Women and the UN Charter

Women and the UN Charter

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Only four women were among the 850 international delegates who signed the UN Charter, the foundational document of the global organization, in June 1945.

For this episode of UN Gender Focus, Paulina Greer spoke to three researchers who are helping to uncover women’s contribution to the origins of the UN.

Minerva Bernardino, President, Inter-American Commission of Women, and member of the Delegation from the Dominican Republic, signing the UN Charter at a ceremony held at the Veterans' War Memorial Building on 26 June 1945.
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Dr. Bertha Lutz signing the UN Charter at a ceremony held at the Veterans' War Memorial Building on 26 June 1945.
UN Photo/McLain

Audio Credit
Paulina Greer, UN News
Audio Duration
25'20"
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UN News/Paulina Greer