UNCITRAL - Commission of the United Nations on International Trade Law

The UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) was established to harmonize international trade law, including topics such as international arbitration and insolvency law. UNCITRAL's secretariat is located in Vienna, with various expert committees covering the wide range of topics. Meetings take place alternately in Vienna and New York.

Recent works, followed up in Germany by the Federal Ministry of Justice and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, concern the law regarding privately financed infrastructure projects, electronic signatures and releases of covenant, procurement law (also for electronic transactions) and transport law.

Director: Renaud SORIEUL
Address: Wagramer Strasse 5, 1220 Vienna, Austria
Postal address: UNCITRAL Secretariat, P.O. Box 500, A-1400 Vienna, Austria
tel. (+43-1) 26060-4061
fax (+43-1) 26060-5813

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Ever since joining the United Nations in 1973, Germany has demonstrated a continuously growing commitment to the UN system. This booklet highlights the German contribution to the work of the world organization in all its aspects.