Monday, September 21, 2009

2009 UN Treaty Event - "Towards Universal Participation & Implementation"

The United Nations' annual Treaty Event will be held on 23-25 and 28-29 September at UN Headquarters in New York.  Each year, the Secretary-General uses the event to promote signature, ratification, and accession to human rights and other treaties of universal application.

This year's treaty event will focus on the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights and on the Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly By Sea.

(You may recall that this blog reported on the promulgation of the Optional Protocol last summer.)

For more information about the event, as well as a detailed schedule, see the UN Treaty Section's treaty event homepage at


Thanks to Leila Sadat for the tip-off.

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