The main objectives of the Regional Centre are to (a) enhance international trade and development in the Asia-Pacific region by promoting certainty in international commercial transactions through the dissemination of international trade norms and standards, in particular those elaborated by UNCITRAL; (b) provide bilateral and multilateral technical assistance to States with respect to the adoption and uniform interpretation of UNCITRAL texts through workshops and seminars; (c) engage in coordination activities with international and regional organizations active in trade law reform projects in the region; and (d) function as a channel of communication between States in the region and UNCITRAL.
The Regional Centre will actively engage in numerous technical assistance activities, while developing custom-tailored strategies for dissemination of UNCITRAL texts in the region. In the framework of those strategies and of the ensuing initiatives, the Regional Centre will be organising and contributing to a number of national and regional meetings on various UNCITRAL topics.
As additional funding will be required to expand the role of the Regional Centre, fund-raising will remain one of the Regional Centre's core activities. States may wish to take note of the activities of the Regional Centre in order to include cooperation with that centre in their on-going and future trade law reform technical assistance activities in the Asia-Pacific region.
Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG)
World Bank, UNCITRAL, INSOL International, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
UNCITRAL RCAP - MoJ - KLRI
Introduction to UNCITRAL on UNIC Japan website (Japan) (in Japanese)
SJ's speech at UNCITRAL-MOJ-KCAB 2nd Annual Conference 2013 (Hong Kong, China), 11 November 2013
UNCITRAL visits Chuo (Tokyo, Japan), 9 November 2013
Vietnam prepares to join trading pact (CISG) (Vietnam), 4 November 2013
Philippines urged to align e-contracts to new UN guidelines (The Philippines), 26 October 2013
Adoption of the UN Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (Russian Federation), 25 October 2013
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UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific
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