Panel discussion on the role of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law in promoting rule of law at the national and international levels in New York, 7 July 2010.
On 7 July 2010, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) will hold a panel discussion on the role of UNCITRAL in promoting the rule of law at the national and international level in the North Lawn Building (conference room 2) from 3 to 6 pm. The Deputy Secretary-General will open the panel discussion.
General Assembly (GA) resolutions on the rule of law at the national and international levels invite the UNCITRAL to report to the GA on its role on promoting the rule of law (the most recent one being (A/RES/64/116). In order to align itself with the GA’s decision to focus the debate in the Sixth Committee on the sub-topic “Laws and practices of Member States in implementing international law,” the panel will address the following key points: (1) practice in the domestic implementation and interpretation of UNCITRAL texts; (2) strengthening and coordinating technical assistance; (3) criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of technical assistance; (4) means of advancing donor coherence; and (5) perspectives of recipient states.
The Director of the Rule of Law Unit will be on the panel and address the promotion of rule of law in commercial relations as a broader agenda on the rule of law of the United Nations.