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70 Years, 70 Documents

70 Years, 70 Documents

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library is presenting an exploration of the seventy key documents that have shaped the United Nations and our world.


1946 - General Assembly adopts it first resolution

1947 - International Law Commission undertakes its work

1948 - Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted in Paris

1949 - UN Relief and Works Agency aids Palestine refugees

1950 - Security Council calls upon members to assist the Republic of Korea

1951 - International protection of refugees is strengthened

1952 - Secretary-General Trygve Lie resigns

1953 - UNICEF changes name but continues as champion of children

1954 - Dag Hammarskjöld expands the political role of the Secretary-General

1955 - UN membership begins period of growth