2022 UNCITRAL Latin America and Caribbean Day

Wednesday, 28 September 2022 - 3:00pm to Thursday, 01 December 2022 - 3:00pm

The UNCITRAL Secretariat is pleased to announce the line-up for the 2022 UNCITRAL Latino America and Caribbean Day (LAC Day). During the UNCITRAL LAC Day, the Secretariat of UNCITRAL will co-host a series of academic events with institutions of higher learning in the Latin America and Caribbean region 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. 

The UNCITRAL Day was first launched at the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for the Asia and the Pacific (UNCITRAL RCAP) in 2014 to celebrate the historical establishment of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2205 (XXI) of 17 December 1966. Since 2014, UNCITRAL Day has become an annual flagship event for UNCITRAL RCAP and the Secretariat. In 2020, the UNCITRAL DAY expands to Latin American and Caribbean region, with the participation as organizer of an impressive 34 universities and institutions from 16 jurisdictions across the region and co-hosted 30 online academic events about UNCITRAL legislative work on transparency in treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration. The second edition in 2021 gathered 27 universities and institutions from 20 jurisdictions and co-hosted 30 online academic events about the new texts on international mediation and arbitration.

The 2022 UNCITRAL Day is themed on “An enabling legal environment for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) such as simplified incorporation, business registration, access to credit, insolvency law including in the context of crises (e.g. Covid-19). Click here for the calendar of activities.

Concept Note

Calendar of Events