Dumbarton Oaks Conference
The Dumbarton Oaks Conference
(or Washington Conversations on International Peace and Security Organization
) held beginning in August 1944
in a Washington, DC
mansion (Dumbarton Oaks), was where the United Nations
was formulated and negotiated. The conference was attended by representatives of the United States
, the Soviet Union
, the United Kingdom
, and the Republic of China
. Discussions included the formation of the Security Council
and the right of veto that would be given to its permanent members.
The conference was followed up by a San Francisco Conference, where the Security Council veto powers were established.