|Title:||Act of men and nations document|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a petition from Tallahassee, Florida, sent to the United Nations. The petition is dated December 5, and was written circa 1966. It urges that the Charter Review Conference be convened.|
The United Nations is an international organization established on October 24, 1945. It was the second multipurpose international organization established in the 20th century that was worldwide in scope and membership. Its predecessor, the League of Nations, was created by the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 and disbanded in 1946. Headquartered in New York City, the UN also has offices in Geneva, Vienna, and other cities. Its official languages are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. According to its Charter, the UN aims to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war...to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights... to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. http://search.eb.com/eb/article-9108767 Retrieved 4/22/2009.
A General Conference of the Members of the United Nations for the purpose of reviewing the present Charter may be held at a date and place to be fixed by a two-thirds vote of the members of the General Assembly and by a vote of any nine members of the Security Council. Each Member of the United Nations shall have one vote in the conference. Charter of the United Nations, Chapter XVIII, Article 108. http://www.un.org/aboutun/charter/chapter18.shtml Retrieved 4/30/2009.
Act of men and nations document, circa 1966. MS 2077. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.