UNCITRAL Events and News

UNCITRAL Events and Colloquia

28 September 2021

Le Ministère du Commerce et des Petites et moyennes entreprises du Sénégal, la Commission des Nations Unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI), la Chambre de commerce internationale (CCI) et l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), organisent un webinaire portant sur la numérisation des pratiques commerciales internationales au Sénégal. 

06 September 2021 to 07 September 2021

UNCITRAL RCAP is pleased to announce the 2nd Incheon Law & Business Forum themed “Navigating the Storm: Helping MSMEs Set Sail with Legal Harmonization,” to be held virtually from 6 – 7 September 2021. The Forum 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).

02 September 2021 to 03 September 2021

La réunion intersessions du Groupe de travail III (Réforme du RDIE) de la CNUDCI sur la réforme des règles de procédure (virtuelle) organisée par la République de Corée se tiendra du 2 au 3 septembre 2021 de 19h00 à 23h00 KST (UTC+9). Cette réunion intersessions de deux jours comprend : (i) trois séances de discussion sur les projets de dispositions - à savoir, le rejet anticipé des demandes (abordant spécifiquement les demandes non fondées et les abus de procédure) et les demandes reconventionnelles ; et (ii) une session avec des intervenants sur les questions transversales des options de réforme procédurale, telles que le calcul des dommages-intérêts, la répartition des coûts, le gel réglementaire et l'épuisement des recours internes. 

02 September 2021 to 03 September 2021

The UNCITRAL Working Group III (ISDS Reform) Intersessional Meeting on Procedural Rules Reform (virtual) hosted by the Republic of Korea will be held on 2 to 3 September 2021 at 19:00-23:00 KST (UTC+9). This two-day intersessional meeting comprises: (i) three discussion sessions on draft provisions - namely, on early dismissal of claims (specifically addressing frivolous claims and abuse of process) and counterclaims; and (ii) one session with speakers on the cross-cutting issues of the procedural reform options, such as calculation of damages, allocation of cost, regulatory chill, and exhaustion of local remedies.

12 July 2021

UNCITRAL is pleased to announce the Launch of the Online Course “Introduction to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law,” on 12 July 2021 from 13:30 to 14:30 UTC+2 as a side event to the 54th Session of the Commission.  
 
The event will introduce UNCITRAL’s new online course, and discuss the importance of training in the international law context and the benefits of online learning, including in Asia-Pacific. Ms. Caroline Nicholas (Head of Technical Assistance Section and Senior Legal Officer, UNCITRAL secretariat), Ms. Athita Komindr (Head, UNCITRAL RCAP), Ms. Alessia Messuti (Learning Innovation Programme Officer, ITCILO) and Ms. Monica Canafoglia (Legal Officer, UNCITRAL secretariat) will be participating. The event will be held in English on Zoom by invitation only. For further details, please see the e-flyer

09 July 2021 to 10 July 2021

UNCITRAL RCAP is pleased to invite you to join us at the International Meditation Conference: Social Justice Through Mediation hosted by the Bangalore International Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation Centre (BIMACC) to be held from 9 to 10 July 2021 (UTC +5:30). The event will kick off with an inaugural ceremony on 9 July 2021 (Day 1) from 17:00 to 17:55 (UTC +5:30). Ms. Athita Komindr (Head, UNCITRAL RCAP) will be providing an overview on the Singapore Convention on Mediation and UNCITRAL’s developments on mediation. She will be joined by legal practitioners and experts from BIMACC and the Supreme Court of India. Technical sessions on 10 July 2021 (Day 2) from 16:00 to 21:30 (UTC +5:30), will include 4 sessions exploring “COVID-19 Pandemic and Online Mediation”, the scope of the Singapore Convention on Mediation, “Standardising Mediation Training”, and the role of domestic courts and institutions in promoting mediation. The event will take place virtually and is open to the public and free of charge. For further details, please refer to the e-flyer and the event programmes. Kindly note that attendance is by way of prior registration only. Please register with the following links: Registration Link for Day 1 Attendees (9 July 2021)/Registration Link for Day 2 Attendees (10 July 2021).

25 June 2021

UNCITRAL is pleased to invite you to join the CISG@40 Celebration Conference, co-organized with the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM), China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), and China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), to be held on 25 June 2021 from 9:00 to 16:15 Beijing time.  

 

The Conference will include 4 sessions: “Experiences and Challenges of Application of CISG in China”, “CISG — Right Solution for B&R Trade Disputes”, “E-CISG” and “Dispute Settlement Regarding Sales of Goods”. Ms. Anna Joubin-Bret, the Secretary of UNCITRAL, will be speaking along with legal practitioners and experts from Belt & Road countries. In addition to sharing experiences in using the CISG to settle disputes in international sale of goods, speakers will also explore measures for resolving trade disputes during the pandemic. 

25 June 2021

联合国国际贸易法委员会诚邀您参加与中华人民共和国商务部(MOFCOM)、中国国际贸易促进委员会(CCPIT)和中国国际经济贸易仲裁委员会(CIETAC)联合主办的“纪念《联合国国际货物销售合同公约》(CISG)通过40周年国际研讨会”。研讨会将于北京时间2021年6月25日9:00至16:15举行。 

 

本次研讨会将包括四项议题:“CISG在中国适用的经验与挑战”、“CISG——为‘一带一路’贸易争议提供解决方案”、“数字经济时代的CISG”及“货物贸易的争议解决”。联合国国际贸易法委员会秘书长Anna Joubin-Bret女士和来自“一带一路”国家的法律工作者和专家将作发言。除分享使用CISG解决国际货物销售争议的经验外,讲者还将探讨在疫情影响下解决国际贸易纠纷的应对措施。 

18 June 2021

UNCITRAL is joining with the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the International and Comparative Research Center to hold a webinar on COVID-19 Measures Implemented by States. The event will cover a range of issues related to current and possible future work of UNCITRAL. The event is free of charge with simultaneous interpretation in English and Russian. Click here to read more about the event and to find details on how to connect to the event.

02 June 2021

UNCITRAL RCAP and the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) of Thailand are pleased to invite you to participate in Virtual Knowledge Sharing: UNCITRAL Texts and International Trade in the Digital Era, to be held on 2 June 2021 from 8.30 – 12.30 pm Vienna time/1.30 – 5.30 pm Bangkok time/3.30 – 7.30 pm Seoul time via Zoom.  

This virtual knowledge-sharing event will provide an overview of enabling legal frameworks for digital trade, focusing on  the UNCITRAL texts on e-commerce in particular.  These include the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts and the UNCITRAL Model Laws on Electronic Commerce, Electronic Signatures, and Electronic Transferable Records.  

New Articles

17 November 2021

With its accession to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the "New York Convention"), Iraq becomes the 169th State Party to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Iraq on 9 February 2022. (view press release

01 November 2021

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

13 October 2021

Turkey has ratified the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation. Turkey is the eighth State Party to the Convention and it will enter into force for Turkey on 11 April 2022. Read the press release here.

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