Sessions and Events

  • 3–21 July 2023, Vienna
  • 13–17 February 2023, New York
  • 18–22 September 2023, Vienna (tentative)
  • 6–10 February 2023, New York
  • 25–29 September 2023, Vienna (falls on Yom Kippur) (tentative)
  • 27–31 March 2023, New York
  • 9–13 October 2023, Vienna (tentative)
  • 10–14 April 2023, New York (falls on Orthodox Good Friday) 
  • 16–20 October 2023, Vienna (tentative)
  • 17–20 April 2023, New York
  • 11–15 December 2023, Vienna (tentative)
  • 8–12 May 2023, New York
  • 18–22 December 2023, Vienna (tentative)


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.

17 November 2022 to 18 November 2022

Organized jointly by UNCITRAL, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) and the Central University of Finance and Economics, the 2022 International Colloquium on PPP Best Practices will take place on 17-18 November. The colloquium will bring together participants from both China and from abroad to discuss recent developments in China’s public-private partnerships sector, such as low carbon projects, and the use of UNCITRAL instruments on PPPs as a model for the reform of legal frameworks for public-private partnerships.

New Articles

04 January 2023

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

20 December 2022

In conjunction with the 61st session of UNCITRAL Working Group V (insolvency Law) (Vienna, 12-16 December 2022), a conference was held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency. Click here to read the press release about the conference and the anniversary.

13 December 2022

Tuvalu has acceded to the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (2005) (the “Electronic Communications Convention”). It will enter into force for Tuvalu on 1 July 2023. Read the full press release here.