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.



Operational activities for development

In 1998, the income of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)—the central United Nations funding body for technical assistance to developing countries—totalled $2,317 million, as compared with $1,973 million in 1997. Despite the increase, total voluntary contributions received in 1998 decreased to $746 million, from $761 million in 1997. UNDP expenditures on operational activities under regular resources reached $1,764 million in 1998, up from $1,529 million in 1997.


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