The seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations offers an opportunity to review its many contributions to world peace, development, human rights, and the rule of law. Among the purposes stated in its Charter, the United Nations sought “[t]o develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples . . . .” The promotion of “self-determination of peoples” fell to the U.N. Trusteeship Council, one of the six organs of the United Nations. The Trusteeship Council suspended its work on November 1, 1994, one month after the Republic of Palau, the last of the original eleven trust territories, became an independent nation.
Recommended CitationMark E. Wojcik, The UN at 75: Success Stories From the Trusteeship System, 33 Pace Int'l L. Rev. 309 (2021)
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