Yearbook of the United Nations 2002

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The Yearbook of the United Nations provides an indispensable A-Z reference on the United Nations. This new and fully updated edition covers all the major activities undertaken in the United Nations system in 2002. A must-have title for library reference collections, the Yearbook of the United Nations is widely consulted by diplomats, government officials, scholars, journalists and others with a serious interest in international affairs.



Institutional and administrative matters

In 2002, the United Nations continued to address administrative and institutional matters in order to ensure the efficient functioning of the Organization. The General Assembly opened its fifty-seventh session on 10 September. Earlier in the year, the Assembly resumed its fifty-sixth session, held its twenty-seventh special session and resumed its tenth emergency special session. It granted observer status to Partners in Population and Development, the Asian Development Bank, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development and the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Two States, the Swiss Confederation and Timor-Leste, were admitted to United Nations membership, bringing the total number to 191.


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