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Charter of the United Nations

Chapter XII — International Trusteeship System

Article 76

The basic objectives of the trusteeship system, in accordance with the Purposes of the United Nations laid down in Article 1 of the present Charter, shall be:

a. to further international peace and security;

b. to promote the political, economic, social, and educational advancement of the inhabitants of the trust territories, and their progressive development towards self-government or independence as may be appropriate to the particular circumstances of each territory and its peoples and the freely expressed wishes of the peoples concerned, and as may be provided by the terms of each trusteeship agreement;

c. to encourage respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion, and to encourage recognition of the interdependence of the peoples of the world; and

d. to ensure equal treatment in social, economic, and commercial matters for all Members of the United Nations and their nationals, and also equal treatment for the latter in the administration of justice, without prejudice to the attainment of the foregoing objectives and subject to the provisions of Article 80.

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Repertory of Practice (1945–1954), volume 4 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 3 View PDF file
  Supplement No 4 (1966–1969), volume 2 View PDF file
  Supplement No 5 (1970–1978), volume 4 View PDF file
  Supplement No 6 (1979–1984), volume 5 View PDF file
  Supplement No 7 (1985–1988), volume 5* View PDF file
  Supplement No 8 (1989–1994), volume 5* View PDF file
  Supplement No 9 (1995–1999), volume 5* View PDF file

* Advance version in English