70th Anniversary of Declaration by United Nations observed

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Scholars, policy makers and former United Nations officials are gathering  in London on Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Declaration by United Nations.

The declaration in January 1942 was agreed by 26 nations which fought against Germany, Italy and Japan during the Second World War.

It called for an end to totalitarianism and military regimes.

The term United Nations was actually used by United States President Franklin Roosevelt during the war to refer to the allies that were fighting the axis powers.

Dan Plesch, Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London tells Derrick Mbatha that the declaration was the foundation for the United Nations.

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