The second meeting of the MAC Protocol Study Group was held from 8 – 9 April 2015 at the seat of UNIDROIT in Rome. At the second meeting, the Study Group focussed on the interaction between the MAC Protocol and the Harmonised Commodity Description and 
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The Ratification Task Force set up by the Rail Preparatory Commission for the establishment of an International Registry under the Luxembourg Protocol met in Brussels on 25 March, with the main view of setting priorities for approaching governments and involving stakeholders in prospective ratifying states. 
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Registration for the Conference is closed (no places available). A waiting list is being established and the UNIDROIT Secretariat will confirm possible participation. The access to the Conference room at the Capitoline Museum will not be authorised without confirmed registration. Thank you for your understanding. The fight 
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On 9 February 2015 the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire’s instrument of accession to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment was deposited with UNIDROIT. The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire made no declarations under the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for the Republic 
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On 18 February 2015, Mr Virgilio R. de los Reyes, Secretary for Agrarian Reform, and Mr Francis N. Pangilinan, Secretary for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization of the Philippines, accompanied by Mr Lupiño J. Lazaro, Deputy Permanent Representative to FAO, IFAD and WFP and Ms 
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On 12 December 2014 Burkina Faso’s instrument of accession to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment was deposited with UNIDROIT. Burkina Faso made no declarations under the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Burkina Faso on 1 April 2015. Further details 
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A restricted Working Group on long-term contracts met from 19 to 22 January, 2015 for the purpose of formulating specific proposals for appropriate amendments and additions to the current black-letter rules and comments of the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts 2010. >>> Further information
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From 15-17 December 2014 at the seat of UNIDROIT in Rome the first meeting was held of the Study Group to consider the preparation of a fourth Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on matters specific to agricultural, construction and mining equipment (the “MAC Protocol”). 
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The Seventh Session of the Rail Preparatory Commission was held in Rome at the seat of UNIDROIT on 11 December 2014. The meeting, jointly convened by UNIDROIT and the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) and chaired by Peter Bloch (US) and Tuire 
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On Thursday, 11 December 2014, the 73rd session of the General Assembly of UNIDROIT was held at the seat of the organisation in Rome. The Representative of Switzerland was elected Chairman of the General Assembly for the period 2014 – 2015. The report on the activity of 
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