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UNRIC Library Newsletter – August 2005

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19 August – Observance of the Second Anniversary of the Baghdad Tragedy
English: http://www.un.org/events/memorial/19august/2005/index.html
French: http://www.un.org/french/events/memorial/19august/2005/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/events/memorial/19august/2005/

58th Annual DPI/NGO Conference, New York, 7-9 September 2005
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working with the United Nations have created a website that features an interactive discussion area to debate issues that will be addressed at the 58th Annual DPI/NGO Conference, entitled Our Challenge:  Voices for Peace, Partnerships and Renewal.
History of the UN Charter
English: http://www.un.org/aboutun/charter/history/
French: http://www.un.org/french/aboutun/charter/history/index.html
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/aboutun/history/charterhistory/

International Day of Peace [observed on 21 September]

The Provisional agenda of the sixtieth regular session of the General Assembly (A/60/150, 15 July 2005)
English, French, Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/60/150

Revised draft outcome document of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly of September 2005 submitted by the President of the General Assembly (A/59/HLPM/CRP.1/REV.2, 5. August 2005)
English, French, Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=a/59/hlpm/crp.1/rev.2

The United Nations General Assembly: A Review of the Sixth Committee (Legal)
UN Chronicle E-Alert 2005, No. 7


United Nations History – redesigned website
English: http://www.un.org/aboutun/unhistory/
French: http://www.un.org/french/aboutun/unhistory/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/aboutun/history/unhistory/

Security Council Reform - three draft resolutions have been issued

A/59/L.64 (6 July 2005):  Security Council reform: draft resolution / Afghanistan, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, India, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Maldives, Nauru, Palau, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Ukraine 
English, French, Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/59/L.64 
German: http://www.un.org/Depts/german/gv-sonst/screform-a59-l64.pdf

A/59/L.67 (18 July 2005): Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and related matters : draft resolution / Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe
English, French, Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/59/L.67 
German: http://www.un.org/Depts/german/gv-sonst/a59-l67.pdf

A/59/L.68 (21 July 2005): Reform of the Security Council: draft resolution / Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, San Marino, Spain and Turkey
English, French, Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/59/L.68
German: http://www.un.org/Depts/german/gv-sonst/a59-l68.pdf

Peace & Security

IAEA and Iran
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Annual Report for 2004 http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Reports/Anrep2004/index.html

United Nations Peacekeeping Operations – Background Note: 30 June 2005 (DPI/1634/Rev.48/Corr.2)
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 2005 (DPI/2166/Rev.24)
English: http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/dpko/bnote.htm
French: http://www.un.org/french/peace/peace/bnote.htm

Economic & Social Development

"Chasing the dream: youth faces of the Millennium Development goals" - Photographic exhibition showing the connection between the lives of young people in the developing world with the Millennium Development Goals
English: http://www.un.org/events/UNART/
French: http://www.un.org/french/events/UNART/
Spanish: http://www.un.org/spanish/events/UNART/main.htm

Economic Survey of Europe 2005 (UN/ECE)

The Energy Challenge for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals
“Some 2.4 billion people in developing countries lack modern fuels for cooking and heating and approximately 1.6 billion people do not have access to electricity, a new UN-Energy Report presented on 22 July says, underscoring the critical importance of energy issues to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.”

Report of the Secretary-General’s Advisory Panel on International Support for the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (A/60/85, 21 June 2005)
English, French and Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/60/85

World Population Prospects 2004 (Executive Summary)

World Summit on the Information Society: Final Report of the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG)

Human Rights

Final report of the Commission of Experts to Review the Prosecution of Serious Violations of Human Rights in Timor-Leste (S/2005/448, 15 July 2005)
English, French and Spanish: http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=S/2005/458

Report of the Fact-Finding Mission to assess the Scope and Impact of Operation Murambatsvina by the UN Special Envoy on Human Settlements Issues in Zimbabwe, Mrs. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka http://www.un.org/News/dh/infocus/zimbabwe/zimbabwe_rpt.pdf

UN News Focus: Zimbabwe

Humanitarian Affairs

Niger Food Crisis
http://www.wfp.org/newsroom/in_depth/frontline/2005/Western_Africa/western_africa_crisis.html http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/dbc.nsf/doc104?OpenForm&rc=1&cc=ner