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Proclamation 3090—United Nations Day, 1955

April 05, 1955

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas the United States of America was one of the nations instrumental in establishing the United Nations in an effort to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war; and

Whereas it is the consistent policy of the Government of the United States to encourage and support the work of the United Nations in that effort; and

Whereas the United Nations has entered on its tenth year of unremitting labor toward realizing the hopes of man-kind for an ordered world based on the supremacy of reason and justice; 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, and has called on the Governments of all Member States especially to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the establishment 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 Monday, October 24, 1955, as United Nations Day by means of community programs that will demonstrate their faith in, and support of, the United Nations and that will create a better public understanding of its problems and of its aims and achievements.

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

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 5th day of April in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-ninth.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower


By the President:


Secretary of State

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3090—United Nations Day, 1955 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307228

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