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Proclamation 3341—United Nations Day, 1960

March 31, 1960

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas the establishment of a just and enduring peace throughout the world is essential to the survival of civilization; and

Whereas the United Nations is a powerful instrument for guarding mankind against the calamity of war and for establishing the rule of law among nations; and

Whereas the United Nations has demonstrated its ability to assist in the orderly progress of dependent peoples toward self-government; to help those who live in underdeveloped areas to become self-sustaining; and to drive back the forces of disease and poverty where ever found; and

Whereas the United States supports the United Nations with unswerving loyalty as it works to advance the economic, social, and spiritual well-being of all peoples; 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 Monday, October 24, 1960, as United Nations Day by means of community programs which will demonstrate their faith in and support of the United Nations and contribute to a better understanding of its aims, problems, and achievements.

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 and other organizations.

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 thirty-first day of March in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-fourth.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower


By the President:


Secretary of State

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3341—United Nations Day, 1960 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307560

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