United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Records
Scope and Contents
This collection includes primarily printed materials such as annual reports and pamphlets documenting its work and its "Peacefinder" series. There is also material on the Council for Education in World Citizenship and the United Nations Student Association.
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
Copyright and Rights Information
The United Nations Association was formed in 1945 out of the League of Nations Union, to "help bring about a just, ordered and lasting peace, and better conditions of life for all mankind." Its office was in London. Early leaders included Viscount Cecil, C.R. Attlee, Lady Violet Bonham Carter, Winston Churchill, and Dr. Gilbert Murray. In 1946 the name of the organization was expanded to include "of Great Britain and Northern Ireland." The UNA describes itself as a "critical fan club of the United Nations," working to ensure that the United Nations is effective, efficient and creative in all the areas on which it focuses its attention. Today the UNA is a voluntary, membership-based non-governmental organization; there are over 180 local UNA branches in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The UNA is linked at the international level with over 80 UNAs through the World Federation of United Nations Associations.
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The UNA of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was formed in 1945 out of the League of Nations Union, to "help bring about a just, ordered and lasting peace, and better conditions of life for all mankind." It works to ensure that the United Nations is effective, efficient, and creative in all the areas on which it focuses its attention.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mostly through mailings from the UDC and from other archival collections
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Processed by SCPC staff; checklist created by Anne M. Yoder, Archivist, January 1999
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