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Yearbook of the United Nations 2003

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This unique publication, the fifty-seventh volume of the Yearbook of the United Nations, chronicles all the major activities undertaken in the United Nations system in the year 2003. Some of the issues faced in that particularly challenging year include the rift in the Security Council over the use of force by a United States-led coalition against Iraq because of its alleged retention of banned weapons of mass destruction, the terrorist attack on the Organization’s headquarters in Baghdad, the establishment by the Secretary-General of the High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, and the Security Council’s adoption of a declaration on combating terrorism.

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Energy, natural resources and cartography

The conservation, development and use of natural resources and energy were considered by several UN bodies in 2003, including the Commission on Sustainable Development, which recommended the theme of water for the Commission’s first two-year work cycle (2004-2005) and energy for its second (2006-2007).

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