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The United Nations Charter is a binding legal document which defines and distributes the responsibilities of each organ of the United Nations. The United Nations Charter must be signed by any member who wishes to become a part of the United Nations.

Chapter 1: The Purpose

The purpose of the United Nations shall be to facilitate better relations between all willing nations of the world. No single nation shall be allowed to hold power over any other member state. 

The organization is based on the principle of independence for every member state. All members shall be subject to the principles of the organization and shall fulfill those duties in accordance with this charter. 

All members shall resolve their disputes in a peaceful manner that is not disruptive to international peace and justice. All members shall refrain from the use of threats or military strength to force compliance on an international issue.

Chapter 2: Membership

Membership in the United Nations is open to all peace loving nations which accept the duties and responsibilities included in the present Charter and are willing to fulfill such duties. The admission of any state to the United Nations shall be presented in the form of a request to the President of the General Assembly who will then put it to a vote immediately. A simple majority is required to be admitted. 

Any member who preventative action must be taken against will be immediately suspended by the Security Council pending a trial with the International Court of Justice. Following the ruling from the International Court of Justice, the General Assembly will vote on whether the suspension is valid, and if General Assembly finds it to be so, they will determine a period of suspension lasting no more than 14 days. If the suspension is not valid, complete membership will be restored immediately. Any member may be expelled through the same process, with the exception that the Security Council must also vote on the matter.

Chapter 3: Organs

The United Nations shall be made up of 3 completely separate organs: a General Assembly, a Security Council, and an International Court of Justice.

The General Assembly shall be responsible for creating and voting on legislation within the United Nations. The Security Council shall be responsible for enacting and enforcing security measures by the General Assembly, and the International Court of Justice shall be responsible for reviewing actions taken by either of the other organs.

Chapter 4: The General Assembly

The General Assembly shall consist of every member of the United Nations.

Each nation shall have no more than 2 representatives to the General Assembly.

The General Assembly shall discuss and create legislation to be followed by the whole of the United Nations and it’s member states within the scope of the Charter or relating to the powers of any organ of the United Nations.

The General Assembly may discuss any issues relating to the maintenance of international peace, justice, and security brought forth by any member of the General Assembly, Security Council, or non member Observer state*. Any action to be taken on the issue must then be approved by the Security Council.

The General Assembly may convene the Security Council with any issue that may immediately endanger peace, justice or security.

Each member of the General Assembly may have one (1) vote. Decisions of the General Assembly are to be made with ⅔ majority vote of all nations present and voting. These decisions may include: recommendations in the interest of peace, justice, and security, the election of non permanent members to the Security Council, and the suspension and expulsion of members. 

The General Assembly are to meet at least twice a week, with special sessions able to be called by the Secretary General at the request of the Security Council or a majority of members. 

The President of the General Assembly is to be elected once every two weeks in elections held by the Secretary General. The President of the General Assembly may be allowed two (2) assistants who must also be approved by the General Assembly.

  • with approval from the President of the General Assembly

Chapter 5: The Security Council

The Security Council shall consist of 15 members: the United States of America, ___, ___, ___, and, ___ shall all be permanent members of the Security Council. The other 10 members shall be elected for terms of 1 month by the General Assembly. Each member of the Security Council shall have 1 representative.

In order to ensure prompt participation within the United Nations, each nation confers to the Security Council for the responsibility of maintaining international peace, justice, and security, and agree that in carrying out duties under this responsibility the Security Council shall act on their behalf.

The members of the United Nations agree to accept and carry out the duties and decisions of the Security Council. 

Each member of the Security Council shall have 1 vote. Decisions of the Security Council shall be carried out by majority vote of the Security Council members. Any member that is a party to a dispute shall abstain from voting. The 5 permanent members hold veto power as to ensure a fair and balanced system. A veto, may however be overruled by ⅔ majority of the Security Council, including other permanent members. 

The President of the Security Council shall be elected on a weekly basis and shall be transferred to and from each member of the Security Council, starting with the United States of America.

Chapter 6: Settling Disputes

The Security Council may investigate any dispute which may lead to the breaking of peace and decide whether or not action is required on the part of the Council.

Any member may bring forward a dispute to the Security Council, who will then investigate the issue using the above method. 

Chapter 7: Action Regarding Breaks of Peace and Agression

The Security Council shall call together the involved parties to attempt to resolve the dispute. If this proves to be ineffective, the Security Council shall investigate other techniques that do not involve military involvement. If this, too, proves ineffective, the Security Council will call upon it’s members to provide peacekeeping support.

There shall be an established Military Support Committee to discuss military options with the Security Council before acts are taken. The Head of the Military Support Committee must be consulted before acts may be taken. If this is not possible, the Secretary General may consent to military acts. The Head of the Military Support Committee shall be elected by vote of the General Assembly.

Chapter 8: The International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice shall be shall be the core judicial organ of the United Nations. All members of the United Nations are parties to the International Court of Justice.

Each member of the United Nations agrees to comply with International Court of Justice rulings in any case which it is a party. Any party that does not follow an International Court of Justice ruling may be forwarded to the Security Council to discuss compliance. Every nation shall have at least two International Court Justices ready to be called upon at any time to sit on a case. Justices to an International Court of Justice case are to be chosen by the parties involved, and may not exceed 8. 

Chapter 9: Amendments

Any General Assembly member may present amendments to this Charter at any General Assembly session, with the exception of the Security Council portion of the Charter. This amendment must have a ¾ majority in the General Assembly to be passed and the Charter revised to include the amendment. 

 

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