January 17, 2019

Today in History: United Nations

United Nations Fight for Freedom
Today in History–October 24–the Library of Congress features the United Nations. On this day in 1945 the U.N. charter was ratified. Derived from the 1942 Declaration by United Nations—26 nations pledged to continue fighting against the Axis powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan) in World War II—the final U.N. charter was signed by 51 member countries. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more United Nations primary sources and resources.

United Nations image set

United Nations historical U.S. newspaper coverage

United Nations books & articles

United Nations legislation

United Nations website archives

United Nations mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection

United Nations website archive September 13, 2001 to December 3, 2002

Global Legal Monitor: United Nations

The Geneva Conventions at 60: Taking Stock (streaming webcast)

United Nations website

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