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.



Regional economic and social activities

In 1998, the five United Nations regional commissions continued their efforts to promote economic and social development throughout their areas. Three met for regular sessions during the year at their headquarters: the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) (Bangkok, Thailand); the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) (Geneva); and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) (Santiago, Chile), which marked its fiftieth anniversary. Neither the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) nor the Economic Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) held regular sessions in 1998. Both were scheduled to meet next in May 1999. In celebration of its fortieth anniversary in April/May, ECA convened the International Conference on African Women and Economic Development: Investing in our Future.


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