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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.

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Humanitarian and special economic assistance

In 1998, the United Nations, through the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, continued to coordinate the collective efforts of the international community, in particular those of the UN system, to provide humanitarian and special economic assistance to States and population groups afflicted by complex emergencies and natural disasters. Consolidated inter-agency appeals were launched or ongoing in Angola, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Eritrea, the Great Lakes region and Central Africa, Guinea-Bissau, Kosovo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, the Sudan and Tajikistan. An appeal for the territories of the former Yugoslavia included Albania. There was also a United Nations response to the war-displaced in Ethiopia. The amount sought for the appeals totalled $2,163 million, of which $1,301 million was received, meeting 53.9 per cent of the requirements.

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