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of the Yearbook of the United NationsUN Fiftieth Anniversary, 1945-1995, which captures through narrative and key historical documents the major issues and highlights of the first fifty years of United Nations history and provides a context for present and future challenges.

#UNYearbookinAction

The social media account @UNYearbook has been regularly tweeting under the hashtag #UNYearbookinAction about how researchers and scholars have recently used the Yearbook of the United Nations as a source for their articles and books. The series also highlights how authoritative institutions such as the libraries of Oxford and Yale promote the Yearbook as an authoritative reference for expanding knowledge of United Nations activities and concerns.

Improving infant health worldwide!

In a July 2018 report, Capture the Moment, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) noted that while newborns who breastfeed in the first hour of life are significantly more likely to survive, an estimated 78 million newborns were excluded. The United Nations annually observes World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August) https://bit.ly/2LUzrwQ to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies worldwide.

2013 Yearbook now available in print!

2013 YUN Cover

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”.

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.

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.

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