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 year 2007 was marked by increasing demands on the United Nations, reflecting the centrality in world affairs of our work for peace, development and human rights. But it was also a year in which attacks on our peacekeeping and civilian personnel, including by terrorists on our premises in Algiers, underscored the dangers involved in carrying out this mission. Far from deterring us, these difficulties strengthened our resolve to live up to the ideals of the United Nations Charter.


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