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Proclamation of United Nations Charter and Statute of the International Court of Justice

BY PRESIDENT TRUMAN, OCTOBER 31, 1945

WHEREAS the Charter of the United Nations, with the Statute of the International Court of Justice annexed thereto, was formulated at the United Nations Conference on International Organization and was signed in San Francisco on June 26,1945 by the Plenipotentiaries of the United States of America and the respective Plenipotentiaries of forty-nine other Governments, and was signed in Washington on October 15,1945 by the Plenipotentiary of one other Government, the original of which Charter, with annexed Statute, in the Chinese, French, Russian, English, and Spanish languages, as certified by the Department of State of the United States of America, is word for word as follows:

[Charter and statute printed above.]

AND WHEREAS the Senate of the United States of America by their Resolution of July 28 (legislative day of July 9), 1945, two-thirds of the Senators present concurring therein, did advise and consent to the ratification of the said Charter, with annexed Statute;

AND WHEREAS the said Charter, with annexed Statute, was duly ratified by the President of the United States of America on August 8, 1945, in pursuance of the aforesaid advice and consent of the Senate;

AND WHEREAS it is provided by paragraph 3 of Article 110 of the said Charter that the Charter shall come into force upon the deposit of ratifications by the Republic of China, France, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America, and by a majority of the other signatory states, and that a protocol of the ratifications deposited shall thereupon be drawn up by the Government of the United States of America;

AND WHEREAS the Secretary of State of the United States of America signed on October 24,1945 a protocol of deposit of ratifications of the Charter of the United Nations stating that the requirements of the said paragraph 3 of Article 110 with respect to the coming into force of the said Charter have been fulfilled by the deposit of instruments of ratification of the said Charter by the following states:

the Republic of China on September 28,1945, France on August 31, 1945, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on October 24,1945, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on October 20,1945, and the United States of America on August 8,1945; and by Argentina on September 24,1945, Brazil on September 21,1945, the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic on October 24, 1945, Chile on October 11, 1945, Cuba on October 15,1945, Czechoslovakia on October 19, 1945, Denmark on October 9, 1945, the Dominican Republic on September 4,1945, Egypt on October 22,1945, El Salvador on September 26, 1945, Haiti on September 27, 1945, Iran on October 16, 1945, Lebanon on October 15, 1945, Luxembourg on October 17, 1945, New Zealand on September l9, 1945, Nicaragua on September 6, 1945, Paraguay on October 12, 1945, the Philippine Commonwealth on October 11, 1945, Poland on October 24, 1945, Saudi Arabia on October 18, 1945, Syria on October 19, 1945, Turkey on September 28, 1945, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic on October 24, 1945, and Yugoslavia on October 19, 1945;

Now, THEREFORE, be it known that I, Harry S. Truman, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim and make public the said Charter of the United Nations, with the Statute of the International Court of Justice annexed thereto, to the end that the same and every article and clause thereof may be observed and fulfilled with good faith, on and from the twenty-fourth day of October, one thousand nine hundred forty-five, by the United States of America and by the citizens of the United States of America and all other persons subject to the jurisdiction thereof.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be annexed.

DONE at the city of Washington this thirty-first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred forty-five

[SEAL] and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred seventieth.

HARRY S TRUMAN

By the President:

JAMES F BYRNES,

Secretary of State

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Dave Jolly

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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