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UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific Launch Event
10 January 2012, Incheon, Republic of Korea

Part I: Opening Ceremony: Welcome address

Patricia O'BRIEN (The Legal Counsel, United Nations)

UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific: An Introduction

Renaud SORIEUL (The Secretary, UNCITRAL)

Signing of agreements

Ribbon-cutting ceremony

From left:Sang-yoon KIM (Ambassador, Advisor for International Relations Incheon Metropolitan City), Soo-Yong RYU (President, Incheon Metropolitan Council), Young-Gil SONG (Mayor of Incheon), Patricia O'BRIEN (The Legal Counsel, United Nations), KWON, Jae-Jin (Minister of Justice, Republic of Korea), Renaud SORIEUL (The Secretary, UNCITRAL), Byung-Wha KIM (Chief Prosecutor, Incheon District Prosecutor's Office), JUNG, Byung Doo (Vice-minister, Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea)

Part II: Regional Workshop: Opening remarks

JUNG, Byung Doo (Vice-minister, Ministry of Justice, Republic of Korea)

Ho Won LEE (President, KITLA)

Renaud SORIEUL (The Secretary, UNCITRAL)

Hanjo KIM (UNCITRAL)

Session I: The Role of the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific

From left: Soogeun OH (Republic of Korea), Renaud SORIEUL (UNCITRAL), Kazuaki SONO (Japan), Kilaparti RAMAKRISHNA (ESCAP-SRO ENEA)

 

Session II: Significance of UNCITRAL texts in the Asia-Pacific Region: CISG and UNCITRAL texts on arbitration

From left: Fan YANG (China), Kevin K. KIM (Republic of Korea), Jae Sung LEE (UNCITRAL), Huda BAHWERES (Indonesia), CHAIRIJA (Indonesia)

Session III: New developments at UNCITRAL and their implications: Electronic commerce and online dispute resolution

From left: Kyoungjin CHOI (Republic of Korea), Jeffrey CHAN Wah Teck, S.C. (Singapore), Chang-Ho CHUNG (Republic of Korea), Jayantha FERNANDO (Sri Lanka)

Special thanks to the co-hosts of the Workshop, especially the staff and interns at the Ministry of Justice.