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.



World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO), in 1997, continued its global strategy of "Health for all", the targets of which included: life expectancy at birth above 60 years; infant mortality rate below 50 per 1,000 live births; and under-five mortality rate below 70 per 1,000 live births. WHO’s activities concentrated on disease prevention and control; primary health care and nutrition; the health of specific population groups; health aspects of the environment, development and lifestyle; and support for health-care organization and management worldwide.


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