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Yearbook of the United Nations 1996

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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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World Trade Organization (WTO)

Activities of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1996 included facilitating implementation of the results of the Uruguay Round; providing a forum for multilateral trade negotiations and a framework for implementing their results; administering the dispute settlement procedures and the Trade Policy Review Mechanism; and cooperating with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to achieve greater coherence in global economic policy-making. WTO came into being on 1 January 1995 as the successor to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), following the conclusion of the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations.

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