On 5-9 February 2024, the draft UNCITRAL/UNIDROIT Model Law on Warehouse Receipts with the draft Guide to Enactment were discussed by delegates and observers of UNCITRAL Working Group I during its 41st session at the UN Headquarters in New York. UNIDROIT was represented by Legal Officer Philine 
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Between 16 and 17 January 2024, UNIDROIT participated in the annual Conference on International Coordination of Secured Transactions Reform, hosted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) at their Headquarters in Washington DC. Focusing on “Coordinating new instruments with the existing international framework and enhancing regional 
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From 8 to 10 November 2023, the fourth session of the Working Group on Collaborative Legal Structures for Agricultural Enterprises (the “LSAE Project”) was held in hybrid format at the seat of UNIDROIT in Rome and online. The session was attended by 40 participants. The 
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Between 10 – 11 October 2023, UNIDROIT participated in an APEC Workshop in Tokyo on Secured Transactions Reform in the Asia Pacific region. The workshop was organised by the United States of America, which is currently serving as the 2023 APEC Host Economy. UNIDROIT participated 
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On 4 October 2023, Legal Officer Philine Wehling represented the UNIDROIT Secretariat at the Rome Water Dialogue hosted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. Opened by FAO Director-General Dr Qu Dongyu, the Dialogue built upon the UN 2023 Water Conference and aimed to continue the Water 
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On 25-29 September 2023, the draft UNCITRAL/UNIDROIT Model Law on Warehouse Receipts was discussed over five consecutive days by delegates and observers of UNCITRAL Working Group I in Vienna. UNIDROIT was represented in the Working Group by Legal Officer Philine Wehling, who provided background information on the process 
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On 28 September 2023, Legal Officer Priscila Andrade represented the UNIDROIT Secretariat at the “Global Conference on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization” hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The event provided a neutral forum for FAO Members, farmers, academia, mechanization service 
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On 7 July, UNIDROIT Secretary-General Professor Ignacio Tirado and the President of the World Union of Agricultural Law (UMAU), Professor Leonardo Pastorino, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Villa Aldobrandini, Rome. Consideration of UNIDROIT’s instruments and projects is essential in UMAU’s academic programmes in 
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On 4 July UNIDROIT Secretary-General Prof Ignacio Tirado and Deputy Secretary-General Prof Anna Veneziano participated in a roundtable discussion with senior public sector officials in India, organised by India’s Ministry of External Affairs in the context of India’s Presidency of the UNIDROIT General Assembly. The 
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On 6 July 2023, Legal Officer Priscila Andrade delivered a presentation on “Climate Change and Sustainability Clauses in Private Contracts” at the second meeting of the European Law Institute (ELI) project on “Climate Justice – New Challenges for Law and Judges”, which aims to explore 
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