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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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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

In 1997, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), established in 1945 as the lead agency in the UN system for agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development, continued to work towards the achievement of global food security in a sustainable manner by raising levels of nutrition and standards of living, improving agricultural productivity and advancing the condition of rural populations. In order to improve food security, FAO executed projects that helped rural women gain access to land, credit and training. It also provided early warning of potential food shortages, whether caused by man-made or natural disasters, and brought food insecurity and nutrition problems to world attention through conferences, meetings and information campaigns.

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