AUSTRALIA AS A GLOBAL CITIZEN

  • UN Charter created/signed

    UN Charter created/signed
    In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter.
  • Prime Minister Chiffly amnounces the end of WW11

    Prime Minister Chiffly amnounces the end of WW11
    Ben Chifley serving as acting Prime Minister, announced the end of the war in Europe on 15 August 1945.
  • The UN was officially born

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

    Australia joins the UN
    Australia was one of the founding members of the United Nations (UN) in 1945.
  • UNESCO comes into force.

    UNESCO comes into force.
    Encourages international peace and universal respect by promoting collaboration among nations.UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
  • Doc Evatt becomes president of the General Assembly

    Doc Evatt becomes president of the General Assembly
    Herbert Vere Evatt, was an Australian jurist, politician and writer. He was President of the United Nations General Assembly in 1948–49 and helped draft the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948).
  • The Universal Declaration of the Human Rights passed by UN

    The Universal Declaration of the Human Rights passed by UN
    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled.
  • The Korean War begins

    The Korean War begins
    The Korean War began on 25 June 1950, when North Korean forces launched an invasion of South Korea.
  • Australia passed the Sex Discrimination act

    Australia passed the Sex Discrimination act
    The Commonwealth Government and the state and territory governments have introduced anti-discrimination law to help protect people from discrimination and harassment.
  • Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986

     Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986
    The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission is an independent legal body of the Australian Government. 
  • Ausralis establishes INERFET

    Ausralis establishes INERFET
    The International Force for East Timor (INTERFET) was a multinational peacekeeping taskforce, mandated by the United Nations.