UNCITRAL Events and News

UNCITRAL Events and Colloquia

10 January 2023

Organized jointly by UNCITRAL, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) and the Chongqing Commission of Commerce, supported by the Southwest University of Political Science & Law, the International Colloquium on Exploring the Negotiability of Railway Consignment Notes and Other Cargo Documents will take place on 10 January 2023. The colloquium will bring together participants from both China and from abroad to discuss a) the obstacles and innovative practices and b) legislative and judicial developments concerning the negotiability of railway consignment notes and other cargo documents. 

For more details about the colloquium (including how to join the colloquium), please see the programme for the colloquium.

10 January 2023



15 December 2022 to 16 December 2022

Thursday, 15 December 2022 - 14:30-18:00 JST (GMT+9), and Friday, 16 December 2022 - 10:00-12:30 JST (GMT+9)

Co-organized by UNCITRAL, the Ministry of Justice of Japan (MOJ), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the 2022 Tokyo Forum on Dispute Resolution, themed “Anchoring new approaches to the core principles of due process and fairness”, was held in person and virtually on Thursday, 15 December 2022 and Friday, 16 December 2022. The first session addressed the stocktaking of developments in dispute resolution in the digital economy, a central topic discussed at the colloquium held by the UNCITRAL Working Group II in spring 2022. The second session tackled the new 2022 ICSID Rules. The event was conducted in English with simultaneous Japanese translation provided.

05 December 2022 to 06 December 2022

On 5-6 December the UNCITRAL secretariat is co-organizing the Sharm El Sheik VIII event, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt along with the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), the Asian African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO), the Arab Union for International Arbitration (AUIA) and International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). The theme of the event is "The Role of State Courts in International Arbitration". Anna Joubin-Bret, Secretary of UNCITRAL, will be providing the keynote address at the event.

17 November 2022 to 18 November 2022

Organized jointly by UNCITRAL, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) and the Central University of Finance and Economics, the 2022 International Colloquium on PPP Best Practices will take place on 17-18 November. The colloquium will bring together participants from both China and from abroad to discuss recent developments in China’s public-private partnerships sector, such as low carbon projects, and the use of UNCITRAL instruments on PPPs as a model for the reform of legal frameworks for public-private partnerships.

17 November 2022 to 18 November 2022



11 November 2022

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, UNCITRAL RCAP invites you to its RCAP@10 conference themed "The Road Ahead: Regional trade, global standards, and the future of legal harmonization" to be held via Zoom on 11 November 2022 from 09:30 to 19:00 Korea Standard Time (UTC+9). The event is co-hosted with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea and Incheon Metropolitan City, and supported by Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and Korean Commercial Arbitration Board INTERNATIONAL (KCAB INTERNATIONAL).    

10 November 2022

Jointly organized by UNCITRAL RCAP and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea, and supported by KCAB INTERNATIONAL and Seoul IDRC, the UNCITRAL ADR Special Session will take place on 10 November 2022. Themed “Regional Perspectives on Cross-border Dispute Resolution” this year, the Session is an annual knowledge-sharing and capacity-building flagship event that brings together representatives from across the Asia-Pacific region and international legal experts in an interactive, informal setting.

09 November 2022 to 10 November 2022

UNCITRAL RCAP is pleased to invite you to the 11th Asia-Pacific ADR Virtual Conference on 9 and 10 November 2022 (4 – 7 p.m. KST, 8 – 11 a.m. CET) hosted in Seoul, Republic of Korea, co-organised by UNCITRAL RCAP, the KCAB INTERNATIONAL, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center (Seoul IDRC). Titled “Solidarity for Recovery: Resilience, Restoration, Recalibration”, the event will highlight the impact of the pandemic on ADR in general and on international arbitration in particular.

27 October 2022

UNCITRAL RCAP is pleased to invite you to its UNCITRAL AP Day 2022 event co-organized with the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Mediation Centre, and the International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute. Themed “RCAP@10: Charting the Course for another Decade: Mediation and Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific Region”, the Webinar will highlight RCAP’s role in promoting legal harmonization in the region and enhancing the availability of dispute resolution to reinforce predictability in international commercial transactions. Athita Komindr, Head of UNCITRAL RCAP, and Moonar Tsoi, Legal Expert of UNCITRAL RCAP, will be participating in the opening session. Register here. For further details, please refer to the e-Flyer

News Articles

05 July 2024

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) adopted the UNCITRAL Model Clauses on Specialized Express Dispute Resolution (SPEDR) (the “SPEDR Model Clauses”) at its 57th session in New York. Read the full press release here. 

03 July 2024

The European Union signed the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (the "Mauritius Convention on Transparency") at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 2 July 2024. The signature of the Convention by the European Union opens the door to Member States of the European Union to ratify, accede to or approve the Convention. Read the full press release here.

02 July 2024

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