First meeting of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

10 Jan First meeting of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On January 10, 1946 the first General Assembly of the United Nations, comprising 51 nations, convenes at Westminster Central Hall in London, England. One week later, the U.N. Security Council met for the first time and established its rules of procedure. Then, on January 24, the General Assembly adopted its first resolution, a measure calling for the peaceful uses of atomic energy and the elimination of atomic and other weapons of mass destruction.

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