Sessions and Events

Alert: Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the March, April and May sessions of UNCITRAL Working Groups I, III, IV, V and VI had to be postponed until further notice. The Secretariat will communicate to delegations in due course any arrangements that may be put in place to allow making progress on the working papers scheduled for consideration at those sessions.

Commission

  • 28 June to 16 July 2021, Vienna (tentative)
  • 25-29 January 2021, Vienna
  • 4-8 October 2021, Vienna (tentative) 
  • 27 September to 1 October 2021, Vienna (tentative)
  • 4-5 May 2021, Vienna
  • 15-19 November 2021, Vienna (falls on Gurpurab) (tentative)
  • 6–9 April 2021, New York
  • 18–22 October 2021, Vienna (tentative)
  • 4-7 May 2021, New York
  • 13-17 December 2021, Vienna (tentative)
  • 19-23 April 2021, New York
  • 22-26 November 2021, Vienna (tentative)

Events

11 May 2021

La Commission des Nations Unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI) et l’Organisation pour l’harmonisation en Afrique du droit des affaires (OHADA) organisent un webinaire portant sur les enjeux et défis de l’économie numérique en Afrique et dans la sphère francophone, en partenariat avec l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).

14 April 2021

联合国国际贸易法委员会亚洲及太平洋区域中心(UNCITRAL RCAP)很高兴地宣布将与亚太法律协会(LAWASIA)联合举办“2021年UNCITRAL概览和法律发展”在线研讨会。本次研讨会将深入探讨UNCITRAL六个工作组正在开展的技术工作,尤其在争端解决办法方面以及为国际贸易提供基础的商业框架的不同层面。 

14 April 2021

The UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (UNCITRAL RCAP) is pleased to announce the Webinar: “UNCITRAL 2021 Overview and Legal Developments”, co-organised with LAWASIA. The webinar will provide insights into the technical work being undertaken across UNCITRAL’s six working groups with a particular focus on dispute resolution and other dimensions of the commercial framework underpinning international trade.  

13 April 2021 to 14 April 2021

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.

08 April 2021

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.

New Articles

19 April 2021

Today the Secretariats of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) released an update to the draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in International Investment Disputes.

Version two of the draft Code of Conduct reflects extensive discussion and feedback on the original draft Code, which was published in May 2020.  

31 March 2021

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

29 March 2021

With its accession to United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978 (the "Hamburg Rules"), Peru becomes the 35th State Party to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Peru on 1 April 2022. (view press release