On 6 and 7 July 2020, UNIDROIT participated in the 53rd session of the UNCITRAL Commission as an observer.
On 25 June, Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado participated in an International Webinar entitled the ′′The UNIDROIT Principles in the case law of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals′′, organised by CEDEP (Centro de Estudios de Derecho, Economía y Política) in Asunciòn, Paraguay.
On 23 June 2020 Iceland’s instruments of accession to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and to the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Aircraft Equipment were deposited with UNIDROIT.
On 24 June 1995, the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects was adopted at the conclusion of a diplomatic Conference attended by more than 80 States, after almost ten years of work. It now has 48 States Parties and several States are working towards ratification.
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Secretariat proposed that the first meeting of the 99th session of the Governing Council be held remotely via e-mail and -if required- videoconference to address the most urgent and pressing matters.