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UNRIC Library Backgrounders

he UNRIC Info Point & Library issues backgrounders on various subjects that list relevant URLs within the UN system.

Included are links to

  • various UN organizations working on the specific subject
  • relevant UN documents, treaties, declarations
  • Secretary-General reports
  • a selection of speeches and statements by UN officials
  • articles in UN journals, etc.

The following backgrounders are currently available in English and French:

Countries / Regions
AfghanistanEnglishFrench
BurundiEnglishFrench
Central African RepublicEnglishFrench
Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaEnglishFrench
Democratic Republic of the CongoEnglishFrench
EgyptEnglish 
GambiaEnglishFrench
GazaEnglish 
IraqEnglishFrench
KosovoEnglishFrench
LibyaEnglish 
MaliEnglishFrench
Middle EastEnglishFrench
MyanmarEnglishFrench
SomaliaEnglishFrench
South SudanEnglish 
Sri LankaEnglishFrench
Sudan/DarfurEnglishFrench
Syrian Arab RepublicEnglish 
UkraineEnglish 
YemenEnglish 

   

Topics
Appointment of the Secretary-GeneralEnglish 
Arms TradeEnglish 
BiodiversityEnglishFrench
Civil SocietyEnglish 
Climate ChangeEnglishFrench
DesertificationEnglishFrench
DevelopmentEnglishFrench
DisabilityEnglishFrench
DisarmamentEnglishFrench
EbolaEnglish 
Educational ResourcesEnglishFrench
Food WasteEnglishFrench
ForestsEnglishFrench
GenocideEnglishFrench
Human RightsEnglishFrench
LandminesEnglishFrench
MigrationEnglishFrench
Nuclear DisarmamentEnglish 
OceansEnglishFrench
Participation of the European Union
in the work of the United Nations
EnglishFrench
PeacekeepingEnglishFrench
PovertyEnglishFrench
Protection of Civilians in Armed ConflictEnglish 
RacismEnglishFrench
Responsibility to ProtectEnglish 
Rule of LawEnglish 
Special Tribunals & other mechanismEnglish 
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)EnglishFrench
TerrorismEnglish 
Transitional JusticeEnglishFrench
UN Press & Media ContactsEnglishFrench
YouthEnglish 

   

Archive (no longer updated)
Global Food CrisisEnglishFrench
Human Rights CouncilEnglishFrench
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)EnglishFrench
Nuclear Non-ProliferationEnglishFrench
Peacebuilding CommissionEnglishFrench
Post-2015 Development AgendaEnglishFrench
Sustainable DevelopmentEnglishFrench

   

   

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