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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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United Nations staff

In 1996, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the Security Council, appointed Kofi Annan of Ghana to a five-year term as Secretary-General of the United Nations beginning on 1 January 1997. He was to become the seventh Secretary-General since the establishment of the Organization. The General Assembly expressed its appreciation to outgoing Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt for his contribution to international peace and security and development, his services in the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, and his commitment towards a just and peaceful world.

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