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Yearbook of the United Nations 1997

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The 1997 edition of the Yearbook of the United Nations details the many activities of the Organization and its organs, programmes and bodies, as they are carried out in all corners of the globe. It gives an account of their endeavours to create better and more peaceful conditions for all mankind and record their efforts to deal with matters of pressing concern in a variety of areas, including peacekeeping and peacemaking, disarmament, human rights, trade and development, control of drug abuse and illicit trafficking, crime prevention, assistance to refugees and other vulnerable populations. This 1,652 pages volume is fully indexed and reproduces all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions issued during the year.

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Humanitarian and special economic assistance

In 1997, the United Nations, through the Department of Humanitarian Affairs (DHA), continued to engage in a broad spectrum of relief operations to provide humanitarian and special economic assistance to States and population groups stricken by war, internal strife and environmental disasters. Consolidated inter-agency appeals in 1997 were ongoing in or launched for Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Chechnya in the Russian Federation, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, countries of the Great Lakes region of Africa, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, the Sudan, Tajikistan and the territories of the former Yugoslavia.

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