Australia as a Global Citizen

  • The UN Charter was signed.

    Representatives of 50 countries met together at San Fransisco at the UN Conference to sign the charter.
  • World War 2 was ceased.

  • United Nations officially came into existence.

  • Australia became a member of the United Nations.

  • UNESCO, a specialised agency, was created

  • Dr. Evatt was elected as President of the General Assembly which marks him the first Australian to hold this important office in the United Nations.

  • Australia spoke against the Dutch in the newly formed United Nations.

  • When North Korea invaded the South, it was a UN force of 16 'states' that fought the war. As a result, Australia sent soldiers as part of the United Nations Army.

  • Australia was signatory to the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination in 1969.

    A Convention is a statement of principles and beliefs and when it is then signed, it then becomes a form of agreement.
  • Australia signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

  • 78.5% of the East Timorese population voted for independence from Indonesia. Australia was involved due to peacekeeping operations.