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, population, environment, human settlement, children and legal questions, along with information on the work of each specialized agency in the United Nations family.
Foreword by Secretary-General
Boutros Boutros-Ghali. About the 1988 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: Regional Questions. I. Africa.
III. Asia and the Pacific.
IV. Middle East.
V. Regional Economic and Social Activities.
Part Three: Economic and SocialQuestions. I. Development Policy and International Economic Cooperation.
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 Settlement.
X. Human Rights.
XI. Health, Food and Nutrition.
XII. Human Resources, Social and Cultural Development.
XIV. Children, Youth and Aging Persons.
XV. Refugees and Displaced Persons.
XVI. Drugs of Abuse.
XVIII. Institutional Arrangements.
Part Four: Trusteeship andDecolonization. I. Questions Relating to Decolonization.
II. International Trusteeship System.
Part Five: LegalQuestions. I. International Court of Justice.
II. Legal Aspects of International Political Relations.
III. States and International Law.
IV. Law of the Sea.
V. Other Legal Questions.
Part Six:Administrative and Budgetary Questions. I. United Nations Financing and Programming.
II. United Nations Officials.
III. Other Administrative and Management Questions.
Part Seven:Intergovernmental Organizations Related to the United Nations. 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.