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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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United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), established in 1966 by the General Assembly and formalized as a specialized agency in 1986, continued its activities to improve the living conditions of people and promote global prosperity for the sustainable industrial development of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. In 1997, as UNIDO completed its reform process, there was an increase in new projects, which had registered an impressive growth for the first time in several years. The seventh session of the General Conference (Vienna, 1-5 December) appointed a new Director-General, endorsed the business plan on the future role and functions of UNIDO and adopted the 1998-1999 budget. The business plan enabled UNIDO to adapt its functions and priorities and orient its activities to the new realities of the changing global economic environment and ensure its viability and efficiency.

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