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.



Humanitarian and special economic assistance

In 2007, the United Nations, through the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (ocha), continued to mobilize and coordinate humanitarian assistance in response to international emergencies. During the year, consolidated and flash appeals were launched for Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, the Great Lakes Region, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Peru, Somalia, the Sudan, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Uganda, the West Africa subregion, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ocha received contributions for natural disaster assistance totalling $821.3 million.


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