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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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Middle East

In 1996, the United Nations continued to support efforts to keep the peace process on track and remained involved in the Middle East in a number of ways—through its peacekeeping operations and the good offices of the Secretary-General, as well as through significantly expanded programmes of economic, social and other forms of assistance. Promising developments, such as the withdrawal of Israeli troops from some West Bank cities, paved the way for the first general Palestinian elections in January. There were some setbacks, as well, including those linked to the delayed redeployment of Israeli troops from the city of Hebron, plans to expand Israeli settlements, seizure of Palestinian land and demolition of Palestinian homes.

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