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Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and all Parts and Components that can be used for their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly. Kinshasa, 30 April 2010.

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 8 March 2017, in accordance with article 36(1) which reads as follows: "This Convention shall enter into force 30 days after the date of deposit of the sixth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession".
 C.N.51.2017.TREATIES-XXVI.7 (Depositary Notification)

Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Kigali, 15 October 2016.

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Headquarters Seminar on Treaty Law and Practice

The Treaty Section of the Office of Legal Affairs is organizing a Seminar on Treaty Law and Practice: The Work of the Treaty Section of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs in English for delegates of Permanent Missions, at Headquarters, on 21 November 2016 from 10AM to 6PM. To view the program, please Click here.

Persons interested in attending the Seminar should register in advance by sending an email indicating their name, title, and contact information to Ms. Hada Guevarah at guevarah@un.org by no later than Friday 18 November 2016.

Treaty Event 2016

TREATY EVENT 2016 (19 - 23 September 2016, United Nations Headquarters in New York)

The Event was designed to take place in conjunction with the General Debate of the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, which opened on 20 September 2016. This year the Event coincided with the high-level plenary meeting on addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, which took place on 19 September.

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