In January 2024, UNIDROIT undertook consultations with several major private sector associations regarding the implementation and entry into force of the Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (the Cape Town Convention).   On 19 January, UNIDROIT 
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Between 23 and 24 November 2023, UNIDROIT undertook a mission to its 65th and newest Member State, Mongolia. Hosted by the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs of Mongolia, the visit featured a series of institutional meetings and a workshop. On 23 November, UNIDROIT Secretary-General 
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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 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 14 August 2023, the APEC Economic Committee held a Policy Dialogue on “Improving Access to Credit in the Asia Pacific through Asset-Based Finance – the Cape Town Convention and its Mining, Agricultural Construction (MAC) Protocol” in Seattle, the United States. Proposed by the United 
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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 3 July 2023, in the context of India’s Presidency of the UNIDROIT General Assembly, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs organised a seminar in New Delhi dedicated to the work of UNIDROIT. The seminar was opened by Ms Uma Sekhar, Additional Secretary at the 
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On 22 February 2023, UNIDROIT received a delegation from the Mozambique National Commission for Land Policy Reform (Ministry of Land and Environment). The delegation composed of Mr João Carrilho, Prof. Eduardo Chiziane and Dr. Jorge Chicue was welcomed by UNIDROIT’s Secretary-General Prof. Ignacio Tirado and 
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On Wednesday 18 January, UNIDROIT presented the Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Cape Town Convention) to the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) General Assembly at its 2023 Congress in Chamonix, France. Senior Legal Officer 
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On 14 December 2022, UNIDROIT participated remotely in a workshop on International Best Practice on Security Interest Registration. Organised as a joint initiative between the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and supported by the Swiss Cooperation 
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