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quinta-feira, 24 de outubro de 2013

68th anniversary of the United Nations

UN Headquarters from the East River

The United Nations Headquarters is located between 42nd and 48th Street on the East Side of New York. This glass-fronted building dominates the skyline of New York and is one of the most popular destinations of tourists in the city.

The signing of the charter by President Truman

On this day in 1945, the United Nations was born when the UN charter took effect after being ratified by the five permanent members of the Security Council (United States, Great Britain, France, Soviet Union and the Republic of China) and a majority of the other 46 members. 

Member States of the United Nations


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