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Charter of the United Nations (1945) Research Guide

Charter Research Resources

In general, secondary sources provide the best starting point for research on the Charter. Some key titles are listed here. 



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Sources for the text of the Charter of the United Nations

The Charter of the United Nations is deposited with the government of the United States.

A certified true copy was presented to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on 2 January 2008 by Allen Weinstein of the United States National Archives.

The Library holds a collection of translations of the UN Charter into various languages.


UN7873054: Egriselda Aracely González López, Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the United Nations, poses for a photo after signing the Preamble of the UN Charter. City/Location: New York Country: United States of America Credit: UN Photo/Manuel Elías Production Date: 10/23/2020 4:40:48 PM

Sources for the text of the Charter of the United Nations