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Yearbook Pre-press: 2015

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

Please note that Yearbook Pre-press chapters do not represent the final edited versions that will appear in published form, nor do Yearbook Pre-press chapter research outlines necessarily represent the final form and content of the chapter as it will be drafted and edited. Pre-press material is made available as an additional service to readers and researchers, and in reflection of the fact that the Yearbook Unit works simultaneously on researching, writing, editing and finalizing multiple volumes of the Yearbook.

Yearbook Pre-press chapters feature edited, copy-edited and typeset material, but will undergo further editing, proofreading and layout before publication.

Yearbook Pre-press chapter research outlines include prospective headings and subheadings, along with hyperlinked symbols of pertinent United Nations consideration, deliberation and action (including General Assembly and Economic and Social Council resolutions and decisions, as well as Security Council resolutions and presidential statements), along with relevant corresponding UN official documentation. Towards filling out the Yearbook narrative context, the Yearbook Pre-press chapter outlines make occasional use of UN non-official documentation (such as press releases and statements, or certain annual reports), or, even more rarely, of other sources—those, however, only for background purposes.


Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization Download
Part 1: Political and security questions
Chapter 1: International peace and security Download
Chapter 2: Africa Download
Chapter 3: Americas Download
Chapter 4: Asia and the Pacific Download
Chapter 5: Europe and the Mediterranean Download
Chapter 6: Middle East Download
Chapter 7: Disarmament Download
Chapter 8: Other political and security questions Download
Part 2: Human rights
Chapter 1: Promotion of human rights Download
Chapter 2: Protection of human rights Download
Chapter 3: Human rights country situations Download
Part 3: Economic and social questions
Chapter 1: Development policy and international economic cooperation Download
Chapter 2: Operational activities for development Download
Chapter 3: Humanitarian and special economic assistance Download
Chapter 4: International trade, finance and transport Download
Chapter 5: Regional economic and social activities Download
Chapter 6: Energy, natural resources and geospatial information Download
Chapter 7: Environment and human settlements Download
Chapter 8: Population Download
Chapter 9: Social policy, cultural development and human resources development Download
Chapter 10: Women Download
Chapter 11: Children Download
Chapter 12: Refugees and displaced persons Download
Chapter 13: Health, food and nutrition Download
Chapter 14: International drug control and crime prevention Download
Chapter 15: Statistics Download
Part 4: Legal questions
Chapter 1: International Court of Justice Download
Chapter 2: International tribunals and court Download
Chapter 3: International legal questions Download
Chapter 4: Law of the sea Download
Part 5: Institutional, administrative and budgetary questions
Chapter 1: United Nations restructuring and institutional matters Download
Chapter 2: United Nations financing and programming Download
Chapter 3: Administrative and staff matters Download
Appendix 1: Roster of the United Nations Download
Appendix 2: Structure of the United Nations Download
Appendix 3: Agendas of United Nations principal organs in 2015 Download
Appendix 4: Intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations Download