General Documents Not Relating To Specific States
Meetings of State Parties or of the UN Economic and Social Council
Meeting of States Parties documents are as of November 2012.
Meeting of States Parties documents on bayefsky.com are limited to those available in electronic form, which excludes reports prior to 1993.
The State parties to a treaty will meet periodically to conduct business in relation to that treaty, most notably the election of members of the treaty body. Typically, the States parties meet every two years to conduct these elections (terms of election are typically four years for a Committee member; the terms of office are staggered, with approximately one half of the Committee positions becoming vacant every two years). Occasionally, State parties will meet more often, typically to elect members where an early vacancy has occurred.