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Annual Treaty Event Publications

Every year the Secretary-General of the United Nations invites Heads of States and Governments to participate in the treaty signature/ratification ceremony organized by the Treaty Section with a view to encourage wider participation in the multilateral treaties deposited with him (over 500 treaties) and their speedier entry into force. Such Events coincide with the opening of the General Assembly session in September and take place in a specially designated area. Each year the Secretary-General identifies a core group of treaties to become the focus of a Treaty Event for that year. Treaties are highlighted to emphasize the particular challenges facing humanity today and to seek active engagement of Member States in their resolution within the international legal framework.

Annual Treaty Events also serve as advocacy tool by the UN in its effort to raise awareness and appreciation of international law among the general public.

For further information on the past Treaty Events and the publications issued in their context, kindly Click here.

FEATURED EVENT
2013 TREATY EVENT: TOWARDS UNIVERSAL PARTICIPATION AND IMPLEMENTATION
(24-26 September and 30 September-1 October 2013, United Nations Headquarters in New York, North Lawn Building, Room 1034)