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75 Years, 75 Documents

1956-1965

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