Yearbook of the United Nations 1990

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With its comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues, and institutional, administrative and budgetary matters, the Yearbook of the United Nations is the most authoritative reference work available on the activities and concerns of the Organization. Fully indexed, the Yearbook includes the texts of all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions and decisions.



Law of the sea

In 1990, the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea continued to set legal standards for the use of the world’s seas and oceans, assuring a remarkable degree of conformity in the maritime practices of States even before its entry into force. During the year, the number of parties to the Convention increased to 45. The Secretary-General reported in November on developments relating to the Convention and its implementation, and took the initiative to convene informal consultations to promote dialogue aimed at achieving universal participation in the Convention.


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