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.



World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO), which commemorated its fiftieth anniversary in 1998, launched a new global health policy: health for all in the twenty-first century, at the fifty-first session (Geneva, 11-16 May) of the World Health Assembly (WHA), WHO’s governing body. WHO member States adopted the World Health Declaration, which stated that changes in the world health situation required giving effect to the new health policy through relevant regional and national policies and strategies. The Assembly also adopted resolutions on a range of subjects, including noncommunicable disease prevention and control; emerging and other communicable diseases; antimicrobial resistance; ethical, scientific and social implications of cloning in human health; global elimination of blinding trachoma; health promotion; tuberculosis; elimination of transmission of Chagas disease; elimination of leprosy as a public health problem; concerted public health action on antipersonnel mines; indigenous people’s health; sanitation for high-risk communities; and the protection of human health from threats related to climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion. The Assembly elected a new Director-General, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland (Norway), whose five-year term started in July.


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