What is the Yearbook of the United Nations?
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2016
The Yearbook of the United Nations is a reference book that provides a detailed overview of the activities of the organization for a given year. Over the years, the Yearbook has grown and now usually has over 1500 pages of information each year. It is a great place to start research, especially on historic questions.
Each year has the same basic structure:
- Part One: Political and security questions
- Part Two: Human Rights
- Part Three: Economic and social questions
- Part Four: Legal questions
- Part Five: Institutional, administrative and budgetary questions
The Yearbook of the UN:
- includes the full text of resolutions adopted by the principal organs
- provides a narrative overview of UN actions by topic
- covers activities by all bodies that considered a topic in chronological order
- provides citation to UN documents relevant to the topic
- has a subject index and useful appendices
- is available on-line and in print at UN libraries, depository libraries, and many other libraries worldwide.
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