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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.

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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The United Nations annually observes (8–9 May) as a time of remembrance and reconciliation to pay tribute to World War II victims https://bit.ly/1hLjEed. The General Assembly proclaimed those dates in 2004 by resolution 59/26 https://bit.ly/2FIxzQa.

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26 March 2018

2013 Yearbook now available in print!

Following the 16 February release of the online edition of the sixty-seventh volume of the Yearbook of the United Nations, covering the Organization’s global activities in 2013, the publication is now available in print. The Yearbook, as Secretary-General António Guterres states in the Foreword to the volume, "provides critical information for people today and lessons for the diplomats of the future”.

22 March 2018

Happy World Water Day!

Today is World Water Day (22 March) http://worldwaterday.org/, proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 47/193 in December 1992 https://bit.ly/2Gem3A5 and first celebrated in 1993 https://bit.ly/2pwSdg3. For an historical perspective of UN action related to water, the Yearbook of the United Nations recounts the Organization’s efforts to raise public awareness and highlight the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

19 March 2018

Check out 2013 Pre-press!

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 2013 Pre-press. All 33 Yearbook  draft chapters for 2013 are available for reference. The preparation of chapter outlines for 2014 and 2015, which include hyperlinks to relevant UN official documents, is underway.

26 December 2017

Join our efforts to reach young people!

Members of the academic community write books and papers on the UN and teach students about the Organization. They are vital to the work of the United Nations because they are making the young people of today, who will be the leaders of tomorrow, aware of the Organization and what it does. They also foster interest in the UN. We recognize that many users of the Yearbook of the United Nations,both the print and online editions, are also members of the academic community. In that connection, we thank you for your support of the Yearbook collection/series.

29 March 2017

2012 Yearbook published!

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”. 

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.

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