Moscow Declaration on General Security

The Declaration of Four Nations on General Security, signed by the United States, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and China, contemplated the establishment of a general international organization, based upon the principle of sovereign equality of all peace-loving States and open to membership by such States, large and small, for the maintenance of international peace and security.  This was one of four declarations signed at the Conference of Foreign Secretaries which took place in Moscow from October 19-30, 1943.  The first of the four declarations – The Declaration of Four Nations on General Security – is Annex 1 of the Secret Protocol of the meeting.  The fourth declaration – The Declaration of German Atrocities – signed by Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Stalin, is Annex 10 of the Secret Protocol.