UNCITRAL Events and News

UNCITRAL Events and Colloquia

24 June 2022

On Friday 24 June 2022, the Head of UNCITRAL RCAP (https://uncitral.un.org/en/TA/regionalcentre_asia_pacific) Athita Komindr and UNCITRAL Legal Officer Judith Knieper will speak on the Singapore Convention on Mediation, recent developments in the Asia-Pacific, and mediation and Investor-State Dispute Settlement in Session 1 of a webinar hosted by the Korea International Mediation Centre (KIMC) for the Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation (APCAM) Webinar Series - A New Era of International Mediation.

01 June 2022 to 05 June 2022

The UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific and the Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka will co-host the first Colombo Arbitration Week from 1 to 5 June 2022.

UNCITRAL Legal Officer Judith Knieper will be speaking on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration and UNCITRAL Expedited Arbitration Rules for the opening panel discussion "Proposed Arbitration Act: A Fresh Start for Sri Lanka?" taking place on 1 June 2022 from 04.00 to 07.00 PM Sri Lanka time (+5.30 GMT)/07.30 to 10.30 PM Korea Standard Time/12.30 to 03.30 PM Central European Summer Time.

27 May 2022 to 25 November 2022

The UNCITRAL secretariat held the Launch event of the inaugural UNCITRAL Days in Africa on 27 May 2022 with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra, Ghana and online, thanks to the support of the European Union. It served as the kick-off of the UNCITRAL Days in Africa academic series in presence of distinguished guests. 

During the UNCITRAL Days Africa, the secretariat of UNCITRAL will co-host a series of academic events with institutions of higher learning in the African countries 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. 

27 May 2022 to 25 November 2022

Le 27 mai 2022 a eu lieu le lancement de la première édition des Journées de la CNUDCI en Afrique dans les locaux du Ministère des affaires étrangères et de l’intégration régionale à Accra, au Ghana et en ligne, grâce au soutien de l’Union Européenne. Cet événement marque le coup d'envoi de la série d’activités des Journées de la CNUDCI en Afrique en présence de grandes personnalités. 

Au cours du dernier trimestre 2022, le secrétariat de la CNUDCI coorganisera une série de manifestations avec des établissements d'enseignement supérieur dans les pays africains afin de célébrer la création de la CNUDCI et de sensibiliser les étudiants en droit, les juristes, les décideurs et les secteurs public et privé aux travaux de la CNUDCI, ce qui contribuera à promouvoir l'harmonisation et la modernisation progressives du droit commercial international dans toute la région.

11 May 2022

La Commission des Nations Unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI), la Chambre de commerce et d’industrie du Bénin et la Chambre de commerce et d’industrie du Togo, avec le soutien de la Chambre de commerce internationale (ICC) et de la Conférence Permanente des Chambres Consulaires Africaines et Francophones (CPCCAF), ont organisé le 11 mai 2022 un webinaire portant sur la digitalisation du commerce au Togo et au Bénin, qui faisait suite au webinaire sur les enjeux et défis de l’économie numérique en Afrique et dans la sphère francophone organisé par la CNUDCI, l’OIF et l’OHADA en mai 2021.  Programme / Note de contexte / Enregistrement du webinaire


05 May 2022

Co-organised by UNCITRAL, the Department of Justice, Hong Kong SAR, and the Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL), the UNCITRAL Working Group III on ISDS Reform Forum aims to explore specific key issues in respect of the proposed model clauses and guidelines on investment mediation, as well as future drafting work of the UNCITRAL Working Group III. The inter-sessional meeting will take place on 5 May 2022 (9:00 - 12:00 (GMT+8) for part I and 18:30 - 21:05 (GMT+8) for part II) (evening session open to WG III delegations only). For further details, please see the attached e-flyer and register at https://aail.org/2022-05-05-uncitral-wgiii-forum/#. Video recording of event

27 March 2022

Jointly organized by the Hong Kong Department of Justice, the Asian Academy of International Law, the Moot Alumni Association and supported by the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, the 2022 CISG conference themed “The CISG, 40 Years and Beyond: What the Past Will Bring to the Future” will take place on 27 March 2022. This conference will bring together international experts to share their perspectives on the CISG’s achievements in the past, developments presently in the works, as well as the anticipated challenges and impacts for the future. In particular, the presentations will focus on the developments of the CISG in the APAC region, including Hong Kong, as well as its potential impacts on the future work of railway consignment. For further details, please see the attached e-flyer. Read more about the event at the Asian Academy of International Law page. Register here.

10 March 2022

Jointly organized by the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific and the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC),  the Webinar was held on 10 March 2022 Thursday 2:00 pm-3:35 pm, Bangladesh Standard Time/9:00 am-10:35 am Austria Standard Time/5:00 pm-6:35 pm Korean Standard Time via Zoom. The Webinar themed “Alternative Dispute Resolution and International Sale of Goods: Time to Benefit from CISG?” discussed the role of ADR in resolving disputes over international transactions and how Bangladesh can benefit from CISG through panel sessions with world-renowned practitioners and academics. A recording of the webinar can be viewed here

07 December 2021 to 08 December 2021

Co-organized by UNCITRAL, the Ministry of Justice of Japan (MOJ), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the 2021 Tokyo Forum on Dispute Resolution, themed “Enhancing the principles of dispute resolution in the digital economy”, was held virtually on Tuesday 7 December 2021 and Wednesday 8 December 2021. Two of the three sessions were dedicated to the stocktaking of developments in dispute resolution in the digital economy, an area which will be featured at the UNCITRAL colloquium on possible future work on dispute settlement in late March 2022.

09 November 2021 to 15 December 2021

The UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RCAP) is pleased to announce the initial line-up and kick-off of its UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day 2021 (AP Day) academic series. The main theme of the UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day 2021 is “Enabling MSMEs and Assisting Economic Recovery through Legal Harmonization”. The UNCITRAL AP Day 2021 series was launched with 3 activities in the Republic of Korea by Chung-Ang University, Inha University, and Seoul National University on 13, 14, and 26 October 2021, respectively. Find the calendar of events for this year's events here. RCAP also invites readers to revisit last year's AP Day series via the 2020 AP Day report.

News Articles

27 May 2022

From 24 to 26 of May 2022, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) and the Organisation for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) hosted an international meeting on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) reform in Africa. Read the press release here.

27 May 2022

Du 24 au 26 mai 2022, la Commission des Nations Unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI), l'Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) et l'Organisation pour l'harmonisation en Afrique du droit des affaires (OHADA) ont accueilli une réunion internationale sur la réforme du règlement des différends entre investisseurs et États (RDIE) en Afrique. Lisez le communiqué de presse ici.

26 May 2022

Kazakhstan has ratified the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation. Kazakhstan is the tenth State Party to the Convention and it will enter into force for Kazakhstan on 23 November 2022. Read the press release here.