Sessions and Events

  • 24 June–12 July 2024, New York
  • 25–29 September 2023, Vienna (falls on Yom Kippur)
  • 5–9 February 2024, New York
  • 2–6 September 2024, Vienna (tentative)
  • 12–16 February 2024, New York
  • 30 September–4 October 2024, Vienna (tentative)
  • 22–26 January 2024, Vienna
  • 1–5 April 2024, New York
  • 23–27 September 2024, Vienna (tentative)
  • 16–20 October 2023, Vienna
  • 15–19 April 2024, New York
  • 18–22 November 2024, Vienna (tentative)
  • 11–15 December 2023, Vienna
  • 13–17 May 2024, New York
  • 25–29 November 2024, Vienna (tentative)
  • 27 November–1 December 2023, Vienna (falls on Gurpurab)
  • 6–10 May 2024, New York
  • 9–13 December 2024, Vienna (tentative)


08 November 2023

On 8 November, the UNCITRAL secretariat held the 2023 Dispute Resolution in the Digital Economy Forum: Asia and Beyond co-organized with the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration and South China International Arbitration Center (Hong Kong) at the latter’s premise in Hong Kong. As part of the World Tour initiative in UNCITRAL’s Dispute Resolution in the Digital Economy project, two panels sought inputs on important DRDE topics from Chinese, Asian and global perspectives. The Secretary of UNCITRAL, Ms. Anna Joubin-Bret opened the event. Find the flyer below, which contains the programme, speaker bios and the event video at this link.

06 November 2023 to 07 November 2023


06 November 2023 to 07 November 2023

Jointly organised by UNCITRAL RCAP and the Department of Justice of the Hong Kong SAR, China, the 5th UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Judicial Summit 2023, as part of Hong Kong Legal Week 2023, will take place from 6 to 7 November 2023. A biennial flagship event, the theme this year is “Post-pandemic Resilience, New Beginnings and Innovations in International Trade Law and Dispute Resolution.” The Summit brings together judges, government officials, legal practitioners, academics, and other professionals from various jurisdictions to discuss topical legal issues. Day 1 of the Summit is a Judicial Conference open to the public, consisting of four sessions on the Beijing Convention on the Judicial Sale of Ships, UNCITRAL texts on MSMEs, UNCITRAL’s recent work on dispute resolution and UNCITRAL’s work on digital economy and trade, respectively. Registration for Day 1 is available here. Day 2 of the Summit is an invitation-only Judicial Roundtable for judges and judicial personnel to discuss the UNCITRAL mediation framework and the use of technology in dispute resolution and court proceedings.

02 November 2023

UNCITRAL RCAP invites you to join the KMOJ – UNCITRAL ADR Special Session on ISDS Reform, co-hosted with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea. This flagship event, taking place on 2 November 2023 in Seoul, Republic of Korea, serves as a forum for exchanging perspectives with a focus on ISDS reform. Representatives from across the Asia-Pacific and international legal experts will discuss investment mediation, the codes of conduct and the advisory centre on international investment law as well as dispute prevention and mitigation. The event will be held in English with simultaneous translation in Korean and is open to the public free of charge.  

30 October 2023 to 29 November 2023

The UNCITRAL secretariat with its partners is organizing a series of events for nine Portuguese-speaking countries with the aim of increasing awareness and understanding of UNCITRAL insolvency texts, in particular their relevance to resolution of financial difficulties of micro- and small enterprises. The program of the event and the link to register are available here.   

New Articles

04 December 2023

The monthly compilation for November of the bibliography of recent writings related to the work of UNCITRAL is now available.

29 November 2023

With its ratification of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (the "Singapore Convention on Mediation"), Nigeria becomes the 13th State Party to the Convention. Read the full press release here.

20 November 2023

With its signing of the United Nations Convention on the International Effects of Judicial Sales of Ships (the “Beijing Convention on the Judicial Sale of Ships”), Ecuador becomes the 17th signatory to the Convention. Read the full press release here.