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International Conference on United Nations at 70

Amity Law School Centre - II, Amity University, Noida is going to organize the International Conference on "United Nations at 70".

Date: 4th - 5th February, 2016

Call for Papers:
Since its inception in 1945, the United Nations (UN) has become the foremost forum to address issues that transcend national boundaries and cannot be resolved by any one country acting alone. UN has grown from the original 51 member states to its current 193 nations, acclaimed for its accomplishments and has become a multifarious organization for global governance. The year when we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of UN, it gives an opportunity to analyze whether the institution has been able to fulfill the expectations and goals for which it was formed and contemplation about the future of the organization.

It was founded at the end of a war during which genocide had been committed on a horrific scale. Its prime objective was to prevent such a conflict from ever happening again. Additionally, its initial goals of safeguarding peace, protecting human rights, establishing the framework for international justice and promoting economic and social progress, however, new challenges, such as climate change, international terrorism has been added to its agenda. While conflict resolution and peacekeeping continue to be among its most visible efforts, it is also engaged in a wide array of activities to improve people lives around the world.

However, critics say that the victors of World War II have been the power players since 1945. UN itself has ballooned: 85,000 bureaucrats, an annual spend of about $40 billion (26 billion) - 2,000 times that of the organization's budget during its first year in 1946. Spending had quadrupled in the past 20 years - and still several agencies struggle to balance their books. It is been criticized that since it was formed, UN has become bigger and bigger. Many organizations have overlapping mandates. In some sectors, such as water and energy, more than 20 UN agencies are active and compete for limited resources without a clear collaborative framework. More than 30 UN agencies and programs have a stake in environmental management. Cooperation between organisations has been hindered by competition for funding, mission creep and by outdated business practices.

Research Papers are invited from scholar, academicians, diplomats, policymakers and other stakeholder on any topic under the below mentioned themes for presentation at the conference.

Abstracts are hereby invited on the below mentioned subthemes and related areas:

  • Threat of International Terrorism
  • Reform of the United Nations
  • International Protection of Human Rights
  • Disarmament
  • Sustainable Development
  • Political horse-trading at UN

Submission Guidelines:
The paper must be accompanied with the following details:

A cover letter mentioning the Name of the Author(s), Course, Year of Study (if applicable), Name of the College / University (if applicable), Professional Position (if applicable), with Postal Address, Email Address and Contact Number. The abstract should not exceed 500 words and stating the following:

  • Title of the Paper
  • Name of the Author(s)
  • Name of the Institution
  • E-mail Address
  • Postal Address
  • Contact Number

Method of Submission:
All submissions for the conference have to be electronically mailed with the Subject column as "Submission - Abstract" and bearing the names(s) of the authors(s) as the file names only at

Full Paper: All submissions for the conference have to be electronically mailed with the Subject column as "Submission - Full Paper", and bearing the names(s) of the authors(s) as the file names, only at

ALS-II, in keeping with its mandate of publishing original material, adopts a stringent anti-plagiarism policy. Any paper containing any unattributed work is liable to be rejected. One best paper will be chosen from each sub themes and awarded a prize. Students must send a scanned copy of this Registration form with the stamp / seal of the Institution Head / Head of the Department and a scanned copy of the Demand Draft. The soft and hard copies of the Demand Draft and registration form should reach us, on or before 5th January, 2015.

Formatting Requirements:

  • The main text should be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and line spacing of 1.5.
  • The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with spacing of 1.0.
  • One inch margins should be maintained on all four sides.
  • Citation Style: Bluebook, 19th Edition.

Registration Fees:

  • Students: Rs. 500/-
  • Academicians and Professionals: Rs. 1000/-

Co-authorship is permitted to a maximum of two authors. However, both authors need to register separately. In case of co-authorship at least one author must attend the conference to present the paper.

The registration fee includes conference materials, a working lunch and refreshments during the days of the conference. Please note that this does not include accommodation. However, accommodation details on request shall be provided on acceptance of the full papers. Please note that Registration fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Payment Details:
Demand Draft is to be drawn in favour of "Amity University, Noida", payable at Noida. The Demand Draft along with registration form should be sent to Mr. Sanjeet Ruhal, Assistant Professor, Amity Law School Centre-II, I-3 Block, 4th Floor, Room No. 403, Amity University Campus, Sector-125, Noida - 201303, Uttar Pradesh.

Important Dates:

Call for Papers:

18th November, 2015

Submission of Abstracts:

20th December, 2015

Communication of selected Abstract:

25th December, 2015

Registration and submission of Demand Draft:

5th January, 2016

Submission of Full Paper:

25th January, 2016

International Conference:

4th - 5th February, 2016

Mr. Sanjeet Ruhal
Faculty Coordinator

Amity Law School, Centre-II,
I-3 Block, 4th Floor, Room No. 404,
Amity University Campus,
Sector-125, Noida - 201 303
Gautam Buddha Nagar, U.P.

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