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.
As in 2017 for the G7 Culture, UNIDROIT has been invited this year to attend the G20 Culture Ministerial meetings. Professor Maria Chiara Malaguti, President of UNIDROIT, is participating in the panel discussion “’United Against Crime’, Intergovernmental, Judicial and Police Cooperation” of the G20 Culture online meeting which is taking place on 9 April 2021 to discuss “Private Law as the basis for effective action”.
The 53rd session of the UN Economic Commission for Africa was held from 17 to 23 March, dedicated to Africa’s Sustainable Industrialization and Diversification in the Digital Era in the Context of COVID-19.
On 17-19 March 2021, Ms Philine Wehling, UNIDROIT Legal Officer, delivered a lecture on “International Sources of Contract Law: the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts” to postgraduate students of the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO).
The instrument of accession to the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention has been deposited by Benin with the Italian Government, Depositary of the Convention, on 11 January 2021 and the Convention will enter into force for Benin on 1 July 2021.