UNCITRAL Events and News

UNCITRAL Events and Colloquia

21 April 2023

The International Insolvency Institute and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, with the official support of UNCITRAL organized a conference on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Recognition and Enforcement of Insolvency-Related Judgments (2018). The Conference was held on Friday, 21 April 2023, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m (EDT) following the 62nd session of UNCITRAL Working Group V (New York, 17-20 April 2023). 

14 April 2023

由联合国贸法会(UNCITRAL)、中华人民共和国商务部(MOFCOM)和天津大学共同举办的“联合国贸法会PPP示范立法与中国实践国际研讨会”将于2023年4月14日举行。以 "可持续发展的PPP "为主题,本次研讨会将探讨PPP实践中的立法和可持续发展问题,重点讨论联合国贸法会PPP立法实践和法律框架、PPP治理和合同以及PPP价值共同创造等关键问题。研讨会将有助于加强PPP实务届对联合国贸法会PPP文书和一般PPP法律条款的理解,汲取PPP实践中的经验,并共同探讨PPP的可持续发展。 

14 April 2023

The International Colloquium on UNCITRAL PPP Instruments and Chinese Practice, co-organized by UNCITRAL, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (MOFCOM) and Tianjin University, will be held on 14 April 2023. Under the theme of "Sustainable PPP", the Colloquium will explore legislation and sustainable development issues in PPP practice, focusing on key issues such as the UNCITRAL PPP legislative practice and legal framework, PPP governance and contract,  and PPP value co-creation.

29 March 2023

The UNCITRAL Secretariat will hold an in-person discussion entitled “UNCITRAL's Dispute Resolution in the Digital Economy Initiative” during the Paris Arbitration Week. The event was hosted by Science Po Law School. The UNCITRAL project on the stocktaking of developments in dispute resolution in the digital economy (DRDE) was launched in 2021, conferring on the secretariat a mandate to monitor the changing landscape of dispute resolution in the digital economy by compiling, analysing and sharing relevant information with a view to laying the groundwork for possible updates to UNCITRAL texts and development of new ones if necessary.  The project gives particular attention to the disruptive aspects of digitalisation in dispute resolution, in particular those with respect to due process and fairness, but also focuses on the enabling aspects of technology as far as its impact on the cost and duration of procedures is concerned. In line with its mandate, the UNCITRAL secretariat is organising discussions to seek inputs from different parts of the world to ensure the comprehensiveness of its work. The PAW discussion will be hosted at Sciences Po Law School, complementing a world tour covering Tokyo, New York, and Guatemala City.

07 March 2023

Actividad organizada por la secretaría de la CNUDMI, ALARB y SIECA-SICA. Esta actividad está compuesta de cuatro paneles. Panel I: el uso de la tecnología en el arbitraje; Panel II: Mediación en línea; Panel III: Resolución de controversias en plataformas en línea; y Panel IV: Intercambio de experiencias. Buenas prácticas para divulgar jurisprudencia y experiencia relevante en materia de solución de disputas. Esta es una actividad en formato virtual, con registro previo (enlace).

13 February 2023

Join the UNCITRAL Secretariat for “The New Age of Dispute Resolution: Digitization & Evolving Norms”, an event jointly organized with the New York International Arbitration Center, New York State Bar Association, and the American Society of International Law.

When: Monday, 13 February from 18:30 to 21:30 (EST)
Where: Bracewell LLP (31 West 52nd Street, Suite 1900, New York, NY 10019).

10 January 2023



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.

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.

News Articles

29 September 2023

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

27 September 2023

With its accession to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), Rwanda becomes the 97th State Party to the Convention. Read the full press release here.

05 September 2023

The United Nations Convention on the International Effects of Judicial Sales of Ships (the "Beijing Convention on the Judicial Sale of Ships") opened for signature at a ceremony in Beijing today, 5 September 2023.  Fifteen States signed the Convention at the ceremony, which was attended by senior officials and representatives of more than 30 States. Read the full press release here.