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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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Women

In 1998, the United Nations continued efforts to advance the status of women and ensure their rights, particularly through implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a comprehensive plan for women’s empowerment adopted in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing). The Conference outcomes set the agenda for women’s empowerment into the twenty-first century and embodied the commitment of the international community to advance the goals of equality, development and peace for all women.

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