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.



Refugees and displaced persons

In 2002, the total number of persons of concern to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees( UNHCR) stood at 20.8 million, an increase over the 2001 figure of 19.8 million. Of that number, some 11.5 million were refugees, 4.4 million were internally displaced persons, 3.5 million returned to their places of origin, 927,684 were asylum-seekers and the remaining 445,970 included forced migrants and stateless persons.


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