Yearbook of the United Nations 2013

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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 2013, the world population neared 7.2 billion people and had increased by over 1.5 billion people since the adoption of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (icpd) in 1994 [YUN 1994, p. 955]. The demographic landscape and political climate had also changed significantly. African and some Asian countries saw their largest ever cohort of young people. Due to internal mobility and migration, more than half of the world’s population now lived in urban areas. Cities were growing at an estimated 1.3 million persons per week. Maternal mortality remained especially high in the sub-Saharan countries.


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