Home / Latest / Monday marks 77th anniversary of UN establishment

Monday marks 77th anniversary of UN establishment


Kabul: The United Nations Charter was established on October 24, 1945, in response to a perceived need for a better method of settling international conflicts and negotiating peace than that afforded by the previous League of Nations.

The US, Britain, and the Soviet Union started drafting the initial UN Declaration as WWII intensified. In January 1942, it was formally adopted by 26 countries as a statement of resistance to the Axis Powers – Germany, Italy, and Japan.

In April 1945, representatives of 50 countries met at the San Francisco Conference, which lasted over two months, and drafted the United Nations Charter. It was eventually signed on June 26 by representatives of 50 countries and assumed to form a body capable of “saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war.”

Poland, which was unable to attend the Conference due to being in the process of forming a new government, signed the Charter later. However, it is still considered one of the 51 UN-founding members.

The organization was officially established on October 24, 1945. On this date, the UN Charter was ratified by, among others, China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the US. Every year, the day is celebrated as United Nations Day.

The term “United Nations” was proposed by US President Franklin Roosevelt. As a tribute to the leader, who died a few weeks before the signing of the Charter, the participants of the San Francisco Conference adopted the name.

The organization currently has 193 member states.

About admin

Check Also

Retirees in Kabul Rally Again, Demand Overdue Pensions from Interim Government

AT Kabul: Afghan Retirees in the capital city staged a protest once more, demanding their … https://www.markas303.ac.id/ https://www.markas303.or.id/ https://www.markas303.sch.id/