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Press releases


2014

01/04/2014
United Nations Establishes Transparency Registry in Vienna

17/03/2014
Congo ratifies the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea

17/03/2014
Congo accedes to the UN Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

22/01/2014
UNCITRAL congratulates the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the revised Agreement on Government Procurement and the implementation of broader trade facilitation measures

17/01/2014
Russian Federation Adopts the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts


2013

16/12/2013
Adopting 21 Sixth Committee Resolutions, General Assembly Highlights Significant Achievements in Development of International Law

16/12/2013
L'Assemblée générale approuve les rapports présentés par sa Sixième Commission, chargée des questions juridiques

04/11/2013
Lithuania Withdraws "Written Form" Declaration Under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

14/10/2013
Newly Adopted Transparency Rules Play Fundamental Role in Good Governance, United Nations International Trade Law Body Tells Sixth Committee

14/10/2013
Les membres de la Sixième Commission saluent les travaux de la CNUDCI sur la transparence des procédures internationales d'arbitrage

26/09/2013
Bahrain Accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

25/09/2013
Guinea-Bissau Becomes 25th State to Sign Rotterdam Rules

31/07/2013
UN Commission on International Trade Law Concludes 46th Session in Vienna

18/07/2013
UN Commission on International Trade Law adopts insolvency texts on cross-border insolvency and on directors' obligations

16/07/2013
UN Commission on International Trade Law Adopts the UNCITRAL Guide on the Implementation of a Security Rights Registry

12/07/2013
UNCITRAL adopts Transparency Rules for treaty-based investor-State arbitration and amends the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

02/07/2013
UN Commission on International Trade Law to Hold 46th Session in Vienna, 8-26 July 2013

25/06/2013
Special Headquarters Event Focuses on Potential of Private Sector to Help Fragile Countries Emerge from Conflict

24/05/2013
San Marino Adopts Electronic Commerce Law Based on UNCITRAL Texts

26/04/2013
Myanmar Accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

05/03/2013
Brazil Accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

01/03/2013
The United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts Enters into Force on 1 March 2013

18/01/2013
China Withdraws "Written Form" Declaration Under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)


2012

18/12/2012
United Nations General Assembly elects new UNCITRAL Member

14/12/2012
General Assembly Upholds Rule of Law Principle through Consensus Adoption of Sixth Committee Resolutions

14/12/2012
L'Assemblée générale approuve les rapports présentés par sa Sixième Commission, chargée des questions juridiques

30/11/2012
Sao Tome and Principe Accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

15/11/2012
Latvia Withdraws "Written Form" Declaration Under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

15/11/2012
United Nations General Assembly elects new UNCITRAL Members

15/10/2012
United Nations International Trade Law Body Crucial to Rule of Law; Legal Committee Reviews Annual Report, Applauds Achievements

15/10/2012
Sixième Commission : les délégations ont salué les travaux de la CNUDCI relatifs à la passation des marchés publics et à l'arbitrage

10/10/2012
Legal Committee delegates commend recent high-level meeting, declaration as debate begins on rule of law

26/09/2012
UNCITRAL work highlighted at UN High-Level Meeting on Rule of Law and in its Declaration

24/09/2012
World Leaders Adopt Declaration Reaffirming Rule of Law as Foundation for Building Equitable State Relations, Just Societies

24/09/2012
Réunion de haut niveau : les dirigeants mondiaux et les responsables des nations unies soulignent l'importance de l'état de droit dans la prévention des conflits

24/08/2012
Tajikistan Accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

10/08/2012
Montenegro Accedes to the Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods, as amended

06/08/2012
The United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts Enters into Force with the Accession by the Dominican Republic

19/07/2012
Togo ratifies the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea

11/07/2012
UN Commission on International Trade Law Concludes 45th Session in New York

10/07/2012
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Adopts a Guide to Enactment of its 2011 Model Law on Public Procurement

06/07/2012
Denmark Becomes a Party to Part II (Formation of the Contract) of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

04/07/2012
UN Commission on International Trade Law adopts Recommendations to assist arbitral institutions

03/07/2012
Online platform on the New York Convention Guide launched

22/06/2012
UN Commission on International Trade Law to Hold 45th Session in New York, 25 June - 6 July 2012

01/06/2012
Sweden Becomes a Party to Part II (Formation of the Contract) of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

31/05/2012
First UNCITRAL Digest of International Commercial Arbitration case law published

22/05/2012
Finland Becomes a Party to Part II (Formation of the Contract) of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

13/04/2012
Updated and revised Digest of international sale of goods contract law published

24/02/2012
San Marino Accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

26/01/2012
New UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific opens in Republic of Korea


2011

24/12/2011
Fifth Committee, Concluding Session, Recommends $5.15 Billion Budget for 2012‑2013

09/12/2011
L'Assemblée générale adopte 25 textes recommandés par sa Commission juridique

09/12/2011
General Assembly, on recommendation of its Legal Committee, adopts 25 texts

10/10/2011
Sixième Commission: les délégations saluent l'adoption par la CNUDCI de la Loi type révisée sur les marchés publics et du texte sur l'insolvabilité internationale à l'intention des juges

10/10/2011
Legal Committee Delegates Voice Concern That Budget Cuts Could Weaken Role of International Trade Law Body at Critical Time

12/08/2011
American Bar Association Supports UNCITRAL Efforts to Reform Secured Transactions Law

01/08/2011
Benin Accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods

21/07/2011
Sweden Becomes 24th State to Sign Rotterdam Rules

14/07/2011
UN Commission on International Trade Law Concludes 44th Session in Vienna

12/07/2011
Liechtenstein Accedes to Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

11/07/2011
UN Commission on International Trade Law Adopts a New Model Law on Public Procurement

11/07/2011
UN Commission on International Trade Law Adopts UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency: The Judicial Perspective

20/06/2011
UN Commission on International Trade Law to Hold 44th Session in Vienna, 27 June - 8 July 2011

14/03/2011
Arbitration Centre Adopts UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (as revised in 2010)

24/01/2011
Spain ratifies the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea



2010

06/12/2010
General Assembly adopts four resolutions on the work of UNCITRAL

06/12/2010
L'Assemblée générale a adopté quatre résolutions sur les travaux de la CNUDCI

15/11/2010
Armonización de la ciberlegislación en Centroamérica y el Caribe

05/11/2010
Legal Committee, approving drafts on International Trade Law Commission, welcomes technical cooperation with developing countries

05/11/2010
La Sixième Commission adopte dix projets de résolution dont celui sur la version révisée du Règlement d'arbitrage de la CNUDCI

11/10/2010
Legal Committee Delegates Applaud Positive Outcome of Latest Session of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

11/10/2010
Les délégations de la Sixième Commission se félicitent de l'adoption de trois textes par la CNUDCI

28/09/2010
Fiji accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

27/09/2010
Democratic Republic of the Congo Becomes 23rd State to Sign Rotterdam Rules

06/09/2010
Luxembourg Becomes 22nd State to Sign Rotterdam Rules

20/08/2010
Arbitration Centre Adopts UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (as revised in 2010)

10/08/2010
Dominican Republic Accedes to Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods, as amended

08/07/2010
Deputy Secretary-General: Role of UNCITRAL in promoting the rule of law at the national and international levels

08/07/2010
Singapore Ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

08/07/2010
Dominican Republic and Turkey Accede to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

05/07/2010
UNCITRAL Legislative Guide (Part III) on Insolvency Law Adopted

01/07/2010
UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions, Supplement on Security Rights in Intellectual Property Adopted

29/06/2010
Revised UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules Adopted

25/06/2010
Greece Adopts Legislation Based on UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency

17/06/2010
Honduras ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

14/06/2010
UN Commission on International Trade Law to Hold 43rd Session in New York, 21 June - 9 July 2010

16/4/2010
United Nations General Assembly elects new UNCITRAL Members


2009

16/12/2009
Criminal Accountability of UN Officials, Terrorism Convention, UN Internal Justice, Among Issues, as General Assembly Adopts 17 Texts Recommended by Legal Committee

6/11/2009
United Nations General Assembly elects new UNCITRAL Members

3/11/2009
General Assembly fills vacancies on subsidiary bodies

3/11/2009
L'Assemblée générale renouvelle les membres de cinq organes délibérants de l'ONU

23/10/2009
Rotterdam Rules gain momentum as 20th State signs

12/10/2009
Agreement on cross-border insolvency issue applauded in Legal Committee as key achievement of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

12/10/2009
Sixième Commission: la finalisation du Guide pratique de la CNUDCI sur la coopération en matière d'insolvabilité internationale est saluée par l'ensemble des délégations

18/9/2009
Rotterdam Rules Signing Ceremony, 23.9.2009: Media Advisory / Factsheet

28/8/2009
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remarks on the thirtieth anniversary of the Vienna International Centre

17/7/2009
UN Commission on International Trade Law concludes 42nd Session in Vienna

26/6/2009
UN Commission on International Trade Law to hold 42nd Session in Vienna, 29 June-17 July 2009

18/5/2009
Albania accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

17/2/2009
Armenia accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

19/1/2009
Cook Islands accede to United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards


2008

12/12/2008
General Assembly adopts Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea
- General Assembly Meeting Coverage (GA/10798)

11/12/2008
L'Assemblée adopte la Convention sur le Contrat de Transport international de Marchandises par Mer ainsi qu'une série de textes recommandés par la sixième Commission

25/11/2008
Lebanon accedes to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

14/11/2008
Sixth Committee recommends General Assembly adoption of the Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its resumed 40th and its 41st sessions

3/11/2008
Rwanda accedes to United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

20/10/2008
Les délégations se félicitent de la finalisation du projet de Convention sur le transport international de marchandises par mer

20/10/2008
Links between commercial law reform and "culture of rule of law" stressed in General Assembly's Legal Committee

3/10/2008
Secretary-General appoints Renaud Sorieul as Director, International Trade Law Division, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs and Secretary of UNCITRAL

6/8/2008
Belgium accedes to Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods

7/7/2008
UNCITRAL adopted Draft Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea

4/7/2008
Japan accedes to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

24/6/2008
Kazakhstan accedes to the "Hamburg Rules"

21/5/2008
Australia adopts Legislation based on UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency

1/2/2008
Secretary-General hails arbitration agreement on fiftieth anniversary

28/1/2008
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Working Group adopts new Draft Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea

17/1/2008
Honduras signs the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

15/1/2008
Republic of Korea signs the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts


2007

6/12/2007
General Assembly adopts 20 texts recommended by Legal Committee

22/10/2007
Sixth Committee speakers applaud work of UNCITRAL on steps to remove legal obstacles to international trade

1/10/2007
Dominican Republic accedes to United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (the "Hamburg Rules")

28/9/2007
Colombia and Montenegro sign the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

27/9/2007
Iran signs the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

26/9/2007
Panama and the Philippines sign the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

22/6/2007
UN Commission on International Trade Law to hold 40th session in Vienna, 25 June - 12 July 2007

22/5/2007
General Assembly elects members to International Trade Law Commission
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27/3/2007
Paraguay signs United Nations Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts


2006

21/12/2006
The Bahamas and Gabon accede to United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

29/11/2006
El Salvador accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

30/10/2006
Assembly's Legal Committee commends International Trade Law body for efforts on secured financing, better access to low-cost credit

10/10/2006
Assembly's Legal Committee, opening new session, begins discussion of International Trade Law Commission report

22/9/2006
Sierra Leone signs United Nations Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

20/9/2006
Madagascar signs United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

25/7/2006
Albania accedes to the United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (the "Hamburg Rules")

7/7/2006
UN Commission on International Trade Law concludes 39th Session in New York

6/7/2006
China, Singapore, Sri Lanka sign United Nations Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

13/6/2006
UN Commission on International Trade Law to hold 39th session in New York, 19 June - 7 July 2006: Signature Event to Promote Participation in New UN Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

23/5/2006
New United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts Receives Third Signature

12/1/2006
Legal instruments on international contracts, safety of UN personnel to open for signature on 16 January


2005

23/11/2005
General Assembly adopts new Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracting

26/10/2005
Legal Committee seeks Assembly adoption of Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in Trade Contracts

17/10/2005
United States adopts UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency

4/10/2005
Legal Committee members stress need to upgrade commercial laws for cross-border transactions: review of annual report of UNCITRAL is concluded

3/10/2005
La Sixième Commission salue l'achèvement du projet de convention de la CNUDCI sur l'utilisation de communications électroniques dans les contrats internationaux

15/7/2005
UN Commission on International Trade Law concludes 38th session in Vienna: adopts new Draft Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracting

1/7/2005
UN Commission on International Trade Law to hold thirty-eighth session in Vienna, 4-15 July: session to adopt new Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

23/6/2005
UNCITRAL launches new multilingual website


2004

5/10/2004
Technical support urged for developing countries to build infrastructure for applying trade law instruments

4/10/2004
Assembly's Legal Committee, beginning work for session, applauds activities of United Nations Trade Law Commission

6/4/2004
United Nations Working Group concludes session concerning Draft Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions

22/3/2004
United Nations Working Group makes recommendations on draft of E-Commerce Convention


2003

17/11/2003
General Assembly elects members to International Trade Law Commission

11/7/2003
UN Commission on International Trade Law concludes thirty-sixth session in Vienna, 30 June-11 July 2003

6/10/2003
Legal Committee told of initiatives on global trade rules: UNCITRAL Chairman reviews work on standards for infrastructure projects, sustainable development, insolvency Law and in other areas


2002

19/11/2002
Endorsing UNCITRAL report, General Assembly commends conciliation in trade relations, stronger enforcement of settlement agreements

24/10/2002
Legal Committee calls for membership of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law to be increased
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18/10/2002
Legal Committee, reviewing regulation of international trade, approves text of Model Law on Commercial Conciliation

30/9/2002
Sixieme Commission: les delegations insistent sur le renforcement du role et sur l'elargissement de la CNUDCI pour une meilleure efficacite

1/7/2002
UN Commission on International Trade Law concludes thirty-fifth session in New York


2001

9/10/2001
Legal Committee members discuss plans to enlarge UN Commission on International Trade Law

9/10/2001
More support expressed for increased financial, personnel resources for International Trade Law Commission

8/10/2001
Legal Committee members discuss plan to enlarge UN Commission on International Trade Law


2000

8/11/2000
Assembly asked to seek higher priority for modernization of international trade law for economic development

29/5/2000
World needs to have United States, United Nations working well together, says Secretary-General, in remarks to John Quincy Adams Society


1999

11/11/1999
Legal Committee would have States subscribe to UNCITRAL regimes and help expedite work of World Court

12/10/1999
Legal Committee concludes examination of report of UN Commission on International Trade Law

11/10/1999
UNCITRAL hailed in Sixth Committee for progress on key trade law texts slated for adoption next year


1998

13/10/1998
Sixth Committee (Legal) concludes two-day discussion of UNCITRAL report

12/10/1998
Considering Report of UNCITRAL, Sixth Committee (Legal) hears calls for conclusion of Guide on Privately-Financed Infrastructure projects

11/6/1998
Dumitru Mazilu, of Romania, elected Chairman of UNCITRAL


1997

7/10/1997
Legal Committee concludes consideration of UNCITRAL report

6/10/1997
Speakers in Legal Committee welcome adoption of UNCITRAL's Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency


1996

26/11/1996
Assembly would urge States to become parties to Conventions emerging from UNCITRAL's work, by Legal Committee draft

24/9/1996
Sixth Committee completes consideration of UNCITRAL report

23/9/1996
Legal guidelines on arbitral proceedings, electronic commerce, adopted this year, UNCITRAL chairman tells Sixth Committee

3/7/1996
UNCITRAL adopts Model Law on electronic communication in trade


1995

9/11/1995
Legal Committee recommends adoption of Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit