of African Unity (African Union)
was established on May 25, 1963,
in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Its objectives include:
promote the unity and solidarity of the African
States; achieve a better life for the peoples of
Africa; defend their sovereignty, their
territorial integrity and independence; and
promote international cooperation.
United Nations in 1947
1947 was an extremely active year for the young
United Nations. Plans were laid for the permanent
headquarters of the organization, studies were
made and plans developed as a basis for future
activities, and action was taken on urgent
United Nations in 1959
United Nations in 1960
The 15th session of the General
Assembly that convened on September 20, 1960 was
a unique gathering in that it brought together
the heads of state of many of its member states.
At its opening, 14 new nations were admitted as
members, the largest single addition since the
UN's founding in 1954.
United Nations in 1964
For the first time since
its initial session in 1946, the General Assembly
omitted normal business.
States Department of State
negotiates treaties and agreements
with other governments; handles official business
with foreign embassies in Washington; speaks for
the United States in the United Nations and other
international organizations; and arranges for
U.S. participation in international
States Agency for International Development
assists underdeveloped countries
that have shown they want to help themselves and
become self-supporting. It helps provide basic
needs in such areas as agriculture, education,
family planning, and health.
From and To the United States in 1958