23 June 2005

UNCITRAL Launches New Multilingual Website

VIENNA, 23 June (UN Information Service) – The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) has launched a new multilingual website, providing comprehensive information in the six official languages of the United Nations.

With a user-friendly interface, the new UNCITRAL website offers up to date information about the work of UNCITRAL and its Working Groups, as well as information on the status of UNCITRAL’s texts and publications. The website includes compilations of preparatory documents relating to the international instruments prepared by UNCITRAL, as well as additional resources, including a link to the On-line Public Access Catalogue of the UNCITRAL Law Library.

The website can be accessed at http://www.uncitral.org/.

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The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) is the core legal body of the United Nations system in the field of international trade law. Its mandate is to remove legal obstacles to international trade by progressively modernizing and harmonizing trade law. It prepares legal texts in a number of key areas such as international commercial dispute settlement, electronic commerce, insolvency, international payments, sale of goods, transport law, procurement and infrastructure development. UNCITRAL also provides technical assistance to law reform activities, including assisting Member States to review and assess their law reform needs and to draft the legislation required to implement UNCITRAL texts. The UNCITRAL Secretariat is located at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna, Austria.