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 reports, books & other texts

Foreign Affairs oral histories related to the United Nations

Freedom songs of the United Nations Alan Lomax Collection

Film/video related to the United Nations

U.S. legislation related to the United Nations

United Nations website archives

Global Legal Monitor: United Nations

Happy United Nations Day! Headlines & Heroes blog post

United Nations website

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