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75 Years, 75 Documents

1946-1955

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