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Joint Declaration of the United Nations on Cooperation for Victory

January 01, 1942

DECLARATION BY UNITED NATIONS:

A JOINT DECLARATION BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS, CHINA, AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, CANADA, COSTA RICA, CUBA, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EL SALVADOR, GREECE, GUATEMALA, HAITI, HONDURAS, INDIA, LUXEMBOURG, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NICARAGUA, NORWAY, PANAMA, POLAND, SOUTH AFRICA, YUGOSLAVIA.

The Governments signatory hereto,

Having subscribed to a common program of purposes and principles embodied in the Joint Declaration of the President of the United States of America and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dated August 14, 1941, known as the Atlantic Charter,

Being convinced that complete victory over their enemies is essential to defend life, liberty, independence, and religious freedom, and to preserve human rights and justice in their own lands as well as in other lands, and that they are now engaged in a common struggle against savage and brutal forces seeking to subjugate the world, DECLARE:

(1) Each Government pledges itself to employ its full resources, military or economic, against those members of the Tripartite Pact and its adherents with which such Government is at war.

(2) Each Government pledges itself to cooperate with the Governments signatory hereto and not to make a separate armistice or peace with the enemies.

The foregoing declaration may be adhered to by other Nations which are, or which may be, rendering material assistance and contributions in the struggle for victory over Hitlerism.

Done at Washington
January First, 1942

The United States of America by Franklin D. Roosevelt
The United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland by Winston Churchill
On behalf of the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Maxim Litvinoff, Ambassador
National Government of the Republic of China Tse Vung Soong, Minister for Foreign Affairs
The Commonwealth of Australia by R. G. Casey
The Kingdom of Belgium by Cte R.v.d. Straten
Canada by Leighton McCarthy
The Republic of Costa Rica by Luis Fernandez
The Republic of Cuba by Aurelio F. Concheso
Czechoslovak Republic by V. S. Hurban
The Dominican Republic by J. M. Troncoso
The Republic of El Salvador by C. A. Alfaro

The Kingdom of Greece by Cimon P. Diamantopoulos
The Republic of Guatemala by Enrique' Lopez-Herrarte
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg by Hugues Le Gallais
The Kingdom of the Netherlands Al Loudon
Signed on behalf of the Govt. of the Dominion of New Zealand by Frank Langstone
The Republic of Nicaragua by Leon DeBayle
The Kingdom of Norway by W. Munthe de Morgenstierne
The Republic of Panama by Jaen Guardia
The Republic of Poland by Jan Ciechanowski
La Republique d'Haiti par Fernand Dennis
The Republic of Honduras by Julian R. Caceres
India Girja Shankar Bajpai
The Union of South Africa by Ralph W. Close
The Kingdom of Yugoslavia by Constantin A. Fotitch

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joint Declaration of the United Nations on Cooperation for Victory Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/209934

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