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2014

11/12/2014
General Assembly Adopts the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

10/12/2014
At Recommendation of Legal Committee, General Assembly Adopts without Vote 17 Resolutions, Two Decisions Promoting International Law, Justice

10/12/2014
L'Assemblée adopte les recommandations de sa Commission juridique et approuve la « Convention sur la transparence dans l'arbitrage entre investisseurs et États fondé sur des traités »

06/11/2014
The Democratic Republic of the Congo accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

31/10/2014
Evidence Production, Management Crucial to Fair Judicial Outcome in Disputes between States, International Court President Tells Legal Committee: Draft Resolutions on International Trade Law Commission, Programme of Assistance Approved without Vote

31/10/2014
La Commission juridique invite l'Assemblée générale à approuver la Convention des Nations Unies sur la transparence dans l'arbitrage

13/10/2014
Draft Transparency Convention 'a Powerful Instrument' in Treaty-based Arbitration United Nations International Trade Law Body Tells Sixth Committee

13/10/2014
Sixième Commission: les délégations saluent les travaux de la CNUDCI sur la transparence des procédures internationales d'arbitrage

26/09/2014
Guyana accedes to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

26/09/2014
Bhutan and Guyana accede to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

25/09/2014
Madagascar accedes to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

24/09/2014
Montenegro ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

28/08/2014
Correction to misleading reports on UNCITRAL's role in arbitral proceedings between Croatian and Hungarian oil and gas companies

24/07/2014
UN Commission on International Trade Law Concludes 47th Session in New York

10/07/2014
UN Commission on International Trade Law approves draft UNCITRAL Convention on transparency in treaty-based investor-State arbitration

03/07/2014
UN Commission on International Trade Law to Hold 47th Session in New York, 7-18 July 2014

25/06/2014
Burundi accedes to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

13/06/2014
Congo accedes to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

17/04/2014
Norway Becomes a Party to Part II (Formation of the Contract) of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

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

16/04/2010
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

06/11/2009
United Nations General Assembly elects new UNCITRAL Members

03/11/2009
General Assembly fills vacancies on subsidiary bodies

03/11/2009
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

18/09/2009
Rotterdam Rules Signing Ceremony, 23.9.2009: Media Advisory / Factsheet

28/08/2009
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remarks on the thirtieth anniversary of the Vienna International Centre

17/07/2009
UN Commission on International Trade Law concludes 42nd Session in Vienna

26/06/2009
UN Commission on International Trade Law to hold 42nd Session in Vienna, 29 June-17 July 2009

18/05/2009
Albania accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

17/02/2009
Armenia accedes to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

19/01/2009
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
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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

03/11/2008
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

03/10/2008
Secretary-General appoints Renaud Sorieul as Director, International Trade Law Division, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs and Secretary of UNCITRAL

06/08/2008
Belgium accedes to Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods

07/07/2008
UNCITRAL adopted Draft Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea

04/07/2008
Japan accedes to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

24/06/2008
Kazakhstan accedes to the "Hamburg Rules"

21/05/2008
Australia adopts Legislation based on UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency

1/02/2008
Secretary-General hails arbitration agreement on fiftieth anniversary

28/01/2008
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

17/01/2008
Honduras signs the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

15/01/2008
Republic of Korea signs the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts


2007

06/12/2007
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

01/10/2007
Dominican Republic accedes to United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (the "Hamburg Rules")

28/09/2007
Colombia and Montenegro sign the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

27/09/2007
Iran signs the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

26/09/2007
Panama and the Philippines sign the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

22/06/2007
UN Commission on International Trade Law to hold 40th session in Vienna, 25 June - 12 July 2007

22/05/2007
General Assembly elects members to International Trade Law Commission
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27/03/2007
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

22/09/2006
Sierra Leone signs United Nations Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

20/09/2006
Madagascar signs United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

25/07/2006
Albania accedes to the United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (the "Hamburg Rules")

07/07/2006
UN Commission on International Trade Law concludes 39th Session in New York

06/07/2006
China, Singapore, Sri Lanka sign United Nations Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

13/06/2006
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

23/05/2006
New United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts Receives Third Signature

12/01/2006
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

04/10/2005
Legal Committee members stress need to upgrade commercial laws for cross-border transactions: review of annual report of UNCITRAL is concluded

03/10/2005
La Sixième Commission salue l'achèvement du projet de convention de la CNUDCI sur l'utilisation de communications électroniques dans les contrats internationaux

15/07/2005
UN Commission on International Trade Law concludes 38th session in Vienna: adopts new Draft Convention on Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracting

01/07/2005
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

23/06/2005
UNCITRAL launches new multilingual website


2004

05/10/2004
Technical support urged for developing countries to build infrastructure for applying trade law instruments

04/10/2004
Assembly's Legal Committee, beginning work for session, applauds activities of United Nations Trade Law Commission

06/04/2004
United Nations Working Group concludes session concerning Draft Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions

22/03/2004
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

11/07/2003
UN Commission on International Trade Law concludes thirty-sixth session in Vienna, 30 June-11 July 2003

06/10/2003
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

30/09/2002
Sixieme Commission: les delegations insistent sur le renforcement du role et sur l'elargissement de la CNUDCI pour une meilleure efficacite

01/07/2002
UN Commission on International Trade Law concludes thirty-fifth session in New York


2001

09/10/2001
Legal Committee members discuss plans to enlarge UN Commission on International Trade Law

09/10/2001
More support expressed for increased financial, personnel resources for International Trade Law Commission

08/10/2001
Legal Committee members discuss plan to enlarge UN Commission on International Trade Law


2000

08/11/2000
Assembly asked to seek higher priority for modernization of international trade law for economic development

29/05/2000
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

11/06/1998
Dumitru Mazilu, of Romania, elected Chairman of UNCITRAL


1997

07/10/1997
Legal Committee concludes consideration of UNCITRAL report

06/10/1997
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

24/09/1996
Sixth Committee completes consideration of UNCITRAL report

23/09/1996
Legal guidelines on arbitral proceedings, electronic commerce, adopted this year, UNCITRAL chairman tells Sixth Committee

03/07/1996
UNCITRAL adopts Model Law on electronic communication in trade


1995

09/11/1995
Legal Committee recommends adoption of Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit