The UN Charter
The Charter of the United Nations was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came into force on 24 October 1945. The Statute of the International Court of Justice is an integral part of the Charter. Visit the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library’s collection of translations of the UN Charter.
The UN Charter, which created the UN, was signed by 50 member countries in San Francisco 72 years ago.
Download the UN Charter app in 6 languages on Charter Day on 26 June