United Nations at 70 Conference

Conference on the United Nations at 70
The UN and the Developing World: Seventy Years On
University of Johannesburg, 22 – 23 October 2015
On 26 June 1945, delegates from 50 countries met at San Francisco in the United States to sign the United Nations Charter giving birth to the United Nations on 24 October 1945. This year, it will be seventy years since the San Francisco Conference and the establishment of the United Nations. In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the UN and its central significance for international law in particular, the NRF Research Chair in International Law (SARCIL), University of Johannesburg, is hosting an international conference.
The ‘UN@70’ conference will focus on the central theme of the relationship of the UN and the Developing World. Abstracts are hereby invited on the above central theme, including, but not limited to:
  • Disarmament
  • Decolonisation Self-determination and Development
  • International Protection of Human Rights
  • Law of the Sea
  • International Peace and Security
  • Combating of International Terrorism
  • International Criminal Justice
  • Reform of the United Nations
  • Post-conflict Peacebuilding
  • Protection of the Environment
Interested presenters are kindly requested to submit abstracts with a word limit of no more than 300 to any of the following:
Prof Hennie Strydom at hstrydom@uj.ac.za;
Dr John-Mark Iyi at john-marki@uj.ac.za;
Mr Jentley Lenong at jentleyl@uj.ac.za
Deadline for submission 17 July 2015:
“The year 2015 is a once-in-a generation opportunity. Our goal is to put people at the centre and protect our one and only planet. Our duty is to end poverty, leave no one behind and build lives of dignity for all” – UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon.