2020 UNCITRAL Latin America and Caribbean Day

Thursday, 05 November 2020 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 15 December 2020 - 5:30pm

The UNCITRAL Secretariat is pleased to announce the initial line-up for the inaugural Latin America and Caribbean Day (LAC Day). During the UNCITRAL LAC Day, the Secretariat of UNCITRAL will co-host a series of academic events with institutions of higher learning in the Latin America and Caribbean region to both celebrate the establishment of UNCITRAL and to raise awareness of the work of UNCITRAL amongst law students, legal experts, policy-makers, and the public and private sectors, thereby furthering the work of UNCITRAL in promoting the progressive harmonization and modernization of international trade and commercial law throughout the region. 

The UNCITRAL Day was first launched at the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for the Asia and the Pacific (UNCITRAL RCAP) 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. Since 2014, UNCITRAL Day has become an annual flagship event for UNCITRAL RCAP and the Secretariat. The LAC Day hopes to replicate this success in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

An impressive 30 universities and institutions across the LAC region are expected to participate in this inaugural event. During this inaugural year, special focus will be placed on UNCITRAL legislative work in the area of transparency in treaty-based Investor State Arbitration.  Find additional details about the 2020 UNCITRAL LAC Day event and programme schedule here.