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)
  • 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 October 2021 to 29 October 2021

Co-organised by UNCITRAL, the Department of Justice, Hong Kong SAR, and the Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL), the UNCITRAL Working Group III Intersessional Meeting on the “Use of Mediation in ISDS” aims to discuss ways to strengthen the use of mediation in ISDS disputes by exploring the draft notes prepared by the UNCITRAL Secretariat on model treaty provisions and guidelines for the use of mediation, as well as the experience and perspectives of international organisations and different jurisdictions through panel sessions, practical workshop and roundtable discussion. Hybrid mode of virtual and in-person participation is adopted for this meeting on 28 October 2021 18:30 - 21:30 (GMT+8), and 29 October 2021 10:00 – 12:00 and 18:30 – 21:20 (GMT+8) (evening session open to WG III delegations only). For further details, please see the attached e-flyer and register here

28 October 2021 to 29 October 2021

Organisée conjointement par la CNUDCI, le Département de la Justice de Hong Kong et l'Académie asiatique de droit international (AAIL), la réunion intersessions du Groupe de travail III de la CNUDCI sur « L’utilisation de la médiation dans le RDIE » vise à examiner les moyens de renforcer le recours à la médiation dans le RDIE à travers l’étude les projets de notes préparés par le Secrétariat de la CNUDCI sur les dispositions des traités types et les lignes directrices pour le recours à la médiation, ainsi que l'expérience et la perspective des organisations internationales et des différentes juridictions, par le biais de présentations, d'ateliers pratiques et de tables rondes. Un mode de participation hybride (virtuelle et en personne) sera adopté pour cette réunion le 28 octobre 2021 de 18h30 à 21h30 (GMT+8), et le 29 octobre 2021 de 10h00 à 12h00 et de 18h30 à 21h20 (GMT+8) (la session du soir est ouverte aux délégations du Groupe de travail III uniquement). Pour plus de détails, veuillez consulter le feuillet électronique ci-joint et vous inscrire à l'adresse suivante :

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.

New Articles

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)

02 July 2021

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