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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.

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Protection of human rights

In 2005, the United Nations continued to focus attention on the protection of human rights in civil and political terms and in the economic, social and cultural fields. Ongoing efforts to further secure indigenous peoples’ rights were advanced with the adoption by the General Assembly of the Programme of Action for the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People, which took effect on 1 January, under the theme “Partnership for action and dignity”.

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