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.



Development policy and international economic cooperation

In 2002, the world economy began a sluggish recovery from the sharp global slowdown of the previous year, but the sustainability of the upturn was uncertain. Global growth, at 1.4 per cent, showed just marginal improvement over 2001, which experienced the weakest performance in a decade. In addition, for the second year in a row, per capita income for the world as a whole declined, marking a setback to fulfilment of the primary Millennium Development Goal (MDG), adopted by the General Assembly in 2000, of halving by 2015 the proportion of the world’s people living in extreme poverty.


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