Ban Ki-moon (2007-2011)


four UN peacekeepers from Austria, Canada, China and Finland were killed (July 25, 2006)

when an Israeli aerial bomb struck a UN observation post in southern Lebanon



Picasso's anti war mural was covered (February 5, 2003)


the World Summit on Sustainable Development (December 2002) was held in Johannesburg



the Millennium Development Goals (September 2000)


Kofi Annan (1997-2006)


Oil-for-Food Programme (1995)


Human Development Index (1993)


Agenda 21 (1992)


the Commission on Sustainable Development (December 1992)



the Earth Summit (June 3-14, 1992) was held in Rio de Janeiro


Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1992-1996)


Russia acquired the seat originally held by the Soviet Union (1991)


Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (1982-1991)



the Vienna International Centre (1979)


Kurt Waldheim (1972-1981)


the Environment Programme (1972)


the Conference on the Human Environment (June 5-16, 1972) held in

Stockholm was the first of a series of world environmental conferences


the People's Republic of China (1971) was awarded China's seat in the United Nations


the United Nations Development Programme (1965)


 UN Resolution 242 (1967)



the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (December 30, 1964)



World Food Programme (1963)


U Thant (1961-1971)



International Development Association (1960)


International years



the International Atomic Energy Agency (July 29, 1957)


Dag Hammarskjöld (1953-1961)


the United Nations Office at Geneva



headquarters (1952)



the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (December 14, 1950)


the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (December 10, 1948)


the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (1948)


timeline of UN peacekeeping missions



the WHO (April 7, 1948)



the flag (October 20, 1947)



Unicef (December 11, 1946)


the emblem (December 7, 1946)


IBRD (1946)


Trygve Lie (1946-1952)


the World Bank (1946)


the International Monetary Fund (1946)


Security Council Resolution



the United Nations Security Council (January 17, 1946) held its first session at Church House, London



the General Assembly (January 10, 1946)


the International Court of Justice (1946)



Unesco (1945)



Food and Agriculture Organization (1945)


Gladwyn Jebb (1945-1946)


the United Nations (October 24, 1945) came into existence after the Charter had been ratified by the five
permanent members of the Security Council - the Republic of China, France, the Soviet Union, the United
Kingdom, and the United States. The institution is the more modern version of the League of Nations which was
established after the first world war. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, though not yet legally binding,
was adopted by the General Assembly in 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all member countries



the United Nations Charter (June 26, 1945) was signed at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco



the Dumbarton Oaks Conference (August 1944)



UN Monetary and Financial Conference.Bretton Woods (1944)


the Tehran Conference (November 28 - December 1, 1943)


the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (November 9, 1943)


the Moscow Conference (October 18 - November 11, 1943)


the Atlantic Charter (August 14, 1941)



the Palais des Nations (1936)


Germany (October 19, 1933) left the League of Nations


Japan (March 1933) left the League of Nations


Germany (September 1926) was admitted to the League of Nations


the Locarno Treaties (October 5-16, 1925)


Model League of Nations (early 1920s)


the United States Senate (January 19, 1920) voted against joining the League of Nations



the League of Nations (April 29, 1919)


the Paris Peace Conference (January 18, 1919 - January 21, 1920)


Wilson's Fourteen Points for Peace (January 8, 1918)