Cover Story | As the Second World War drew to a close, the victorious allies met
in San Francisco to discuss how to keep a peace that they had won
at such a cost in blood and treasure. They drew up a charter for a
new international organization that the assembled national
representatives, encouraged by the United States, approved on Oct.
24, 1945. The Preamble to the Charter of this new organization rang
with purpose: "We the peoples of the United Nations determined to
save succeeding nations from the