generations from the scourge of war
to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small
to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sourcesofinternationallaw can be maintained
to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.
The Charter was signed in San Francisco in June 1945 by fifty states. The signatories promised to be bound