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Yearbook of the United Nations 1997

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The 1997 edition of the Yearbook of the United Nations details the many activities of the Organization and its organs, programmes and bodies, as they are carried out in all corners of the globe. It gives an account of their endeavours to create better and more peaceful conditions for all mankind and record their efforts to deal with matters of pressing concern in a variety of areas, including peacekeeping and peacemaking, disarmament, human rights, trade and development, control of drug abuse and illicit trafficking, crime prevention, assistance to refugees and other vulnerable populations. This 1,652 pages volume is fully indexed and reproduces all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions issued during the year.

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International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) continued during 1997 to promote the safety and efficiency of civil air transport by prescribing standards and recommending procedures for facilitating civil aviation operations. Its objectives were set forth in annexes to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, adopted in Chicago, Illinois, United States, in 1944, known as the Chicago Convention. The Convention, the international agreement that regulated the safe and orderly development of air transport, established the fundamental principles of safety, efficiency and regularity of civil aviation and created ICAO to promote and administer those principles. On 4 April, ICAO marked the fiftieth anniversary of the coming into force of the Convention.

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