American Bar Association
Section of International Law: U.N. & International Organizations Committee

Section of International Law:
U.N. & International Organizations Committee

About the Committee

The UN & International Institutions Coordinating Committee actively develops and promotes the cooperative relationship between the UN, its specialized agencies, and other intergovernmental organizations, on the one hand, and the ABA and the Section of International Law. It identifies transnational public and private law issues of interest to the ABA, and coordinates the formulation of ABA positions. It educates the Section, ABA leadership, foreign bar associations, government representatives and others about activities at the UN and other bodies.


U.N. and International Organizations Committee Monthly Call
Monthly planning calls are held on the last Wednesday of every month at 1 pm ET. See the listserv or contact the Co-Chairs for dial-in information.

ABA Section of International Law Fall Conference in Miami
Join us for the upcoming ABA Section of International Law Fall Conference in Miami from October 24-27, 2017. Register now

Fall Conference programs of potential interest:

  • Pathways to Employment in International Law
  • CISG International Sales Convention: Veterans and Newcomers, Cuba, Brazil and CISG Latin American Countries
  • What Is Being Done To Combat Illegal Animal Trafficking In The Americas?
  • Progress Towards an International Convention to Strengthen the Protection of the Human Rights of Older Persons
  • Beyond Rhetoric: The Role & Rights of Refugees in an Innovated Global Economy
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Financial Reporting

Call for Articles - International Law News
International Law News publishes high-quality submissions on topics of interest to international law practitioners, researchers, and students. ILN editors are interested in articles addressing each issue’s theme, but articles on other topics are also appreciated. Feature articles are typically 2,000–3,000 words in length. References and resources should be integrated into the text. Articles should not use footnotes. Read the Author Guidelines.

Contributing Authors - The Year in Review 2017
This annual publication summarizes major developments in international law during the calendar year from January to December 2017. It reaches 20,000+ readers in 90+ countries. If you are interested in being a contributing author, please contact the Co-Chairs. Read our chapter last year, The Year in Review 2016: United Nations and International Organizations. For committee chapters from prior years, please see the links on the right side of this page.

Making a Difference Through Policy
Do you have an idea for a policy position on UN and other international legal matters that the ABA Section of International Law should adopt to promote the administration of justice, liberty, and rule of law? Members are encouraged to suggest new policy areas for further research and consideration. Let the Co-Chairs know if you have an idea or would like to work on policy issues.

Promoting Diversity and Inclusiveness
A key goal of our committee for 2017-2018 is to promote diversity within our own committee membership. Please let the Co-Chairs know if you have ideas on how to mobilize further action to reach a diverse range of lawyers and law students.

Join Us



Dopplick, Renee
Field, Richard


Chalamish, Efraim
Henin, Paula
Henry-Lucio, Jacqueline
Lowry, Houston
Rashkow, Bruce
Tang, Hong

Committee Roster  

Upcoming Events

Committee Events

Monthly Committee Call

November 29, 2017

This Committee generally holds monthly calls the last Wednesday of every month at 1 pm ET. Contact Co-chairs for dial-in information.

Section Events

    Fordham 12th Annual Conference on Arbitration and Mediation


    The event will be held on 11/16/2017 - 11/17/2017. The format is In-Person. The event sponsor(s) are Section of International Law. The event has 0.00 CLE Credits .

    Employment Law World Tour: Employment Law in Nigeria


    The SIL Employment Committee is embarking on a World Tour of employment law! Our members have volunteered to share their expertise on employment law in their jurisdictions through quick, focused teleconferences that will occur on a regular basis during the 2017/18 season. The teleconferences will follow ...

    9th Annual Moscow Conference on the Resolution of International Business Disputes


    The ABA Section of International Law is partnering with Russian Arbitration Association to host its 9th Annual Confernece on The Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes. We will be handling all credit card payment registrations denominated in USD. If you would like to pay in Rubles or by wire, please ...

Committee Publications

Sites of Interest

Click on this page to access links to the websites of the UN and other international organizations.

Modified by Renee Dopplick on October 20, 2017

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