October 4, 2022

Simplifying the UN Charter- Part I- Purposes and Principles of United Nation

United Nation was established in 1945 after world war II by 51 Countries for maintaining International peace and security.

The lawmatics is trying to present the information about United nation and its organizations from the original sources of this organization. Therefore, previously, we presented the simplified version of the statute of International court of justice in four parts.

Now, we will present the simplified version of United Nation charter. United nation charter is like the constitution of the United Nation. It has the information about all principle organizations of the United nation, So, if you want to know about United Nation inception and its organization, then this series of lawmatics will be enough for you to get the understanding of Untied Nation.

Chapter I

Chapter I of the charter determine the purposes and the principles of the United nation under Article 1.

Article 1- Purposes

The Purposes of the United Nations are:

1. TO MAINTAIN INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY, and to that end:

  • to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and
  • for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and
  • to bring about by peaceful means, and
  • in conformity with the principles of justice and international law,
  • adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace;

2. TO DEVELOP FRIENDLY RELATIONS AMONG NATIONS based on respect

  • for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and
  • to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace;

3. To achieve INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN SOLVING INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS

  • of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and
  • in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and
  • for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion; and

4. To be a CENTER FOR HARMONIZING THE ACTIONS OF NATIONS IN the attainment of these common ends.

Article 2-Principles

The Organization and its Members, in pursuit of the Purposes stated in Article 1, shall act in accordance with the following Principles-

1. The Organization is based on the principle of the SOVEREIGN EQUALITY OF ALL ITS MEMBERS.

2. All Members, in order to ensure to all of them the rights and benefits resulting from membership, shall FULFIL IN GOOD FAITH THE OBLIGATIONS ASSUMED BY THEM in accordance with the present Charter.

3. All Members shall SETTLE THEIR INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES BY PEACEFUL MEANS in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered.

4. All Members shall REFRAIN IN THEIR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS FROM THE THREAT OR USE OF FORCE against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.

5. All Members shall GIVE THE UNITED NATIONS EVERY ASSISTANCE IN ANY ACTION it takes in accordance with the present Charter, and shall refrain from giving assistance to any state against which the United Nations is taking preventive or enforcement action.

6. The Organization shall ensure that states which are NOT MEMBERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE PRINCIPLES so far as may be necessary for the maintenance of international peace and security.

7. NOTHING contained in the present Charter shall AUTHORIZE THE UNITED NATIONS TO INTERVENE IN MATTERS WHICH ARE ESSENTIALLY WITHIN THE DOMESTIC JURISDICTION OF ANY STATE or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter; but this principle shall not prejudice the application of enforcement measures under Chapter VII.

Reference

Charter of United Nation Organization