United Nations Conference on International Organization


The United Nations Conference on International Organization, commonly known as the San Francisco Conference, was a convention of delegates from 50 Allied nations that took place from 25 April 1945 to 26 June 1945 in San Francisco, California, United States of America. At this convention, the delegates reviewed and rewrote the Dumbarton Oaks agreements of the previous year. The convention resulted in the creation of the United Nations Charter, which was opened for signature on June 26, the last day of the conference. The conference was held at various locations, primarily the War Memorial Opera House, with the Charter being signed on June 26 at the Herbst Theatre in Civic Center. A square adjacent to the city's Civic Center, called "UN Plaza," commemorates the conference.


Establishing the United Nations

The United Nations is best known as an international presence consisting of countries, or Member States, having the ability to not only discuss, but to also confront humanity’s biggest issues. In 1945, fifty nations decided to unite for the common goal of establishing this organization to maintain peace and create a better world for everyone. During this historical committee, delegates will travel back in time and will now have to work together to create a UN Charter that fulfills the short-term as well as the long-term goals established within the Dumbarton-Oaks Conference.


Chair: Elizabeth Franceschini (McGill University, Faculty of Arts)
Assistant Chair: Delphine Langevin (Dawson College)
Assistant Chair: Mia Solivo (Dawson College)


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