A Global Guide on Disaster Prevention: A Collaboration by UN Libraries
UN Libraries have been working together to create a guide to information resources that we hope may be of interest to participants in the Fourth Session of the Global Platform and others involved in disaster prevention.
This is the first global research guide developed collaboratively by librarians across duty stations,the UN Library in Geneva, Mexico, New York and Santiago, and we are happy to be able to launch the guide in time for the start of the conference and beyond.
UN Forum on Forests: 8 April - 19 April 2013
The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) is holding its 10th session, from 8-19 April 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.
UN Documents Resources:
News and Videos
Security Council - Situation in Liberia
Monday 17th September 2012:
A historical list of the meeting records.
What’s in Blue (Insights on the work of the Security Council)
Security Council Meeting on Situation in Somalia
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
The Security Council met at its 6929th meeting to discuss Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia, S/2013/69.The President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution contained in document S/2013/132. The council proceeded to vote on the draft resolution which received 15 votes in favour, none against and no abstentions and was adopted unanimously as resolution 2093 (2013).
A comprehensive list of Security-Council Meetings on the Situation in Somalia.
Photo: Security Council Meets on Somalia. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras.
CSW 57:Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace
The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013.This years session will focus on the follow-up to the Fourth World Conferenceon Women and to the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”: Implementation of strategic objectives andaction in critical areas of concern and further actions and initiatives. The Priority theme:elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.
Documents at the 57th Session
UN Resources and Previous Sessions
Other UN Resources:
Other Blogs on Women Related issues
Security Council - Sudan and South Sudan
The Security Council is currently in consultation (10am), discussing the situation in Sudan/South Sudan and the Secretary General’s latest report (S/2012/890) on the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). The Assistant Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, Edmond Mulet, is scheduled to brief the Security Council on the current situation on both of these issues.
Thursday, 6 December2012
UN Resources on Sudan & South Sudan
- Secretary-General reports
- Security Council resolutions
- Meeting records
- Letters from the SG to the Security Council
- UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)
- UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)
- United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei
- What’s in Blue Insights on Sudan/South Sudan
*Photo - UN Peacekeepers on Patrol in Abyei (May 2011) UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
20th November is Africa Industrialization Day
Proclaimed by General Assembly Resolution, A/RES/44/237, this day is intended to mobilize the commitment of the international community to the industrialization of Africa.It is a time when governments and other organizations in many African countries examine ways to stimulate Africa’s industrialization process. It is also an occasion to draw worldwide media attention to the problems and challenges of industrialization in Africa.
This years theme is: Accelerating industrialization for boosting intra-African trade.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
One-day social media action to raise awareness of MDG successes and push for achievement of the Goals by 2015
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing countries - a need that has become a development priority.
At the Millennium Summit, world leaders committed themselves to cutting by half by the year 2015 the number of people living in extreme poverty - people whose income is less than one dollar a day.
This years theme is ”Ending the Violence of Extreme Poverty: Promoting Empowerment and Building Peace”.
- Eradicate Poverty
- UNDP Poverty Reduction
- IMF Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers
- Rural Poverty Knowledgebase
- Millennium Development Goals
- Millennium Summit
- ECLAC Eradicate Poverty
Security Council meeting on Haiti
Friday, 12 October 2012
The President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution contained in document S/2012/743 , submitted by Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, the United States of America and Uruguay.
The Council proceeded to vote on the draft resolution (S/2012/743) before it.
Decision: The draft resolution (S/2012 743 / ) received 15 votes in favour, none against and no abstentions, and was adopted unanimously as resolution 2070 (2012).
October 3rd, 2012
The present report covers major developments since the issuance of the previous report of 29 February 2012 (S/2012/128).
- Reports of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Stabilization Mission
- Meeting Records
- Presidential Statements
- MINUSTAH Website
Photo Source: UN Mission in Haiti Marks Annual Peacekeeper Day
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Photo # 515564, Logan Abassi/UN Photo.
World Habitat Day 2012
Designated by the UN General Assembly A/RES/40/202[A], the first Monday of October is World Habitat Day.
- Habitat Agenda
- Human Settlements (Habitat II) Reports of the Secretary-General
- Human Settlements-Resolutions
- Human Settlements-Budget
- Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation,
World Habitat Day Resources 2012- Message from the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon
Children and Armed Conflict
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
The Security Council met today at its 6838th meeting to discuss the Report of the Secretary-General on Children and armed conflict, S/2012/261 and the letter dated 6 September 2012 from the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General, S/2012/685.
The President drew attention to the text of a draft resolution contained in document S/2012/713.
The Council proceeded to vote on the draft resolution S/2012/713 before it.
Decision: The draft resolution S/2012/713 received 11 votes in favour, none against and four abstentions (Azerbaijan, China, Pakistan and the Russian Federation) and was adopted as resolution 2068 (2012).
- Security Council Meetings
- General Assembly Meetings
- Reports of the Secretary General
- Committee on the Rights of the Child meetings
- Committee on the Rights of the Child Reports
- Most notable, is a library for better document searching.
UNISDR-Making cities resilient report 2012
Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready
The Making Cities Resilient: ‘My City is getting ready!’ campaign, launched in May 2010, addresses issues of local governance and urban risk. With the support and recommendation of many partners and participants, and a Mayors Statement made during the 2011 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Making Cities Resilient campaign will carry on beyond 2015.
UNISDR: Disaster Risk Management Report
This workshop report shares the best practices and experiences in the innovative and state-of-the-art hydrometeorological services and their use in disaster risk reduction mechanisms that are effectively protecting lives, livelihoods, and assets. The first part of the report focuses on best practices in hydro and weather hazard monitoring and early warning for extreme events. The second part focuses on investments strengthening weather and climate services for better disaster risk management that are being undertaken by countries with World Bank support.View Full Document:
2012 World Drug Report
UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov today in New York launched the 2012 World Drug Report during a General Assembly thematic debate on the impact of drugs and crime on development. The 2012 World Drug Report shows that global patterns of illicit drug use, production and health consequences largely remained stable in 2010, however opium production had rebounded to previous high levels in Afghanistan, the world’s biggest opium producer. Looking at the global picture, lower overall levels of cultivation and production of opium and coca have been offset by rising levels of synthetic drug production.