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.


  • 23-27 March 2020, New York (postponed)
  • 28 September to 2 October 2020, Vienna (tentative)
  • 3-7 February 2020, New York
  • 21 -25 September 2020, Vienna (tentative)
  • 30 March to 3 April 2020, New York (postponed)
  • 5-9 October 2020, Vienna (tentative)
  • 6-9 April 2020, New York (postponed)
  • 19-23 October 2020, Vienna (tentative)
  • 20-24 April 2020, New York (postponed)
  • 14-18 December 2020, Vienna (tentative)
11 December 2020

Durante el 52º período de sesiones de la Comisión en 2019 UNCITRAL consideró una propuesta de la Unión Europea sobre la ley aplicable a los procedimientos de insolvencia (ver A/CN.9/995). UNCITRAL pidió a la Secretaría que, en colaboración con otras organizaciones internacionales pertinentes, organizara un coloquio; con miras a presentar propuestas más concretas sobre posibles trabajos futuros en esta área, los cuales serán examinados por la Comisión en su 53º período de sesiones, en 2020.

11 December 2020

At its fifty-second session, in 2019, UNCITRAL considered a proposal from the European Union on applicable law in insolvency proceedings (see A/CN.9/995). UNCITRAL requested the Secretariat to organize a colloquium, in cooperation with other relevant international organizations, with a view to submitting concrete proposals for UNCITRAL’s possible future work on such topic, for consideration by the Commission at its fifty-third session, in 2020.

11 December 2020





11 December 2020

À sa cinquante-deuxième session, en 2019, la CNUDCI a examiné une proposition de l'Union européenne sur la loi applicable dans les procédures d'insolvabilité (voir A/CN.9/995). La CNUDCI a demandé au Secrétariat d'organiser un colloque, en coopération avec d'autres organisations internationales compétentes, en vue de lui soumettre des propositions concrètes pour les futurs travaux éventuels de la CNUDCI sur ce sujet, pour examen par la Commission à sa cinquante-troisième session, en 2020.

06 June 2020

The UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RCAP), the UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee for India (UNCCI), and the Manav Rachna University are pleased to invite you to a webinar with the theme “Cross Border Insolvency: Should India adopt the UNCITRAL Model Law?” on 6 June 2020. UNCITRAL RCAP will be delivering co-welcoming remarks from Incheon while UNCITRAL Senior Legal Officer Kate Lannan will be speaking from Vienna on the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency and the benefits of harmonization.

New Articles

30 June 2020

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

16 June 2020

With its accession to the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the "New York Convention"), Tonga becomes the 164th State Party to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Tonga on 10 September 2020. (view press release

08 June 2020

Bahrain has acceded to the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (2005) (the “Electronic Communications Convention”). It is the fourteenth State Party to the Convention and it will enter into force for Bahrain on 1 January 2021. Read the press release here.