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Historical Photo Gallery

Title page of the UN Charter in English

Title page of the UN Charter in English.

Original manuscript of the Un Charter, in English

Original manuscript of the UN Charter, in English.

The 1945 San Francisco Conference, at which the Charter was passed and signed.

The 1945 San Francisco Conference, at which the UN Charter was passed and signed.

A UN interpreter at work in a glass-walled both above the Security Council Chamber

A UN interpreter at work in a glass-walled booth above the Security Council Chamber.

Eleanor Roosevelt holding a Universal Declaration of Human Rights poster, in English

Eleanor Roosevelt holding a Universal Declaration of Human Rights poster, in English.

An English language radio broadcast in 1970 at UN Headquarters

An English language radio broadcast in 1970 at UN Headquarters.

Guided Tour in New York in 1953. Tours are given in English, all official UN languages, and others.

Guided Tour in New York in 1953.  Tours are given in English, all official UN languages, and others.

Documents Control Division in 1954. UN documentation in English, and four other official languages (now five) passed through this office

Documents Control Division in 1954. UN documentation in English, and four other official languages (now five) passed through this office.

Copies of UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights were placed with cornerstone of Headquarters building on UN Day 1949

Copies of UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights were placed with cornerstone of Headquarters building on UN Day 1949.

In the past UN verbatim reporters used stenotype machines or the stenographers' pads to record the proceedings.

In the past UN verbatim reporters used stenotype machines or the stenographers' pads to record the proceedings.