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    3 July 2020


    Media representatives are invited to join a

    Virtual Panel Series: UNCITRAL Texts and COVID-19 Response and Recovery

    As the COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt international trade and economic activity, the UN Commission on International Trade Law is holding a series of virtual panels to discuss its impact and how to build an effective economic recovery.

    Many of the legislative tools that UNCITRAL has developed can play an important role in assisting States in their economic recovery efforts; a strong legal framework will facilitate that recovery and help to revitalize commercial activity and global trade.

    Wednesday 8 July: Identification and Authentication in the Digital Economy

    Thursday 9 July: Digital Economy and Trade Finance

    Monday 13 July: Assisting Economic Recovery - Targeting MSMEs (in partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce)

    Tuesday 14 July: Public-Private Partnerships and Public Procurement (in partnership with the World Bank Group)

    Wednesday 15 July: COVID-19 Impact on International Dispute Resolution (in partnership with the Vienna International Arbitral Centre)

    Thursday 16 July: Gender, Trade and COVID-19 (in partnership with UN Women)

    Virtual Panels will be recorded and uploaded for viewing after the event.

    More information about the panels and how to register is available here.

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    For further information, please contact:

    Anne Thomas
    Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-5588
    Email: anne.thomas[at]