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Yearbook of the United Nations 2001

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The Yearbook of the United Nations, comprehensive and reliable, is the primary reference work on the United Nations. This fifty-fifth volume of the Yearbook details the many activities of the Organization and its organs, programmes and bodies in 2001. 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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International peace and security

The year 2001 witnessed new and extraordinary challenges to international peace and security, dramatized by the 11 September terrorist attacks in the United States. Both the General Assembly and the Security Council immediately condemned the attacks, expressed condolences and solidarity with the people and Government of the United States and called for urgent international action to eradicate terrorism and to hold the organizers, perpetrators and sponsors accountable. Towards that end, the Council, in September, adopted a number of measures designed to stifle international terrorist activities and established a committee to monitor implementation of those measures by Member States. In November, the Council adopted a declaration on the global effort to combat terrorism, in which it proposed further measures, including the provision of assistance to Member States.

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