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United Nations Charter

Date: 1945

The United Nations Charter, the founding document for the UNs, was signed on 26 June 1945 in San Francisco, following the conclusion of the UN Conference on International Organization. It entered into force on 24 October 1945.

The UN Charter codifies international laws, including the principles of the sovereign equality of states and their territorial integrity, as well as the prohibition of the use of force in international relationships.

The UN Charter has been amended three times: in 1963, 1965, 1972, and 1973.

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