Yearbook of the United Nations 2005

Sixtieth Anniversary Edition - Towards Development, Security and Human Rights for All

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This unique publication, the Sixtieth Anniversary Edition, chronicles all the major activities of the United Nations system, including those of intergovernmental and expert bodies, major reports, Secretariat activities and, in selected cases, the views of the Member States. It presents results of the 2005 World Summit Conference, which gathered leaders from 170 countries to assess UN achievements and progress made towards implementation of the 2000 Millennium Declaration, and adopted measures contained in a Summit Outcome Document for the Organization’s future course. This 1,716 pages volume is fully indexed and reproduces all major resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council issued during the year together with the voting records. The publication is an indispensable and authoritative reference tool for the research community, diplomats, government officials and the public at large.



2005 United Nations World Summit

Gathering of world leaders. From 14 to 16 September, world leaders gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York for a World Summit (a High-level Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly) to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of the Organization and to chart its future course in a changed world. Convened at the commencement of its sixtieth (2005) session, in response to General Assembly resolution 58/291 [YUN 2004, p. 1363], theWorld Summit was organized around six plenary meetings and four interactive roundtable sessions. During those three days, world leaders from over 170 countries reviewed the status of implementation of the Millennium Declaration, adopted at the 2000 Millennium Summit [YUN 2000, p. 49], aswell as the integrated follow-up to other major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields.


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