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.



International Monetary Fund (IMF)

During 2003, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) continued to work with its members to foster sustainable growth and financial stability through its surveillance activities and policy advice; lending in support of stabilization and reform programmes; and technical assistance in formulating sound policies and building robust institutions. IMFs upported low-income developing countries through low-interest loans, under the poverty reduction and growth facility, and through debt relief, under the enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) Initiative. It also continued to counter money-laundering.


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