UN Pictorial History


1942 DECLARATION BY UNITED NATIONS

13 Declaration by United Nations.
Washington, DC, 1/1/1942
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1944 BRETTON WOODS

14 UN Monetary and Financial Conference.
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, US, 1/7/44
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1944 DUMBARTON OAKS

15 Conf. on Security Organization for Peace in Post-War World.
Washington, DC, 21/8/44
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1945 YALTA CONFERENCE

16 USSR Prem. Stalin, US Pres. Roosevelt and UK PM Churchill, Yalta.
Yalta, USSR, 12/2/45
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1945 NUCLEAR EXPLOSION AT HIROSHIMA

17 Two minutes after Hiroshima explosion.
Hiroshima, 6/8/45
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1946 UN RELIEF AND REHABILITATION AGENCY (UNRRA) PROJECT

18 Sister of Charity distributes UNRRA food.
Belgium, 1946
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1946 UN CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF) ESTABLISHED

19 Austrian boy awaits hot milk from UNICEF.
Austria, late 40s
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1945 SAN FRANCISCO CONFERENCE

20 UN Charter close-up; behind, Egypt signs.
San Francisco, 26/6/45
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21 UN Charter with USSR, UK and US signatures.
San Francisco, 26/6/45
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22 Poster of Preamble of the Charter.
New York, 7/83
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1946 FIRST SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

23 UK PM Atlee addresses GA1 opening.
London, 10/1/46
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1946 FIRST SESSION OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL

24 First Security Council meeting.
London, 17/1/46
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1946 TRYGVIE LIE - FIRST SECRETARY-GENERAL

25 SG Trygvie Lie, Norway, elected 1 Feb. 1946.
Lake Success, NY, 8/49
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1947 THE BALKAN COMMISSION

26 Greeks welcome Balkan Commission of Inquiry team.
Kastanophyto, 14/3/47
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1948 PALESTINE - UN TRUCE SUPERVISION ORGANIZATION (UNTSO)

27 Palestinian refugees outside their tent.
Khan Yunus, late 1940s
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28 UNTSO observers surrounded by children.
Late 1940s
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1948 THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

29 Mrs. Roosevelt holds a Declaration of Human Rights
poster.
Lake Success, NY, 11/49



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1949 PERMANENT HEADQUARTERS

30 Site chosen for UN Headquarters.
New York, 12/46
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31 Board of Design Consultants behind UN models.
New York, 4/47
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32 SG Lie and Chief Architect W. Harrison seal cornerstone.
New York, 24/12/49
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33 Window washer outside Secretariat. Behind, GA being built.
New York, 9/51
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