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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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Protection of human rights

In 1997, the United Nations continued to protect human rights worldwide through efforts to combat racism and racial discrimination, and religious and other forms of intolerance; to ensure the right of people to self-determination; to establish and promote democratic societies through the implementation of civil and political rights; and to secure for all people economic, social and cultural rights.

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