The San Francisco Conference, 25 April-26 June 1945
Delegates of fifty nations met in San Francisco between April 25 and June 26, 1945. Working on the Dumbarton Oaks proposals, the Yalta Agreement, and amendments proposed by various Governments, the Conference agreed upon the Charter of the United Nations and the Statute of the New International Court of Justice. The Charter was passed unanimously and signed by all of the representatives. It came into force on October 24, 1945, when China, France, the USSR, the United Kingdom, the United States and a majority of the other signatories had filed their instruments of ratification.
Sitting at the Opera House, (from left to right): V.M. Molotov (USSR), People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs and Head of his delegation, conversing with a delegate, E.R. Stettinius Jr., Secretary of State and Chairman of the delegation of the United States, conversing with Anthony Eden (United Kingdom), Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Head of his delegation. [Exact date unknown]