United Nations Conference, 1953

This photographs shows the interior of the Corn Exchange in Brighton. It shows the room prepared for the International United Nations Conference held on the Royal Pavilion Estate between 16 June and 9 July 1953.

Mind the gap

The photograph was taken by the Ministry of Works to record the set up of the event.

60 nations were represented at the conference. If you look closely you can see the names of each country marked on the tables, in strict alphabetical order.

Some countries presumably had larger delegations than others. Denmark has three seats while the neighbouring Dominican Republic has just one.

Australia seems to have a table to itself, with Austria across the aisle.

You can read more about the time the United Nations took over the Royal Pavilion Estate in this post on our WW2 website by curator Dan Robertson.

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