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The United Nations today released the sixty-fifth volume of the Yearbook of the United Nations, covering the Organization’s global activities in 2011.
The Yearbook, as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states in the Foreword to the volume, serves “not just as a tool to engage public understanding of our work, but also as a reference by which future generations, which we are obligated to protect and empower, may judge the success of our collective efforts”.
The Yearbook Unit is happy to announce that the sixty-fifth volume in the Yearbook collection, the Yearbook of the United Nations, 2011, is now with the printer and due to appear in December 2015. The ISBN of the new volume is 978-92-1-101277-4. As with other recent Yearbooks, an ebook edition for use on multiple platforms is being published as well which, along with the PDF, will be available from United Nations Publications.
Users of the Yearbook of the United Nations conversant in Arabic and Chinese will be glad to know that the 2010 Yearbook Express is now available in these two United Nations official languages as well as English. The Arabic translation was completed by a team of volunteers working through the UNV Online Volunteering service, while the Chinese translation was prepared by students and teachers at Soochow University in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China.
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Users of the Yearbook of the United Nations who have discovered the Yearbook Pre-press section will be glad to know that the 2011 Pre-press is now effectively complete. Detailed chapter outlines with hyperlinks to key UN official documents and even numerous draft chapters for all 33 Yearbook chapters on United Nations activities and concerns in 2011 can now be reviewed and downloaded for reading and research.
The published version of the 2010 Yearbook of the United Nations is now available in full for reading and research on the Yearbook website!
The Yearbook of the United Nations—published by the Department of Public Information—stands as the authoritative reference work on the activities and concerns of the Organization. Based on official UN documents, the Yearbook provides comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues, and institutional, administrative and budgetary matters.