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Membership In The Organization

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An analysis of Article 4 indicates the following requirements for admission to the United Nations (UN), first, membership is open only to States, then, the State must accept the obligations contained in the Charter, be peace-loving and be able and willing to carry out the Charter's obligations. The Article 4 provides that the State must be able and willing to fulfill the Charter's obligations &t;in the judgment of the Organization&t;. The interpretation of Article 4 must remain independent of Article 3 and the issue of original members. Participation in the San Francisco Conference was very much related to the political situation of the time. In particular, a kind of &t;associate membership&t; has been proposed for mini-States which not only have limited population but also few economic resources. Such Associate States would enjoy most of the advantages connected with membership status without the obligations.

Keywords: Charter; membership; Organization; San Francisco Conference; United Nations (UN)



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