497. Membership of the United Nations.

497.     Membership of the United Nations.

The membership of the United Nations comprises:


    (1)     those states which participated in the United Nations Conference at San Francisco in 1945 or, having previously signed the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942, signed and ratified the Charter of the United Nations1; and


    (2)     all other peace-loving states which accept the obligations contained in the Charter and, in the judgment of the organisation, are willing and able to carry out these obligations2.