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Volume 41, Issue 3


Rebuilding IUPAC after WWII

Danielle Fauque / Brigitte Van Tiggelen
Published Online: 2019-06-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2019-0308


The League of Nations’ failure to ensure global peace by solving conflicts through diplomatic and peaceful means prompted Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill to discuss the creation of a more efficient international organization as soon as the Second World War erupted. These preliminary efforts led to the signing of the Charter of the United Nations (UN) in San Francisco in 1945. In January 1946, the first general UN assembly took place, along with the Security Council and the Economic and Social Council. The latter created several international bodies, among them UNESCO. At first, UNESCO seemed to be the continuation of the International Institute for the Intellectual Cooperation (IIIC) coupled with the International Commission for the Intellectual Cooperation (ICIC), but was actually based on new rules [1].


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About the article

Danielle Fauque

Danielle Fauque < > is reasearch associate at Université de Paris-Sud 11 (Orsay, France)

Brigitte Van Tiggelen

Brigitte Van Tiggelen < > is research associate at Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium.

Published Online: 2019-06-14

Published in Print: 2019-07-01

Citation Information: Chemistry International, Volume 41, Issue 3, Pages 22–25, ISSN (Online) 1365-2192, ISSN (Print) 0193-6484, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2019-0308.

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