Seventh Inter-sessional Meeting

7 to 8 March 2024

The 7th intersessional meeting of UNCITRAL Working Group III will be held at the Egmont Palace in Brussels, Belgium on 7 and 8 March 2024. It will focus on the ISDS-reform options being discussed this year, namely the standing mechanism, the advisory centre and certain procedural rules and cross-cutting issues, and how they can contribute to a better access to justice for all. This event is jointly organized by the Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2024, the UNCITRAL Secretariat and supported by the European Commission.

A concept note with an outline of the tentative program for the 7th intersessional meeting is available here.

If you have any queries regarding the administrative arrangements for the 7th intersessional meeting, please contact Trade-Events@diplobel.fed.be.  

Some practical aspects:

  • Meeting format: The meeting will take place in hybrid format. Remote participation for delegates and observers is possible.
  • Interpretation: Simultaneous interpretation between English and French will be provided.
  • Accommodation and travel costs: These are the responsibility of the delegations, and pre-reservations are not arranged. To reserve a hotel near the event venue (Egmont Palace, Brussels), dedicated hotel tool  is offering reduced prices.

Registration & dedicated web portal:

Registrations are now open, until the 23rd of February!

UNCITRAL Working Group III Delegates and Observers should have received an email on Monday 22nd of January with a specific registration link for both the public session on the 7th of March and the closed working session on the 8th of March. If not, please send an email to: Trade-Events@diplobel.fed.be .

For participation in the public session on the 7th of March , please refer to the following webpage: 7th Intersessional Meeting of UNCITRAL Working Group III on the Reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) (europa.eu)