Issued annually since 1946/47, the
Yearbook is the principal reference work of the United Nations, providing a comprehensive, one-volume account of the Organization's work. It includes details of United Nations activities concerning trade, industrial development, natural resources, food, science and technology, social development, polulation, environment, human settlement, children and legal questions, along with information on the work of each specialized agency in the United Nations family.
Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar. About the 1987 Edition. Abbreviations. Explanatory Note.
Part One: United Nations. Report of the Secretary-General.
Political and Security Questions: I. Disarmament.
II. Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
III. Law of the Sea.
IV. International Peace and Security.
VII. Asia and the Pacific.
IX. Middle East.
X. Other Political Questions.
XI. Institutional Machinery.
Economic and Social Questions: I. Development Policy and International Economic Cooperation.
II. Operational Activities for Development.
III. Economic Assistance, Disasters and Emergency Relief.
IV. International Trade and Finance.
V. Transport and Tourism.
VI. Transnational Corporations.
VII. Regional Economic and Social Activities.
VIII. Natural Resources and Cartography.
XI. Science and Technology.
XII. Social and Cultural Development.
XIV. Health and Human Resources.
XVI. Human Settlements.
XVII. Human Rights.
XIX. Children, Youth and Aging Persons.
XX. Refugees and Displaced Persons.
XXI. Drugs of Abuse.
XXIII. Institutional Arrangements.
Trusteeship and Decolonization: I. General Questions Relating to Colonial Countries.
II. International Trusteeship System.
IV. Other Colonial Territories.
Legal Questions: I. International Court of Justice.
II. Legal Aspects of International Political Relations.
III. States and International Law.
IV. International Organizations and International Law.
V. Treaties and Agreements.
VI. International Economic Law.
VII. Other Legal Questions .
Administrative and Budgetary Questions: I. United Nations Financing.
II. United Nations Programmes.
III. United Nations Officials.
IV. Other Administrative and Management Questions.
Part Two: Intergovernmental Organizations Related to the United Nations. Appendices: I. Roster of the United Nations.
II. Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice.
III. Structure of the United Nations.
IV. Agenda of United Nations Principal Organs in 1987.
V. United Nations Information Centres and Services.
Indexes: Using the Subject Index. Subject Index. Index of Resolutions and Decisions. How to Obtain Previous Volumes of the Yearbook.