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.
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.
On 17 December 2020, UNIDROIT, in partnership with the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome organised a panel discussion on ‘The Global Reach of the Cape Town Convention: The Potential for the Mining, Agriculture, and Construction (MAC) Sectors’.
On 14-15 December 2020, UNIDROIT participated in the second meeting of the Group of Experts established by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for the Permanent Identification of Railway Rolling Stock (PIRRS).