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Law 111 Public International Law



United Nations and International Peace


It is an international organization created at the San Francisco Conference which was held in the United States from April 25 to June 26, 1945. The U.N., as it is commonly called, succeeded the League of Nations and is governed by a Charter which came into force on October 24, 1945. Composed originally of only 51 members, the UN has grown rapidly to include most of the states in the world.

Principal Purposes of the UN

1. To maintain international peace and security 2. To develop friendly relations among nations 3. To achieve international cooperation in solving international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems 4. To promote respect for human rights 5. To be a center of harmonizing the actions of nations towards those common goals.

Principles of the UN
1. All its members are equal and all are committed to fulfill in good faith their obligations under the Charter 2. To settle their disputes with each other by peaceful means 3. To refrain form the threat or use of force in their international relations 4. To refrain from assisting any State against which the UN is taking preventive or enforcement action.

United Nations and International Peace