The Atlantic Charter was a pivotal policy statement issued on 14 August 1941. The charter was drafted by the leaders of the United Kingdom and the United States to define the allied goals for the post-war world. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S President Franklin D. Roosevelt jointly delivered the statement and as such there was no formal legal document entitled ‘The Atlantic Charter’. The charter set goals and aims for the post-war world and inspired many of the international agreements that shaped the world thereafter. Adherents of the Atlantic Charter signed the Declaration by United Nations on 1 January 1942, the declaration that became the basis for the modern United Nations.