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.



Universal Postal Union (UPU)

The Universal Postal Union (UPU), established in 1874 in Berne, Switzerland, under the Treaty of Berne to regulate international postal services, became a United Nations specialized agency in 1948. During 1997, UPU continued to promote a fast and reliable universal postal service at affordable prices through international collaboration among its member countries. In the light of the rapidly changing and highly competitive business environment, UPU carried out activities to promote postal development and assist postal administrations to improve the quality of their services to meet growing customer demands. The postal services of its 189 member countries remained the largest physical distribution network in the world, with some 6 million postal employees working in more than 700,000 post offices worldwide, processing and delivering an annual average of more that 400 billion mail items.


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