Sessions and Events

  • 7–25 July 2025, Vienna
  • 29 September-3 October 2025, Vienna (tentative)
  • 30 September–4 October 2024, Vienna
  • 3-7 February 2025, New York
  • 13-17 October 2025, Vienna (tentative)
  • 23–27 September 2024, Vienna
  • 20-24 January 2025, Vienna
  • 7-11 April 2025, New York
  • 22-26 September 2005, Vienna (tentative)
  • 18–22 November 2024, Vienna
  • 24-28 March 2025, New York
  • 20-24 October 2025, Vienna (tentative)
  • 16-20 December 2024, Vienna
  • 12-16 May 2025, New York
  • 10-14 November 2025, Vienna (tentative)
  • 9–13 December 2024, Vienna
  • 17-21 March 2025, New York
  • 15-19 December 2025, New York (tentative)


01 October 2024 to 13 December 2024

La secretaría de la CNUDMI se complace en anunciar la 5ta edición de las Jornadas de la CNUDMI para América Latina y el Caribe (UNCITRAL LAC Days), las cuales tendrán lugar entre el 1 de Octubre y el 13 de Diciembre de 2024.

UNCITRAL LAC Days brinda un foro académico para que miembros de la academia, investigadores, estudiantes y partes interesadas del sector público y privado con una pasión por el derecho mercantil internacional compartan experiencias y mejores prácticas.

01 October 2024 to 13 December 2024

The UNCITRAL Secretariat is pleased to announce that the fifth edition of UNCITRAL LAC Days will take place between 1st October and 13th December 2024.

UNCITRAL LAC Days bring together members of the academia, researchers, students, and private and public stakeholders with a passion for international trade law to share experiences and best practices in an academic forum. 

31 May 2024

Co-organized by UNCITRAL and Dalian Maritime University and supported by the Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM), the “International Symposium on the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records (MLETR) and Law Relating to Electronic B/L in Transition” will be held in person and virtually on Friday, 31 May 2024. Against the backdrop of China's commitment to international high-standard economic and trade rules, the symposium intends to take stock of the gap analysis between national legislation and the MLETR, as well as examine the practice-related and legal issues associated with electronic maritime bills of lading in the context of China’s planned revision of the Maritime Law.

31 May 2024

由联合国国际贸易法委员会和大连海事大学共同主办、中国商务部支持的“《贸易法委员会电子可转让记录示范法》与电子提单法律发展国会”将于 2024 年 5 月 31 日星期五以线上线下结合方式举行。在中国致力于对接国际高标准经贸规则的背景下,本次研讨会旨在针对国家立法与《贸易法委员会电子可转让记录示范法》开展差距分析,并在中国拟针对《海商法》开展修订的背景下研究与电子海运提单相关的实务和法律问题。

28 May 2024

Co-organized by UNCITRAL and the Faculty of Law of Ain Shams University, the "Symposium on the Quest for Transparency in International Investment Arbitration: Opportunities and Challenges" will be held in person and virtually on Tuesday, 28 May 2024. The year 2024 marks the tenth anniversary of the UNCITRAL Transparency Standards. The symposium aims to increase awareness about the UNCITRAL Transparency Standards in the region by focusing on the critical issues of transparency in international investment arbitration, looking into newly adopted UNCITRAL instrument reflecting transparency, and examining both the opportunities and the challenges that lie ahead. 

New Articles

27 May 2024

El Salvador becomes the first State party to the United Nations Convention on the International Effects of Judicial Sales of Ships (the “Beijing Convention on the Judicial Sale of Ships”). Read the full press release here.

10 May 2024

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

08 April 2024

Representatives of more than 70 State delegations and 40 international organizations gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York last week to complete another set of reforms in investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS), which Working Group III of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) was mandated to carry out in 2017. Read the full press release here.