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Fraser chairing San Francisco Conference, 1945

Fraser chairing San Francisco Conference, 1945

New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser (standing, at rear) chaired this 1945 meeting of the San Francisco Conference, which brought together representatives of 50 countries to draw up the United Nations Charter. This meeting is discussing the trusteeship system for overseeing the decolonisation of territories governed by imperial powers – including Western Samoa, then governed by New Zealand.

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Michael Green, 'Foreign policy and diplomatic representation - Diplomacy, 1945–1960', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Michael Green, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 17 May 2016