How was the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) established?
Last Updated: Dec 28, 2016
The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) is a subsidiary body of the General Assembly mandated with the progressive harmonization and unification of the law of International Trade. It was established by A/RES/2205 (XXI) of 17 December 1966.
As a subsidiary body, UNCITRAL reports on its work annually to the General Assembly. This report is issued as a General Assembly document following the symbol pattern A/[session]/17. This pattern was established in the 31st session of the General Assembly (1976). Prior to that the reports have been issued under various UN Document symbols. The most recent sessional reports, can be found through a search through UNBISnet. For document symbols for past UNCITRAL sessional reports, see the following list of UNCITRAL sessional reports.
Working documents of the Commission are issued under series symbol A/CN.9/-
Press releases pertaining to the work of the Commission are issued under series symbol GA/L/-
More information about UNCITRAL, including documents, working group documents, a case law database (CLOUT), and other valuable research tools can be found through the UNCITRAL website. The UNICTRAL law library also provides valuable information such as links to publications, bibliographies and online resources.
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