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10 The United Nations

From: Problems and Process: International Law and How We Use It

Rosalyn Higgins

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 10 December 2023

UN Charter — Mediation — Conciliation — Arbitration — Negotiations and consultation — Collective security — Peace keeping
The stated purposes of the United Nations, listed in Article 1 of the Charter and to be read against the background of the preambular provisions, are centred on the maintenance of peace, the settlement of disputes, and the promotion of social, economic, and humanitarian welfare. In the Charter these are a seamless web. There is full recognition in the Charter that, if disputes are not settled, the peace may not be maintained; and that injustice and economic and social deprivation provide the breeding ground for instability and international terrorism. I cannot...
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