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Meetings

Commission Session
8-26 July 2019, Vienna

 

Working Group I: Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

8-12 October 2018, Vienna
25-29 March 2019, New York
Tentative dates:
30 September-4 October 2019, Vienna

Working Group II: Dispute Settlement

No fall session
4-8 February 2019, New York
Tentative dates:
23-27 September 2019, Vienna

Working Group III: Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform

29 October-2 November 2018, Vienna
1-5 April 2019, New York
Tentative dates:
14-18 October 2019, Vienna

Working Group IV: Electronic Commerce

19-23 November 2018, Vienna
8-12 April 2019, New York
Tentative dates:
25-29 November 2019, Vienna

Working Group V: Insolvency Law

10-14 December 2018, Vienna
28-31 May 2019, New York
Tentative dates: 
2-6 December 2019, Vienna

Working Group VI: Security Interests 

17-21 December 2018, Vienna
13-17 May 2019, New York
Tentative dates:
18-22 November 2019, Vienna

Colloquia

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Welcome 

In the years since its establishment, UNCITRAL has been recognized as the core legal body of the United Nations system in the field of international trade law. A legal body with universal membership specializing in commercial law reform worldwide for over 50 years, UNCITRAL's business is the modernization and harmonization of rules on international business.

Trade means faster growth, higher living standards, and new opportunities through commerce. In order to increase these opportunities worldwide, UNCITRAL is formulating modern, fair, and harmonized rules on commercial transactions. These include:

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The Commission

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Working Groups

The Commission has established six working groups to perform the substantive preparatory work on topics within the Commission's programme of work. Each of the working groups is composed of all member States of the Commission.

The six working groups and their current topics are as follows: