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.




The United Nations took a major step in 2007 towards reforming and advancing the international disarmament and non-proliferation agenda through the establishment of an Office for Disarmament Affairs that would interact more effectively with the Secretary-General in addressing global disarmament issues. Headed by a High Representative, the new Office would replace the Department for Disarmament Affairs and assume its functions and mandate in terms of providing organizational support for norm-setting in the field of disarmament.


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