Following the close of the United Nations Decade of International Law on December 31, 1999, a new era has dawned within the American Society of International Law. The Group or Section involved in the United Nations Decade of International Law has renewed its continuing interests in international legal developments under the newly acquired title of UN21 or United Nations Legal Developments in the Twenty-First Century. Setting aside the precise date at which the twenty-first century and the Third Millennium may be truly considered to start running, i.e., on January 1st, 2000 Y2K or 2001 Y2K + 1. It is clear that the coming of the twenty-first century and the Third Millennium is imminent and for the overwhelming majority of the international community in the Christian world not only inevitable but has already come to pass. Whatever the method of calculating the calendar year or the almanac, a new world appears to be in the offing. A new dawn can be felt which seems irresistible. One is almost led to believe that a NEW DEAL is somewhere somehow brewing in the air in this year of the Golden Dragon.
Sucharitkul, Sompong, "Globalizing the Rule of International Law at the Pre-Dawn of a New Millennium" (2000). The Sompong Sucharitkul Center for Advanced International Legal Studies. Paper 8.