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The United Nations today released the sixty-sixth volume of the Yearbook of the United Nations, covering the Organization’s global activities in 2012. The Yearbook, as former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in the Foreword to the volume, represents “one more chapter in the enduring mission of the United Nations to stand up for the most vulnerable and to work to achieve peace, justice and better standards of living in larger freedom for all”.
Soochow University—located in Suzhou, East China—has translated eight Chinese editions of the multilingual Yearbook Express for the Yearbook Unit of the United Nations Department of Public Information since 2014, with more to come.
The Yearbook Pre-press section is designed to help users of the Yearbook of the United Nations by providing information from yet-to-be-published Yearbooks. The Yearbook Pre-press section now features the completed 2012 Pre-press. All 33 Yearbook chapters for 2012 are outlined and include hyperlinks to relevant UN official documents. Draft chapters will be added as they become available.
The published version of the 2011 Yearbook of the United Nations is now available in full for reading and research on the Yearbook website! The 2011 Yearbook was previously available online only in its Pre-press form. The posting of this latest volume updates the collection of Yearbooks already available through the site, dating back to the 1946–47 edition.
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.
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.