The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) has just launched a Cyber Policy Portal that provides researchers with a single route to quickly get information and cross compare cyber security policies of UN member states as well as a number of international organisations. It includes information and links to key strategy documents and organisations […]
February is LGBT+ History month. Here is a list of some of the many LGBT-related resources in the library https://rl.talis.com/3/leicester/lists/8D028B92-A355-F78A-3C82-A95539A45FEE.html?lang=en-GB&login=1
Not new but recently upgraded, time to revisit The Zuckerberg Files maintained by UW-Milwaukee Center for Information Policy Research. It provides free access to over 900 statements, transcripts of speeches and videos from Facebook’s founder covering the period 2004-2018. Free registration required. Includes materials on Russian elections and privacy.
The archives of former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have been made available online via the website of the United Nations Archives and Records Management Section. Unlike the official documents of the United Nations, which are available through the Organization’s archives, these collections are comprised of internal working papers which offer insight into decision making processes. Typically, […]
A new teaching resource Endell Street – Women’s Military Hospital Project, focuses on the changing role of women from the 1900s to 1920, with a particular emphasis on women’s contribution to medical professions during World War One. It focuses on primary sources from the Women’s Library. More information on the Women’s Military Hospital is available […]
The United Nations observance of this day occurs every 10th December. The official website has related resolutions and news for 2018. Here are some recommended resources on human rights: Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) based at the University of Texas. This project provides access to documents and archived versions of key websites. They include a Rwandan […]
Oxfam have now gathered together reports, news and indicators on all aspects of their work on land rights on a new website. There are thematic subsections on women’s rights, indigenous groups and business and land. It is a good supplement to the FAO Gender and land rights database which has country profiles and general indicators.
Last week comments from Sir Philip Alston UN Envoy on Poverty about inequality in the UK were widely reported. The Guardian summarised the main points But what are the facts? Read the actual press release from United Nations Office for Human Rights Office for National Statistics reports on families below average income. General information on personal income, debt and household […]
Now available: The United States Army in the World War, 1917-1919 Published in 1948, this 17 volume set contains key documents, maps, and records for the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) from the start of the American involvement in World War I through the to the armistice. See volume 10 for the peace agreements. Congressional record for 1917 has […]
Freedom House has just launched its latest annual report on the state of democracy and freedom on the Internet. It also contains has rankings of nations according to measurements of their openness. Out of 65 countries assessed 25 recorded a loss of some freedom. China was the least free nation.