Australia as a Global Citizen

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    Key Developments in Australia's role Within the UN

  • Signing of the UN Charter

    The charter of the United Nations is signed by delegates from 50 nationals in San Francisco, with Dr H. V. Evatt signing on Australia's behalf.
  • End of WW2

    The end of World War 2
  • The UN Made Official

    The United Nations organisation is made founded.
  • Australia Joins the UN

    Australia becomes a member of the UN.
  • UNESCO is Formed

    UNESCO is established after the deposit of a twentieth ratification by a member state.
  • Dr Evatt Elected President

    As a sign of Australia's increased influence in world affairs, Dr Evatt is elected President of the General Assembly of the UN.
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights Charter Accepted

    The United Nations General assembly approves the Universal Declarartion of Human Rights Charter.
  • Start of the Korean War

    The Korean War is started by North Korean troops crossing the 38th parallel into South Korea.
  • Australia Signs the CERD UN Convention

    Australia signs the UN convention on the elimination of all forms of Racial discrimination.
  • Australia Signs the CEDAW UN Convention

    Australia signs the Un convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women.
  • Peacekeeping Mission in East Timor

    Australia led a multi-national force called INTERFET under UN authority to protect the people working for the body in East Timor.