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Proclamation 3246—United Nations Day, 1958

June 13, 1958

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas for the purpose of maintaining international peace and promoting the advancement of all peoples the United States of America joined in founding the United Nations; and

Whereas in working for a durable world order of freedom and justice, the firm support of the United Nations has always been a fundamental element of our foreign policy; and

Whereas the United Nations is keenly aware that the world is on the threshold of a new age of scientific technology which holds great hopes and grave perils for mankind; and

Whereas the United Nations provides an unique international forum and constantly seeks to improve its machinery for collective security and the peaceful settlement of disputes; and

Whereas the General Assembly of the United Nations has resolved that October twenty-fourth, 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 Friday, October 24, 1958, as United Nations Day by means of community programs which will demonstrate their faith in the United Nations and contribute to a better understanding of its aims, problems, and accomplishments.

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, to engage in appropriate observance of United Nations Day throughout the land 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 13th day of June in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-second.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower


By the President:


Secretary of State

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3246—United Nations Day, 1958 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307702

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