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The terms of trusteeship for each territory to be placed under the trusteeship system, including any alteration or amendment, shall be agreed upon by the states directly concerned, including the mandatory power in the case of territories held under mandate by a Member of the United Nations, and shall be approved as provided for in Articles 83 and 85.
1. All functions of the United Nations relating to strategic
areas, including the approval of the terms of the trusteeship
agreements and of their alteration or amendment, shall be
exercised by the Security Council.
2. The basic objectives set forth in Article 76 shall be
applicable to the people of each strategic area.
3. The Security Council shall, subject to the provisions of
the trusteeship agreements and without prejudice to security
considerations, avail itself of the assistance of the Trusteeship
Council to perform those functions of the United Nations
under the trusteeship system relating to political, economic,
social, and educational matters in the strategic areas.
1. Except as may be agreed upon in individual trusteeship
agreements, made under Articles 77, 79, and 81, placing each
territory under the trusteeship system, and until such agreements
have been concluded, nothing in this Chapter shall be construed
in or of itself to alter in any manner the rights whatsoever of
any states or any peoples or the terms of existing international
instruments to which Members of the United Nations may
respectively be parties.
4. Paragraph 1 of this Article shall not be interpreted as giving grounds for delay or postponement of the negotiation
Nothing in the present Charter shall prevent Members of
the United Nations from entrusting the solution of their dif-
ferences to cther tribunals by virtue of agreements already in
existence or which may be concluded in the future.
1. The General Assembly or the Security Council may
request the International Court of Justice to give an advisory
opinion on any legal question.
2. Other organs of the United Nations and specialized
agencies, which may at any time be so authorized by the General
Assembly, may also request advisory opinions of the Court on
legal questions arising within the scope of their activities.
CHAPTER XV THE SECRETARIAT
1. All Members of the United Nations are ipso facto
parties to the Statute of the International Court of Justice.
2. A state which is not a Member of the United Nations
may become a party to the Statute of the International Court of
Justice on conditions to be determined in each case by the Gen-
eral Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security
1. Each Member of the United Nations undertakes to com-
ply with the decision of the International Court of Justice in
any case to which it is a party.
2. If any party to a case fails to perform the obligations
upon it under a judgment rendered by the Court, the other party may have recourse to the Security Council, which may, if it deems necessary, make recommendations or decide upon measures to be taken to give effect to the judgment.
The Organization shall enjoy in the territory of each of its Members such legal capacity as may be necessary for the exercise of its functions and the fulfilment of its purposes.
1. The staff shall be appointed by the Secretary-General under regulations established by the General Assembly.
2. Appropriate staffs shall be permanently assigned to the
Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, and, as
· required, to other organs of the United Nations. These staffs
shall form a part of the Secretariat.
3. The paramount consideration in the employment of the
staff and in the determination of the conditions of service shall
be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency,
competence, and integrity. Due regard shall be paid to the im-
portance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis
1. The Organization shall enjoy in the territory of each
of its Members such privileges and immunities as are necessary
for the fulfilment of its purposes.
2. Representatives of the Members of the United Nations
and officials of the Organization shall similarly enjoy such
privileges and immunities as are necessary for the independent
exercise of their functions in connexion with the Organization.
3. The General Assembly may make recommendations with
a view to determining the details of the application of para-
graphs 1 and 2 of this Article or may propose conventions to
the Members of the United Nations for this purpose.
) CHAPTER XVI
1. Every treaty and every international agreement entered
into any Member of the United Nations after the present
Charter comes into force shall as soon as possible be registered
with the Secretariat and published by it.
2. No party to any such treaty or international agreement
accordance with the provisions of paragraph 5 of that Declaration, consult with one another and as occasion requires with other Members of the United Nations with a view to such joint action on behalf of the Organization as may be necessary for the purpose of maintaining international peace
by two thirds of the Members of the United Nations including
all the permanent members of the Security Council.
3. If such a conference has not been held before the tenth
annual session of the General Assembly following the coming
into force of the present Charter, the proposal to call such a
conference shall be placed on the agenda of that session of the
General Assembly, and the conference shall be held if so de-
cided by a majority vote of the members of the General m-
bly and by a vote of any seven members of the Security Council.
CHAPTER XIX RATIFICATION AND SIGNATURE
mendments to the present Charter shall come into force
for all Members of the United Nations when they have
been adopted by a vote of two thirds of the members of the
General Assembly and ratified in accordance with their respec-
tive constitutional processes by two thirds of the Members of
the United Nations, including all the permanent members of
the Security Council.
1. 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.
2. Any alteration of the present Charter recommended by
a two-thirds vote of the conference shall take effect when rati-
fied in accordance with their respective constitutional processes
2. The ratifications shall be deposited with the Govern-
ment of the United States of America, which shall notify all
the signatory states of each deposit as well as the Secretary-
General of the Organization when he has been appointed.
3. The present Charter shall come into force upon the
deposit of ratifications by the Republic of China, France, the
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of
America, and by a majority of the other signatory states. A
protocol of the ratifications deposited shall thereupon be drawn
up by the Government of the United States of America which
shall communicate copies thereof to all the signatory states.
4. The states signatory to the present Charter which ratify
it after it has come into force will become original Members
of the United Nations on the date of the deposit of their respec-