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Yearbook of the United Nations 1988

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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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Refugees and displaced persons

While the number of refugees swelled to over 12 million in 1988. some events occurred that offered hope for solutions for nearly half the world’s refugee population. The signing of an agreement between Afghanistan and Pakistan created an opportunity for millions of Afghans, constituting the world’s largest refugee population. to return to their country, and the return of more than 80.000 Ugandans from the Sudan was the largest such movement anywhere in the world. Progress was made towards securing the independence of Namibia, which in turn paved the way for the organized [return home of several thousand Namibians. Other large refugee repatriation movements in 1988 included Burundians. Chadians. Ethiopians. Mozambicans and Zimbabweans; Iraqi Kurds; Sri Lankan Tamils; and Central Americans.

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