Today in History: 24 October 1945 United Nations was Established

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File photo: 24 October 2020 - UN staff members in Samoa celebrate 75 years.

The United Nations (UN), international organization was established on October 24, 1945.

The United Nations (UN) was the second multipurpose international organization established in the 20th century that was worldwide in scope and membership.

Its predecessor, the League of Nations, was created by the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 and disbanded in 1946.

Headquartered in New York City, the UN also has regional offices in Geneva, Vienna, and Nairobi.

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Samoa was admitted as a member of the United Nations on 15 December 1976 as the 147th Member of the UN.

A 45-nation draft resolution calling for Samoa’s admission was adopted unanimously by the Assembly.

Tupua Tamasese Lealofi IV, Deputy Head of State. 15 December 1976, United Nations, New York.

Following the admission of Samoa to the United Nations, the Deputy Head of State of Samoa, Tupua Tamasese Lealofi IV, speaking in Samoan, addressed the Assembly. Welcoming statements were then made by a number of delegations.

Samoa Prime Minister Hon. Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa signing the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023 – 2027 on behalf of the Samoa Government.

In October 2022 Samoa Prime Minister Hon Fiame Naomi Mataafa signed the Pacific UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027.

The Framework acts as the blueprint for the work of the UN across 14 Pacific Island Countries over the next five years from 2023-2027.

It ensures UN efforts are aligned with development plans and aspirations of each nation, to best support their achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As well as aligning itself to the national development plans of individual countries, the Framework is also fully aligned to the recently launched ‘2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent’, as well as Samoa Development Pathways and other important strategic documents.