On 16 July 2019, Deputy Secretary-General Anna Veneziano participated in a meeting in Berne hosted by the Secretary General of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF), Mr Wolfgang Küpper, with participation of the Chair of the Rail Working Group Mr Howard Rosen and the Co-Chair of Preparatory Commission Mr Peter Bloch.
On 8 – 9 July 2019, UNIDROIT participated in a high-level conference entitled “UNIDROIT and China: The Cape Town Convention, Investing in Agriculture and UPICC”, hosted by the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing.
The instrument of accession to the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention has been deposited by Montenegro with the Italian Government, Depositary of the Convention, on 8 July 2019 and the Convention will enter into force for Montenegro on 1 February 2020.
On 27 June 2019, Secretary-General Professor Ignacio Tirado was invited to address a talk to the APRIMIN (Asociación de Proveedores Industriales de la Minería), the national association of suppliers of the mining industry of Chile on the Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on Matters Specific to Mining, Agricultural, and Construction Equipment.
The Aviation Working Group invited key stakeholders to attend an important Aviation Working Group (AWG) South American regional event on the Cape Town Convention and its Aircraft Protocol (CTC) and cross border transferability of aircraft (XBT).