Yearbook of the United Nations 2010

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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, the Yearbook of the United Nations stands as the most authoritative reference work 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, putting all of these in a narrative context of United Nations consideration, decision and action.




In 2010, world population stood at 6.9 billion and life expectancy reached 69 years in all of the world’s regions except Africa. Ninety-one per cent of reproductive rights were incorporated into the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women, and over 6,000 communities in eight countries rejected the practice of female genital mutilation. The United Nations provided support to countries carrying out the 2010 round of population censuses, to countries implementing programmes aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS, and to areas in need of emergency obstetric and newborn care, family planning, and neonatal care.


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