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.
By letter of 27 December 2020, Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado confirmed UNIDROIT’s entry into the Partnership of International Organisations for Effective International Rulemaking (hereafter ‘IO Partnership’) established by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development).
UNIDROIT is proud to announce the activation of a UNIDROIT-Bank of Italy Chair Programme, aimed at promoting the existing cooperation between UNIDROIT, the Bank of Italy and IVASS (the Italian supervisor of the insurance and reinsurance markets) by contributing to joint research, training and dissemination of matters of common interest.
A tribute to the late Professor Folarin Olawale Shyllon, who fought for over 50 years against illicit trafficking of cultural property.
On 18 January 2021, UNIDROIT participated in the 8th PRICL (Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law) Workshop, which was held on line en-lieu of the biannual Working Group meeting which was originally scheduled for March 2021.
The instrument of ratification of the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention has been deposited by Côte d’Ivoire with the Italian Government, Depositary of the Convention, on 23 December 2020 and the Convention will enter into force for Côte d’Ivoire on 1 June 2021.
On 8 January 2021, Legal Officer Philine Wehling delivered a lecture via videoconference to the postgraduate students from the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) in Turin.