Sessions and Events

  • 27 June to 15 July 2022, New York
  • 4-8 October 2021, Vienna 
  • 9-13 May 2022, New York
  • 10-14 October 2022, Vienna (tentative)
  • 27 September to 1 October 2021, Vienna 
  • 28 March to 1 April 2022, New York
  • 19-23 September, Vienna (tentative)
  • 15-19 November 2021, Vienna (falls on Gurpurab) 
  • 14-18 February 2022, New York
  • 26-30 September 2022, Vienna (tentative)
  • 22-26 November 2021, Vienna 
  • 4-8 April 2022, New York
  • 31 October to 4 November 2022, New York (tentative)
  • 13-17 December 2021, Vienna 
  • 18-22 April 2022, New York
  • 28 November to 2 December 2022, Vienna (tentative)
  • 18-22 October 2021, Vienna 
  • 7-11 February 2022, New York
  • 12-16 December 2022, Vienna (tentative)


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

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.

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. 

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

New Articles

22 July 2021

At its fifty-fourth session, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) adopted the Legislative Recommendations on Insolvency of Micro and Small Enterprises (the Legislative Recommendations) and approved the draft commentary to the Legislative Recommendations in principle. Read the press release here.

21 July 2021

Benin has ratified the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration. Benin is the eighth State Party to the Convention and it will enter into force for Benin on 19 January 2022. Read the press release here

19 July 2021

The Secretariat of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) hosted a series of events to support States in commercial law reform and to highlight the importance of resilience in that framework to facilitate COVID-19 economic recovery during the Commission’s 54th session. (view press release)