Chapter I: Purposes And Principles

Article 1

The goals of the United Nations

In order to maintain international peace and security, to take effective collective measures to prevent and remove threats to peace and to repress acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace and to achieve, by peaceful means , And in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of disputes or international situations that could lead to a breach of the peace;
To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace;
To achieve international cooperation in solving international economic, social, cultural or humanitarian problems by developing and promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, Language or religion; and
To be a center of harmonization of the actions of nations in the realization of these common objectives.

Article 2
The Organization and its Members, in pursuit of the objectives referred to in Article 1, shall act in accordance with the following principles:

The organization is based on the sovereign equality of all its members.
All Members, in order to ensure all rights and benefits resulting from membership, shall fulfill in good faith the obligations assumed by them in accordance with these Articles.
All members resolve their international disputes by peaceful means, in such a way that international peace and security and justice are not endangered.
All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations.
All members shall give full assistance to the United Nations in any action taken by it in accordance with the present Charter and shall refrain from assisting a State against which the United Nations is a preventive or coercive action.
The Organization shall ensure that States which are not members of the United Nations act in accordance with these principles to the extent that may be necessary for the maintenance of international peace and security.
Nothing in this Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of a State or require Members to submit such matters to a settlement under this Charter; But this principle should not prejudice the application of the coercive measures provided for in Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.