Uniting For Peace
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This appeal, together with a report on the signatures (number, statistics according to countries) will be presented to all the accredited ambassadors to the UN. The ambassadors are being urged to suggest to the General Secretary of the UN, Mr. Kofi Annan, to vote to convene a special meeting of the General Assembly of the UN, based on the UN Charter and Resolution 377.
UNITING FOR PEACE
INTERNATIONAL APPEAL TO STRENGTHEN THE AUTHORITY OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN THE MAINTENANCE OF PEACE AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The main mission of the UN is the maintenance of peace and international security.
According to the UN Charter, the Security Council has the responsibility to act in the name of all the member states to maintain peace and international security.
The institutions and the mission of the United Nations are at present being threatened by the decisions of several member states to ignore the report of the inspectors mandated by the Security Council to carry out Resolution 1441, and to begin an armed conflict on Iraqi territory without the support of the Security Council.
We, the citizens of the countries whose governments have ratified the institutions and mission of the UN, urge all member states to use the authority given them by the UN Charter, in order to restore the authority of the UN and its mission, and especially to request the immediate convening of the General Assembly, according to the regulations of the Charter and of Resolution 377 of November 3, 1950, which are known under the rubric "Uniting for Peace".
We urge all member states of the UN, as soon as a special meeting of the General Assembly is called, to restore the conditions of Resolution 1441 and for this purpose to order the withdrawal of all foreign military forces which were not mandated by the UN, from Iraqi territory, because this is a necessay condition for the continuation of inspections.