Yearbook of the United Nations 2012

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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 2012, world population stood at 7.052 billion. Life expectancy at birth reached 71 for women and 66 for men in all of the world’s regions except Sub-Saharan Africa. The number of adolescents and youth worldwide was at an all-time high, with 721 million adolescents aged 12–17 and 850 million youth aged 18–24.


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