Yearbook of the United Nations 2004

A More Secure World - Our Shared Responsibility

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This unique publication, the fifty-eighth volume of the Yearbook of the United Nations, chronicles all the major activities undertaken in the organization in the year 2004. In an increasingly complex international environment, the United Nations addressed, during the year, the many peace and security challenges it faced, especially the threats posed by international terrorism, conflict situations and the potential proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The United Nations also sought solutions to such economics and social problems as poverty, hunger, unsafe drinking water, environmental degradation and endemic and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, by working to implement the Millennium Development Goals.



World tourism organization (UNWTO)

In 2004, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), recognized by theUNGeneral Assembly in resolution 58/232 [YUN 2003, p. 1475] as a specialized agency of the United Nations, continued to play a central role in promoting responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, with particular attention to the interests of developing countries. In its first year as a UN agency, UNWTO established links with similar organizations and sought to better align its work programme with UN strategies and campaigns.


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