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Reorganization and a New Name

United Nations Sign at Rockefeller Center, New York

United Nations at Rockefeller Center, ca 1942-1945

In July 1942, the United States became a member and in November of the same year, the name of the organization was changed to the United Nations Information Board and Office. Following this, letters were sent to all nations who signed the Declaration of the United Nations with invitations to join. The name was subsequently changed one last time to the United Nations Information Organization (UNIO).

The main location of the new organization was in New York, at 610 5th Avenue, a building at Rockefeller Center popularly known as La Maison Francaise, or the French House in English. Its European counterpart was based in London.