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The Yearbook Pre-press complements the published Yearbook collection, offering draft chapters or detailed chapter research outlines from Yearbooks currently in production. The Pre-press is updated frequently as new material becomes available.

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Welcome to the multilingual Yearbook Express! The Express features the chapter introductions of recent Yearbooks, along with the report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization in those years, in all six UN official languages.

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International Literacy Day (8 September), proclaimed by UNESCO in 1966 and endorsed by Economic and Social Council resolution 1276(LIII) in 1967, aimed to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies. Since then, the concept of literacy has evolved.

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28 August 2019

2015 and 2016 Pre-press now featuring detailed chapter outlines!

Researchers and scholars along with other users of the Yearbook of the United Nations will be glad to know that 2015 and 2016 Pre-press material is now available, featuring detailed and hyperlinked chapter outlines for their respective topics. The 2015 Pre-press includes outlines for all Political and security questions, Human rights, Economic and social questions, Legal questions, and Institutional, administrative and budgetary questions chapters.

6 September 2019

Now in print! Yearbook of the United Nations, 2014

The Yearbook of the United Nations, 2014 (Volume 68) will be available in print in early October 2019. It is already available on the Yearbook website.

13 February 2019

New on the Yearbook website: 50th Anniversary Special Edition!

A new addition to the Yearbook of the United Nations website is the Special Edition of the Yearbook of the United NationsUN Fiftieth Anniversary, 1945-1995, which captures through narrative and key historical documents the major issues and highlights of the first fifty years of United Nations history and provides a context for present and future challenges.

24 October 2018

Happy United Nations Day!

United Nations Day (24 October) marks the entry into force in 1945 of the United Nations Charter. On 31 October 1947, the UN General Assembly, by resolution (168 ((II)), declared that the Day would be devoted to raising awareness of the goals and achievements of the Organization and gaining support for its work.

14 September 2018

2014 Pre-press now featuring draft chapters!

Researchers and scholars and other users of the Yearbook of the United Nations will be glad to know that the 2014 Pre-press is now featuring first proofs of chapters as they become available, replacing the detailed and hyperlinked chapter outlines for their respective topics.

The Yearbook of the United Nations—published by the Department of Global Communications—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.

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