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Title: Charter of the United Nations
Alternative Title(s): UN Charter
United Nations Charter
Available From: http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/aunchart.htm
Conclusion Date: 1945-06-26
Entry Into Force Date: 1945-10-24
Description: The Charter is both an international treaty and the constitution of the United Nations organization. It established the six major organs of the UN and their functions: General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship Council, International Court of Justice, and Secretariat. The Charter delineates the principles on which the UN is based, such as sovereign equality of States, and the limitations on the organization such as non-intervention in domestic affairs of States. It sets out the purposes of the UN which encompass maintenance of international peace and security, promotion of economic and social co-operation, and protection of human rights. Member states, which now include virtually every country in the world, agree by signing the Charter to the principles of non-use of force and peaceful settlement of disputes.
Legal Citation: 59 Stat. 1031; TS 993; 3 Bevans 1153
EISIL Categories: Home > International Organizations > United Nations > Principal Organs & Bodies
Home > International Organizations > Basic Sources
Home > General International Law > Treaty Collections
Home > General International Law > Basic Sources
Home > International Dispute Settlement > Basic Sources
Home > International Human Rights > Basic Sources
Keywords: International Court of Justice (ICJ)
law of treaties
Security Council
treaties
United Nations (UN)
United Nations Charter
Language(s): Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Russian
Spanish
Document Creator: United Nations
ecu@un.org
Site Administrator: United Nations
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