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   Adopted 24 Oct 1945
 
 
26 Jun 1945               UN charter signed
24 Oct 1945               Charter comes into force
 
Headquarters: New York, US.
Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.
Anthem: "Hymn of the United Nations".
Day: UN Day. 24 October (1945).
 
U.N Security Council Members
 
China, flag  France, flag  Russia (Russian Federation), flag    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, flag  U.S., flag 
     China                  France           Russian Federation  United Kingdom     United States
 
Sercetaries-General
24 Oct 1945 - 31 Jan 1946 Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb,
                           Baron Gladwyn ......................... 1900-1946 (UK)
01 Feb 1946 - 10 Nov 1952 Trygve Halbdan Lie ..................... 1896-1968 (Norway)
10 Apr 1953 - 18 Sep 1961 Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskold ...... 1905-1961 (Sweden)
01 Dec 1961 - 31 Dec 1971 U Thant ................................ 1909-1974 (Burma)
01 Jan 1972 - 31 Dec 1981 Kurt Josef Waldheim .................... 1918-2007 (Austria)
01 Jan 1982 - 31 Dec 1991 Javier Pérez de Cuellar y de la Guellar  1920-     (Peru)
01 Jan 1992 - 31 Dec 1996 Boutros Boutros-Ghali .................. 1922-     (Egypt)
01 Jan 1997 - 31 Dec 2006 Kofi Atta Annan ........................ 1938-     (Ghana)
01 Jan 2007 -             Ban Ki-moon ............................ 1944-     (South Korea)
 
 
Presidents of the General Assembly
10 Jan 1946 - 16 Sep 1947 Paul-Henri Spaak ....................... 1899-1972 (Belgium)
16 Sep 1947 - 16 Apr 1948 Oswaldo Euclides de Sousa Aranha ....... 1894-1960 (Brazil)
16 Apr 1948 - 21 Sep 1948 José Arce .............................. 1881-1968 (Argentina)
21 Sep 1948 - 20 Sep 1949 Herbert Vere Evatt ..................... 1894-1965 (Australia)
20 Sep 1949 - 19 Sep 1950 Carlos Peña Romulo ..................... 1899-1985 (Philippines)
19 Sep 1950 - 06 Nov 1951 Nasrollah Entezam ...................... 1900-1980 (Iran)
06 Nov 1951 - 14 Oct 1952 Luis Padilla Nervo ..................... 1894-1985 (Mexico)
14 Oct 1952 - 15 Sep 1953 Lester B. Pearson ...................... 1897-1972 (Canada)
15 Sep 1953 - 21 Sep 1954 Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit .................. 1900-1990 (India)
21 Sep 1954 - 20 Sep 1955 Eelco Nicolaas van Kleffens ............ 1894-1983 (Netherlands) 
20 Sep 1955 - 31 Oct 1956 José Guillermo Maza Fernandez .......... 1889-1964 (Chile)
01 Nov 1956 - 12 Nov 1956 Rudecindo Ortega Masson ................ 1899-1962 (Chile)
12 Nov 1956 - 17 Sep 1957 Prince Wan Waithayakon ................. 1891-1976 (Thailand)
17 Sep 1957 - 16 Sep 1958 Sir Leslie Munro ....................... 1901-1974 (New Zealand)
16 Sep 1958 - 15 Sep 1959 Charles Habib Malik .................... 1906-1987 (Lebanon)
15 Sep 1959 - 20 Sep 1960 Víctor Andrés Belaúnde Diez Canseco .... 1883-1966 (Peru)
20 Sep 1960 - 20 Sep 1961 Frederick Henry Boland ................. 1904-1985 (Ireland)
20 Sep 1961 - 18 Sep 1962 Mongi Slim ............................. 1908-1969 (Tunisia) 
18 Sep 1962 - 17 Sep 1963 Sir Mohammad Zafrulla Khan ............. 1893-1985 (Pakistan)
17 Sep 1963 - 30 Nov 1964 Carlos Sosa Rodríguez .................. 1912-     (Venezuela)
01 Dec 1964 - 21 Sep 1965 Alex Quaison-Sackey .................... 1924-1992 (Ghana)
21 Sep 1965 - 20 Sep 1966 Amintore Fanfani ....................... 1908-1999 (Italy)
20 Sep 1966 - 19 Sep 1967 Abdul Rahman Pazhwak ................... 1919-1995 (Afghanistan)
19 Sep 1967 - 24 Sep 1968 Corneliu Manescu ....................... 1916-2000 (Romania)
24 Sep 1968 - 17 Apr 1969 Emilio Arenales Catalán ................ 1922-1969 (Guatemala) 
16 Sep 1969 - 15 Sep 1970 Angie Brooks-Randoplh .................. 1928-2007 (Liberia)
15 Sep 1970 - 21 Sep 1971 Edvard Hambro .......................... 1911-1977 (Norway) 
21 Sep 1971 - 19 Sep 1972 Adam Malik ............................. 1917-1984 (Indonesia) 
19 Sep 1972 - 18 Sep 1973 Stanislaw Trepczynski .................. 1924-2002 (Poland) 
18 Sep 1973 - 17 Sep 1974 Leopoldo Benites Vinueza ............... 1905-1996 (Ecuador)
17 Sep 1974 - 16 Sep 1975 Abdelaziz Bouteflika ................... 1937-     (Algeria
16 Sep 1975 - 21 Sep 1976 Gaston Thorn ........................... 1928-2007 (Luxembourg)
21 Sep 1976 - 20 Sep 1977 Hamilton Shirley Amerasinghe ........... 1913-1980 (Sri Lanka)  
20 Sep 1977 - 19 Sep 1978 Lazar Mojsov ........................... 1920-2011 (Yugoslavia) 
19 Sep 1978 - 18 Sep 1979 Indalecio Liévano Aguirre .............. 1917-1982 (Colombia) 
18 Sep 1979 - 16 Sep 1980 Salim Ahmed Salim ...................... 1942-     (Tanzania)
16 Sep 1980 - 15 Sep 1981 Rüdiger von Wechmar .................... 1923-2007 (West Germany)
15 Sep 1981 - 21 Sep 1982 Ismat T. Kittani ....................... 1929-2001 (Iraq)
21 Sep 1982 - 20 Sep 1983 Imre Hollai ............................ 1925-     (Hungary)
20 Sep 1983 - 18 Sep 1984 Jorge Enrique Illueca Sibauste ......... 1918-2012 (Panama)
18 Sep 1984 - 17 Sep 1985 Paul J.F. Lusaka ....................... 1925-1996 (Zambia)
17 Sep 1985 - 16 Sep 1986 Jaime de Piniés ........................ 1917-2003 (Spain)
16 Sep 1986 - 15 Sep 1987 Humayun Rasheed Chowdhury .............. 1928-2001 (Bangladesh) 
15 Sep 1987 - 20 Sep 1988 Peter Florin ........................... 1921 -    (GDR)
20 Sep 1988 - 19 Sep 1989 Dante Maria Caputo ..................... 1933-     (Argentina)
19 Sep 1989 - 18 Sep 1990 Joseph Nanven Garba .................... 1943-2002 (Nigeria)
18 Sep 1990 - 17 Sep 1991 Guido de Marco ......................... 1931-2010 (Malta)
17 Sep 1991 - 15 Sep 1992 Samir S. Shihabi ....................... 1925-     (Saudi Arabia)
15 Sep 1992 - 21 Sep 1993 Stoyan Dimitrov Ganev .................. 1955-2013 (Bulgaria)
21 Sep 1993 - 20 Sep 1994 Samuel R. Insanally .................... 1936-     (Guyana)
20 Sep 1994 - 19 Sep 1995 Amara Essy ............................. 1944-     (Côte d'Ivoire)
19 Sep 1995 - 17 Sep 1996 Diogo Freitas do Amaral ................ 1941-     (Portugal)
17 Sep 1996 - 16 Sep 1997 Razali Ismail .......................... 1939-     (Malaysia)
16 Sep 1997 - 09 Sep 1998 Hennadii Yosypovych Udovenko ........... 1931-     (Ukraine)
09 Sep 1998 - 14 Sep 1999 Didier Opertti Badan ................... 1937-     (Uruguay)
14 Sep 1999 - 05 Sep 2000 Theo-Ben Gurirab ....................... 1939-     (Namibia)
05 Sep 2000 - 12 Sep 2001 Harri Holkeri .......................... 1937-     (Finland)
12 Sep 2001 - 10 Sep 2002 Han Seung Soo .......................... 1936-     (South Korea)
10 Sep 2002 - 16 Sep 2003 Jan Kavan .............................. 1946-     (Czech Republic)
16 Sep 2003 - 14 Sep 2004 Julian Hunte ........................... 1940-     (Saint Lucia)
14 Sep 2004 - 13 Sep 2005 Jean Ping .............................. 1942-     (Gabon)
13 Sep 2005 - 12 Sep 2006 Jan Eliasson ........................... 1940-     (Sweden)
12 Sep 2006 - 18 Sep 2007 Haya Rashed Al Khalifah ................ 1952-     (Bahrain)

18 Sep 2007 - 16 Sep 2008 Srgjan Kerim ........................... 1948-     (FYROM)
16 Sep 2008 - 15 Sep 2009 Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann .............. 1943-     (Nicaragua)
15 Sep 2009 - 14 Sep 2010 Ali Triki .............................. 1938-     (Libya)
14 Sep 2010 - 14 Sep 2011 Joseph Deiss ........................... 1946-     (Switzerland)
14 Sep 2011 - 18 Sep 2012 Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser ............. 1952-     (Qatar)
18 Sep 2012 - 17 Sep 2013 Vuk Jeremić ............................ 1975-     (Serbia)
17 Sep 2013 - 16 Sep 2014 Dr. John William Ashe .................. 1954-     (Antigua and Barbuda)
16 Sep 2014 -             Sam Kahamba Kutesa ..................... 1949-     (Uganda)
 
 
 
United Nations Commissioner for Refugees
01 Jan 1951 - 08 Jul 1956 Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhard ......... 1901-1956 (Netherlands)
08 Jul      - 31 Dec 1956 James M. Read .......................... 1908-1985 (US)
                          (acting)
01 Jan 1957 - 31 Dec 1960 August Rudolf Lindt .................... 1905-2000 (Switzerland)
01 Jan 1961 - 31 Dec 1965 Félix Schnyder ......................... 1910-1992 (Switzerland)
01 Jan 1966 - 31 Dec 1977 Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan .............. 1933-2003 (Iran)
01 Jan 1978 - 31 Dec 1985 Poul Hartling .......................... 1914-2000 (Denmark)
01 Jan 1986 - 31 Dec 1989 Jean-Pierre Hocké ...................... 1938-     (Switzerland)
01 Jan      - 02 Nov 1990 Thorvald Stoltenberg ................... 1931-     (Norway)
01 Jan 1991 - 31 Dec 2000 Sadako Ogata ........................... 1927-     (Japan)
01 Jan 2001 - 20 Feb 2005 Rudolphus Franciscus Marie Lubber ...... 1937-     (Netherlands)
20 Feb      - 15 Jun 2005 Wendy Jean Chamberlain ................. 1948-     (US)
15 Jun 2005 -             António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres .... 1949-     (Portugal)
 
 
United Nations High Commissioners for Human Rights
05 Apr 1994 - 15 Mar 1997 José Julio Ayala Lasso ................. 1932-     (Ecuador)
15 Mar      - 12 Sep 1997 Ralph Zacklin .......................... 1937-     (UK)
                          (interim)
12 Sep 1997 - 12 Sep 2002 Mary Terese Winifred Bourke Robinson ... 1944-     (Ireland)
12 Sep 2002 - 19 Aug 2003 Sergio Vieira de Mello ................. 1948-2003 (Brazil)
02 Jun 2003 - 01 Jul 2004 Bertrand Gangapersaud Ramcharad ........ 1943-     (Guyana)
01 Jul 2004 - 30 Jun 2008 Louise Arbour .......................... 1947-     (Canada)
01 Jul      - 31 Aug 2008 Kyung-wha Kang ......................... 1955-     (South Korea)
                          (acting)
01 Sep 2008 - 31 Aug 2014 Navanethem Pillay ...................... 1941-     (South Africa)
01 Sep 2014 -             Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein ...... 1964-     (Jordan)
 
 
 
Members
24 Oct 1945 - Argentina
            - Byelorussian S.S.R (Belarus from 19 Sep 1991)
            - Brazil
            - Chile
            - China (01 Oct 1949 - 15 Nov 1971 Republic of China [Taiwan])
            - Cuba
            - Czechoslovakia (Ceased to be a member as of 31 Dec 1992)
            - Denmark
            - Dominican Republic
            - Egypt
            - El Salvador
            - France
            - Haiti
            - Iran
            - Lebanon
            - Luxembourg
            - New Zealand
            - Nicaragua
            - Paraguay
            - Philippines
            - Poland
            - Saudi Arabia
            - Syria
            - Turkey
            - Ukrainian S.S.R (Ukraine from 01 Dec 1991)
            - United Kingdom
            - United States
            - U.S.S.R (As the Russian Federation from 26 Dec 1991)
            - Yugoslavia (Susspended 22 Sep 1992 - 01 Nov 2000, Serbia from 05 Jun 2006)
25 Oct 1945 - Greece
30 Oct 1945 - India
31 Oct 1945 - Peru
01 Nov 1945 - Australia
02 Nov 1945 - Costa Rica
            - Liberia
05 Nov 1945 - Colombia
07 Nov 1945 - Mexico
            - South Africa
09 Nov 1945 - Canada
13 Nov 1945 - Ethiopia
            - Panama
14 Nov 1945 - Bolivia
15 Nov 1945 - Venezuela
21 Nov 1945 - Guatemala
27 Nov 1945 - Norway
10 Dec 1945 - Netherlands
17 Dec 1945 - Honduras
18 Dec 1945 - Uruguay
21 Dec 1945 - Ecuador
            - Iraq
27 Dec 1945 - Belgium
19 Nov 1946 - Afghanistan
            - Iceland
            - Sweden
16 Dec 1946 - Thailand
30 Sep 1947 - Pakistan
            - Yemen
19 Apr 1948 - Burma
11 May 1949 - Israel
28 Sep 1950 - Indonesia
14 Dec 1955 - Albania
            - Austria
            - Bulgaria
            - Cambodia
            - Ceylon
            - Finland
            - Hungary
            - Ireland
            - Italy
            - Jordan
            - Loas
            - Libya
            - Nepal
            - Portugal
            - Romania
            - Spain
12 Nov 1956 - Morocco
            - Sudan
            - Tunisia
18 Dec 1956 - Japan
08 Mar 1957 - Ghana
17 Sep 1957 - Malaysia
12 Dec 1958 - Guinea
20 Sep 1960 - Benin
            - Cameroon
            - Central African Republic
            - Chad
            - Congo (Braziville)
            - Congo (Kinshasa[Zaire 1971-1997])
            - Cyprus
            - Gabon
            - Ivory Coast
            - Madagascar
            - Niger
            - Somalia
            - Togo
            - Upper Volta (Burkina Fasso from 1987)
28 Sep 1960 - Mali
            - Senegal
07 Oct 1960 - Nigeria
            - Nigeria
27 Sep 1961 - Sierra Leone
07 Oct 1961 - Mauritania
14 Dec 1961 - Tanzania
18 Sep 1962 - Algeria
25 Oct 1962 - Uganda
14 May 1963 - Kuwait
01 Dec 1964 - Malawi
            - Malta
            - Zambia
21 Sep 1965 - Gambia
            - Maldives
            - Singapore
20 Sep 1966 - Guyana
17 Oct 1966 - Botswana
            - Lesotho
09 Dec 1966 - Barbados
14 Dec 1967 - Yemen (Aden, to 22 May 1990)
24 Apr 1968 - Mauritius
24 Sep 1968 - Swaziland
12 Nov 1968 - Equatorial Guinea
13 Oct 1970 - Fiji
21 Sep 1971 - Bahrain
            - Bhutan
            - Qatar
07 Oct 1971 - Oman
09 Dec 1971 - United Arab Emirates
18 Sep 1973 - Bahamas
            - German Democratic Republic (United with West Germany 03 Oct 1990
            - West Germany (United as Germany 03 Oct 1990)
17 Sep 1974 - Baghladesh
            - Grenada
            - Guinea-Bissau
16 Sep 1975 - Cape Verde
            - Mozambique
            - Sao Tome and Principe
10 Oct 1975 - Papua New Guinea
12 Nov 1975 - Comoros
04 Oct 1975 - Suriname
21 Sep 1976 - Seychelles
01 Dec 1976 - Angola
15 Dec 1976 - Samoa
20 Sep 1977 - Djibouti
            - Vietnam
19 Sep 1978 - Solomon Islands
18 Dec 1978 - Dominica
18 Sep 1979 - Saint Lucia
25 Aug 1980 - Zimbabwe
16 Sep 1980 - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
25 Sep 1981 - Vanuatu
25 Sep 1981 - Belize
11 Nov 1981 - Antigua and Barbuda
23 Sep 1983 - Saint Kitts and Nevis
21 Sep 1984 - Brunei
23 Apr 1990 - Namibia
18 Sep 1990 - Liechtenstein
17 Sep 1991 - Estonia
            - Korea (North)
            - Korea (South)
            - Latvia
            - Lithuania
            - Marshall Islands
            - Micronesia
02 Mar 1992 - Armenia
            - Kazakhstan
            - Kyrgyzstan
            - Moldova
            - San Marino
            - Tajikistan
            - Turkmenistan
            - Uzbekistan
09 Mar 1992 - Azerbaijan
22 May 1992 - Bosnia and Herzegovina
            - Croatia
            - Slovenia
31 Jul 1992 - Georgia
19 Jan 1993 - Czech Republic
            - Slovakia
08 Apr 1993 - F.Y.R.O.M
28 May 1993 - Monaco
            - Eritrea
28 Jul 1993 - Andorra
15 Dec 1994 - Palau
14 Sep 1999 - Kiribati
            - Nauru
            - Tonga
05 Sep 2000 - Tuvalu
10 Sep 2002 - Switzerland
27 Sep 2002 - East Timor
28 Jun 2006 - Montenegro
14 Jul 2011 - South Sudan
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