On 3 December 2021, Deputy Secretary-General Anna Veneziano, and Legal Consultant Hamza Hameed, represented UNIDROIT in the 2021 International Conference on Ease of Doing Business organised by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea in Seoul, and online via Zoom.
This event marked the launch of the Joint Network for Coordinating and Supporting Secured Transactions Reforms which has been established to coordinate the activities of organisations involved in providing technical assistance and capacity building in secured transactions and related reforms. Its membership includes the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the International Finance Corporation (IFC, a member of the World Bank Group), UNIDROIT, the Kozolchyk National Law Center (Natlaw) and the Organization of American States (OAS).
Anna Veneziano participated in the first panel on the launch of the network at the event, while Hamza Hameed delivered a presentation as part of the panel discussion on ‘Secured Transactions and Related Reform: Improving the Getting Credit Environment in the Republic of Korea’ where he highlighted some of UNIDROIT’s instruments in the area of secured transactions law and how they could benefit access to credit for SME’s in the Republic of Korea.
Learn more about the Joint Network at https://uncitral.un.org/en/content/joint-network-coordinating-and-supporting-secured-transactions-reforms. And download the agenda for the conference here.