United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law

Programme d'assistance des Nations Unies aux fins de l'enseignement, de l'étude, de la diffusion et d'une compréhension plus large du droit international

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Established by resolution 2099 (XX) of the General Assembly of the A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN). Its continuation was subsequently authorized by the Assembly through adoption of resolutions at its annual sessions until its 26th session, and thereafter biennially. At its 64th session, the General Assembly decided to consider this agenda item on an annual basis (resolution 64/113). Latest relevant resolution 70/116, 14 Dec 2015.


Contribute to a better knowledge of international law as a means for strengthening international peace and security and promoting friendly relations and cooperation among states.


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Advisory Committee, comprising 25 members appointed by United Nations General Assembly. Secretary General reports on past and future implementation of the Programme: to the Advisory Committee every year; to 6th (Legal) Committee every year. Administered and coordinated by Codification Division of United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (OLA).


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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