Australia signs the UN Charter

UN Photo1945-06-26

United Nations Association of Australia

United Nations Association of Australia

The San Francisco Conference, 25 April - 26 June 1945: Australia Signs the United Nations Charter. Francis Michael Forde, M.P., Deputy Prime Minister; Minister for the Army, member of the delegation from Australia, signing the UN Charter at a ceremony held at the Veterans' War Memorial Building on 26 June 1945. Delegates of fifty nations met at San Francisco between April 25 and June 26, 1945. Working on the Dumbarton Oaks proposals, the Yalta Agreement, and amendments proposed by various Governments, the Conference agreed upon the Charter of the United Nations and the Statute of the new International Court of Justice. The Charter was passed unanimously and signed by all the representatives. It came into force on October 24, 1945, when China, France, the USSR, the United Kingdom, the United States and a majority of the other signatories had filed their instruments of ratification


  • Title: Australia signs the UN Charter
  • Creator: UN Photo
  • Date Created: 1945-06-26
  • Location Created: San Francisco, United States
  • Subject Keywords: UN75, United Nations
  • Type: Black and white photo
  • Rights: UN Photo

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