A 1,500 page reference work covering all major activities of the United Nations system in 1998 has been published by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI).
The Yearbook of the United Nations 1998 provides an overview of the whole range of activities undertaken by the United Nations to address major global challenges. According to DPI, the major developments covered in the publication's 53 chapters include: the crisis surrounding Iraq's non-cooperation with the UN Special Commission for its disarmament, the security situation and causes of conflict in Africa, and the escalating turmoil in Kosovo.
The volume also details the implementation of the second phase of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's programme of managerial reform, the first phase of which was launched in 1997.
Providing extensive coverage of the complex political and military situations in which the UN was involved during 1998, the Yearbook highlights the implementation of the peace agreements in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, as well as UN efforts to find solutions to conflicts in Afghanistan, Cyprus, the Great Lakes region of Africa, Ethiopia and Eritrea, Liberia, Sierra Leone.
The Yearbook of the United Nations, now in its 52nd volume, is the primary comprehensive and authoritative reference work on the Organization, and is widely used by diplomats, government officials, scholars, journalists and others with a serious interest in international and UN affairs.