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UNRIC Library Newsletter – April 2005


UN in General

Dag Hammarskjöld Centenary Lectures and Conversations Series
“The Dag Hammarskjöld Library marks the centenary of the birth of former Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, and sees this as an opportunity to reaffirm his legacy, the values and impact of the work of the United Nations. To honour the memory of Dag Hammarskjöld, the Library is organizing a Lectures and Conversations Series with the support of the Government of Sweden.”

General Assembly Committee on Information
Twenty-seventh session: 18-28 April 2005


Official Document System (ODS) – Additional Search Option
“The United Nations today announced the availability of an additional search capability on its Official Document System (ODS).  In its current state, users have access to two search forms that use combined metadata and full text search options.  The new addition, to be known as “Global Search”, is based on a very popular, widely used global search engine that will provide ODS users with familiar and flexible search options.  Access to this search option may be obtained through http://documents.un.org, the home page of its public Official Document System.” (Press Release PI/1642, 15 April 2005)

Peace & Security

2005 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)
2 – 27 May 2005, New York

A comprehensive strategy to eliminate future sexual exploitation and abuse in UN peacekeeping operations (A/59/710, 29 March 2005)
(The report was prepared by Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein, the Permanent Representative of Jordan)
English, French & Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/59/710

Report of the Mission of Inquiry into the Circumstances, Causes and Consequences of the 14 February Beirut Bombing (S/2005/203, 24 March 2005)
English, French, Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=S/2005/203

Second Interim Report issued by the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme, on 29 March 2005

The Surge in UN Peacekeeping: a photo exhibit [opening on 4 April 2005]

United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS)

Economic & Social Development

Arab Human Development Report 2004: Towards Freedom in the Arab World

(Please note: The electronic copy in English is available for US $10)

Global Monitoring Report 2005 (World Bank)
Millennium Development Goals: From Consensus to Momentum

International Decade for Action “Water for Life”: 2005-2015
English: http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/
French: Decennie internationale d’action : L’eau, source de vie (2005-2015)
Spanish: Decenio Internacional de Acción : El Agua Fuente de Vida (2005-2015) http://www.un.org/spanish/events/waterday/2005/

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Synthesis Report http://www.millenniumassessment.org//en/Products.Synthesis.aspx
Summary for Decision Makers is available in French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Progress for World Children: A Report Card on Gender on Gender Parity and Primary Education (UNICEF)
English: http://www.unicef.org/progressforchildren/2005n2/index.php
French: Progrès pour les enfants: Un bilan de l’enseignement primaire et la parité des sexes : http://www.unicef.org/french/progressforchildren/2005n2/
Spanish: Progreso para la Infancia: Un balance sobre la enseñanza primaria y la paridad entre los géneros : http://www.unicef.org/spanish/progressforchildren/2005n2/

The State of the World’s Forests 2005 (FAO)
English: http://www.fao.org/forestry/site/21407/en
French: Situation des forêts du monde –  http://www.fao.org/forestry/site/sofo/fr
Spanish: Situación de los Bosques del Mundo – http://www.fao.org/forestry/site/sofo/3 

World Health Report 2005: Make every mother and child count (WHO)
English: http://www.who.int/whr/2005/en/index.html
French: Rapport sur la santé dans le monde, 2005 – donnons sa chance à chaque mère et à chaque enfant – http://www.who.int/whr/2005/fr/index.html
Spanish: Informe sobre la salud en el mundo 2005 – ¡cada madre y cada niño contarán! – http://www.who.int/whr/2005/es/index.html

World Telecommunication Day [observed on 17 May] – “Creating an equitable Information Society: Time for Action”
English: http://www.itu.int/newsroom/wtd/2005/index.html
French: Journée Mondiale des Télécommunications: “Créer une société de l’information équitable: il est temps d’agir”
Spanish: Día Mundial de las Telecomunicaciones: “Creación de una sociedad de la información equitativa: llegó el momento de actuar” –

Humanitarian Affairs

Humanitarian Action Report 2005 (UNICEF)

International Law

11th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
“Synergies and Responses: Strategic Alliances in Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice”

18-25 April 2005, Bangkok, Thailand

Special Treaty Event: Treaties on Organized Crime, Corruption and Terrorism (Bangkok, Thailand and United Nations  Headquarters on 23 – 25 April 2005)
English: Depository Notification: http://untreaty.un.org/English/TreatyEvent2005/CN85_E.pdf
French: Notification Dépositaire: http://untreaty.un.org/French/TreatyEvent2005/CN85_F.pdf

Treaty Event: Focus 2005 – Responding to Global Challenges (14 – 16 September 2005)
English: http://untreaty.un.org/English/TreatyEvent2005/List.asp
Depository Notification: http://untreaty.un.org/English/TreatyEvent2005/CN53_E.pdf
French: http://untreaty.un.org/French/TreatyEvent2005/List_fr.asp
Notification Dépositaire: http://untreaty.un.org/French/TreatyEvent2005/CN53_F.pdf

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Single copies of the following titles can be ordered via e-mail: [email protected]

Afghanistan : Opium Survey 2004.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Grime & Government of Aganistan, Counter Narcotics Directorate. November 2004. 119 p.

Division des droits de Palestiniens.
Forum de la société civil à l’appui de la paix au Moyen-Orient. Le Cap, 1er julliet 2004. 20 p.
Online version: http://domino.un.org/unispal.nsf/f237aa8cab6abbc985256f9b005300bd/

Focus Kosovo. February 2005. 32 p.
UNMIK – United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo.
Online Version: http://www.unmikonline.org/pub/focuskos/index.htm

Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2004.
United Nations. New York. 2005. viii, 96 p. (E/INCB/2004/1)
Sales No. E.05.XI.3. ISBN 92-1-148198-8.
Online version:  http://www.incb.org/e/ar/2004/menu.htm

Water for Life Decade 2005 – 2015
Department of Public Information. New York. DPI/2378. March 2005. 16 p.
Online version: http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/waterforlifebklt-e.pdf

World Environment Day – 5 June 2005: Green Cities, Plan for the Planet!
United Nations Environment Programme. Nairobi. 2005. 43 p (including small poster)
Online version: http://www.unep.org/wed/2005/pdfs/BOOKlet.pdf

The World Health Report 2005: Make every mother and child count.
World Health Organization. Geneva. 2005. xxiii, 229 p.
ISBN 92-4-156290-0.
Online version: http://www.who.int/whr/2005/en/index.html

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added to the library collection April

II.D   Trade, Finance and Commerce

State Contracts. (UNCTAD Series on issues in international investment agreements)
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2004. x, 74 p.(UNCTAD/ITE/IIT/2004/11)
Sales No. E.95.II.D.5. ISBN 92-1-112659-2.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/iteiit200411_en.pdf

II.E   Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

Environmental Performance Reviews: Bosnia and Herzegovina.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2004. xxi, 176 p.
Sales No. E.05.II.E.1. ISBN 92-1-116915-1.

The New Demographic Regime: Population Challenges and Policy Responses.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2005. xvi, 301 p. (ECE/EAD/PAU/2005/1)
Sales No. E.05.II.E.10. ISBN 92-1-116925-9.

III.D   United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer: Report of the TEAP Process Agents Task Force; October 2004.
United Nations Environment Programme. vii, 34 p.
Online version: http://www.unep.org/ozone/teap/REPORTS/PATF/PATF_Report2004.pdf

Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer: Report of the TEAP Basic Domestic Needs Task Force; October 2004.
United Nations Environment Programme. viii, 64 p.
Online version: http://www.unep.org/ozone/teap/Reports/Other_Task_Force/Teap-BDN.pdf

Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer: Report of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel – Critical Use Nominations for Methyl Bromide; Final Report; October 2004.
United Nations Environment Programme. vii, 52 p.
Online version: http://www.unep.org/ozone/teap/Reports/MBTOC/MBCUN-october2004.pdf

UNEP 2004 Annual Report.
United Nations Environment Programme. Nairobi. 2005. 76 p.
ISBN 92-807-2545-9.
Online version: http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=67&ArticleID=4717&l=en

III.E   United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2005.
United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Vienna. 2005. vi, 566 p.
ISBN 1-84542-201-5.

XI   Narcotic Drugs (including United Nations Office on Drug and Crime – UNODC)

Update Numéro 1, 2005: La corruption: tout le monde en paie le prix!
Nations Unies. Office contre la drogue et le crime. Vienne. 12 p.
Online version: http://www.unodc.org/newsletter/fr/200501/index.html

Update. Number 2, 2005: 50 year of crime prevention and criminal justice
United Nations. Office on Drugs and Crime. Vienna. 12 p.
Online version: http://www.unodc.org/newsletter/en/index.html

Competent National Authorities under the International Drug Control Treaties: With introductory texts in Arabic, Chinese and Russian / Autorités nationals compétentes au titre des traiés internationaux concernant le contrôle des drogues: Avec une introduction en arabe, en chinois et en russe / Organismos nacionales competentes en virtud de los tratados internacionales de fiscalización de drogas : Con introducciones en árabe, chino y ruso.
United Nations – Nations Unies – Naciones Unidas. New York 2005. xiv, 128 p. (ST/NAR.3/2004/1/(E/NA))
Sales No. E/F/S.05.XI.7. ISBN 92-1-048104-6.

LI  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Situation des forêts du monde 2005.
Organisation des Nations Unies pour L’Alimentation et L’Agriculture. Rome. 2005. xiii, 153 p.
ISBN 92-5-205187-2.
Online version: http://www.fao.org/forestry/site/sofo/fr

World Health Organization (WHO)

Bulletin of the World Health Organization: Volume 83, Number 4, April 2005, p. 240-320.
Online version: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/83/3/en/

The World Health Report 2005: Make every mother and child count.
World Health Organization. Geneva. 2005. xxiii, 229 p.
ISBN 92-4-156290-0.
Online version: http://www.who.int/whr/2005/en/index.html

Non-governmental Liaison Service

NGLS Go Between no. 106, January – February – March 2005. 24p.
Online version: http://www.un-ngls.org/gobetween.htm

NGLS Roundup 118, January 2005. 6p.
International Meeting for the 10-year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action (SIDS+10, Port Louis, Mauritius, 10-14 January 2005)
Online version: http://www.un-ngls.org/documents/pdf/roundup/RU-118-SIDS.pdf

NGLS Roundup 119, February 2005. 4p.
59th Session of the General Assembly: Making 2005 the Year of Change for the United Nations.
Online version: http://www.un-ngls.org/documents/pdf/roundup/RU119-GA.pdf

NGLS Roundup 120, March 2005. 4p.
WSIS PrepCom-2: Creating Financial Solidarity
Online version: http://www.un-ngls.org/documents/pdf/roundup/RU120-WSIS.pdf

NGLS Roundup 121, March 2005. 4p.
UNEP & the Millennium Development Goals: 23rd Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-23/GMEF)
Online version: http://www.un-ngls.org/documents/pdf/roundup/RU121-UNEP.pdf

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