Thursday, June 25, 2015

June 26, 1945: General Carlos P. Romulo signed the UN Charter- one of the original signatories!


Gen. Carlos P. Romulo signing the UN Charter
on behalf of the Commonwealth of the Philippines on June 26, 1945. 

The UN Charter was signed on June 26, 1945 by representatives from 50 countries. General Carlos P. Romulo, then Philippine Commissioner to the United States would sign on behalf of the Philippines – making the country one of the original signatories of the UN Charter.




                                                War Memorial Opera House and the War Memorial Veterans Building,                                                       twin edifices of the War Memorial Complex where the conference and the signing of the charter was held


Reeling from devastation wrought by a World War, on April 25, 1945, the United Nations Conference on International Organization began in the War Memorial complex,San Francisco to craft one of the most important documents of recent times – the UN Charter. After working for two months, the fifty nations represented at the conference signed the Charter of the United Nations on 26 June 1945.


General Douglas MacArthur and Carlos P. Romulo (R), during the General’s visit to the Philippines.


This photo inspired the bronze statues representing the Leyte Landing of General Douglas MacArthur, then President Sergio Osmena, then Brig. Gen. Carlos P. Romulo , etc.

General Carlos P. Romulo would become the Philippines’ permanent delegate to the United Nations (with rank of Ambassador) from 1946 to May 1953. 


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