AUSTRALIA AS A GLOBAL CITIZEN

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  • UN Charter Signed

    UN Charter Signed
    The Charter of the United Nations was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization.
  • The end of WWII

    The end of WWII
    The war against Japan in WWII had officially ended. Most of all the Europeans surrended.
  • The UN has been recognized

    The UN has been recognized
    The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been recognized by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and a majority of other signatories.
  • Australia joined the UN

    Australia joined the UN
    Australia was among the first countries to join the United Nations (UN)
  • Australia became a member of UNESCO

    Australia became a member of UNESCO
    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is one of 18 specialised agencies within the United Nations System. It wasformed to create an organisation that would aim to create a culture of peace by promoting collaboration among nations through education, sciences, culture, communication and information.
  • Dr Herbert Vere Evatt

    Dr Herbert Vere Evatt
    Dr Evatts was elected President of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The only Australian to have ever held the position.
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a bulwark against oppression and discrimination.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    The young Cold War suddenly turned hot, bloody and immoderate. Within a few days, North Korea's invasion of South Korea brought about a United Nations "police action" against the aggressors. That immediately produced heavy military and naval involvement by the United States.
  • CEDAW

    CEDAW
    Australia signed The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) at a special signing ceremony at the UN World Conference for the Decade of Women
  • CROC

    CROC
    20 countries had lodged their formal document of approval with the UN Secretary-General and Australia was one of the first countries to sign and become a party to Convention on the Rights of the Child "CROC" after it came into force.
  • Australian Peacekeeping

    Australian Peacekeeping
    Australian peacekeepers moved into East Timor, as part of a multinational force sponsored by the United Nations, to assist East Timor's transition to independence from Indonesia. It has been the largest Australian commitment to a peacekeeping operation to date.