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Yearbook of the United Nations 2007

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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, this publication 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. This latest volume, the sixty-first, highlights the attention given by the United Nations in 2007 to conflicts in Afghanistan, Central Africa and in the Darfur region, as well as instability in the Middle East, along with the challenges posed by poverty, gender inequality, uneven development, climate change and terrorism.

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The United Nations endured a grave setback on 11 December 2007 when terrorist attacks near the Supreme Court and UN offices in Algiers, Algeria, claimed the lives of 31 persons, including 17 UN staff members, and injured an additional 177 people. The Security Council strongly condemned the attacks and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

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