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.



Other political questions

In 1989, questions related to information, effects of atomic radiation and Antarctica were again on the General Assembly’s agenda. United Nations public information policies and activities were assessed and recommendations made (resolution 44/50) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization agreed by consensus upon a new strategy for the development of communication and the free flow of information. As to atomic radiation, the Assembly requested the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation to continue its work on the levels, effects and risks of ionizing radiation from all sources (44/45). On the issue of Antarctica, the Assembly underlined its significance for international peace and security, environment, global climate conditions, economy and scientific research (44/124 B). It appealed again for the exclusion of South Africa from the meetings of the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties until the system and practices of apartheid were eliminated (44/124 A).


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