To mark the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations, the Department of Public Information will organize a special event at United Nations Headquarters on Friday, 26 June 2015, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Agenda will be as follows:
2:40 p.m. Welcome by Officer-in-Charge, Department of Public Information
2:45 p.m. Remarks by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson
2:50 p.m. Remarks by Vice President of the General Assembly Einar Gunnarsson
2:55 p.m. Remarks by Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations Samantha Power
3:00 p.m. Live webcast from San Francisco, Rotunda, City Hall
4:00 p.m. Event ends
About the United Nations Charter
The United Nations Charter is the constituting instrument of the Organization, setting out the rights and obligations of Member States, and establishing the United Nations organs and procedures. An international treaty, the Charter codifies the major principles of international relations, from sovereign equality of States to the prohibition of the use of force in international relations.
The Charter opens with a Preamble, and includes chapters on United Nations Purposes and Principles, Membership, Organs, Pacific Settlement of Disputes, Action with Respect to Threats to the Peace, Breaches of the Peace and Acts of Aggression, International Economic Cooperation, and Non-Self-Governing Territories.
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