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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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Universal Postal Union (UPU)

During 1998, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) continued to promote a fast and reliable universal postal service at affordable prices through international collaboration among its member countries. In the light of the rapidly changing and highly competitive business environment, UPU carried out activities to promote postal development and assist postal administrations to improve the quality of their services to meet growing customer demands. The postal services of its 189 member countries remained the largest physical distribution network in the world, with 6.2 million postal employees working in more than 700,000 post offices worldwide, processing and delivering a total of 430 billion mail items in the domestic service and almost 10 billion in the international service.

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