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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.


1956 - First peacekeeping mission established

1957 - IAEA and UN work together on the peaceful uses of atomic energy

1958 - Funding the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples

1959 - The General Assembly unanimously endorses special protection for the world's children

1960 - The UN declares the need to end colonialism

1961 - The death of Dag Hammarskjöld shakes the United Nations but cannot shake its resolve for peace

1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis tests the UN

1963 - An arms embargo calls on Member States to stand against apartheid

1964 - Maintaining peace in Cyprus

1965 - Working towards the end of all forms of racial discrimination