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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.


2006 - Human Rights Council replaces Commission on Human Rights

2007 - A new Secretary-General takes office

2008 - Protecting the rights of persons with disabilities

2009 - General Assembly looks at world financial crisis & its impact on development

2010 - UN Women established

2011 - South Sudan becomes 193rd Member State of UN

2012 - Rio+20: "The future we want"

2013 - Setting the stage for the post-2015 development agenda

2014 - First-ever UN emergency health mission formed to combat Ebola

2015 - Global goals to eradicate poverty by 2030