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Proclamation 3188—United Nations Day, 1957

June 26, 1957

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas the United States of America is one of the founders of the United Nations and has consistently supported it in its unceasing quest for a durable peace based upon freedom and justice; and

Whereas the devotion of the people of the United States to the principles of the United Nations Charter is the expression of a faith deeply rooted in American cultural, political, and spiritual convictions; and

Whereas the United States considers that further development of the processes of the United Nations will enable it to promote justice under international law with increased effectiveness; and

Whereas world opinion in support of international morality, law, and order has helped to make the United Nations a constructive force for the development of a stable, prosperous, and peaceful world; and

Whereas the United Nations has been instrumental in preventing open conflict between nations by offering its machinery for conciliation, negotiation, and pacific settlement; and

Whereas the United Nations, in cooperation with the Specialized Agencies, has been helping to create the basic conditions for peace by encouraging greater production of food, better health, higher standards of living, and greater educational opportunities; 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 purposes, principles, 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 Thursday, October 24, 1957, as United Nations Day by means of community programs which will demonstrate their faith in, and support of, the United Nations and will contribute to a better understanding of its accomplishments and of the hopes that inspired its founders.

I also call upon the officials of the Federal and State Governments and upon local officials to encourage citizen groups and agencies of the press, radio, television, and motion pictures, as well as all citizens, to engage in appropriate observance of United Nations Day throughout our country in cooperation with the United States Committee for 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 26th day of June in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-first.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower


By the President:


Secretary of State

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3188—United Nations Day, 1957 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307927

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