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Yearbook of the United Nations 1989

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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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Operational activities for development

In 1989, some $6.6 billion in concessional loans and grants was made available to developing countries through the United Nations system, a decrease of $0.4 billion, or 6 per cent, as compared with 1988. That amount represented less than 13 per cent of total official development assistance to those countries from all sources during the year. Following its consideration of the annual report of the Director-General for Development and International Economic Co-operation on United Nations operational activities, the General Assembly, in December, called upon the international community, in particular donor countries, to make a real and significant increase in resources for operational activities for development on a continuous, predictable and assured basis and urged all countries to increase their voluntary contributions for operational activities for development.

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