United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

Commission des Nations Unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI)
Comisión de las Naciones Unidas para el Derecho Mercantil Internacional (CNUDMI)
Komissija Organizacii Obedinennyh Nacij po Pravu Mezdunarodnoj Torgovli

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History

Established 17 Dec 1966, within the framework of United Nations (UN), by General Assembly Resolution 2205 (XXI). Activities commenced Jan 1968, New York NY (USA).

Aims

Promote modernization and harmonization of the law of international commerce.

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Activities

Politics/policy/regulatory; advocacy/lobbying/activism; knowledge management/information dissemination. Management of treaties and agreements:

 • Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods;

 • Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York Convention) with the recommendation regarding the interpretation of article II, paragraph 2, and article VII, paragraph 1 (adopted in 2006);

 • Protocol Amending the Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods;

 • Provisions for a Unit of Account and Adjustment of Limitations of Liability;

 • UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules;

 • UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules;

 • UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-border Insolvency;

 • UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce;

 • UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Signatures;

 • UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (original 1985 text and as amended in 2006);

 • UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation;

 • UNCITRAL Model Law on International Credit Transfers;

 • UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods and Construction;

 • UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods, Construction and Services;

 • UNCITRAL Model Law on Public Procurement;

 • United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (Mauritius Convention on Transparency);

 • Uniform Rules on Contract Clauses for an Agreed Sum Due Upon Failure of Performance;

 • United Nations Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade;

 • United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea;

 • United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (Rotterdam Rules);

 • United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods;

 • United Nations Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit;

 • United Nations Convention on International Bills of Exchange and International Promissory Notes;

 • United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade;

 • United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration;

 • United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts.

A number of other UNCITRAL legislative guides, model legislative provisions and other standards.

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Languages

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 35 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Information Services

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Members

Members in 60 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Commerce
    • Trade
  • Law
    • Law
  • International Relations
    • United Nations

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

E6309

Last News Received

22. Jul 2016
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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