Frequently Asked Questions - UNCITRAL Website

My computer will not display some of the documents contained on the UNCITRAL website. What's wrong?

Assuming that your computer and Internet connections are otherwise working properly, you may need to ensure that you have a copy of the Adobe Acrobat software installed correctly on your computer. According to standard United Nations guidelines, a number of UNCITRAL documents are actually stored in the United Nations ODS database. These documents are in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format and open in a new browser window. If you encounter problems in accessing documents stored in the ODS, these may be related to the use of non-supported browser or to personal firewall settings. On occasion, you may need to click the "Reload" button for the page to display. More information may be found on the ODS website.

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Are all UNCITRAL texts available on the UNCITRAL website?

Not yet. The UNCITRAL website contains all UNCITRAL adopted texts and current documents in the six official languages of the United Nations that are available in an electronic format. Archival and research material is being continuously added.

Are the texts posted on the UNCITRAL website in their final version?

Yes. To the extent there has been any change to a text since its initial adoption by the Commission, such change will be apparent from the revised title of the text, such as in the case of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce with Guide to Enactment (1996), with additional article 5 bis as adopted in 1998. The text of UNCITRAL Conventions incorporates the procès-verbaux of correction, if any.