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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.


1976 - Blueprint for action to improve living places of all

1977 - UN Water Conference tackles problem of ensuring adequate water for earth's expanding population

1978 - UN Interim Force in Lebanon created to maintain peace along Blue Line

1979 - Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women adopted

1980 - Emergency special session on Afghanistan held under Uniting for Peace resolution

1981 - First UN conference to support least developed countries

1982 - "A constitution for the oceans" is created

1983 - General Assembly focuses on Palestinian rights

1984 - Providing urgent aid to a continent in crisis

1985 - The UN Decade for Women comes to a close