The term "United Nations" was coined by Franklin D. Roosevelt, former president of the U.S. It was first used in 1942 by the 26 allied countries when they undertook the difficult task to bring the Axis powers to their knees. The Charter of the UN had been worked out and signed by the representatives of 50 nations at a UN conference between April and June 1945. Poland was not represented at the conference but later also signed the document, thus the total number of signatories is 51. 26 June 1945, the day when the Charter was formally approved marks the birth of the United Nations Organization.
Charter of the United Nations (source of image: UN Archives)Published on - 2020-06-25 18:38:00