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.



Promotion of human rights

In 1999, the United Nations continued its activities to promote and protect human rights through the Commission on Human Rights and its subsidiary body—the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, renamed in July the Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights proceeded with its increasing responsibilities in the United Nations system-wide, in national, regional and international coordination and implementation of human rights, and in the provision of advisory services and technical cooperation.


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