Yearbook of the United Nations 1998

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The Yearbook of the United Nations, comprehensive and reliable, is the primary reference work on the United Nations. This fifty-second volume of the Yearbook details the many activities of the Organization and its organs, programmes and bodies in 1998. It provides an overview of the major challenges the Organization has addressed in a variety of areas, including peacekeeping and peacemaking; disarmament; human rights; refugees and displaced persons; international crime and corruption; natural resources and energy; and System-wide Special Initiative on Africa. This 1,500 pages volume is fully indexed and reproduces all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions issued during the year. It will be a valuable resource for diplomats, government officials, scholars, journalists and others with a serious interest in international and United Nations affairs.



Refugees and displaced persons

In 1998, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) assisted some 21.4 million persons compared to 22.4 million the previous year. Of the total, approximately 11.4 million were refugees, 5.4 million were internally displaced persons and 1.7 million were repatriated refugees. The rest comprised asylum-seekers, stateless people and various others of concern to UNHCR.


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