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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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International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

In 1997, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) continued to assist the rural poor—including small farmers working in marginal areas, newly privatized farmers, nomadic groups, the landless, artisanal fishing communities, indigenous peoples, women and young people—by funding projects to increase food production and incomes as well as improve nutrition, health, education and general well-being on a sustainable basis. IFAD was established in 1977 to combat hunger and rural poverty by designing and funding rural development projects in the low-income, food-deficit regions of the world.

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