Yearbook of the United Nations 1990

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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 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.



World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO), established in 1948, continued in 1990 to serve as the directing and co-ordinating authority on international health. WHO focused on disease prevention and control; promoting primary health care and the health of specific populations; addressing health issues related to environment and development; and encouraging implementation of a global strategy of health for all. The World Health Assembly, the governing body of WHO, at its forty-third session Geneva, 7-17 May), focused on the negative effects of the worsening economic situation in many countries on the health of populations.


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