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Ambassadors From and To the United States in 1958
United States Department of StateThe United 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 organizations.
United States Agency for International DevelopmentThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
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.
Organization of African Unity (African Union)The Organization 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.
The United Nations in 1947The 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 international problems.
United Nations in 1959The United Nations in 1959
The United Nations in 1960The 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.

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