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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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World Trade Organization (WTO)

The World Trade Organization (WTO), established in 1995 as the successor to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) following the conclusion of the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations, was the legal and institutional foundation of the multilateral trading system. It provided the principal contractual obligations determining how Governments framed and implemented domestic trade regulations and legislation. WTO also served as the platform on which trade relations among countries evolved through collective debate, negotiation and adjudication. In 1997, WTO continued to oversee the rules of international trade, settle trade disputes between Governments and organize trade negotiations.

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