Report of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on the work of its forty-sixth session (Agenda item 79)
Summary of work
Background (source: A/68/100)
The General Assembly established the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) at its twenty-first session, in 1966, to promote the progressive harmonization and unification of the law of international trade, and requested the Commission to submit an annual report to the Assembly (resolution 2205 (XXI)). The Commission began its work in 1968. It originally consisted of 29 Member States representing the various geographic regions and the principal legal systems of the world. At its twenty-eighth and fifty-seventh sessions, respectively, the General Assembly increased the membership of the Commission from 29 to 36 States (resolution 3108 (XXVIII)) and from 36 to 60 States (resolution 57/20).
For the composition of the Commission, see decisions 64/405 and 67/406.
At its sixty-seventh session, the General Assembly endorsed the efforts and initiatives of the Commission as the core legal body within the United Nations system in the field of international trade law. The Assembly commended the Commission for the finalization and adoption of the Guide to Enactment of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Model Law on Public Procurement (resolution 67/89).
At the same session, the General Assembly expressed its appreciation to the Commission for having formulated and adopted the recommendations to assist arbitral institutions and other interested bodies with regard to arbitration under its Arbitration Rules as revised in 2010 (resolutions 67/89 and 67/90).
Consideration at the sixty-sixth session (forthcoming)
Action taken by the Sixth Committee (forthcoming)