Yearbook of the United Nations 1999

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The Yearbook of the United Nations, comprehensive and reliable, is the primary reference work on the United Nations. This fifty-third volume of the Yearbook details the many activities of the Organization and its organs, programmes and bodies in 1999. 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. 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.



Institutional and administrative matters

A number of institutional and administrative matters were reviewed by the United Nations in 1999. The General Assembly held its fifty-fourth session and resumed fifty-third session. It also convened its twenty-first and twenty-second special sessions and resumed its tenth emergency special session. The Assembly granted observer status to the Customs Cooperation Council, the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization, the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Three States were admitted to United Nations membership, bringing the total number to 188.


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