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.



Health, food and nutrition

In 1989. the United Nations continued to respond to international problems concerning health, food and nutrition. As the global dimension of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and their extensive socio-economic and humanitarian implications became widely known, collaboration among organizations of the UN system and governmental and nongovernmental organizations accelerated. The World Health Organization estimated the actual number of AIDS cases world wide to be three times higher than officially reported. In December. the General Assembly urged increased efforts to advance the global strategy against the pandemic (resolution 44/233).


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