The UN: A Huge Step for Global Exchange
The United Nations General Assembly met for the first time on January 10, 1946. Originally, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt formed the United Nations in 1942 in hopes to unite twenty-eight nations to fight Germany, Italy, and Japan in World War II.
Three years later, towards the end of the war, representatives of fifty nations assembled in San Francisco to coordinate an international organization focused on preventing animosity and war in the world.
On January 10th, Paul Henri Spaak from Belgium was elected the first President of the General Assembly. Other meetings involved creating UN committees and naming the first nonpermanent members of the Security Council. As more nations entered the UN, the General Assembly grew. By 1961, the General Assembly had more than a hundred members.
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