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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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Law of the sea

The landmark 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea continued to fulfil its role of establishing a legal order for the seas and oceans. The number of ratifications increased to 37 in 1988 and some 106 States were claiming a territorial sea of 12 nautical miles.

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