In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant economic crisis, a number of leading UNIDROIT instruments may be of interest to a wide array of actors currently facing serious challenges to address contractual disruptions and to rebuild the economy in the post COVID-19 scenario.
UNIDROIT is pleased to announce that Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado and Deputy Secretary-General Anna Veneziano will be speaking at the JPRI International Conference 2020, which UNIDROIT has co-organised with the Judicial Policy Research Institute (JPRI), the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
In a letter addressed to Secretary-General António Guterres, President Malaguti and Secretary-General Tirado reinstated UNIDROIT’s commitment to the fundamental values of multilateralism in this time of uncertainty.
On 14 October 2020, Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado participated in a Webinar organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) focussing on the cost of possible missed opportunities to implement reform in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis.
On 9 October 2020, Secretary General Ignacio Tirado provided a closing speech at the II International Congress of Insurance Law, which was co-hosted by ICADE Business School, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Comillas Pontifical University and the Uria-Menendez Law firm.
On 1st October 2020, the United States of America, which is already a Party to the Cape Town Convention and the Aircraft Protocol, signed the MAC Protocol, which was adopted in November 2019 at a diplomatic Conference held in Pretoria.