November: UN Charter and Diplomacy For Peace dignity and equality on a healthy planet

Why we celebrate United Nations Day? United Nations Day, on 24 October 2022, marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. So at this time of year we will look again at the United Nations Charter for peace and peacekeeping. This session will be led by Bert Moore, a UNA-GL Trustee. Bert has extensive experience of police and justice systems and will challenge our thinking and understanding of national and international issues and events.

United Nations Charter, Chapter I:
Purposes and Principles

Article 1

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;

Article 1

Action with Respect to Threats to the Peace, Breaches of the Peace, and Acts of Aggression

Article 39

The Security Council shall determine the existence of any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression and shall make recommendations, or decide what measures shall be taken in accordance with Articles 41 and 42, to maintain or restore international peace and security.


Exernal Links

UN Charter Chapter 1
UN Charter Chapter 7
UN Peacekeeping Performance 2017 to 2019
UN Action 4 Peacekeeping
United Nations Day 2022