Sessions and Events

  • 3–15 July 2023, Vienna
  • 19–23 September 2022, Vienna
  • 13–17 February 2023, New York
  • 18–22 September 2023, Vienna (tentative)
  • 10–14 October 2022, Vienna 
  • 6–10 February 2023, New York
  • 25–29 September 2023, Vienna (falls on Yom Kippur) (tentative)
  • 5–16 September 2022, Vienna
  • 23–27 January 2023, Vienna
  • 27–31 March 2023, New York
  • 9–13 October 2023, Vienna (tentative)
  • 31 October to 4 November 2022, Vienna 
  • 10–14 April 2023, New York (falls on Orthodox Good Friday) 
  • 16–20 October 2023, Vienna (tentative)
  • 12–16 December 2022, Vienna 
  • 17–21 April 2023, New York
  • 11–15 December 2023, Vienna (tentative)
  • 28 November to 2 December 2022, Vienna 
  • 8–12 May 2023, New York
  • 18–22 December 2023, Vienna (tentative)


29 September 2022 to 21 December 2022

The UNCITRAL secretariat held the Launch event of the inaugural UNCITRAL Days in Africa on 27 May 2022 with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra, Ghana and online, thanks to the support of the European Union. It served as the kick-off of the UNCITRAL Days in Africa academic series in presence of distinguished guests. 

During the UNCITRAL Days Africa, the secretariat of UNCITRAL will co-host a series of academic events with institutions of higher learning in the African countries to both celebrate the establishment of UNCITRAL and to raise awareness of the work of UNCITRAL amongst law students, legal experts, policy-makers, and the public and private sectors, thereby furthering the work of UNCITRAL in promoting the progressive harmonization and modernization of international trade and commercial law throughout the region. 

29 September 2022 to 21 December 2022

Le 27 mai 2022 a eu lieu le lancement de la première édition des Journées de la CNUDCI en Afrique dans les locaux du Ministère des affaires étrangères et de l’intégration régionale à Accra, au Ghana et en ligne, grâce au soutien de l’Union Européenne. Cet événement marque le coup d'envoi de la série d’activités des Journées de la CNUDCI en Afrique en présence de grandes personnalités. 

Au cours du dernier trimestre 2022, le secrétariat de la CNUDCI coorganisera une série de manifestations avec des établissements d'enseignement supérieur dans les pays africains afin de célébrer la création de la CNUDCI et de sensibiliser les étudiants en droit, les juristes, les décideurs et les secteurs public et privé aux travaux de la CNUDCI, ce qui contribuera à promouvoir l'harmonisation et la modernisation progressives du droit commercial international dans toute la région.

29 August 2022 to 02 September 2022

Singapore Convention Week will be held from 29 August - 2 September 2022 this year. The UNCITRAL Academy, jointly organised by the Singapore Ministry of Law and the United Nations Commission on International Law (UNCITRAL) will be held from 30 August to 1 Stepember 2022. The theme for this year's UNCITRAL Academy conference is "Embracing Global Change, Navigating New Possibilities". The conference will explore the evolution of the legal industry and international commercial dispute resolution.

07 July 2022

A side event of the 55th Commission session,  “UNCITRAL and the Law of Digital Trade”, was co-organised by UNCITRAL, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, and supported by UNCITRAL RCAP.

24 June 2022

On Friday 24 June 2022, the Head of UNCITRAL RCAP ( Athita Komindr and UNCITRAL Legal Officer Judith Knieper will speak on the Singapore Convention on Mediation, recent developments in the Asia-Pacific, and mediation and Investor-State Dispute Settlement in Session 1 of a webinar hosted by the Korea International Mediation Centre (KIMC) for the Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation (APCAM) Webinar Series - A New Era of International Mediation.

New Articles

27 July 2022

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

20 July 2022

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) adopted legislative texts on the judicial sale of ships and on the use and cross-border recognition of identity management and trust services, as well as a set of recommendations on the use of the UNCITRAL Mediation Rules at its 55th session in New York. A round table on technical assistance to law reform in the area of insolvency; and side events on international negotiations on digital trade and “double hatting” in investor-State dispute settlement were also held. Read the full press release here.

12 July 2022

The Philippines has ratified the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (2005) (the “Electronic Communications Convention”). It is the sixteenth State Party to the Convention and it will enter into force for the Philippines on 1 February 20223. Read the press release here.