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Yearbook of the United Nations 1987

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The principal reference work of the United Nations providing a comprehensive, one-volume account of the Organization’s work along with information on the work of each specialized agency in the United Nations’ family.

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Foreword

If there are turning-points in history, periods marked by increasing contradictions between old trends and new forces, times exhibiting sharp contrast between the heritage of the past and the promise of the future, the year 1987 was certainly one of them. Numerous conflicts persisted in the world, as well as serious economic and social hardship. But the climate of international relations had begun to change, and a new awareness was emerging of the common interest of nations in meeting global challenges. It was then that the first steps were taken towards a revitalization of multilateral co-operation.

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