Sessions and Events

Alert: Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the March, April and May sessions of UNCITRAL Working Groups I, III, IV, V and VI had to be postponed until further notice. The Secretariat will communicate to delegations in due course any arrangements that may be put in place to allow making progress on the working papers scheduled for consideration at those sessions.


  • 28 June to 16 July 2021, Vienna (tentative)
  • 28 September to 2 October 2020, Vienna 
  • 22–26 March 2021, New York 
  • 4–8 October 2021, Vienna (tentative) 
  • 8-12 February 2021, New York
  • 27 September to 1 October 2021, Vienna (tentative)
  • 5-9 October 2020, Vienna 
  • 12-16 April 2021, New York
  • 15-19 November 2021, Vienna (falls on Gurpurab) (tentative)
  • 19-23 October 2020, Vienna 
  • 5–9 April 2021, New York
  • 18–22 October 2021, Vienna (tentative)
  • 14-18 December 2020, Vienna 
  • 19-23 April 2021, New York
  • 22-26 November 2021, Vienna (tentative)


11 December 2020

At its fifty-second session, in 2019, UNCITRAL considered a proposal from the European Union on applicable law in insolvency proceedings (see A/CN.9/995). UNCITRAL requested the Secretariat to organize a colloquium, in cooperation with other relevant international organizations, with a view to submitting concrete proposals for UNCITRAL’s possible future work on such topic, for consideration by the Commission at its fifty-third session, in 2020.

11 December 2020

2020年12月11日,星期五,上午9:00-下午5:00 (暂定)




11 December 2020

Vendredi 11 décembre 2020 – 9h à 17h

11 December 2020

Viernes 11 de diciembre de 2020 - 9:00am a 5:00pm 

10 December 2020 to 12 December 2020

The UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, the Centre for Transnational Commercial Law at The National Law University, Delhi, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) and INSOL India are pleased to announce the 2020 Moot Competition on Insolvency and Bankruptcy. The theme for this year’s competition is “Corporate Insolvency Resolution” and it will be held virtually from 10 – 12 December 2020.

New Articles

19 October 2020

Bolivia has ratified the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration. Bolivia is the seventh State Party to the Convention and it will enter into force for Bolivia on 13 April 2021. Read the press release here

13 October 2020

La Comisión de las Naciones Unidas para el Derecho Mercantil Internacional (CNUDMI) se complace en anunciar la primera edición del Día de UNCITRAL-LAC. Comunicado de prensa.

13 October 2020

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Secretariat is pleased to announce the inaugural Latin America and Caribbean Day (LAC Day). Read the press release here.