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Yearbook of the United Nations 1978

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The Yearbook of the United Nations stands as the authoritative reference work on the activities and concerns of the Organization. Based on official UN documents, the Yearbook provides comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues, and institutional, administrative and budgetary matters.

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Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization

In the past year the United Nations has been actively engaged on an unprecedentedly wide range of problems. In terms of hours worked, meetings held or journeys made, there has never been a more active or more arduous year. While the purpose of some of its most important activities may be rather to prevent the worst from happening than to achieve a spectacular solution, the Organization has also achieved notable progress this year on some extremely difficult problems. The pragmatic and realistic approach which has begun to emerge over the last few years has resulted in practical results which provide an opportunity for the Organization to show its potential and to develop its capacity. This is encouraging in terms of the problems themselves and also for the future of the United Nations.

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