UNRIC Library Newsletter - August 2008

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UN in General

Fifth Anniversary of the Bombing of the UN Offices in Baghdad
English: http://www.un.org/events/memorial/19august/2008/index.html
French: http://www.un.org/french/events/memorial/19august/2008/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/events/memorial/19august/2008/

International Training Centre of the ILO – new website
English: http://www.itcilo.org
French: http://www.itcilo.org/fr/home-test/view?set_language=fr
Spanish: http://www.itcilo.org/es/home-test/view?set_language=es
Italian: http://www.itcilo.org/summaryit
Portuguese: http://www.itcilo.org/summarypo
The Centre provides training and related services that develop human resources and institutional capabilities, contributing to the achievement of the ILO's goal of decent work for women and men. There is also a new interactive calendar of training activities available at http://www.itcilo.org/calendar.

Millennium Development Goals - A Gateway to the UN System's Work on the MDGs
English: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
French: http://www.un.org/french/millenniumgoals/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/millenniumgoals/  

Millennium Development Goals High-level Event at UN Headquarters, New York, 25 September 2008
English: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/2008highlevel/index.shtml
French: http://www.un.org/french/millenniumgoals/2008highlevel/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/millenniumgoals/2008highlevel/

The United Nations and the Olympic Truce
English: http://www.un.org/events/olympictruce/
French: http://www.un.org/french/events/olympictruce/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/events/olympictruce/

UNESCO's Open Training Platform
The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added a new partner to its Open Training Platform. The Open Training Platform is a collaborative tool to share and promote “open” training materials. The posted materials are free and accessible for non-commercial purposes such as teaching, learning and research. Categories cover the many aspects of UNESCO's programme, and include conversational language courses, information management, and conflict prevention. RSS feeds available for all new content, or specific topics, e.g. ethics or environment. 

Peace and Security

United Nations Peacekeeping Operations – Background Note: 31 July 2008 (DPI/1634/Rev.86)
English: http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/bnote.htm
French: http://www.un.org/french/peace/peace/bnote.htm

United Nations Political and Peacekeeping Missions – Background Note: 30 June 2008 (DPI/2166/Rev.60)
English: http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/ppbm.pdf
French: http://www.un.org/french/peace/peace/ppbmf.pdf 

Economic & Social Development

2008 Report on the global AIDS epidemic (UNAIDS)
English: http://www.unaids.org/en/KnowledgeCentre/HIVData/GlobalReport/2008/default.asp
French: http://www.unaids.org/fr/KnowledgeCentre/HIVData/GlobalReport/2008/default.asp
Spanish: http://www.unaids.org/es/KnowledgeCentre/HIVData/GlobalReport/2008/default.asp
UNAIDS publishes a new "Report on the global AIDS epidemic" every two years. The 2008 Report is the most comprehensive report on the response to AIDS. It includes data from 147 countries against 25 core targets.

Avian Influenza and the Pandemic Threat
English: http://un-influenza.org/
French: http://www.un.org/french/influenza/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/influenza/

The EU Diet – Evolution, Evaluation and Impacts of the CAP (FAO)
People on the shores of the Mediterranean have used higher incomes to add a large number of calories from meat and fats to a diet that was traditionally light on animal proteins. What they now eat is “too fat, too salty and too sweet”.

Make it matter: 10 key advocacy messages to prevent HIV in girls and young women (UNFPA)
This guide was launched by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with other agencies. According to the UNFPA press release, “Make it Matter” focuses on three goals that are recognized as important components of a successful response to the epidemic: the improvement of the access to sexual and reproductive health for girls and young women; the expansion of socio-economic opportunities for girls and young women; and the end of child marriage.

The right to primary education free of charge for all: ensuring compliance with international obligations (UNESCO report)
According to this new report published by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), primary schooling is not free in many developing countries. The report examines the role of governments in the debate on the right to a free primary education.

UNICEF interactive tools
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has launched two new interactive tools. “UNICEF Newsmap” is a Google Maps interface that provides users a new way to find multimedia news stories about UNICEF’s programmes. “Text Us” allows people around the world to send comments to UNICEF via their mobile devices.

Human Rights

Durban Review Conference 2009

Humanitarian Affairs

Georgia Crisis Flash Appeal 2008 (OCHA)

International Law 

International Court of Justice - Proceedings instituted by Georgia (Georgia v. Russian Federation)
English: http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?p1=3&p2=3&code=GR&case=140&k=4d
French: http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?p1=3&p2=3&code=GR&case=140&k=4d&lang=fr




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

Africa Renewal, Volume 22, No. 2, July 2008. 24 p.
“End Food Crisis: Support Africa’s farmers”
Online version: http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/vol22no2/index.html

Boletín sobre las actividades del sistema de las Naciones Unidas y las organizaciones intergubernamentales relacionadas con la cuestión de Palestina, Noviembre de 2007, Volumen XXX, Boletín No. 11.
Naciones Unidas. División de los Derechos de los Palestinos. 17 p.
Online version: http://domino.un.org/pdfs/08-34787s.pdf

Bulletin: Mesures prises par les organismes des Nations Unies et les organisations intergouvernementales concernant la question de Palestine, novembre 2007, Volume XXX, Bulletin N° 11.
Nations Unies. Division des droits des Palestiniens. 17 p.
Online version: http://domino.un.org/pdfs/08-34787f.pdf

Bulletin on action by the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations relevant to the question of Palestine, March 2008, Volume XXXI, Bulletin No. 3.
United Nations. Division for Palestinian Rights. 21 p.
Online version: http://unispal.un.org/unispal.nsf/1ce874ab1832a53e

Bulletin on action by the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations relevant to the question of Palestine, February 2008, Volume XXXI, Bulletin No. 2.
United Nations. Division for Palestinian Rights. 21 p.
Online version: http://unispal.un.org/unispal.nsf/1ce874ab1832a53e

Bulletin on action by the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations relevant to the question of Palestine, December 2007, Volume XXX, Bulletin No. 12.
United Nations. Division for Palestinian Rights. 58 p.
Online version: http://unispal.un.org/unispal.nsf/1ce874ab1832a53e

Bulletin on action by the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations relevant to the question of Palestine, November 2007, Volume XXX, Bulletin No. 11.
United Nations. Division for Palestinian Rights. 15 p.
Online version: http://unispal.un.org/unispal.nsf/1ce874ab1832a53e

United Nations Publications: Millennium Development Goals. July 2008. 6 p.

United Nations Publications: Teacher’s Resources. July 2008. 6 p.


added to the library collection in August 2008

II.D    Trade, Finance and Commerce

International Accounting and Reporting Issues: 2007 Review.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2008. x, 186 p. (UNCTAD/ITE/TEB/2007/5)
Sales No. E.08.II.D.2. ISBN 978-92-1-112732-4.

Investment Promotion Provisions in International Investment Agreements. (UNCTAD Series on International Investment Policies for Development)
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2008. xiii, 103 p. (UNCTAD/ITE/IIT/2007/7)
Sales No. E.08.II.D.5. ISBN 978-92-1-112735-5.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/Templates/Download.asp?docid=10162&lang=1&intItemID=1397

The Least Developed Countries Report 2008: Growth, Poverty and the Terms of Development Partnership; Overview
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2008. 20 p. (UNCTAD/LDC/2008/ Overview)
Sales No. E.08.II.D.20. ISBN 978-92-1-112751-5.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/ldc2008overview_en.pdf

Transnational Corporations, Volume 16, Number 3, December 2007. v, 157 p.
United Nations Conferences on Trade and Development. Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development.
Online version: http://www.unctad.org/Templates/webflyer.asp?docid=9690&intItemID=2926&lang=1

II.E    Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

Guidebook on Promoting Good Governance in Public-Private Partnership.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2008. ix, 91 p. (ECE/CECI/4)
Sales No. E.08.II.E.1. ISBN 978-92-1-116979-9.
Online version: http://www.unece.org/ceci/publications/ppp.pdf

Non-Observed Economy in National Accounts: Survey of Country Practices.
United Nations. New York and Geneva. 2008. 340 p. (ECE/CES/STAT/2008/1)
Sales No. E.08.II.E.8. ISBN 978-92-1-116987-4.

IX    Disarmament and Atomic Energy

Disarmament – 2007: Critical Disarmament Issues: Panel discussions organized by the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security in cooperation with the Office for Disarmament Affairs on 11, 12, 19 April and 19 October 2007.
United Nations. New York. 2008. vii, 92 p.
Sales No. E.08.IX.4. ISBN 978-92-1-142261-0.
Online version: http://disarmament.un.org/DDApublications/NGO/NGOweb.pdf

Effects of Ionizing Radiation: United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation; UNSCEAR 2006: Report to the General Assembly, with Scientific Annexes, Volume I.
United Nations. New York. 2008. v, 383 p.
Sales No. E.08.IX.6. ISBN 978-92-1-142263-4.

Small Arms and Light Weapons: Selected United Nations Documents; 2008 Edition.
United Nations. New York. v, 99 p.
Sales No. E.08.IX.7. ISBN 978-92-1-142264-1.
Online version: http://disarmament.un.org/DDApublications/salw/Small_Arms_2008-full.pdf

XVII      International Statistics

Monthly bulletin of Statistics / Bulletin mensuel de statistique: Issue No. 1044, Vol. LXII, No. 6, June / Edition no 1044, Vol. LXII, no 6, juin.
United Nations/Nations Unies. New York. 2008. xii, 303 p. (ST/ESA/STAT/SER.Q/426)
Online version: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/mbs

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

2007 Rapport annuel axé sur les résultats.
Le Fonds d’Équipement des Nations Unies. New York. 2008. 44 p.
Online version: http://www.uncdf.org/francais/about_uncdf/