Following the consideration of the proposal by China (A/CN.9/998) and a note by the Secretariat (A/CN.9/1034) on possible future work by UNCITRAL towards the development of a negotiable transport document, UNCITRAL, at its fifty-second session, requested its secretariat to conduct research on legal issues related to the use of railway or other consignment notes, and at its fifty-third session, UNCITRAL requested its secretariat to start preparatory work towards the development of a new international instrument on multimodal negotiable transport documents that could be used for contracts not involving carriage by sea. In this context, the UNCITRAL secretariat organized on 13 and 14 April an open webinar to assess the most recent legal developments related to electronic negotiable transport documents and seek views of the wide legal community on them. View the details of the webinar (e.g. programme) here.
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联合国国际贸易法委员会亚洲及太平洋区域中心（UNCITRAL RCAP）很高兴地宣布将与孟加拉国国际仲裁中心联合举办“UNCITRAL 替代性争端解决办法文书与促进亚太地区便利营商的地域观点”网络研讨会。本次研讨会旨在探讨UNCITRAL 替代性争端解决办法文书如何帮助孟加拉国及亚太地区促进和加强有利于营商和便利跨境贸易的法律环境。UNCITRAL RCAP主任Athita Komindr女士，UNCITRAL RCAP法律专家Eun Young Nam女士及Jenny Hui女士将出席研讨会。
The UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (UNCITRAL RCAP) is pleased to announce the Webinar on “Regional Perspective of UNCITRAL ADR Instruments on Ease of Doing Business in Asia and the Pacific”, co-organised with the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre. The webinar will explore how UNCITRAL ADR instruments serve as a means for Bangladesh and the region to promote and strengthen a legally enabling environment for doing business and facilitating cross-border trade. Ms. Athita Komindr, Head of UNCITRAL RCAP, Ms. Eun Young Nam and Ms.
The Colloquium will provide an opportunity to discuss the framework of UNCITRAL Legislative Guide and Model Legislative Provisions on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) against the background of the Belt and Road Initiative infrastructure projects launched by the People’s Republic of China in 2014.
Co-organized by UNCITRAL and the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE), with the support of the China PPP Center (Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China), the Department of Treaties and Laws (Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China) as well as the Asian Academy of International Law, the Colloquium will be held virtually during two half-days, on 8 and 9 April 2021.
ЮНСИТРАЛ совместно с Министерством экономического развития Российской Федерации и Центром международных и сравнительно-правовых исследований организует дискуссионную сессию в онлайн-формате, посвящённую цифровизации международной торговли. В рамках мероприятия будет обсуждаться ряд вопросов, связанных с текущей и возможной будущей деятельностью ЮНСИТРАЛ в этой важной области. Особый акцент будет сделан на борьбе с COVID-19 и восстановлении после эпидемии. Участие в мероприятии бесплатно. Мероприятие пройдёт на английском и русском языках с синхронным переводом. Зарегистрироваться и получить более подробную информацию можно по ссылке: https://praktikum.lfacademy.ru/digitalization-of-international-trade.
UNCITRAL is joining with the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the International and Comparative Research Center to hold a virtual discussion session on the digitalization of international trade. The event will cover a range of issues related to current and possible future work of UNCITRAL in this important area, with a particular focus on COVID-19 response and recovery. The event is free of charge with simultaneous interpretation in English and Russian. Click here to register and find additional details.
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.
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.
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.