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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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Children, youth and ageing persons

During 1996, the year of its fiftieth anniversary, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) continued to focus on improving the situation of children worldwide. In December, the General Assembly commended the Fund for its contribution in promoting child survival, development and protection. A new statement on the mission of UNICEF was adopted by the Executive Board in January, sending out a strong message of support and consensus on the core of the organization’s work in the year of its anniversary.

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