United Nations Act 1946

Reprint as at 4 October 2013

United Nations Act 1946

Public Act1946 No 7
Date of assent16 September 1946
Commencement16 September 1946


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

An Act to confer on the Governor-General in Council power to make regulations to enable New Zealand to fulfil the obligations undertaken by it under Article 41 of the Charter of the United Nations

  • Preamble

    Whereas New Zealand is a member of the United Nations and as such is bound by the Charter of the United Nations signed at San Francisco on 26 June 1945:

    And whereas Article 41 of the Charter is in the following terms:

    Article 41

    The Security Council may decide what measures not involving the use of armed force are to be employed to give effect to its decisions, and it may call upon the members of the United Nations to apply such measures. These may include complete or partial interruption of economic relations and of rail, sea, air, postal, telegraphic, radio, and other means of communication, and the severance of diplomatic relations:

    And whereas it is desirable that provision should be made to enable New Zealand to fulfil its obligations under the said Article.