Transitional Security ArrangementsJanuary 15, 2022
The special agreements referred to in Article 43 may take time to come into force.
In the meantime=
- the SC can exercise its responsibilities under Article 42 pending such agreements.
- France and the parties to the Four-Nation Declaration, signed at Moscow, October 30,1943 shall, in accordance with paragraph 5 of that Declaration, consult with one another and with other UN Members to maintain peace
Nothing in the present Charter shall invalidate or preclude action, in relation to any state which during the Second World War has been an enemy of any signatory to the present Charter, taken or authorized as a result of that war by the Governments having responsibility for such action.
Chapter 18= Amendments
Amendments to the present Charter shall come into force for all Members of the United Nations when they have been adopted by a vote of two thirds of the members of the General Assembly and ratified in accordance with their respective constitutional processes by two thirds of the Mem- bers of the United Nations, including all the permanent members of the Security Council.
A General Conference of the Members of the United Nations for the purpose of reviewing the present Charter may be held at a date and place to be fixed by a two-thirds vote of the mem- bers of the General Assembly and by a vote of any seven members of the Security Council. Each Member of the United Nations shall have one vote in the conference.
Any alteration of the present Charter recommended by a two-thirds vote of the conference shall take effect when ratified in accordance with their respective constitutional processes by two thirds of the Members of the United Nations including all the permanent members of the Security Council.
If such a conference has not been held before the tenth annual session of the General As- sembly following the coming into force of the present Charter, the proposal to call such a conference shall be placed on the agenda of that session of the General Assembly, and the conference shall be held if so decided by a majority vote of the members of the General Assembly and by a vote of any seven members of the Security Council.
Chapter 19= Ratification And Signature
The present Charter shall be ratified by the signatory states in accordance with their respective constitutional processes.
The ratifications shall be deposited with the Government of the United States of America, which shall notify all the signatory states of each deposit as well as the Secretary-General of the Organization when he has been appointed.
The present Charter shall come into force upon the deposit of ratifications by the Republic of China, France, the USSR, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America, and by a majority of the other signatory states.
A protocol of the ratifications deposited shall thereupon be drawn up by the Government of the United States of America which shall communicate copies thereof to all the signatory states.
- The states signatory to the present Charter which ratify it after it has come into force will be- come original Members of the United Nations on the date of the deposit of their respective ratifications.
The present Charter, of which the Chinese, French, Russian, English, and Spanish texts are equally authentic, shall remain deposited in the archives of the Government of the United States of America. Duly certified copies thereof shall be transmitted by that Government to the Governments of the other signatory states.
the representatives of the Governments of the UN have signed the present Charter.
DONE in San Francisco June 26, 1945