New York City, United States
19 Nov 2013 to 20 Nov 2013
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International Law, Multilateral Diplomacy
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You will not be charged for the course at this point. In case a sufficient number of participant signs up for the course, we will ask you in a separate email to confirm your interest and your payment. The workshop is free-of-charge for diplomats assigned to a mission from a low or middle income country according to the World Bank classification. Diplomats from high-income countries and representatives of international, intergovernmental, and non-governmental organizations, civil society and other interested individuals are required to pay the participation fee.
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Proper understanding and appreciation of international law and the multilateral treaty framework is integral to an effective management of international relations. The continuous growth of global challenges and concomitant expansion of collective responses have resulted in many developments in the practice of the Secretary-General (as the depositary of multilateral treaties) and in the registration function of the Secretariat under Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations. At the 2005 World Summit, Member States specifically recognized the “need for universal adherence to and implementation of the rule of law at both the national and international levels.” The Summit outcome document also drew attention to the importance of States becoming parties to and implementing conventions deposited with the Secretary-General in areas such as terrorism, organized crime and corruption, protection of the environment and human rights. In this context, this training will put a focus on treaty law in practice and emphasize the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its protocols.