United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Collected Records, 1945-
Collection: CDG-B Great Britain
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United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Collected Records
CDG-B Great Britain
Language of Materials
Materials in English
5 linear inches [papers only]
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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[Identification of item], in the United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Collected Records (CDG-B Great Britain), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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League of Nations Union Collected Records (CDG-B Great Britain)
Women for World Disarmament Collected Records (CDG-B Great Britain)
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.
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.
Detailed Description of the Collection
History and goals
Program work and publications, 1945-1946; includes:
-"First Annual Report, 1945 and 1946"
-Pamphlet "The United Nations First Assembly, London, 1946"
-Pamphlet "The Charter of the United Nations"
-Pamphlet "United Nations First Assembly, New York, 1946" by Bernard Moore
-Pamphlet "Your Last Chance"
-Program work and publications, 1947-1948; includes:
-Annual reports, 1947, 1948
-Pamphlet "United Nations Second Assembly, New York, " by Bernard Moore
-Pamphlet "The Charter Explained" by Maurice Fanshawe
-Yearbooks, 1947, 1948
Program work and publications, 1949; includes:
-Annual report, 1949
-Pamphlet "World Front, 1949: A Survey of the United Nations at Work" by Bernard Moore and Andrew Boyd
-Pamphlet "An ABC of the United Nations and International Organisations" compiled by Bernard Moore
-Program work and publications, 1950-1952; includes:
-Pamphlet "For This Flag . . .: Being a Report of the Executive Committee to the General Council of the United Nations Association for the Eighteen Months Ended June 1st 1951"
-Pamphlet "World Front, 1950: A Survey of the United Nations at Work" by Andrew Boyd and Robert Greacen
-Pamphlet "Uphill: Nine Leading Figures on UN's Progress and Difficulties" ed. by Stephen Pollak
-Pamphlet "The Greatest Cause of All: A Report of the United Nations Association for the Year Ending 30th June, 1952"
Program work and publications, 1953-1989; includes:
-Pamphlets "Christians and the United Nations: Why They Are Committed to Share UN's Work," 1957
-Pamphlet "A Policy for Disarmament," 1959
-Pamphlet "Arms and Man: A Pamphlet on Disarmament," 1971
-Program work and publications, 1990-current
-Pamphlet Series "Peacefinder Series" #1-11, ca. 1947-1952
-"The Veto" by W. Arnold-Foster (#1)
-"Arms and the Atom" by Andrew Boyd (#2)
-"Unesco's Task" by Ritchie Calder (#3)
-"Hunger Is the Enemy" by Duncan Crow (#4)
-"Who Goes Home" (#5)
-"World Health: The New Outlook" by Leslie R. Aldous (#6)
-"Point Four: Helping to Develop Half a World" by Susan Strange (#7)
-"My Brother's Keeper: An Account of Some of the Activities of the United Nations" by Gordon Evans (#8)
-"The United Nations and the Colonies" by Rita Hinden (#9)
-"Which Road to Peace" by Alan de Rusett (#10)
-"UN's Mutual Aid: An Introduction to the United Nations Programme of Technical and Economic Assistance" (#11)
-Council for Education and World Citizenship
-United Nations Student Association