Codification Division Publications: Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs Codification Division Publications: Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs

Last update: August 23, 2016

Charter of the United Nations

Chapter IX — International Economic and Social Co-operation

Article 55

With a view to the creation of conditions of stability and well-being which are necessary for peaceful and friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, the United Nations shall promote:

a. higher standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress and development;

b. solutions of international economic, social, health, and related problems; and international cultural and educational cooperation; and

c. universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.

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Repertory of Practice (1945–1954), volume 3 View PDF file
  Supplement No 1 (1954–1955), volume 2 View PDF file
  Supplement No 2 (1955–1959), volume 3 View PDF file
  Supplement No 3 (1959–1966), volume 2 View PDF file
  Supplement No 4 (1966–1969), volume 2 View PDF file
  Supplement No 5 (1970–1978), volume 3 View PDF file
  Supplement No 6 (1979–1984), volume 4 View PDF file
  Supplement No 7 (1985–1988), volume 4* View PDF file
  Supplement No 8 (1989–1994), volume 4*  
    paras. (a) and (b) View PDF file
    para. (c) View PDF file
  Supplement No 9 (1995–1999), volume 4*  
    paras. (a) and (b) View PDF file
    para. (c) View PDF file
  Supplement No 10 (2000–2009), volume 4*  
    paras. (a) and (b) View PDF file

* Advance version in English