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 United Nations Charter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Nations Charter is the constitution of the United Nations.
Charter of the United Nations at Law-Ref.org - fully indexed and crosslinked with other documents
The Charter consists of a preamble, broadly patterned after the preamble of the Constitution of the United States,written by Conner Elms, and a series of articles divided into chapters.
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 United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Its first formal use was in the January 1, 1942 Declaration by the United Nations, which committed the Allies to the principles of the Atlantic Charter and pledged them not to seek a separate peace with the Axis powers.
The United Nations is also a forum in which to support the right of women to participate fully in the political, economic, and social life of their countries.
Also implicated in the scandal is United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, whose son Kojo Annan is alleged to have illegally procured UN oil-for-food contracts on behalf of a Swiss company, Coctecna.
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 REGULATIONS TO GIVE EFFECT TO ARTICLE 102 OF THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Under Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations every treaty and every international agreement entered into by any Member of the United Nations after the coming into force of the Charter shall, as soon as possible, be registered with the Secretariat and published by it.
Every treaty or international agreement, whatever its form and descriptive name, entered into by one or more Members of the United Nations after 24 October 1945, the date of the coming into force of the Charter, shall as soon as possible be registered with the Secretariat in accordance with these regulations.
Where the United Nations is the depository of a multilateral treaty or agreement.
untreaty.un.org /English/art102.asp

  
 CNN Cold War - Historical Document: United Nations Charter
Nothing in the present Charter precludes the existence of regional arrangements or agencies for dealing with such matters relating to the maintenance of international peace and security as are appropriate for regional action provided that such arrangements or agencies and their activities are consistent with the Purposes and Principles of the United Nations.
The functions of the United Nations with regard to trusteeship agreements for all areas not designated as strategic, including the approval of the terms of the trusteeship agreements and of their alteration or amendment, shall be exercised by the General Assembly.
A Member of the United Nations which is in arrears in the payment of its financial contributions to the Organization shall have no vote in the General Assembly if the amount of its arrears equals or exceeds the amount of the contributions due from it for the preceding two full years.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/01/documents/un.charter.html

  
 H.V. Evatt hero file
The United Nations officially comes into existence on 24 October, when the charter is ratified by the majority of its 50 signatories.
Cause: Creation of the United Nations (UN) and its Charter.
The Charter is signed on 26 June by the representatives of the 50 countries attending the conference.
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 AMERICA'S ROLE IN THE UNITED NATIONS
It is commonly assumed that the Charter of the United Nations is a treaty.
According to Article 108 of the Charter of the United Nations, amendments may be proposed by a vote of two-thirds of the United Nations General Assembly and may become effective upon ratification by a vote of two-thirds of the members of the United Nations, including all the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.
In like manner, the Charter of the United Nations is considered to be a permanent `constitution for the universal society,' and consequently, to be construed in accordance with its broad and unchanging ends but in such a way as to meet changing times and changing relations among the nations and peoples of the world.
www.house.gov /paul/congrec/congrec2000/cr091800.htm

  
 The Freedom Charter and the United Nations
The Freedom Charter, describing the democratic and humanist aspirations of the oppressed people of South Africa, is a historic document which is in full harmony with the purposes and principles of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and relevant resolutions of United Nations organs.
The objectives enunciated by the United Nations in its declarations and resolutions on apartheid are in harmony with the Freedom Charter.
The United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid - and, at its request, the Centre against Apartheid - have repeatedly taken action to publicise the Charter.
www.anc.org.za /un/reddy/fc-un.html

  
 United Nations Agreements on Human Rights
The remainder of the Convention specifies procedures for resolving disputes between nations about whether a specific act or acts constitute(s) genocide, and gives procedures for ratification of the convention.
Any state party to the Convention may also call upon the United Nations to act to prevent or punish acts of genocide.
People suspected of acts of genocide may be tried by a national tribunal in the territory where the acts were committed or by a properly constituted international tribunal whose jurisdiction is recognized by the state or states involved.
www.hrweb.org /legal/undocs.html

  
 United Nations Treaty Collection Web Site
of the Charter of the United Nations, "Every treaty and every international agreement entered into by any Member of the United Nations after the present Charter comes into force shall as soon as possible be registered with the Secretariat and published by it".
Text and status of the United Nations Conventions on Terrorism
Affairs of the United Nations, this on-line service offers access to over 50,000
untreaty.un.org /English/treaty.asp

  
 United Nations University
10th U Thant Lecture on: “The Role of the United Nations Secretary-General: The Past as Prelude to the Future"
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 Encyclopedia: United Nations Charter
The United Nations Charter is the constitution of the United Nations.
The United Nations Secretariat is one of the principal organs of the United Nations and it is headed by the United Nations Secretary General, assisted by a staff of international civil servants worldwide.
Jump to: navigation, search The International Court of Justice (known colloquially as the World Court or ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.
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 ipedia.com: United Nations Article
The United States Senate, by a vote of 89 to 2, gave its consent to the ratification of the UN Charter on July 28, 1945.
United States president Franklin Delano Roosevelt suggested the name "United Nations" and the first official use of the term occurred on January 1, 1942 with the Declaration by the United Nations.
The offer was accepted and the United Nations headquarters building was constructed in New York City in 1949 and 1950 beside the East River on land purchased by an 8.5 million dollar donation from John D. Rockefeller, Jr UN headquarters officially opened on January 9, 1951.
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 CNN Cold War - Historical Document: United Nations Charter
Nothing in the present Charter precludes the existence of regional arrangements or agencies for dealing with such matters relating to the maintenance of international peace and security as are appropriate for regional action provided that such arrangements or agencies and their activities are consistent with the Purposes and Principles of the United Nations.
The functions of the United Nations with regard to trusteeship agreements for all areas not designated as strategic, including the approval of the terms of the trusteeship agreements and of their alteration or amendment, shall be exercised by the General Assembly.
A Member of the United Nations which is in arrears in the payment of its financial contributions to the Organization shall have no vote in the General Assembly if the amount of its arrears equals or exceeds the amount of the contributions due from it for the preceding two full years.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/01/documents/un.charter.html   (7021 words)

  
 Support United Nations : Statements : Newsroom : AFSC
Nations proclaimed their resolve and declared their intent “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war…” (Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations).
When our own nation stands in the way, when we veto resolutions drafted for the common good, or propose resolutions based solely on our supposed self- interests, when we withhold resources or hold the United Nations hostage to our partisan and political will, we shortchange our best interests and those of the world.
We understand that the United Nations is guided by the strengths and shortcomings of the member states.
www.afsc.org /news/2005/support-un-stmt.htm   (669 words)

  
 AMERICA'S ROLE IN THE UNITED NATIONS
It is commonly assumed that the Charter of the United Nations is a treaty.
According to Article 108 of the Charter of the United Nations, amendments may be proposed by a vote of two-thirds of the United Nations General Assembly and may become effective upon ratification by a vote of two-thirds of the members of the United Nations, including all the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.
In like manner, the Charter of the United Nations is considered to be a permanent `constitution for the universal society,' and consequently, to be construed in accordance with its broad and unchanging ends but in such a way as to meet changing times and changing relations among the nations and peoples of the world.
www.house.gov /paul/congrec/congrec2000/cr091800.htm   (2357 words)

  
 United Nations
On January 1, 1942, representatives of 26 nations at war with the Axis powers met in Washington to sign the Declaration of the United Nations endorsing the Atlantic Charter, pledging to use their full resources against the Axis and agreeing not to make a separate peace.
Representatives of 50 nations met in San Francisco April-June 1945 to complete the Charter of the United Nations.
The United Nations came into existence on October 24, 1945, after 29 nations had ratified the Charter.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ho/time/wwii/17604.htm   (2357 words)

  
 United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3314 (XXIX)
Calls upon all States to refrain from all acts of aggression and other uses of force contrary to the Charter of the United Nations and the Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Cooperation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations;[FN2]
Aggression is the use of armed force by a State against the sovereignty, territorial integrity or political independence of another State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Charter of the United Nations, as set out in this Definition.
Reaffirming also the provisions of the Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Cooperation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/instree/GAres3314.html   (941 words)

  
 The Avalon Project : United Nations Charter; June 26, 1945
The original Members of the United Nations shall be the states which, having participated in the United Nations Conference on International Organization at San Francisco, or having previously signed the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942, sign the present Charter and ratify it in accordance with Article 110.
Nothing in the present Charter shall prevent Members of the United Nations from entrusting the solution of their differences to other tribunals by virtue of agreements already in existence or which may be concluded in the future.
The functions of the United Nations with regard to trusteeship agreements for all areas not designated as strategic, including the approval of the terms of the trusteeship agreements and of their alteration or amendment, shall be exercised by the General Assembly.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/un/unchart.htm   (6732 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: United Nations
The UN came into existence on Oct. 24, 1945 when the Charter was ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and a majority of the delegates.
This body co-ordinates the economic and social work of the United Nations and the UN family of organizations.
This body carries out the administrative work of the United Nations as directed by the General Assembly, the Security Council and other parts of the UN.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/un   (901 words)

  
 Ralph Bunche "Mr. UN" The UN - What it is...And What it is Not
Article II, Section 7 of the United Nations Charter state that nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any member state or shall require the members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter.
The United Nations was formed in 1945 as an outgrowth of the Conference on International Organizations held in San Francisco at the conclusion of World War II.
United Nations Association of the United States of America.
www.pbs.org /ralphbunche/un_whatis.html   (376 words)

  
 United Nations resolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A United Nations resolution (or UN resolution) is a decision of a United Nations (UN) bodies.
In particular, it is not clear if all Security Council resolutions are binding are only those adopted under Chapter VII of the UN Charter ("Action with Respect to Threats to the Peace, Breaches of the Peace, and Acts of Aggression").
Under Article 25 of the Charter, UN member states are obligated to carry out "decisions of the Security Council in accordance with the present Charter" but it is unclear what kinds of resolutions are covered by the term "decisions".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Nations_Resolution   (376 words)

  
 The United Nations: Organization
The Charter is the constituting instrument of the United Nations, setting out the rights and obligations of Member States, and establishing the Organization's organs and procedures.
In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter.
The United Nations family of organizations is made up of the United Nations Secretariat, the United Nations programmes and funds -- such as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) -- and the specialized agencies.
www.un.org /aboutun/basicfacts/unorg.htm   (376 words)

  
 ASIL Electronic Resource Guide
The United Nations is an international organization formed after World War II in 1945 to promote international peace, security, and cooperation under the terms of the Charter of the United Nations (http:www.uncharter/about).
The UN Charter, Universal Declarations of Human Rights, Statute of the International Court of Justice, and various treaties and conventions are among the founding documents of the United Nations.
Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization, UN Doc.
www.asil.org /RESOURCE/un1.htm   (7036 words)

  
 United Nations Day
The formation of the United Nations was evolutionary from a number of other events including the Atlantic Charter, Food and Agriculture Organization, Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, Moscow Declaration, and others.
On October 24, 1945, the majority of nations adopted the charter thus forming the United Nations.
While the key objective of the United Nations is "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war," it has also been instrumental in coping with hunger, desease, illiteracy, and poverty around the world.
www.holidayorigins.com /html/united_nations_day.html   (184 words)

  
 UN_TC
The United Nations Trusteeship Council, engendered at the 1945 UN San Francisco Conference, was mandated by the United Nations Charter to promote the political, economic and social advancement of the 11 original United Nations Trust Territories and their development towards self-government or independence.
Recently, the Special Committee on the Charter of the UN and on Strengthening the Role of the Organization was told that the United Nations Trusteeship Council should be abolished, as it had fulfilled its mandate2.
Trust Territories are those Non-Self-Governing Territories held under mandates established by the League of Nations after the First World War; Territories detached from enemy States as a result of the Second World War; and Territories voluntarily placed under the System by States responsible for their administration.
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 The Avalon Project : United Nations Charter; June 26, 1945
The original Members of the United Nations shall be the states which, having participated in the United Nations Conference on International Organization at San Francisco, or having previously signed the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942, sign the present Charter and ratify it in accordance with Article 110.
In the event of a conflict between the obligations of the Members of the United Nations under the present Charter and their obligations under any other international agreement, their obligations under the present Charter shall prevail.
The functions of the United Nations with regard to trusteeship agreements for all areas not designated as strategic, including the approval of the terms of the trusteeship agreements and of their alteration or amendment, shall be exercised by the General Assembly.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/un/unchart.htm   (6732 words)

  
 History of the United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Senate, by a vote of 89 to 2, gave its consent to the ratification of the UN Charter on July 28, 1945.
In addition to the Governments, a number of non-government organisations, including Lions Clubs International received invitations to assist in the drafting of a charter.
The UN came into existence on October 24, 1945, after ratification of the Charter by the five permanent members of the Security Council— Republic of China, France, USSR, United Kingdom, and the United States— and by a majority of the other 46 signatories.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_United_Nations   (811 words)

  
 Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
Any attempt aimed at the partial or total disruption of the national unity and the territorial integrity of a country is incompatible with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
All States shall observe faithfully and strictly the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the present Declaration on the basis of equality, non-interference in the internal affairs of all States, and respect for the sovereign rights of all peoples and their territorial integrity.
The subjection of peoples to alien subjugation, domination and exploitation constitutes a denial of fundamental human rights, is contrary to the Charter of the United Nations and is an impediment to the promotion of world peace and co-operation.
www.unhchr.ch /html/menu3/b/c_coloni.htm   (523 words)

  
 MEMBERS OF UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL (Bad Joke!)
A Member State which has persistently violated the principles of the Charter may be expelled from the United Nations by the Assembly on the Council's recommendation.
Under the Charter, all Members of the United Nations agree to accept and carry out the decisions of the Security Council.
While other organs of the United Nations make recommendations to Governments, the Council alone has the power to take decisions which Member States are obligated under the Charter to carry out.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/838185/posts   (2099 words)

  
 United Nations Millennium Declaration
• To strengthen respect for the rule of law, in international as in national affairs and, in particular, to ensure compliance by Member States with the decisions of the International Court of Justice, in compliance with the Charter of the United Nations, in cases to which they are parties.
We, Heads of State and Government, have gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 6 to 8 September 2000, at the dawn of a new Millennium, to reaffirm our faith in the Organization and its Charter as indispensable foundations of a more peaceful, prosperous and just world.
We solemnly reaffirm, on this historic occasion, that the United Nations is the indispensable common house of the entire human family, through which we will seek to realize our universal aspirations for peace, cooperation and development.
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