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.



Children, youth and ageing persons

In 1997, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) continued its work to improve the situation of children worldwide, particularly those living in conditions of poverty. It reinforced coordination with Governments, civil society organizations and other entities to ensure that children received a just proportion of society’s resources and that their rights were protected. Particular areas of concern in 1997 were strengthening health systems, reducing maternal mortality, improving basic education, and providing a secure and sanitary water supply.


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