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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.


1986 - Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar appointed to second term

1987 - States come together to stop depletion of the ozone

1988 - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change created

1989 - USSR & US co-sponsor political resolution for first time

1990 - Secretary-General swears in first president of Namibia

1991 - Post-Cold War surge in UN Peacekeeping

1992 - Secretary-General proposes "An Agenda for Peace"

1993 - International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia established to address war crimes

1994 - UN Trusteeship Council ends its historic task

1995 - The United Nations turns 50