United Nations Charter

(1945)

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In a daylong ceremony on June 26, 1945, the nations that participated in the United Nations Conference on International Organization, representing more than 80 percent of the world's population, signed the United Nations Charter at the Veterans Building in San Francisco, California. The first nation to sign was China, which was also the first nation to have been attacked in World War II (by Japan). In the months that followed, the participating nations ratified the charter, which...