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Signing of the United Nations Charter

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Charter of the United Nations
Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations which was signed at San Francisco on 26 June 1945.
Photo # 101834

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The United States Sign the United Nations Charter
US Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Chairman, US Delegation, signing the UN Charter at a ceremony held at the Veterans' War Memorial Building on 26 June. President Harry S. Truman stands by at left looking pleased.
 Photo # 235970

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Canada Signs the United Nations Charter
W. L. Mackenzie King, M.P., Prime Minister of Canada; President of the Privy Council and Secretary of State for External Affairs; Chairman of the Delegation from Canada, signing the UN Charter at a ceremony held at the Veterans' War Memorial Building on 26 June 1945.
Photo # 84214

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Liberia Signs the United Nations Charter
Clarence L. Simpson, Vice-President of Liberia; Chairman of the Delegation from Liberia, signing the Charter at a ceremony held at the Veterans' War Memorial Building on 26 June.
Photo # 235935

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The signatures of France and Argentina for the Charter of the United Nations
Photo # 84667

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China Signs the United Nations Charter
Tung Pi-wu, member of People's Political Council; member of the Delegation from China, signing the Charter at a ceremony held at the Veterans' War Memorial Building on 26 June 1945.
Photo # 118004

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The signature of China for the Charter of the United Nations.
26 June 1945
Photo # 84668

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The United Nations Charter. [no date]
Photo # 256447

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Liberia Signs United Nations Charter
Clarence L. Simpson, Vice-President of Liberia and Chairman of the delegation, signing the UN Charter at a ceremony held at the Veterans' War Memorial Building on 26 June 1945.
Photo # 1316 

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L. S. St. Laurent, M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada signing the Charter. Photo # 84198
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Australia Signs United Nations Charter
Francis Michael Forde, M.P., Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Minister for the Army, signs the United Nations Charter.
Photo # 1290

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W. L. Mackenzie King, M.P., Prime Minister of Canada; President of the Privy Council and Secretary of State for External Affairs; Chairman of the delegation from Canada at the signing of the Charter.
Photo # 84199

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The United Nations Charter. [no date]
Photo # 256461

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Honduras Signs the United Nations Charter
Julian R. Caceres, Ambassador to the United States; Chairman of the delegation from Honduras, signing the UN Charter at a ceremony held at the Veterans' War Memorial Building on 26 June 1945.

Marcos Carias Reyes, Private Secretary to the President, and Virgilio R. Galvez, Under Secretary of the Treasury, both members of the Delegation from Honduras, stand in the background.
Photo # 1321

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Argentina Signs United Nations Charter
Miguel Angel Carcano, Ambassador of Argentina to the United Kingdom and Vice-Chairman of the delegation, signs the United Nations Charter.
Photo # 1288

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Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic Signs United Nations Charter
Kuzma V. Kiselev, People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs of Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic and Chairman of the delegation, signs the United Nations Charter.
Photo # 1291

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The United Nations Charter. [no date]
Photo # 256650

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Brazil Signs United Nations Charter
Pedro Leao Velloso, Minister of State for Foreign Relations of Brazil and Chairman of the delegation, signs the United Nations Charter.
Photo # 1293

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Cuba Signs United Nations Charter
Guillermo Belt Ramirez, Ambassador of Cuba to the United States and Chairman of the delegation, signing the UN Charter at a ceremony held at the Veterans' War Memorial Building on 26 June 1945.
Photo # 1309

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New Zealand Signs United Nations Charter
Peter Fraser, Prime Minister and Minister of External Affairs of New Zealand, and Chairman of the delegation, signs the United Nations Charter.
Photo # 1297

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China Signs the United Nations Charter
Members of the delegation from China at the signing of the United Nations Charter. Dr. V. Wellington Koo, of China, signs on behalf of his government, on 26 June.
Photo # 236035

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Uruguay Signs United Nations Charter
Jose Serrato, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Uruguay and Chairman of the delegation, signing the UN Charter at a ceremony held at the Veteran's War Memorial Building on 26 June 1945.
Photo # 1307

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The United States Sign the United Nations Charter
Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Secretary of State, Chairman of the Delegation from the United States, shakes hands with President Harry S. Truman at the signing of the United Nations Charter at a ceremony held at the Veterans' War Memorial Building on 26 June 1945.
San Francisco, United States
Photo # 236064

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A view of the United Nations Charter. Book open on the signatory page. 
Photo # 97326

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