Atlantic Charter and Declaration by United Nations

President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill, meeting on a ship off the coast of Newfoundland on 14 Aug 1941, signed what has become known as the Atlantic Charter, setting forth a vision of the post-WWII world after defeat of the Nazis.  This program of purposes and principles formed the basis of the subsequent Declaration by United Nations, signed on 1 Jan 1942, by the representatives of 26 countries.  The latter document made the first use of the term “United Nations”, a term suggested by Roosevelt.

 

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