The United Nations (UN) was established in October 1945. It is an international organisation which has its headquarters in New York, USA. At its founding the United Nations had 51 member states. Today the organisation has 193 member states and each of them is a member of the United Nations General Assembly.
Ireland applied to join the United Nations in 1946. The application was refused however, because of Ireland’s failure to support the Allies against Hitler and Nazism during World War II. Ireland eventually became a member of the United Nations in 1955. The Irish Defence Forces have a continuous presence on peace support operations since 1958. Ireland is also active in many other aspects of UN operations.
Ireland was admitted to the United Nations in the year 1955 On This Day.
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