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Yearbook of the United Nations 1999

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The Yearbook of the United Nations, comprehensive and reliable, is the primary reference work on the United Nations. This fifty-third volume of the Yearbook details the many activities of the Organization and its organs, programmes and bodies in 1999. It provides an overview of the major challenges the Organization has addressed in a variety of areas, including peacekeeping and peacemaking; disarmament; human rights; refugees and displaced persons; international crime and corruption; natural resources and energy. This 1,500 pages volume is fully indexed and reproduces all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions issued during the year. It will be a valuable resource for diplomats, government officials, scholars, journalists and others with a serious interest in international and United Nations affairs.

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International trade, finance and transport

International trade grew very slowly in the first half of 1999, with significant declines in some regions as many economies, especially in Asia and Latin America but also among the economies in transition, continued their adjustment to the 1997 Asian crisis and its aftermath by cutting import demand. However, as the recovery strengthened and more economies began to move towards positive growth, trade began to rebound, rather strongly in the second half of the year.

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