2020 UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day

Monday, 14 September 2020 - 7:00am to Thursday, 31 December 2020 - 6:00pm

The UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RCAP) is pleased to announce the initial line-up for its 2020 UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day (AP Day) academic series.

First launched in 2014 to celebrate the historical establishment of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2205 (XXI) of 17 December 1966, AP Day has become an annual flagship event that UNCITRAL RCAP co-hosts with institutions of higher learning in the Asia-Pacific region to raise awareness of the work of UNCITRAL amongst law students, legal experts, policy makers, and the public and private sectors, thereby promoting the progressive harmonization and modernization of international trade and commercial law throughout the region.

This year, an initial 25 universities and institutions across the region have joined the annual celebration to commemorate the establishment of UNCITRAL and promote awareness of international trade standards and norms, particularly those endorsed by UNCITRAL. In light of its 40th anniversary, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), a multilateral treaty that establishes a uniform legal regime for contracts for the cross-border sale of goods, will receive special focus.  For details of the 2020 AP Day programme, please click here.