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Third International Colloquium on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)

23-24 October 2017, Vienna

At its fiftieth session, in 2017, the Commission confirmed that the Secretariat should continue, with the assistance of experts, to update and consolidate the UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Privately Financed Infrastructure Projects and accompanying Legislative Recommendations (2000) and the UNCITRAL Model Legislative Provisions on Privately Financed Infrastructure Projects (2003).

The third International Colloquium on Public Private Partnerships considered the following Chapters of the above UNCITRAL texts:

Chapter Title and Slides from Colloquium
II Project Risks and Government Support
III Selection of the concessionaire
IV Construction and operation of infrastructure - legislative framework and project agreement
V Duration, extension and termination of the project agreement
VI Settlement of disputes
  Additional Presentation on PPPs and Sustainable Development

The objectives of the Colloquium were to examine the need for revision and to discuss proposals for revisions to the above Chapters.

For the ease of reference of participants, a limited number of hard copies of the UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Privately Financed Infrastructure Projects and accompanying Legislative Recommendations (2000) and the UNCITRAL Model Legislative Provisions on Privately Financed Infrastructure Projects (2003) were available at the Colloquium in all six official languages of the United Nations. Electronic versions of these publications are available at http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/uncitral_texts/procurement_infrastructure.html.

The report of the colloquium will be before the Commission at its fifty-first session and will be made available upon its issuance at www.uncitral.org/uncitral/commission/sessions/51st.html.

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