United Nations and UNCITRAL Approve New Convention and Amended Model Law to Facilitate Mediation to Resolve International Disputes

On December 20, 2018, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the new “United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation” that was the culmination of over three years of effort by UNCITRAL’s Working Group II.  In addition, at its sessions in June and July 2018, the full UNCITRAL Commission adopted amendments to the 2002 Model Law on Conciliation, which henceforth will be known as the “UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Mediation and International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, 2018”.

The Convention, which will be known as the “Singapore Convention on Mediation,” will be open for signature by all States in Singapore on 7 August 2019, and thereafter at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

FICA actively participated in all the sessions of Working Group II on this project, from its beginning in February 2015 until its conclusion at the 68th Session of Working Group II in February 2018. 

VIEW A REPORT ON THE 68TH SESSION OF WORKING GROUP II, THE ACTIONS OF THE UNCITRAL COMMISSION AND THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS WELL AS THE TEXTS OF THE NEW CONVENTION AND AMENDED MODEL LAW, HERE.

Previous posts regarding Working Group II’s efforts on this project, as well as FICA’s involvement, are available on the “News” page.