United Nations Rights History

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  • Tehran Conference

    Initial idea of United Nations created through a meeting between the Soviet Union, Britain and America.
  • Dumbarton Oaks Conference

    A gathering of France, China, England, United States and the USSR meet to further discuss the United Nations, in Washington, D.C.
  • Yalta Conference

    Also known as the Crimea Conference. A wartime meeting of the heads of government for the United States, England and the Soviet Union, where post-war issues were discussed.
  • UN Conference on International Organisation

    Began in San Francisco. First ever United Nations official conference, where delegations of rules for the UN took place.
  • United Nations Charter Signed

    Involving 50 countries, this was a document which was a listing of all the members of the UN. Today, there are 193 members of the UN.
  • Official Formation of the UN.

  • First General Assembly

    With 51 members attending, General Assemblies are annual re-caps and future plans for the UN on world affairs and resolutions.
  • League of Nations Dissolves and Transfers

    After many failed conferences, the League of Nations dissolves and then transfers all of its work to the UN.
  • First International Court of Justice Case

    The UN oversaw this. Britain had traveled along the coastline of Albania with two cruisers, but both had hit mines and sunk. Britain wants compensation for this. In the end, Albania paid Britain equivalent to the ship cost, military cost and other financial issues relative to this. This amount was then reduced by 15% due to a financial difference and lack of recency.
  • First UN Peacekeeping Mission

    For 1 year, the United Nations oversaw the Arab-Israeli ceasefire. This mission was handed over, but remains ongoing to prevent the continuing war right up to the present day.
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    The Declaration, with 30 articles, represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled to. In 1976, these became backed by international law. The 10th of December each year is also known as Human Rights Day in celebration of the creation of the UDHR.
  • First Successful Peace Mission

    Member States help southern part of Korea repel invasion from the north. The Korean Armistice Agreement is signed on 27 July 1953 by the UN Command and the Chinese-North Korean Command, rectifying this as successful.
  • Official UN HQ Opened in New York

    Other bases covering smaller aspects of the UN, mostly individual listings of broad community-based subjects, such as agriculture, development, politics, energy etc. Most of these can be found in Geneva, Switzerland.
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    UN Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    The UN's High Commissioner wins the first of two Nobel Peace Prizes, for its work with European Refugees.
  • UN Emergency Force (UNEF) Established

    The UNEF is a world-recognised military task force designed to combat both military and poverty issues. Its first mission was the Suez Canal Crisis.
  • UN Gets 17 Members in 1 Year

    By this date, an additional 17 members, 16 from Africa had joined the UN, the most in one year ever recruited ever.
  • First ever Arms Embargo via Consensus

    On this date, a consensus to embargo the arms of South Africa was reached and initiated without military backlash. This is important for the UN, as it shows that a once-hostile nation has thrown down its guns almost willingly, which is important for peacekeeping.
  • Resolution 242 active to Middle East (still existing)

    Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force. (From official document)
  • ICEAFRD Initiates into Force.

    The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination comes into force. With over 70 country memebers at the time, including most of Europe, Russia and the US, this was the biggest movement by the UN, which, even still to this day, cracks down on racial conflict and discrimination.
  • China now has Seats

    The UN reaches a consensus to allow seats for the People's Republic of China. This closes barriers between peacekeeping separated by East and West, with non-discriminatory action active for both race and governmental structure (Communism).
  • First World Conference of Women

    International Women's Year is marked with the First World Conference of Women, held in Mexico. This is a big step forward in human rights, as it gives both free speech to the lesser valued and rights to women.
  • The General Assembly Adopts the CEAFDW

    The general assembly adopts the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination againt Women, covering political, economic, social, cultural and civic values. About 1 year later, this gets backed by international law.
  • WHO Declares Smallpox Eradicated

    With continuing help from the UN, the World Health Organisation, having not seen a smallpox case reported for the last three years, declares the disease Smallpox universally eradicated. This goes to show the impressive people power and commitment of the UN.
  • General Assemply adopts the DEAFIDRB.

    The General Assembly adopts the Declaration of Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief. More discrimination is being whittled away by world powers.
  • UN Breaks Signature Record for Sea Convention

    New UN Convention on the Law of the Sea is signed by 117 States and two entities. It's the largest number of signatures ever affixed to a treaty on its first day.
  • The General Assembly adopts the CTOCIDTP

    General Assembly adopts the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. At this point, the UN now has 120 members.
  • UN creates Ozone Protection.

    Efforts of UN lead to the signing of the Treaty on the Protection of the Ozone Layer, known as the Montreal Protocol. This is one of the first efforts to protect the environment and to prevent greenhouse gases and other environmental disasters.
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    UNTAG Deployed for Electoral Assistance

    The United Nations Transition Assistance Group is Deployed to Namibia to assist in electoral procedures. On the 21st of March 1990, Namibia becomes independent.
  • International Law backs UN almost completely.

    Convention on the Rights of the Child comes into force, backed by international law. Also applied to aforementioned conventions on discrimination.