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  • World Development Information Day. (24 October)


    World Development Information Day (24 October)

    "Information and communications technologies have the potential to provide new solutions to development challenges, particularly in the context of globalization, and can foster economic growth, competitiveness, access to information and knowledge, poverty eradication and social inclusion." — General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/65/141) 
    The General Assembly in 1972 established World Development Information Day to draw the attention of the world to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them (resolution 3038 (XXVII)). The Assembly decided that the date for the Day should coincide with United Nations Day, 24 October, which was also the date of the adoption, in 1970, of the International Development Strategy for the Second United Nations Development Decade.

    The Assembly deemed that improving the dissemination of information and the mobilization of public opinion, particularly among young people, would lead to greater awareness of the problems of development, thus, promoting efforts in the sphere of international cooperation for development.

  • United Nations Day (24 October)


    United Nations Day (24 October)

    UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

    24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

  • ONUBIB Bulletin


    ONUBIB Bulletin

    Dear reader, you have in your hands the Bulletin corresponding to the third quarter of 2018. As always, we wish to highlight in this introduction some news of it.

    In this quarter, the main novelty is the introduction of a new section in the Bulletin, which is actually the reconversion of the last section that had previously the section "New publications and websites of the UN" and which was entitled "Spain and the United Nations. " This section had before the purpose of highlighting the publications and websites of the UN that made reference to Spain.

    In this issue, we have decided to transform it, removing it from this section of the Bulletin and creating a new section (B) that, with the title of "Spain and the United Nations", gathers news of special importance related to this topic. There, the reader will see that we collect the news related to the creation by the Government of Spain of the High Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda; an interview with Cristina Gallach  the appointed High Commissioner; the election of the Spanish Ana Peláez as the new expert of the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), which is the first person with disabilities to be part of a human rights treaty body other than the of people with disabilities; or the election of Spain as vice president of the Human Rights Council.

    We think that this new orientation, being ONUBIB a Depository Library of United Nations based in Spain, is especially important to make known not only the activity of the United Nations, but also the Spanish activity related to the United Nations. We believe that it is an added value to the Bulletin. Naturally, there are many more questions that could have been put in this section in this quarter, but we have selected those that we have considered most relevant. With this change we are still on the path of trying to make a Bulletin that is as useful as possible for all its readers who, quarter by quarter, are increasing.
    As always, we end by asking you to continue helping us in our ongoing reflection, sending us your criticisms, suggestions or proposals so that we are up to what society and the United Nations are demanding of us.

  • The General Assembly (18 September 2018)


    The General Assembly (18 September 2018)

    The General Assembly is one of the six main organs of the United Nations, the only one in which all Member States have equal representation: one nation, one vote. All 193 Member States of the United Nations (see map PDF) are represented in this unique forum to discuss and work together on a wide array of international issues covered by the UN Charter, such as development, peace and security, international law, etc. In September, all the Members meet in the General Assembly Hall in New York for the annual General Assembly session.
    The 73rd session will open on 18 September 2018, and will be presided by Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, of Ecuador.

  • International Literacy Day (8 September)


    International Literacy Day (8 September)

    International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8 September, is an opportunity for Governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the world's remaining literacy challenges. The issue of literacy is a key component of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    The UN's Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by world leaders in September 2015, promotes, as part of its agenda, universal access to quality education and learning opportunities throughout people’s lives. Sustainable Development Goal 4 has as one of its targets ensuring all young people achieve literacy and numeracy and that adults who lack these skills are given the opportunity to acquire them.

    This year’s theme is ‘Literacy and skills development.’ Despite progress made, literacy challenges persist, and at the same time the demands for skills required for work, evolve rapidly. This year's theme explores integrated approaches that simultaneously support the development of literacy and skills, to ultimately improve people’s lives and work and contribute to equitable and sustainable societies. The day focuses on skills and competencies required for employment, careers, and livelihoods, particularly technical and vocational skills, along with transferable skills and digital skills.

  •  Summer Holidays 2018


    Summer Holidays 2018

    Dear users, we inform you that:

    The Depository Library of the United Nations of the University of Valencia (ONUBIB) Will be closed to September 3


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