Is the UN Charter a Treaty Binding the United States of America?

Is the United States in a Treaty Relationship
with the United Nations?


Is any participation and funding of the United Nations (and its subsidiary and/or associated organizations) legal?

Did the 1945 signing of the United Nations (UN) Charter and the US Senate vote authorizing the President’s signature create Treaty obligations binding on the United States?

Was the UN Charter ratified as a Treaty by the US Senate or is it merely a contract between the United States and an international association?

Is the absence of the required deposit of the formal Instrument of Ratification evidence that the UN Charter was not lawfully ratified?

Are the UN Charter and related UN documents (such as the WHO Constitution) binding on State governments under the Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution?

Are the UN Charter and related UN documents binding in any way on the United States?

What binding obligations does membership in the UN (and its subsidiary organizations) impose on the United States?

Was the manner in which then President Harry S. Truman presented the Charter to the US Senate unconstitutional as conceived in deceit, maintained in deceit and thus ultra vires, beyond the power of the President and Senate?

Facts & Law: 

[A] At the end of World War Two the victorious powers negotiated the establishment of a successor to the League of Nations, to be called the “United Nations.”  The UN Conference in San Francisco, in the spring and early summer of 1945, following the defeat of Nazi Germany, adopted the Charter and it was opened for signatures. President Truman was present at the Conference when the US Secretary of State signed the Charter, June 26, 1945. [1]

[B] In Article 110 the Charter requires its ratification:

  1. The present Charter shall be ratified by the signatory states in accordance with their respective constitutional processes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. [2]

[C] Harry S. Truman, the President of the United States, and a former Senator, personally took the Charter to the US Senate asking for ‘advice and consent’ to join the United Nations.

[D] On July 28, 1945 the Senate held a Roll Call vote, as the Congressional Record shows [3]:

The Congressional Record states:

“Two-thirds of the Senators present concurring therein, the resolution of ratification is agreed to, and the treaty is ratified.”

[E] The US State Department, as official Depository, has published a document showing the ratifications of the original members. This excerpt shows the initial US signing of the Charter by the Secretary of State in June of 1945 and the date in August of 1945 when President Truman signed the Charter while he was in Europe at the Potsdam Conference [4].

[F] While the National Archives shows a photo of President Truman signing the actual Charter on August 8, 1945. There is no record of a formal “Instrument of Ratification” on file with the Depository, as required by the Charter itself. [5] [6]

[G] The US Constitution provides, Article VI:

“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby”

[H] The Vienna Convention on Treaties (VCLT) defines Treaties as contracts between sovereign states.

” Article 1 – Scope of the present Convention

The present Convention applies to treaties between States.

Article 3 – International agreements not within the scope of the present Convention

The fact that the present Convention does not apply to international agreements concluded between States and other subjects of international law…” [7]

[I] Congress initially adopted the UN Participation Act in 1945 [8] after President Truman signed the Charter.  While the Act provides for an ambassador-rank US Representative appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate it does not authorize US participation in the United Nations.

Discussion:     The United States relationship with the UN is unconstitutional, conceived in deceit, maintained in deceit and is thus ultra vires.

Harry S. Truman assumed the office of President of the United States when President Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945.  Previously he had been Vice-President of the United States and President of the Senate, of which he had been a member prior to becoming Vice-President.

In an unprecedented act, Truman personally presented the United Nations Charter to the US Senate and spoke to the body in favor of participating in the UN. He stated, among other points:

“I am appearing to ask for the ratification of the Charter… in accordance with the Constitution. …  For this is not a static treaty…” [9] (Emphasis added)

Although the President pro tem of the Senate inaccurately characterized the Charter of the United Nations as a “treaty” the President of the United States specified it was not a “treaty.”

This inconsistency suggests that the Senate was misinformed regarding the nature of the document. This situation is further exposed by the US State Department’s official compendium of Treaties in Force [10] which does not list the UN Charter as a Treaty in force.

The Vienna Convention on Treaties is clear: international agreements, such as Charters, are not treaties.

Therefore, by the preponderance of relevant authorities, the Charter is not a treaty. Despite the incorrect use of the word “treaty” in the Congressional Record, UN decisions do not trigger the “Supreme Law of the Land” clause of the Constitution.  The UN Charter was conceived, presented and maintained by deceit.  Any action by the US Government in furtherance of participation is ultra vires and void as unconstitutional.

Thus, State (and local) governments are not bound to follow UN dictates, including those issued by such subsidiary UN bodies as the World Health Organization.

Further, continued participation in the UN and its subsidiary organizations, commitment of resources or public funding of same, on the basis of their alleged “treaty” status, is an unlawful act.

Respectfully submitted,

Ralph Fucetola JD
Attorney at Law: 1971 – 2006

[7] VCLT:
[8] UN Participation Act of 1945:

One thought on “Is the UN Charter a Treaty Binding the United States of America?

  1. This was first brought to my attention more than a few months prior to today (MAY 2024) on a YT site hosted by Kerry Cassidy. She had Dr. Rima on as a guest & Dr Rima expressed how it truly wasn’t a true & binding USA document for us, America, legally tying is to the UN, as a simple letter denying our agreement to comply or agree with said document could, by our HEAD OF STATE/PRESIDENT suffice to UNSUBSCRIBE to any agreements with them. I tried to reach out to President Trump, regarding this information, but I’m a T.I., (another EXTREMELY ILLEGAL DEED perpetrated AGAINST American citizens, by CIA, a highly criminal, covert, ILLEGAL & UNCONSTITUTIONAL arm of our Nation’s GOV overreach, that has to be SERIOUSLY addressed anon!) and I’m unable due to decade’s long HACKING, illegally done by MASTEC ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY who came into our rental home in Austin Texas years ago to install a TV CABLE satellite dish on our roof & though I lived there (with my adult son, & even at that time, my estranged, EX boyfriend of years, who I believe WAS BEHIND THIS ILLEGAL ACTION BROUGHT AGAINST ME!) and when the “cable” Co. didn’t arrive to install this satellite, but this corrupt Co. MASTEC, did, I was highly suspicious, & I WASN’T EVEN LISTED ON THE LEASE, NO SIGNATURE! The person, a man calling himself HUGO, came to install this dish, my son was called away, on a “fake work emergency”, all the “bills” etc, being in his name, & yet the omly othrr person on the lease, my EX (even at that time!) who WAS on the lease was present, the installer from MASTEC, in a truck, with MASTEC info on it’s door, arrived, & TOLD ME I HAD TO SIGN OFF ON THE Install of this device, & that I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR IT!? And it’s SUBSEQUENT REMOVAL, when our lease was up! I suffer from PTSD, was aware something evil was unfolding, yet caught in the throes of fear, & did sign, @ six times, for each “part” of the install, & the installer, even CALLED the owner of the property, WHO had moved to Florida, & HAD HER #? W/O asking anyone in our home for it?! Then handing ME the phone, to have HER REITERATE I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR IT’S REMOVAL,when we moved, at end of lease!? At 4 a.m. the following morning my cell phone, a recent ‘gift’ from myEX, WHO lived there AND HAD BEEN THE ONE REQUESTING THE DISH?! woke me with an odd noise my phone had never made, so I turned it on, to see the ONLY COMPUTER downloading images, photos, articles off it onto my phone in a rapid scroll across bottom of my phone & I never USED the computer, but my EX did, & my son! I realized I HAD BEEN HACKED, STILL AM @ A DECADE SINCE, & we since moved, years ago from there, my EX moving with my son to another rental, I WAS KICKED out of FAMILY, have been homeless since, put in this evil ‘Nuremberg ‘ level criminal program, as a “T.I.” & have been homeless since. Lost my FAMILY, & my ex boyfriend still with living w/my son. (I went to a different phone service provider that he one I used for years, CRICKET, also hacking me, to see if I could find out WHO HACKEF ME, b/c I knew WHO/WHEN it occurred (MASTEC!) and I was not a customer of theirs, TMOBILE, and asked ifbthey could determine the NATURE of my hacking. An I.T. Specialist came from out of a back office & started research w/o speaking to me, & this person was not in TMobile uniform, & not a normal appearing person, but I knew they were researching my question: as I was staying with a cousin at the time, WHO DID use them, & my phone service was through CRICKET. This man told me after a few minutes of searching only this: “your name is attached to a satellite, & regardless of how many phones, #’s, you have, you are ‘hacked’ forever.” That was over @ a decade ago. I WANT RESTITUTION & RETRIBUTION NOW, as my life, my health, has been destroyed, & it was done by THE US GOV in compliance with the stateo of TEXAS. MY LIFE, BLOOD IS ON THEM, IN THEIR HANDS, & I DEMAND MY RIGHT IN COURT TO HOLD ALL COMPLICIT FOR THIS IN A COURT OF LAW. THANK you.

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