A BRIEF History of the United Nations

This is a timeline of some of the key milestones in the history of the United Nations.
[et_pb_vertical_timeline admin_label=”Timeline – Vertical” line_color=”#3a3a3a” text_font=”PT Serif||||” text_font_size=”24px” label_font=”|on|||” label_font_size=”55px” label_text_color=”#000000″ headings_font_size=”38px” headings_font_size_last_edited=”on|” headings_text_color=”#2d2d2d” background_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0)” custom_padding=”-100px|30px|30px|30px” custom_padding_last_edited=”on|phone” global_module=”7118″ saved_tabs=”all”] [et_pb_vertical_timeline_item use_read_more=”on” read_more_text=”Read More” font_icon=”%%183%%” animation=”left” text_font_select=”PT Serif” text_font=”PT Serif||||” headings_font_select=”default” headings_font=”||||” use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” title=”THE UN CHARTER” background_color=”rgba(0,117,214,0.51)” circle_color=”#aacfed” text_text_color=”#000000″ text_font_size=”14px” text_font_size_tablet=”14px” text_font_size_phone=”14px” custom_padding=”30px|30px|30px|30px” custom_padding_tablet=”30px|30px|30px|30px” custom_padding_phone=”30px|30px|30px|30px” icon_color=”#5da0d7″ timeline_label=”1945″][KGVID]https://blogs.un.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/shaping.mp4[/KGVID] The UN officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, upon ratification of the Charter by the five permanent members of the Security Council — France, the Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the UK and the US — and by a majority of the other 46 signatories.[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION” use_read_more=”on” animation=”right” text_font_select=”default” text_font=”||||” headings_font_select=”default” headings_font=”||||” use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” read_more_text=”Read More” read_more_url=”http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/” circle_color=”#aacfed” background_color=”rgba(102,164,214,0.51)” custom_padding=”30px|30px|30px|30px” custom_padding_tablet=”30px|30px|30px|30px” custom_padding_phone=”30px|30px|30px|30px” timeline_label=”1948″ border_color=”#e8e8e8″ border_width=”1″ font_icon=”%%184%%” icon_color=”#5da0d7″][KGVID]https://blogs.un.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Universal-Declaration-of-Human-Rights-Human-Rights-Commission.mp4[/KGVID] The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was indeed a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”First Peacekeeping Force” use_read_more=”on” circle_color=”#a8cfed” animation=”left” text_font_select=”default” text_font=”||||” headings_font_select=”default” headings_font=”||||” background_color=”rgba(0,117,214,0.51)” use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” timeline_label=”1956″ custom_padding=”50px|50px|50px|50px” custom_padding_tablet=”30px|30px|30px|30px” custom_padding_phone=”30px|30px|30px|30px” read_more_text=”Read More” read_more_url=”http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/missions/past/unef1backgr2.html” text_font_size=”14px” text_font_size_tablet=”14px” text_font_size_phone=”14px” font_icon=”%%183%%” icon_color=”#5da0d7″][KGVID]https://blogs.un.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/UN-Peacekeeping-Is.mp4[/KGVID] In October 1956, the United Nations faced a major crisis. The 1949 General Armistice Agreement between Egypt and Israel – concluded under the auspices of and supervised by the United Nations – collapsed when Israel and two major Powers occupied large portions of Egyptian territory. The Organization reacted to the crisis with speed and firmness and, to overcome it, conceived a new form of peacekeeping and set up its first peacekeeping force[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons” timeline_label=”1968″ use_read_more=”on” read_more_text=”Read More” read_more_url=”https://www.un.org/disarmament/wmd/nuclear/npt/” circle_color=”#c294e8″ animation=”right” text_font_select=”default” text_font=”||||” headings_font_select=”default” headings_font=”||||” background_color=”rgba(131,0,233,0.7)” use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” custom_padding=”30px|30px|30px|30px” custom_padding_tablet=”30px|30px|30px|30px” custom_padding_phone=”30px|30px|30px|30px” font_icon=”%%184%%” icon_color=”#8d47e8″] U.S. Ambassador Llewellyn E. Thompson, signs nuclear non-proliferation treaty as Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko watches in Moscow, Russia, on July 1, 1968. (AP Photo) [/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”International Women’s Year ” timeline_label=”1975″ use_read_more=”on” read_more_text=”Read More” read_more_url=”http://www.un.org/en/events/womensday/history.shtml” animation=”right” text_font_select=”default” text_font=”||||” headings_font_select=”default” headings_font=”||||” use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” circle_color=”#c294e8″ background_color=”rgba(194,148,232,0.73)” custom_padding=”30px|30px|30px|30px” custom_padding_tablet=”30px|30px|30px|30px” custom_padding_phone=”30px|30px|30px|30px” font_icon=”%%183%%” icon_color=”#8d47e8″][KGVID]https://blogs.un.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/First-World-Conference-on-Women-Mexico-City-1975-1.mp4[/KGVID] International Women’s Year (IWY) was the name given to 1975 by the United Nations. Since that year March 8 has been celebrated as International Women’s Day, and the United Nations Decade for Women, from 1976 to 1985, was also established.[/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”THE MILLENNIUM DECLARATION” use_read_more=”on” animation=”left” text_font_select=”default” text_font=”||||” headings_font_select=”default” headings_font=”||||” use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” read_more_text=”Read More ” read_more_url=”http://www.un.org/millennium/declaration/ares552e.htm” circle_color=”#c294e8″ background_color=”rgba(131,0,233,0.7)” timeline_label=”2000″ custom_padding=”30px|30px|30px|30px” custom_padding_tablet=”30px|30px|30px|30px” custom_padding_phone=”30px|30px|30px|30px” font_icon=”%%184%%” icon_color=”#8d47e8″] At the Millennium Summit in September 2000 the largest gathering of world leaders in history adopted the UN Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets, with a deadline of 2015, that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals. [/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item title=”SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS” timeline_label=”2015″ use_read_more=”on” read_more_text=”Read More” read_more_url=”http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/” circle_color=”#c294e8″ animation=”left” text_font_select=”default” text_font=”||||” headings_font_select=”default” headings_font=”||||” background_color=”rgba(194,148,232,0.73)” use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” custom_padding=”30px|30px|30px|30px” custom_padding_tablet=”30px|30px|30px|30px” custom_padding_phone=”30px|30px|30px|30px” icon_color=”#8d47e8″ font_icon=”%%183%%”] On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. [/et_pb_vertical_timeline_item][et_pb_vertical_timeline_item use_read_more=”on” animation=”left” text_font_select=”default” text_font=”||||” headings_font_select=”default” headings_font=”||||” use_border_color=”off” border_style=”solid” read_more_text=”Back to top” read_more_url=”https://blogs.un.org/timeline1″ circle_color=”#c294e8″ background_color=”rgba(131,0,233,0.7)” custom_padding=”30px|30px|30px|30px” custom_padding_tablet=”30px|30px|30px|30px” custom_padding_phone=”30px|30px|30px|30px” font_icon=”%%184%%” icon_color=”#8d47e8″ title=”THE END” /] [/et_pb_vertical_timeline]