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Revitalizing the United Nations for Human Rights, Peace and Development
Call for Papers

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2017 will see a new UN Secretary-General taking office on the 38th Floor at UN Headquarters, following the end of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s second term. The new SG will be faced with a number of ongoing global, regional and other challenges, and will be confronted with new issues that will arise over time. The SG also will have the job of continuing to build on the momentum of recent milestone agreements, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Commitments to Action from the World Humanitarian Summit.

The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) now is accepting workshop paper and panel proposals for presentation at its thirtieth Annual Meeting, organized by the Korean Academic Council on the United Nations System (KACUNS), to be held 15–17 June 2017 at Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea.

Current ACUNS members in good standing (including new or newly-renewed members) will be given priority consideration for their proposals, but non-members including senior graduate students and interested practitioners are welcome to submit proposals.

The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Annual Meeting is Monday April 10, 2017.
PLEASE NOTE: proposals will be accepted and evaluated, and panel spaces will be allotted, on a first-come rolling basis subsequent to the issuance of this Call. Once all panel spaces have been filled, a waiting list will be established for any subsequent proposals received.


Submission Guidelines
ACUNS does not require that papers be completed and submitted before the Annual Meeting.
Paper submission is voluntary, but ACUNS does hope to upload as many revised papers as possible after the Annual Meeting. These papers are featured in our scholarly articles library and advertised through our E-Update with an audience of over 3000 people.

To submit completed papers, email [email protected] with a copy of your paper attached as a word document or a PDF. All papers submitted as word documents will be converted to PDFs for electronic display.

If preferred, presenters may submit a powerpoint presentation in lieu of a paper.

General Writing Guidelines:

  • 20-25 pages, typed on standard 8 1/2″ by 11″
  • Double-spaced (2.0 spacing in MS Word)
  • 12 point Arial font
  • Follow the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Use footnotes rather than endnotes