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.



Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

In 1996, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which was established in 1945, continued to work towards improving the nutrition, agricultural productivity and living standards of rural populations by assisting farmers, fishermen and foresters to produce more food using techniques that did not degrade the environment. FAO’s primary objective remained the achievement of global food security, a situation where everyone would have access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. Among its major activities, FAO provided early warning of potential food shortages, whether due to man-made or natural disasters, and brought food insecurity and nutrition problems to world attention through conferences, meetings and information campaigns.


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