On 2 January 2015, Palestine Authority officials presented to the United Nations documents for  accession to 16 international conventions and treaties, including the New York Convention on the  Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.

“This is a very significant step [...] to seek justice through legal option”, says Riyad Mansour,  Permanent Observer of Palestine to the UN.

On 7 January 2015, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon officially accepted the request for Palestine’s adhesion to the New York Convention.