Law of the Sea Commemoration at the UN

Monday, 7 January 2013

Pictured (L to R): Professor John Norton Moore, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and Satya Nandan
Pictured (L to R): Professor John Norton Moore, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and Satya Nandan

Dr. Ronán Long delivered a paper on dispute settlement and moderated a session at the United Nations – Nippon Foundation Fellowship Programme meeting, which was hosted by the Legal Affairs Division at the United Nations on December 10-12, 2012. The meeting built upon similar capacity building initiatives undertaken previously in Nairobi and Tokyo and coincided with the United Nations General Assembly commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the opening for signature of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.  The School of Law has collaborated with the UN since the inception of the programme by hosting mid-career legal professionals from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Guatemala.  In his address to the General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon noted the commitment of the UN to the future growth of capacity building programmes over the coming decade including those hosted by universities in partnership with the Division on Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea at the UN.

Keywords: Law.

Author: Dr. Ronán Long, NUI Galway
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