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PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960


PROCLAMATION 3341—MAR. 31, 1960

UNITED NATIONS DAY, 1960 March 31, 1960 [No. 3341]

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation

WHEREAS the establishment of a just and enduring peace throughout the world is essential to the survival of civilization; and WHEREAS the United Nations is a powerful instrument for guarding mankind against the calamity of war and for establishing the rule of law among nations; and WHEREAS the United Nations has demonstrated its ability to assist in the orderly progress of dependent peoples toward self-government; to help those who live in underdeveloped areas to become self-sustaining; and to drive back the forces of disease and poverty whereever found; and WHEREAS the United States supports the United Nations with unswerving loyalty as it works to advance the economic, social, and spiritual well-being of all peoples; and WHEREAS the General Assembly of the United Nations has resolved that October twenty-fourth, the anniversary of the coming into force of the United Nations Charter, should be dedicated each year to making known the purposes, principles, and accomplishments of the United Nations: NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, do hereby urge the citizens of this Nation to observe Monday, October 24, 1960, as United Nations Day by means of community programs which will demonstrate their faith in and support of the United Nations and contribute to a better understanding of its aims, problems, and achievements. I also call upon the officials of the Federal and State Governments and upon local officials to encourage citizen groups and agencies of the press, radio, television, and motion pictures to engage

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