Yearbook of the United Nations 2007

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With its comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues, and institutional, administrative and budgetary matters, this publication is the most authoritative reference work available on the activities and concerns of the Organization. Fully indexed, the Yearbook includes the texts of all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions and decisions. This latest volume, the sixty-first, highlights the attention given by the United Nations in 2007 to conflicts in Afghanistan, Central Africa and in the Darfur region, as well as instability in the Middle East, along with the challenges posed by poverty, gender inequality, uneven development, climate change and terrorism.



Operational activities for development

In 2007, the United Nations system continued to provide development assistance to developing countries and countries with economies in transition through the United Nations Development Programme (undp), the central United Nations funding body for technical assistance. Undp income reached $5.6 billion, compared to $5.1 billion in 2006. Total expenditure for all programme activities and support costs in 2007 remained unchanged at $4.8 billion. Technical cooperation funded through other sources included $58.9 million provided through the programme executed by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Regular resources expenditures of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (uncdf) for programme activities in the least developed countries increased to $19 million, from $16.8 million in the previous year. At year’s end, United Nations Foundation allocations to projects of the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships reached approximately $1.03 billion.


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