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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 financing and programming

In 1996, the United Nations financial crisis remained precarious, with unpaid contributions totalling some $2.2 billion, bringing the Organization to the edge of insolvency. A High-level Working Group established in 1994 to search for solutions to the financial difficulties facing the Organization continued its efforts, and the Secretary-General presented proposals for possible savings of $140 million, through reduced staffing and other economy measures.

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