UNCITRAL Events and News

UNCITRAL Events and Colloquia

21 May 2024 to 22 May 2024

The Fourteenth Multinational Judicial Colloquium on Insolvency, co-sponsored by INSOL International, UNCITRAL and The World Bank Group, will take place in San Diego on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 May 2024. Since 1995 INSOL International and UNCITRAL have co-sponsored Multinational Judicial Colloquia on Insolvency. Since 2007 The World Bank Group has joined as co-sponsor.  These Colloquiums, held biannually in various locations around the world, have brought together judges, regulators and judicial officials from different jurisdictions to consider a wide range of insolvency-related issues. These issues have included judicial co-operation in cases of cross-border insolvency, access to courts by insolvency practitioners and recognition of insolvency administrations by foreign courts.The Colloquium is restricted to judges who deal with insolvency matters. The Colloquium will be in English. Click here for more information.

19 March 2024

The UNCITRAL Secretariat will hold the second edition of the discussion entitled “UNCITRAL's Dispute Resolution in the Digital Economy Initiative” during the Paris Arbitration Week. The event will be hosted by Science Po Law School. 

Date & Time: Tuesday, 19 March 2024, from 15:00 to 16:30 CET

Venue: Sciences Po Law School - Salle du Conseil (5th Floor), 13 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris

Read more about the event here.

13 March 2024

Co-organized by UNCITRAL, the Ministry of Justice of Japan (MOJ), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the 2024 Tokyo Forum on Dispute Resolution, themed “Enhancing credibility, certainty and enforceability of international dispute resolution”, will be held in person and virtually on Wednesday, 13 March 2024. The second session will address UNCITRAL’s project on stocktaking of developments in dispute resolution in the digital economy (DRDE), from which findings and future work proposals are expected to be presented at the Commission session in June/July 2024. The first session led by the ICSID will tackle international investment disputes, including on the new ICSID Rules. The event will be conducted in English with simultaneous Japanese translation provided.

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

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.

06 November 2023 to 07 November 2023


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.   

26 October 2023 to 28 October 2023

On 26–28 October 2023, the University of Kiel will be hosting a conference on ‘EU Insolvency Law and Third Countries: Which Way(s) Forward?’. It is part of a research project coordinated by Professors Alexander Trunk (University of Kiel) and Jasnica Garasic (University of Zagreb), which is endorsed by UNCITRAL and supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. It is conducted in cooperation with representatives of the European Commission and the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

01 October 2023 to 30 November 2023

La deuxième édition des Journées de la CNUDCI en Afrique se tiendra du 1er octobre au 30 novembre 2023. Cette nouvelle série d'événements se déroulera sous le thème suivant : « L'utilisation des textes de la CNUDCI en Afrique : Tendances et perspectives ». Ce sera une excellente occasion de discuter de l'impact des textes de la CNUDCI dans les États africains où ils ont été mis en œuvre ou dans lesquels l'adoption de textes CNUDCI est envisagée. La nécessité de mettre à jour les textes existants avec les instruments les plus récents de la CNUDCI pourrait également être discutée, ainsi que des documents explicatifs et pédagogiques mis à disposition sur divers sujets par le secrétariat de la CNUDCI pour favoriser une compréhension commune et une approche harmonisée des textes de la CNUDCI (modules en ligne). Si vous souhaitez suivre un événement organisé cette année, veuillez envoyer un courriel à uncitral[@]un.org pour recevoir le programme mis à jour et le lien.

News Articles

08 April 2024

Representatives of more than 70 State delegations and 40 international organizations gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York last week to complete another set of reforms in investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS), which Working Group III of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) was mandated to carry out in 2017. Read the full press release here.

04 April 2024

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

18 March 2024

Belgium and the European Union have become signatories to the United Nations Convention on the International Effects of Judicial Sales of Ships (the “Beijing Convention on the Judicial Sale of Ships”). Read the full press release here.