Monday, August 8, 2016

Public Meeting on the Enforcement of Conciliated Settlement Agreements

The Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, U.S. Department of State, announced a public meeting to discuss ongoing work in the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) on the enforcement of conciliated settlement agreements. The public meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. EDT.

In 2014, the United States proposed that UNCITRAL develop a convention on the enforcement of conciliated settlement agreements that resolve international commercial disputes. See A/CN.9/822, available at In 2015, UNCITRAL decided that its Working Group II should begin work on the topic. The Working Group discussed the topic at its September 2015 and February 2016 sessions, and will do so again at its September 2016 session. Documents for Working Group II are available at

The purpose of the public meeting is to obtain the views of concerned stakeholders on the instrument being
developed by UNCITRAL. Those who cannot attend but wish to comment are welcome to do so by email to Tim
Schnabel at [email protected].

The meeting will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at 2430 E Street NW (South Building, SA–4A), Room 240, Washington, DC. Participants should arrive at the Navy Hill/Potomac Annex gate at 23rd and D Streets NW before 9:40 a.m. for visitor screening, and will be escorted to the South Building. If you cannot attend the public meeting and would like to participate from a remote location, teleconferencing will be available.

This meeting is open to the public, subject to the capacity of the meeting room. Access to the building is strictly controlled. For pre-clearance purposes, those planning to attend should email [email protected], providing full name, address, date of birth, citizenship, driver’s license or passport number, and email address. This information will greatly facilitate entry into the building. A member of the public needing reasonable accommodation should email [email protected] not later than August 17, 2016.
Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be able to be fulfilled.

If you would like to participate by telephone, please email [email protected] to obtain the call-in number and other information. We ask that each person who intends to participate by telephone notify us directly so that we may ensure that we have adequate dial-in capacity.

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