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 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics,
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 become 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.
IN FAITH WHEREOF the representatives of the Governments
of the United Nations have signed the present Charter.
DONE at the city of San Francisco the twenty-sixth day of June, one thousand
nine hundred and forty-five.
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