Press Releases

2020

30/10/2020 Sierra Leone accedes to Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

19/10/2020 Bolivia ratifies the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor State Arbitration

13/10/2020 La Secretaría de la CNUDMI anuncia la Inauguración de la Jornada para América Latina y el Caribe ( día de UNCITRAL-LAC)

13/10/2020 The UNCITRAL Secretariat announces inaugural Latin America and Caribbean Day (LAC Day)

24/09/2020 Portugal accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

18/09/2020 Australia ratifies the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor State Arbitration

12/09/2020 The Singapore Convention on Mediation Enters into Force

10/09/2020 Ecuador ratifies the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation 

26/08/2020 Ethiopia accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

27/07/2020 Ghana signs the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation

20/07/2020 Belarus approves the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation

16/06/2020 Tonga accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

08/06/2020 Bahrain accedes to the UN Electronic Communications Convention 

19/05/2020 Saudi Arabia ratifies the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation

23/04/2020 Kiribati accedes to the UN Electronic Communications Convention

02/04/2020 Palau accedes to Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

13/03/2020 The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation will enter into force following ratification by Singapore, Fiji and Qatar

26/02/2020 The Singapore Convention on Mediation draws closer to entry into force with ratifications by Singapore and Fiji

04/02/2020 The Seychelles accedes to Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

29/01/2020 Rwanda signs the United Nations "Singapore Convention on Mediation"

24/01/2020 UNCITRAL Working Group on investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) continues work on reforms

2019

12/12/2019 Guatemala accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

11/11/2019 Benin accedes to the UN Electronic Communications Convention and the Rotterdam Rules

24/10/2019 The United States of America ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade/a>

21/10/2019 Successful conclusion of the UNCITRAL meeting in Vienna on the reform of investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS)

15/10/2019 UNCITRAL Working Group on Investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) reform fixes its project schedule and starts to develop solutions

14/10/2019 New York Convention: case law database reaches milestone of 3,000 decisions

30/09/2019 Treaty event produces new signatories for the United Nations "Singapore Convention on Mediation"

30/09/2019 UNCITRAL inter-sessional meeting in Conakry successfully concludes discussion of possible reform of investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) and takes stock of initiatives in Africa

25/09/2019 The Lao People's Democratic Republic accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

18/09/2019 The Maldives accedes to Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

07/08/2019 The United Nations "Singapore Convention on Mediation" opens for signature in Singapore

25/07/2019 UN Commission on International Trade concludes 52nd Session in Vienna

19/07/2019 Papua New Guinea accedes to the UN Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York Convention)

07/05/2019 Liechtenstein accedes to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

09/04/2019 Successful conclusion of the UNCITRAL meeting in New York on the reform of investor-State dispute settlement

02/04/2019 Democratic People's Republic of Korea accedes to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

15/02/2019 UNCITRAL inter-sessional meeting in Santo Domingo successfully concludes discussion of possible reform of investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) and takes stock of initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean

2018

21/21/2018 General Assembly Adopts the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation

20/12/2018 United Nations General Assembly elects new UNCITRAL Members

5/12/2018 Bahrain enacts the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records

6/11/2018 UN Commission on International Trade Law working group on reform of investor-State dispute settlement concludes meeting

2/10/2018 Gambia ratifies the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

26/09/2018 Azerbaijan accedes to the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

25/07/2018 Paraguay ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

16/07/2018 UN Commission on International Trade Law concludes 51st Session in New York

9/07/2018 OPEC Fund to continue supporting the operation of the UNCITRAL Transparency Registry

2/05/2018 Successful conclusion of UNCITRAL meeting in New York to consider possible reform of investor-State dispute settlement

23/04/2018 UNCITRAL meets in New York to consider possible reform of investor-State dispute settlement

17/04/2018 Bolivia (Plurinational State of) signs the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

3/4/2018  Sudan accedes to the New York Convention

28/03/2018 Cabo Verde accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

2017

8/12/2017 UNCITRAL deliberates possible reform of investor-State dispute settlement

28/11/2017 Czech Republic Withdraws Declarations under the CISG and the Limitation Convention

19/10/2017 Cameroon takes action on three UNCITRAL Treaties

18/10/2017 The United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration enters into force today

25/07/2017 The UN Commission on International Trade Law adopts the Guide to Enactment of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Secured Transactions

19/07/2017 Australia signs the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

17/07/2017 UN Commission on International Trade Law adopts the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records

17/07/2017 UNCITRAL to consider possible reform of investor-State dispute settlement

13/07/2017 Costa Rica accedes to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

11/07/2017 Benin signs the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

8/06/2017 Fiji accedes to the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

8/06/2017 Fiji accedes to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

12/05/2017 Cameroon signs the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

19/04/2017 The United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration will enter into force in six months after ratification by Switzerland

16/03/2017 Singapore enacts legislation implementing UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency

07/03/2017 Angola accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

14/02/2017 Iraq signs the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

2016

14/12/2016 European Commission to continue its support of the operation of UNCITRAL Transparency Registry for a further three years

14/12/2016 Canada ratifies the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

5/12/2016 2016 Edition of the Digest of International Sale of Goods Contract Law (CISG Digest) published

21/7/2016 UN Commission on International Trade Law Concludes 49th Session in New York

15/07/2016 UNCITRAL endorses a guidance note on strengthening United Nations support to States, upon their request, to implement sound commercial law reforms

11/07/2016 UN Commission on International Trade Law Adopts a Text on Online Dispute Resolution ("ODR")

08/07/2016 UN Commission on International Trade Law Adopts Revised Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings

04/07/2016 UN Commission on International Trade Law Adopts the UNCITRAL Model Law on Secured Transactions

21/06/2016 UN Commission on International Trade Law to Hold 49th Session in New York, 27 June - 15 July 2016

20/06/2016 United Nations General Assembly elects new UNCITRAL Members

19/05/2016 The Netherlands signs the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

09/05/2016 Great Power of Arbitration Can Help World Overcome Conflict, Hatred while Building Future of Dignity for All, Secretary-General Tells Business Congress

09/05/2016 Азербайджан присоединился к Конвенции ООН о договорах международной купли-продажи товаров

09/05/2016 Azerbaijan accedes to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

15/04/2016 General Assembly Adopts Resolution Seeking to Establish Road Safety Trust Fund, Aimed at Halving Global Number of Traffic Deaths, Injuries: Text on Least Developed Countries Also Passed, as Members Fill Vacancies on International Trade Law Commission

09/02/2016 Côte d'Ivoire Accedes to the Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods

15/01/2016 European Union and OPEC Fund to support the operation of UNCITRAL Transparency Registry

2015

29/12/2015 Viet Nam accedes to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

14/12/2015 L'Assemblée adopte onze résolutions et cinq décisions présentées par la Commission juridique

14/12/2015 Affirming Role of Legal Committee in Promoting International Law, Justice, General Assembly Unanimously Adopts 11 Resolutions

20/11/2015 Malawi Enacts New Insolvency Legislation Implementing UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency

11/11/2015 La Sixième Commission adopte deux projets de résolution sur la CNUDCI et le Programme d'assistance des Nations Unies sur le droit international

11/11/2015 Concluding Review of International Law Commission Report, Legal Committee Approves Draft Texts on International Trade Law Body, Programme of Assistance

09/11/2015 L'Assemblée générale pourvoit des sièges vacants à l'ECOSOC, à la Commission des Nations Unies pour le droit commercial international et au Comité des conférences

09/11/2015 General Assembly Elects Members to Trade Law Commission, Economic and Social Council, Fills Appointments for other Subsidiary Bodies

19/10/2015 Sixième Commission: les délégations saluent le rôle de la CNUDCI en faveur du développement du commerce mondial

19/10/2015 Revised Guidelines, Key Achievements Highlighted by Chair of United Nations International Trade Law Body, as Sixth Committee Considers Report

13/10/2015 Kenya enacts new insolvency legislation implementing UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency

06/10/2015 The Republic of Congo, Gabon and Madagascar sign the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

28/09/2015 OHADA Enacts Legislation Based on UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency

21/07/2015 UN Commission on International Trade Law Concludes 48th Session in Vienna

09/07/2015 Sri Lanka ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

08/07/2015 Hungary Withdraws "Written Form" Declaration Under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

25/06/2015 United Nations Commission on International Trade Law to Hold 48 th Session in Vienna, 29 June - 16 July 2015

22/06/2015 Andorra accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

08/06/2015 Mauritius ratifies the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

30/04/2015 The Comoros accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

17/03/2015 Signing Ceremony for the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

27/02/2015 UNCITRAL launches upgraded version of its case law database

16/01/2015 Madagascar Adopts Electronic Transactions and Electronic Signature Law Based on UNCITRAL Texts

09/01/2015 The State of Palestine accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

2014

11/12/2014 General Assembly Adopts the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

10/12/2014 At Recommendation of Legal Committee, General Assembly Adopts without Vote 17 Resolutions, Two Decisions Promoting International Law, Justice

10/12/2014 L'Assemblée adopte les recommandations de sa Commission juridique et approuve la « Convention sur la transparence dans l'arbitrage entre investisseurs et États fondé sur des traités »

06/11/2014 The Democratic Republic of the Congo accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

31/10/2014 Evidence Production, Management Crucial to Fair Judicial Outcome in Disputes between States, International Court President Tells Legal Committee: Draft Resolutions on International Trade Law Commission, Programme of Assistance Approved without Vote

31/10/2014 La Commission juridique invite l'Assemblée générale à approuver la Convention des Nations Unies sur la transparence dans l'arbitrage

13/10/2014 Draft Transparency Convention 'a Powerful Instrument' in Treaty-based Arbitration United Nations International Trade Law Body Tells Sixth Committee

13/10/2014 Sixième Commission: les délégations saluent les travaux de la CNUDCI sur la transparence des procédures internationales d'arbitrage

26/09/2014 Guyana accedes to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

26/09/2014 Bhutan and Guyana accede to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

25/09/2014 Madagascar accedes to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

24/09/2014 Montenegro ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

28/08/2014 Correction to misleading reports on UNCITRAL's role in arbitral proceedings between Croatian and Hungarian oil and gas companies

24/07/2014 UN Commission on International Trade Law Concludes 47th Session in New York

10/07/2014 UN Commission on International Trade Law approves draft UNCITRAL Convention on transparency in treaty-based investor-State arbitration

03/07/2014 UN Commission on International Trade Law to Hold 47th Session in New York, 7-18 July 2014

25/06/2014 Burundi accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

13/06/2014 Congo accedes to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

17/04/2014 Norway Becomes a Party to Part II (Formation of the Contract) of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

01/04/2014 United Nations Establishes Transparency Registry in Vienna

17/03/2014 Congo ratifies the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea

17/03/2014 Congo accedes to the UN Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

22/01/2014 UNCITRAL congratulates the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the revised Agreement on Government Procurement and the implementation of broader trade facilitation measures

17/01/2014 Russian Federation Adopts the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

2013

16/12/2013 Adopting 21 Sixth Committee Resolutions, General Assembly Highlights Significant Achievements in Development of International Law

16/12/2013 L'Assemblée générale approuve les rapports présentés par sa Sixième Commission, chargée des questions juridiques

04/11/2013 Lithuania Withdraws "Written Form" Declaration Under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

14/10/2013 Newly Adopted Transparency Rules Play Fundamental Role in Good Governance, United Nations International Trade Law Body Tells Sixth Committee

14/10/2013 Les membres de la Sixième Commission saluent les travaux de la CNUDCI sur la transparence des procédures internationales d'arbitrage

26/09/2013 Bahrain Accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

25/09/2013 Guinea-Bissau Becomes 25th State to Sign Rotterdam Rules

31/07/2013 UN Commission on International Trade Law Concludes 46th Session in Vienna

18/07/2013 UN Commission on International Trade Law adopts insolvency texts on cross-border insolvency and on directors' obligations

16/07/2013 UN Commission on International Trade Law Adopts the UNCITRAL Guide on the Implementation of a Security Rights Registry

12/07/2013 UNCITRAL adopts Transparency Rules for treaty-based investor-State arbitration and amends the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

02/07/2013 UN Commission on International Trade Law to Hold 46th Session in Vienna, 8-26 July 2013

25/06/2013 Special Headquarters Event Focuses on Potential of Private Sector to Help Fragile Countries Emerge from Conflict

24/05/2013 San Marino Adopts Electronic Commerce Law Based on UNCITRAL Texts

26/04/2013 Myanmar Accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

05/03/2013 Brazil Accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

01/03/2013 The United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts Enters into Force on 1 March 2013

18/01/2013 China Withdraws "Written Form" Declaration Under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

2012

18/12/2012 United Nations General Assembly elects new UNCITRAL Member

14/12/2012 General Assembly Upholds Rule of Law Principle through Consensus Adoption of Sixth Committee Resolutions

14/12/2012 L'Assemblée générale approuve les rapports présentés par sa Sixième Commission, chargée des questions juridiques

30/11/2012 Sao Tome and Principe Accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

15/11/2012 Latvia Withdraws "Written Form" Declaration Under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

15/11/2012 United Nations General Assembly elects new UNCITRAL Members

15/10/2012 United Nations International Trade Law Body Crucial to Rule of Law; Legal Committee Reviews Annual Report, Applauds Achievements

15/10/2012 Sixième Commission : les délégations ont salué les travaux de la CNUDCI relatifs à la passation des marchés publics et à l'arbitrage

10/10/2012 Legal Committee delegates commend recent high-level meeting, declaration as debate begins on rule of law

26/09/2012 UNCITRAL work highlighted at UN High-Level Meeting on Rule of Law and in its Declaration

24/09/2012 World Leaders Adopt Declaration Reaffirming Rule of Law as Foundation for Building Equitable State Relations, Just Societies

24/09/2012 Réunion de haut niveau : les dirigeants mondiaux et les responsables des nations unies soulignent l'importance de l'état de droit dans la prévention des conflits

24/08/2012 Tajikistan Accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

10/08/2012 Montenegro Accedes to the Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods, as amended

06/08/2012 The United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts Enters into Force with the Accession by the Dominican Republic

19/07/2012 Togo ratifies the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea

11/07/2012 UN Commission on International Trade Law Concludes 45th Session in New York

10/07/2012 United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Adopts a Guide to Enactment of its 2011 Model Law on Public Procurement

06/07/2012 Denmark Becomes a Party to Part II (Formation of the Contract) of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

04/07/2012 UN Commission on International Trade Law adopts Recommendations to assist arbitral institutions

03/07/2012 Online platform on the New York Convention Guide launched

22/06/2012 UN Commission on International Trade Law to Hold 45th Session in New York, 25 June - 6 July 2012

01/06/2012 Sweden Becomes a Party to Part II (Formation of the Contract) of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

31/05/2012 First UNCITRAL Digest of International Commercial Arbitration case law published

22/05/2012 Finland Becomes a Party to Part II (Formation of the Contract) of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

13/04/2012 Updated and revised Digest of international sale of goods contract law published

24/02/2012 San Marino Accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

26/01/2012 New UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific opens in Republic of Korea

2011

24/12/2011 Fifth Committee, Concluding Session, Recommends $5.15 Billion Budget for 2012‑2013

09/12/2011 L'Assemblée générale adopte 25 textes recommandés par sa Commission juridique

09/12/2011 General Assembly, on recommendation of its Legal Committee, adopts 25 texts

10/10/2011 Sixième Commission: les délégations saluent l'adoption par la CNUDCI de la Loi type révisée sur les marchés publics et du texte sur l'insolvabilité internationale à l'intention des juges

10/10/2011 Legal Committee Delegates Voice Concern That Budget Cuts Could Weaken Role of International Trade Law Body at Critical Time

12/08/2011 American Bar Association Supports UNCITRAL Efforts to Reform Secured Transactions Law

01/08/2011 Benin Accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods

21/07/2011 Sweden Becomes 24th State to Sign Rotterdam Rules

14/07/2011 UN Commission on International Trade Law Concludes 44th Session in Vienna

12/07/2011 Liechtenstein Accedes to Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

11/07/2011 UN Commission on International Trade Law Adopts a New Model Law on Public Procurement

11/07/2011 UN Commission on International Trade Law Adopts UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency: The Judicial Perspective

20/06/2011 UN Commission on International Trade Law to Hold 44th Session in Vienna, 27 June - 8 July 2011

14/03/2011 Arbitration Centre Adopts UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (as revised in 2010)

24/01/2011 Spain ratifies the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea

2010

06/12/2010 General Assembly adopts four resolutions on the work of UNCITRAL

06/12/2010 L'Assemblée générale a adopté quatre résolutions sur les travaux de la CNUDCI

15/11/2010 Armonización de la ciberlegislación en Centroamérica y el Caribe

05/11/2010 Legal Committee, approving drafts on International Trade Law Commission, welcomes technical cooperation with developing countries

05/11/2010 La Sixième Commission adopte dix projets de résolution dont celui sur la version révisée du Règlement d'arbitrage de la CNUDCI

11/10/2010 Legal Committee Delegates Applaud Positive Outcome of Latest Session of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

11/10/2010 Les délégations de la Sixième Commission se félicitent de l'adoption de trois textes par la CNUDCI

28/09/2010 Fiji accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

27/09/2010 Democratic Republic of the Congo Becomes 23rd State to Sign Rotterdam Rules

06/09/2010 Luxembourg Becomes 22nd State to Sign Rotterdam Rules

20/08/2010 Arbitration Centre Adopts UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (as revised in 2010)

10/08/2010 Dominican Republic Accedes to Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods, as amended

08/07/2010 Deputy Secretary-General: Role of UNCITRAL in promoting the rule of law at the national and international levels

08/07/2010 Singapore Ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

08/07/2010 Dominican Republic and Turkey Accede to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

05/07/2010 UNCITRAL Legislative Guide (Part III) on Insolvency Law Adopted

01/07/2010 UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions, Supplement on Security Rights in Intellectual Property Adopted

29/06/2010 Revised UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules Adopted

25/06/2010 Greece Adopts Legislation Based on UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency

17/06/2010 Honduras ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

14/06/2010 UN Commission on International Trade Law to Hold 43rd Session in New York, 21 June - 9 July 2010

16/04/2010 United Nations General Assembly elects new UNCITRAL Members

2009

16/12/2009 Criminal Accountability of UN Officials, Terrorism Convention, UN Internal Justice, Among Issues, as General Assembly Adopts 17 Texts Recommended by Legal Committee

06/11/2009 United Nations General Assembly elects new UNCITRAL Members

03/11/2009 General Assembly fills vacancies on subsidiary bodies

03/11/2009 L'Assemblée générale renouvelle les membres de cinq organes délibérants de l'ONU

23/10/2009 Rotterdam Rules gain momentum as 20th State signs

12/10/2009 Agreement on cross-border insolvency issue applauded in Legal Committee as key achievement of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

12/10/2009 Sixième Commission: la finalisation du Guide pratique de la CNUDCI sur la coopération en matière d'insolvabilité internationale est saluée par l'ensemble des délégations

18/09/2009 Remarks on the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Vienna International Centre Rotterdam Rules Signing Ceremony, 23.9.2009: Media Advisory / Factsheet

28/08/2009 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remarks on the thirtieth anniversary of the Vienna International Centre

17/07/2009 UN Commission on International Trade Law concludes 42nd Session in Vienna

26/06/2009 UN Commission on International Trade Law to hold 42nd Session in Vienna, 29 June-17 July 2009

18/05/2009 Albania accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

17/02/2009 Armenia accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

19/01/2009 Cook Islands accede to United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

2008

12/12/2008 General Assembly adopts Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea - General Assembly Meeting Coverage (GA/10798)

11/12/2008 L'Assemblée adopte la Convention sur le Contrat de Transport international de Marchandises par Mer ainsi qu'une série de textes recommandés par la sixième Commission

25/11/2008 Lebanon accedes to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

14/11/2008 Sixth Committee recommends General Assembly adoption of the Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its resumed 40th and its 41st sessions

03/11/2008 Rwanda accedes to United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

20/10/2008 Les délégations se félicitent de la finalisation du projet de Convention sur le transport international de marchandises par mer

20/10/2008 Links between commercial law reform and "culture of rule of law" stressed in General Assembly's Legal Committee

03/10/2008 Secretary-General appoints Renaud Sorieul as Director, International Trade Law Division, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs and Secretary of UNCITRAL

06/08/2008 Belgium accedes to Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods

07/07/2008 UNCITRAL adopted Draft Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea

04/07/2008 Japan accedes to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

24/06/2008 Kazakhstan accedes to the "Hamburg Rules"

21/05/2008 Australia adopts Legislation based on UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency

1/02/2008 Secretary-General hails arbitration agreement on fiftieth anniversary

28/01/2008 United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Working Group adopts new Draft Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea

17/01/2008 Honduras signs the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

15/01/2008 Republic of Korea signs the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

2007

06/12/2007 General Assembly adopts 20 texts recommended by Legal Committee

22/10/2007 Sixth Committee speakers applaud work of UNCITRAL on steps to remove legal obstacles to international trade

01/10/2007 Dominican Republic accedes to United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (the "Hamburg Rules")

28/09/2007 Colombia and Montenegro sign the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

27/09/2007 Iran signs the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

26/09/2007 Panama and the Philippines sign the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

22/06/2007 UN Commission on International Trade Law to hold 40th session in Vienna, 25 June - 12 July 2007

22/05/2007 General Assembly elects members to International Trade Law Commission / En Français

27/03/2007 Paraguay signs United Nations Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

2006

21/12/2006 The Bahamas and Gabon accede to United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

29/11/2006 El Salvador accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

30/10/2006 Assembly's Legal Committee commends International Trade Law body for efforts on secured financing, better access to low-cost credit

10/10/2006 Assembly's Legal Committee, opening new session, begins discussion of International Trade Law Commission report

22/09/2006 Sierra Leone signs United Nations Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

20/09/2006 Madagascar signs United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

25/07/2006 Albania accedes to the United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (the "Hamburg Rules")

07/07/2006 UN Commission on International Trade Law concludes 39th Session in New York

06/07/2006 China, Singapore, Sri Lanka sign United Nations Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

13/06/2006 UN Commission on International Trade Law to hold 39th session in New York, 19 June - 7 July 2006: Signature Event to Promote Participation in New UN Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

23/05/2006 New United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts Receives Third Signature

12/01/2006 Legal instruments on international contracts, safety of UN personnel to open for signature on 16 January

2005

23/11/2005 General Assembly adopts new Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracting

26/10/2005 Legal Committee seeks Assembly adoption of Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in Trade Contracts

17/10/2005 United States adopts UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency

04/10/2005 Legal Committee members stress need to upgrade commercial laws for cross-border transactions: review of annual report of UNCITRAL is concluded

03/10/2005 La Sixième Commission salue l'achèvement du projet de convention de la CNUDCI sur l'utilisation de communications électroniques dans les contrats internationaux

15/07/2005 UN Commission on International Trade Law concludes 38th session in Vienna: adopts new Draft Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracting

01/07/2005 UN Commission on International Trade Law to hold thirty-eighth session in Vienna, 4-15 July: session to adopt new Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

23/06/2005 UNCITRAL launches new multilingual website

2004

05/10/2004 Technical support urged for developing countries to build infrastructure for applying trade law instruments

04/10/2004 Assembly's Legal Committee, beginning work for session, applauds activities of United Nations Trade Law Commission

06/04/2004 United Nations Working Group concludes session concerning Draft Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions

22/03/2004 United Nations Working Group makes recommendations on draft of E-Commerce Convention

2003

17/11/2003 General Assembly elects members to International Trade Law Commission

11/07/2003 UN Commission on International Trade Law concludes thirty-sixth session in Vienna, 30 June-11 July 2003

06/10/2003 Legal Committee told of initiatives on global trade rules: UNCITRAL Chairman reviews work on standards for infrastructure projects, sustainable development, insolvency Law and in other areas

2002

19/11/2002 Endorsing UNCITRAL report, General Assembly commends conciliation in trade relations, stronger enforcement of settlement agreements

24/10/2002 Legal Committee calls for membership of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law to be increased / Français

18/10/2002 Legal Committee, reviewing regulation of international trade, approves text of Model Law on Commercial Conciliation

30/09/2002 Sixieme Commission: les delegations insistent sur le renforcement du role et sur l'elargissement de la CNUDCI pour une meilleure efficacite

01/07/2002 UN Commission on International Trade Law concludes thirty-fifth session in New York

2001

09/10/2001 Legal Committee members discuss plans to enlarge UN Commission on International Trade Law

09/10/2001 More support expressed for increased financial, personnel resources for International Trade Law Commission

08/10/2001 Legal Committee members discuss plan to enlarge UN Commission on International Trade Law

2000

08/11/2000 Assembly asked to seek higher priority for modernization of international trade law for economic development

29/05/2000 World needs to have United States, United Nations working well together, says Secretary-General, in remarks to John Quincy Adams Society

1999

11/11/1999 Legal Committee would have States subscribe to UNCITRAL regimes and help expedite work of World Court

12/10/1999 Legal Committee concludes examination of report of UN Commission on International Trade Law

11/10/1999 UNCITRAL hailed in Sixth Committee for progress on key trade law texts slated for adoption next year

1998

13/10/1998 Sixth Committee (Legal) concludes two-day discussion of UNCITRAL report

12/10/1998 Considering Report of UNCITRAL, Sixth Committee (Legal) hears calls for conclusion of Guide on Privately-Financed Infrastructure projects

11/06/1998 Dumitru Mazilu, of Romania, elected Chairman of UNCITRAL

1997

07/10/1997 Legal Committee concludes consideration of UNCITRAL report

06/10/1997 Speakers in Legal Committee welcome adoption of UNCITRAL's Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency

1996

26/11/1996 Assembly would urge States to become parties to Conventions emerging from UNCITRAL's work, by Legal Committee draft

24/09/1996 Sixth Committee completes consideration of UNCITRAL report

23/09/1996 Legal guidelines on arbitral proceedings, electronic commerce, adopted this year, UNCITRAL chairman tells Sixth Committee

03/07/1996 UNCITRAL adopts Model Law on electronic communication in trade

1995

09/11/1995 Legal Committee recommends adoption of Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit