Fully indexed, the 1990 edition of the
Yearbook is the single most current, comprehensive and authoritative reference publication about the work of the United Nations, other international organizations and related bodies. The book is designed not just for use by diplomats, officials and scholars but also by other researchers, writers, journalists, teachers and students.
The year 1990 was a remarkably eventful one for the United Nations and in the conduct of international relations. This volume of the
Yearbook details the activities of the United Nations, its many organs, agencies and programmes, working together to rekindle a new form of multilateral cooperation for a better world. It records the diverse and globe-encompassing activities of the United Nations and its enduring efforts to deal with the world's pressing concerns, particularly matters of international peace and security, disarmament, human rights, the settlement of regional conflicts, economic and social development, the preservation of the environment, control of drugs and narcotic substance abuse, crime prevention, adequate shelter, youth and the ageing and humanitarian assistance for refugees as well as disaster relief.
Yearbook is an invaluable tool for anyone seeking in-depth information about the United Nations and its family of organisations. With the publication of the 1990 edition, all 50 editions covering the years from 1946 through 1996 are now available. This complete set of
Yearbook volumes will facilitate the work of researchers of all kinds everywhere to obtain a comprehensive overview of the activities of the United Nations since its origins.
Foreword. About the 1990 Edition of the Yearbook. Abbreviations Commonly Used in the Yearbook. Explanatory Note on Documents. Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization.
Part One:Political and security questions.I. International Peace and Security.
III. Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
IV. Other Political Questions.
Part Two: Regionalquestions.I. Africa.
III. Asia and the Pacific.
IV. Middle East.
V. Regional Economic and Social Activities.
Part Three: Economic and social questions.I. Development Policy and International Economic Co-operation.
II. Operational Activities for Development.
III. Economic Assistance, Disasters and Emergency Relief.
IV. International Trade, Finance and Transport.
V. Transnational Corporations.
VI. Natural Resources, Energy and Cartography.
VII. Science and Technology.
IX. Population and Human Settlements.
X. Human Rights.
XI. Health, Food and Nutrition.
XII. Social and Cultural Development, Crime Prevention and Human Resources.
XIV. Children, Youth and Aging Persons.
XV. Refugees and Displaced Persons.
XVI. International Drug Control.
XVIII. Institutional Arrangements.
Part Four:Trusteeship and decolonization.I. Questions Related to Decolonization.
II. International Trusteeship System.
Part Five: Legal Questions.I. International Court of Justice.
II. Legal Aspects of International Relations.
III. Law of the Sea.
IV. Other Legal Questions.
PartSix: Administrative and budgetary questions.I. United Nations Financing and Programming.
II. United Nations Staff.
III. Other Administrative and Management Questions.
PartSeven: Intergovernmental organizations related to the UnitedNations.I. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
II. International Labour Organisation (ILO).
III. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
IV. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
V. World Health Organization (WHO).
VI. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank).
VII. International Finance Corporation (IFC).
VIII. International Development Association (IDA).
IX. International Monetary Fund (IMF).
X. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
XI. Universal Postal Union (UPU).
XII. International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
XIII. World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
XIV. International Maritime Organization (IMO).
XV. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
XVI. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
XVII. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
XVIII. Interim Commission for the International Trade Organization (ICITO) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Appendices. Indexes.