked.pdf

International Law

United Nations Assistance to Khmer Rouge Trials