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.



Energy, natural resources and cartography

The development and conservation of natural resources and the efficient use of renewable sources of energy were considered by several UN bodies during 1998. Particular attention was paid to freshwater resources development, use, management and protection by the Commission on Sustainable Development. In October, the General Assembly endorsed the World Solar Programme 1996-2005, aimed at improving the quality of life in both industrialized and developing countries through the wider use of renewable energies, notably in the rural areas of developing countries.


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