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Rule of Law

Background

The General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/66/102 decided that the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the rule of law will be held on 24 September 2012 in New York and that the high-level meeting will address the topic of the rule of law at the national and international levels.

General Assembly resolution A/RES/66/102 further states that the organizational arrangements of the high-level meeting should be as follows:

The General Assembly resolution A/RES/66/102 also decided that the high-level meeting will result in a concise outcome document. It requested that the President of the General Assembly would, in consultation with Member States, finalize the organizational arrangements of the meeting.

A report of the Secretary-General in preparation of the High-level meeting was submitted to the General Assembly in March 2012.

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