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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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Children, youth and ageing persons

During 1989, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) continued to make efforts to reduce infant and child mortality and improve the quality of life for children. Despite the world-wide economic set-backs, 42 countries had achieved universal child immunization by December, and many countries started linking immunization programmes with the basic maternal, child and primary health care systems. Emergency activities were continued in conflictaffected countries. UNICEF actively participated in Operation Lifeline Sudan, launched in April to assist 2.25 million people affected by recurring natural and man-made disasters, civil war and famine. In April, James P. Grant was reappointed as Executive Director of UNICEF for a further term of five years from 1 January 1990.

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