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UNCITRAL standards for transparency, accountability and good governance

17 July 2014, New York

Side event on the margins of the forty-seventh session of UNCITRAL (7-18 July 2014) and the thirteenth (last) session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (14-18 July 2014)

Flyer / program

Presentations

Opening remarks by the moderator,  Mr. Choong-hee HAHN, Chair of UNCITRAL at its 47th session

Introductory statement by Mr. Patrizio Civili, the Permanent Observer of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), to the UN

On public procurement and privately financed infrastructure projects

An overview of modern trends at the national, regional and international levels towards enhancing transparency and accountability in public procurement and examples of specific transparency mechanisms built in the 2011 Model Law to enhance accountability of procuring entities and suppliers, by Mr. Michel NUSSBAUMER, Chief Counsel, Legal Transition and Knowledge Management Team, Office of the General Counsel of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Relevance of the 2011 UNCITRAL Model Law on Public Procurement to the implementation of article 9 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, by Prof. Christopher R. YUKINS, Lynn David Research Professor in Government Procurement Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program at the George Washington University

Transparency and accountability mechanisms envisaged in the UNCITRAL standards on privately financed infrastructure projects, by Dr. Michael FRUHMANN, Legal Adviser, Federal Chancellery of Austria

On transparency in treaty-based investor-state arbitration

Considerations that have guided UNCITRAL in its work on transparency in investor-State dispute resolution, by Mr. William R. CROSBIE, Legal Adviser, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada

The purpose of the draft convention on transparency in treaty-based investor-State arbitration approved by UNCITRAL at its 47th session, by Mr. Andrés JANA LINETZKY, Legal Adviser, Delegation of Chile in UNCITRAL on issues of transparency in treaty-based investor-State arbitration 

Specific mechanisms envisaged in the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration to achieve transparency, by Mr. Americo BEVIGLIA ZAMPETTI, Head of the Economic Section, Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations