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Proclamation 3026—United Nations Day, 1953

July 31, 1953

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas the United Nations provides the peoples of the world with an organization through which international differences in the economic and political fields can be peacefully resolved; and

Whereas the need for the United Nations is greater than ever before, and its success depends on the extent to which its members give it support; and

Whereas the expression of our faith in and support of the United Nations will encourage and bring hope to the peoples of other nations who are also working toward a true peace with freedom and justice for all; and

Whereas the General Assembly of the United Nations has declared that October 24, the anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter, should be dedicated each year to the dissemination of information concerning the aims and accomplishments of the United Nations:

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby urge the citizens of this Nation to observe Saturday, October 24, 1953, as United Nations Day by sending messages to friends, relatives, and associates in other member countries of the United Nations, by learning more about the United Nations and its members, and by expressing their confidence in the United Nations, their friendship for other peoples, and their faith in the ultimate triumph of peace and justice through the efforts of men of good will.

I also call upon the officials of the Federal, State, and local Governments, the United States Committee for United Nations Day, representatives of civic, educational, and religious organizations, agencies of the press, radio, television, motion. pictures, and other communications media, and all citizens to cooperate in appropriate observance of this day throughout our country.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this 31st day of July in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-eighth.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower


By the President:


Secretary of State

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3026—United Nations Day, 1953 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/308123

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