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Encyclopedia > United Nations Atomic Energy Commission

The United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (UNAEC) was founded in 1946. The U.N. General Assembly first met on 10 January of that year, and on 24 January it adopted its first resolution, calling for the peaceful use of atomic energy and the elimination of weapons of mass destruction. 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... United Nations General Assembly The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


Bernard Baruch was the U.S. representative to the Commission, and on 14 June 1946 he presented a proposal that the United States (at the time the only state possessing atomic weapons) would destroy its atomic arsenal on condition that the U.N. imposed controls on atomic development that would not be subject to U.N. Security Council veto. These controls would allow only the peaceful use of atomic energy. The plan was passed by the Commission, but not agreed to by the Soviet Union who abstained on the proposal in the Security Council. Debate on the plan continued into 1948, but by early 1947 it was clear that agreement was unlikely. Bernard Baruch on the cover of TIME magazine, 1928. ... ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... A session of the Security Council in progress The United Nations Security Council is the most powerful organ of the United Nations. ...


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December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government responsible for energy policy and nuclear safety. ...

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