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75 Years, 75 Documents

1966-1975

1966 – Security Council expands from 11 to 15 members addressing equitable geographic representation

1967 – UN promotes international cooperation in the peaceful exploration and use of outer space

1968 – UN passes landmark treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons

1969 – The General Assembly outlines a declaration for social progress and development

1970 – Young people discuss issues important to them at first World Youth Assembly

1971 - Kurt Waldheim appointed fourth UN Secretary-General

1972 - The United Nations Environment Programme is born

1973 – Chinese and Arabic become UN working languages

1974 – Developing countries call for a New International Economic Order

1975 – World Conference of the International Women's Year