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    On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the University of Valencia in collaboration with the United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Base in Valencia (UNICTF-V), located in Quart de Poblet, and with the support of the UN Depositary Library (ONUBIB), we will celebrate on April 22 the online event: "The United Nations that we want." This event converges with the yODSi project of the University of Valencia, coordinated by the Vice-Rector for Equality, Diversity and Sustainability and UVSostenibilitat, and with the collaboration of the different Faculties from the University of Valencia.
    The day chosen for the celebration is April 22, International Earth Day, because we want to remember that we need to protect biodiversity and take care of (ourselves) in our shared home:  Earth. If we risk the destruction of the diversity of the community of life, life on our Planet - as we know it - will not be possible. Fundamental changes are needed in our values, institutions and ways of life: we need a shift towards a more sustainable economy that works for both people and the planet.
    The online event: "The United Nations that we want" is the result of collaboration between the United Nations and the University of Valencia. It intends for the new generations to experience the leading role they have in shaping the future we want and positioning the 2030 Agenda as a beacon for their future professional and personal performance. Professors and students of the different faculties have been working with enthusiasm in the preparation of this event to awaken reflection, the search and selection of documentary sources, the elaboration of written discourse and public speaking skills.
    -The inauguration will be carried out by the Director of the United Nations Global Services Center, the Rector of the University of Valencia and the President of the Generalitat Valenciana.
    -Then four dialogue tables will be held with the following PROGRAM:
    -"Science and Technology at the service of the Sustainable Development Goals and the mitigation of climate change"
    -"Artificial intelligence on a finite planet: challenges of the 2030 Agenda"
    -“The digital age from the ethical, historical and socio-anthropological perspective. Opportunities and challenges of Education for Sustainable Development”
    -"Human Rights and applications of artificial intelligence at the service of the 2030 Agenda"

    -The event will close with the intervention of the next generations: the girl and the boy.

    LINK to access the event on April 22 at 15h CEST (free and without prior registration):

  • Bulletin ONUBIB 1 2021


    Bulletin ONUBIB 1 2021

    One more term it is a pleasure to send you the ONUBIB Newsletter. We started our seventh year of business having been loyal to our subscribers every quarter throughout these 6 years. Years in which the world has changed substantially. And one of those substantial changes is clearly reflected in the index of our Newsletter. Index that already has the United Nations and the COVID-19 pandemic as the second highlighted section. Section that includes a dozen new features in this last quarter.
    But at the beginning of this Bulletin six years ago, the most ambitious program that the International Community has ever proposed was also started: the 2030 Agenda for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is in this framework that we wish to highlight the Secretary General's report on the 10 priorities for 2021, which we include in the first section of this Newsletter. Among those 10 priorities is, without a doubt, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also fighting against other pandemics, such as the pandemic of poverty and inequality, reversing the assault on human rights, achieving gender equality, and destruction. of the environment and the consequent climate change ... These are pandemics that Humanity was already suffering before the COVID-19 coronavirus arrived and that require urgent action from the World Organization.
    The reader will find on the pages that follow references to United Nations publications and websites that describe United Nations action in the field of international peace and security, economic and social development, human rights, justice and international law, the environment or the SDGs among others.
    As you can see, the activity of the United Nations continues to be sustained in all areas. We recommend that you read all sections carefully. The classification we use can sometimes lose some perspectives. So, for example, we do not have a section on gender equality, but you will appreciate the enormous work done by the United Nations to eliminate the gender gap in all sections of this newsletter. Not only in the field of human rights, but also in the maintenance of international peace and security, economic and social development, or even in the fight against COVID-19.
    With this modest Bulletin it is our desire, as always, to contribute to spreading this activity that is often ignored and, however, not only necessary, but essential for the survival of Humanity.
    As always, we end by asking you to continue helping us in our continuous reflection, sending us your criticisms, suggestions or proposals so that we can live up to what society and the United Nations demand of us.

  • International Women's Day 8 March


    International Women's Day 8 March

    Women leaders: For an equal future in the world of Covid-19
    Women are on the front lines of the Covid-19 crisis as healthcare workers, caregivers, innovators, and community organizers. They are also among the most exemplary and effective national leaders in the fight against the pandemic. The crisis has highlighted both the critical importance of women's contributions and the disproportionate burdens they bear.
    Therefore, this year under the theme "Women leaders: For an equal future in the world of Covid-19", we want to celebrate the enormous efforts made by women and girls around the world to forge a more equal future and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Likewise, it is in line with the priority theme of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, "Women in public life, equal participation in decision-making" and with the emblematic campaign Generación Igualdad , which requires the right of women to make decisions in all spheres of life, equal remuneration, and equitable distribution of
    unpaid care and domestic work, an end to all forms of violence against women and girls, and health care services that respond to their needs.
    You can also see the Guide  https://uv-es.libguides.com/ODS-BibliotequesUV-Dia-Internacional-de-la-Dona

  • Bulletin international days 2021


    Bulletin international days 2021

    The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. The United Nations observes designated days, weeks, years, and decades, each with a theme, or topic. By creating special observances, the United Nations promotes international awareness and action on these issues. Each international day offers many actors the opportunity to organize activities related to the theme of the day. Organizations and offices of the United Nations system, and most importantly, governments, civil society, the public and private sectors, schools, universities and, more generally, citizens, make an international day a springboard for awareness-raising actions. The majority of observances have been established by resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly, although some have been designated by UN specialized agencies. The United Nations also observes anniversaries of key events in its history.

  • Bulletin ONUBIB 4 2020


    Bulletin ONUBIB 4 2020

    This Bulletin contains some of the main developments in the documentation produced by the United Nations in the 4th and last quarter of 2020. Normally, this Bulletin should have focused most of its attention on the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Organization. But, although, as the reader will see in the first section of this Bulletin, some documents of special importance produced on the occasion of said event are collected, the truth is that the most extensive section of the Bulletin is dedicated to a topic that we were forced to introduce in the number corresponding to the second quarter of 2020 and that, as we pointed out then, we hope will be timeless: the one referring to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The whole of humanity is affected by this pandemic and, unfortunately, it continues to be an essential concern for most of the inhabitants of this planet. A pandemic that at the end of 2020 has infected more than 87 million people, of which around 2 million have died. A pandemic that, although at the end of 2020 is seen with a ray of hope due to the beginning of the distribution of vaccines that can stop it, however, it will also produce a social and economic crisis that will have a much longer reach in time. than the health crisis. In this sense, a large part of the United Nations documents included in this Bulletin propose studies and reflections for the States to minimize the social and economic consequences of the crisis. Along with this, the lessons learned to prevent similar consequences in other similar health crises are also the focus of special attention.
    Ultimately, this special attention to the COVID-19 pandemic is not far from what we must highlight as outstanding in this last quarter: the celebration of the 75th anniversary. The first document included in this Bulletin is the result of one of the largest surveys that have been carried out so far on the work of the Organization: "The future we want, the United Nations we need." This document contains the hopes and expectations of more than a million people from all countries and from all social classes. Survey that shows that the United Nations is a necessary organization. As has been said many times: if it did not exist, it would have to be invented.
    But it is also an Organization that must know how to adapt to the needs and wishes of the current international community. There are many challenges, many challenges, many needs for change. In this regard, another document that we highlight for its special importance is the Annual Report of the Secretary General on the work of the Organization. As the Secretary-General points out in that Report: “As the United Nations celebrates 75 years since the signing of the Charter, we have the opportunity to reflect on our shared progress, as well as on our common future. Our vision and our values, based on equality, mutual respect and international cooperation, helped us avoid a Third World War, which would have had catastrophic consequences for life on our planet. For 75 years, we have forged productive cooperative relationships for global problem solving and the common good. We have established vital norms and agreements that codify and protect human rights, we have set ambitious goals for sustainable development and we have charted a path towards a more balanced relationship with the climate and the natural world. Billions of people have emerged from the yoke of colonialism. Millions have come out of poverty ”. And it is important to highlight this work, while reflecting on how to face the challenges of the future, always within the framework of the SDGs.
    A novelty introduced at the end of this Bulletin is the reference to the United Nations Decades that begin in 2021. Decades dedicated to subjects on which the United Nations wants to pay special attention in the next 10 years. Along with this, the reader will find the proclamation of 2021 as the international year of various topics and, as always, the reference to the international days of the quarter.
    Finally, in this Bulletin the reader will find, as always, many other documents on the main activities of the Organization classified by subject. We hope it will help you better understand the work of the Organization and keep you informed about it.

  • Human Rights Day, 10 December


    Human Rights Day, 10 December

    Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.
    2020 Theme: Recover Better - Stand Up for Human Rights https://www.standup4humanrights.org/en/humanrightsdays2020.html
    This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on the need to build back better by ensuring Human Rights are central to recovery efforts. We will reach our common global goals only if we are able to create equal opportunities for all, address the failures exposed and exploited by COVID-19, and apply human rights standards to tackle entrenched, systematic, and intergenerational inequalities, exclusion and discrimination.
    10 December is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want, the need for global solidarity as well as our interconnectedness and shared humanity.
    Under UN Human Rights’ generic call to action “Stand Up for Human rights”, we aim to engage the general public, our partners and the UN family to bolster transformative action and showcase practical and inspirational examples that can contribute to recovering better and fostering more resilient and just societies.
    For more information, please visit: 
    Events https://www.un.org/en/observances/human-rights-day/events
    OHCHR Library and Human Rights Gateway https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Library/Pages/Index.aspx
    OHCHR Databases https://www.ohchr.org/EN/PublicationsResources/Pages/databases.aspx