Declaration by United Nations
The "Declaration by United Nations" was a significant document signed during World War II, representing the alliance of countries that opposed the Axis powers. It was signed on January 1, 1942, by 26 nations that were committed to fighting together to defeat the Axis forces.
The document was the first official recognition of the Allied powers as a united front against the Axis countries, and it laid the foundation for the future United Nations (UN) organization. The term "United Nations" was coined in this declaration and was used to represent the alliance of nations working together to achieve common goals.
The 26 original signatory nations of the Declaration by United Nations were:
United States, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, China, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Poland, South Africa, and Yugoslavia.