Yearbook of the United Nations 2006

Delivering as 1 - A Unified Response to Global Challenges

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This is the sixtieth volume of the most comprehensive and authoritative reference work on the activities of the Organization, covering 2006. This fully indexed Yearbook, reproduces in their entirety the texts of, and votes on, all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions and decisions. Its 33 chapters deeply cover developments in the main political and security questions; human rights; economic and social questions; legal questions; and institutional, administrative and budgetary questions.



International trade, finance and transport

In 2006, world merchandise trade expanded at a rapid pace, with the volume of world exports growing an estimated 10 per cent, from 7.3 per cent in 2005. The strong growth of world trade, which was bolstered by broad-based import demand across a majority of economies, was, however, expected to moderate to about 7 per cent. The United States remained the major locomotive for world trade, with its demand accounting for some 13 per cent of the world total. Import demand in the European Union (eu) accelerated, reflecting a better-than-expected growth recovery in Western Europe, as well as in most developing countries and the economies in transition.


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