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.



Promotion of human rights

United Nations efforts to promote human rights continued in 1997 through the Commission on Human Rights, which marked its fiftieth anniversary, and its subsidiary body—the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities—and human rights treaty bodies, which reported on their work to the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights carried out a programme of technical cooperation in human rights, including advisory services.


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