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UNCITRAL Events and Colloquia

30 March 2021 to 31 March 2021

Co-organised by UNCITRAL, Ministry of Justice of Japan (MOJ), and the Japan International Dispute Resolution Centre (JIDRC), the Dispute Resolution in the Digital Economy workshop will be held virtually on 30 and 31 March 2021. The workshop features Japan’s proposal on stocktaking of dispute resolution in the modern context, including the use of technology in international mediation and international arbitration, ensuring due process and fairness in arbitral proceedings, and other topics. For further details, please refer to the eFlyer and register via the QR code found below or via the following link.

29 March 2021 to 30 March 2021

The sixth annual 2021 OECD Investment Treaty Conference on 29-30 March 2021 will gather senior government policy makers for exchanges with leading representatives of business, civil society, academia and international organisations, including the Secretary of UNCITRAL. Since the heyday of investment protection treaties in the 1990s and early 2000s, the world has changed dramatically. Globalisation and digitalisation have radically changed how economies function. New threats to life on earth have come to the fore. In this new environment, the over 60 governments participating in work on investment at the OECD have resolved to reflect together on regulatory objectives and priorities for investment as part of an ambitious, wide-ranging reconsideration of treaties addressing investment. The Conference is the first step in this process. Join the conversation. Click here to visit the Conference website and to register for the event. 

17 March 2021

联合国国际贸易法委员会亚洲及太平洋区域中心(UNCITRAL RCAP)很高兴宣布将与亚洲开发银行、国际商会国际仲裁院、太平洋地区私营部门发展倡议、澳大利亚外交及贸易部、澳大利亚国际商事仲裁中心(ACICA)以及新加坡国际仲裁中心(SIAC)联合举办“第三届南太平洋国际仲裁会议”。本次会议旨在探讨通过世界级的国际仲裁争端解决机制降低南太平洋地区投资风险这主题。UNCITRAL RCAP主任Athita Komindr女士将致开幕词。本次会议将于2021年3月17日9:30至16:00(GMT+11)在悉尼歌剧院Yallamundi Rooms举行,并会通过Zoom直播。如需报名请联系:mialcala.consultant@adb.org,更多信息请浏览会议宣传页

17 March 2021

UNCITRAL RCAP is pleased to announce the “3rd South Pacific International Arbitration Conference”, co-organised with Asian Development Bank, ICC International Court of Arbitration, The Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Centre of International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). The conference aims to explore the theme of de-risking investment in the South Pacific region through a world-class international arbitration disputes regime.

05 February 2021

UNCITRAL, the  Ministry of Justice of Japan, and the Japan International Dispute Resolution Centre (JIDRC) are pleased to invite you to a kick-off discussion on Dispute Resolution in the Digital Economy featuring (1) Japan’s proposal on stocktaking of dispute resolution in the modern context and (2) Israel and Japan’s proposal on dispute resolution in international high-tech related transactions. Speakers include Ms. Anna Joubin-Bret (The Secretary, UNCITRAL), Mr. Takashi Takashima (Senior Attorney, Ministry of Justice, Japan), Mr. Andrés Jana (Chair, UNCITRAL Working Group II), and Mr. Cedric Yehuda Sabbah (Director, Ministry of Justice, Israel), amongst others. 

11 December 2020

À sa cinquante-deuxième session, en 2019, la CNUDCI a examiné une proposition de l'Union européenne sur la loi applicable dans les procédures d'insolvabilité (voir A/CN.9/995). La CNUDCI a demandé au Secrétariat d'organiser un colloque, en coopération avec d'autres organisations internationales compétentes, en vue de lui soumettre des propositions concrètes pour les futurs travaux éventuels de la CNUDCI sur ce sujet, pour examen par la Commission à sa cinquante-troisième session, en 2020.

11 December 2020

Durante el 52º período de sesiones de la Comisión en 2019 UNCITRAL consideró una propuesta de la Unión Europea sobre la ley aplicable a los procedimientos de insolvencia (ver A/CN.9/995). UNCITRAL pidió a la Secretaría que, en colaboración con otras organizaciones internacionales pertinentes, organizara un coloquio; con miras a presentar propuestas más concretas sobre posibles trabajos futuros en esta área, los cuales serán examinados por la Comisión en su 53º período de sesiones, en 2020.

11 December 2020

联合国国际贸易法委员会2019年第五十二届委员会审议了欧盟关于《破产程序中的适用法》的提案(见A/CN.9/995)。委员会要求秘书处与其他有关国际组织合作举办一次研讨会,旨在就未来可能针对这一专题开展的工作提出具体建议,供委员会2020年第五十三届会议审议。

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.

10 December 2020

The UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RCAP) is pleased to announce that Ms Athita Komindr, Head of UNCITRAL RCAP and Ms Jenny Hui, RCAP Legal Expert, will be speaking at the "2020 UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day, Webinar: The Future Practice of Commercial Dispute Resolution after Extending the Application of CISG to Hong Kong" co-organized by UNCITRAL RCAP, the Department of Law, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong Mediation Centre (HKMC), and International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI). The Webinar will examine the future practice of commercial dispute resolution, the various benefits to Hong Kong and ways practitioners can prepare themselves, if the application of the CISG is extended to Hong Kong. 

New Articles

31 March 2021

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

29 March 2021

With its accession to United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978 (the "Hamburg Rules"), Peru becomes the 35th State Party to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Peru on 1 April 2022. (view press release

18 March 2021

With its accession to the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the "New York Convention"), Belize becomes the 168th State Party to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Belize on 13 June 2021. (view press release

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