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Proclamation 3058—United Nations Day, 1954

June 24, 1954

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas the United Nations represents man's most determined and promising effort to save humanity from the scourge of war and to promote conditions of peace and well-being for all nations; and

Whereas this Government believes that the United Nations deserves our continued firm support and that its success depends not only on the support given it by its members but equally on that of the peoples of the member countries; and

Whereas the General Assembly of the United Nations has resolved that October 24, the anniversary of the coming into force of the United Nations Charter, should be dedicated each year to making known 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 Sunday, October 24, 1954, as United Nations Day with community programs that will demonstrate their faith and support of the United Nations and create a better public understanding of its aims, achievements, and problems.

I call also 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, and motion pictures, as well as all citizens to cooperate in appropriate observance of the 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 24th day of June in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-four, 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 3058—United Nations Day, 1954 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/308166

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