Briefing on

UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION
ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
COMMISSION DES NATIONS UNIES POUR
LE DROIT COMMERCIAL INTERNATIONAL
Briefing on
“Means of implementation: harmonizing and modernizing
the law of international trade”
Organized by the Chair of UNCITRAL at its forty-seventh session
Ambassador Choong-hee HAHN (Republic of Korea)
Co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of States members of the Bureau of
UNCITRAL at its forty-seventh session:
Croatia, El Salvador, Italy, Mauritius and the Republic of Korea
Date: 5 February 2015
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
Location: Conference Room 2, Conference Building
The purpose of the briefing is to present indicators relevant to harmonizing and modernizing
the law of international trade as an essential means of implementation of the post-2015
development agenda, including sustainable development financing.1 The briefing is organized
pursuant to the mandate given by UNCITRAL to its Bureau at the forty-seventh session.2
Opening remarks by Ambassador Choong-hee HAHN, Chair of UNCITRAL at its
forty-seventh session, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the
United Nations in New York
Presentation of the indicators by:
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Ambassador Rubén Armando ESCALANTE HASBÚ N, Deputy Permanent
Representative of El Salvador to the United Nations in New York
Professor Salvatore ZAPPALA, Legal Adviser, Permanent Mission of Italy to the
United Nations
Mr. Michael E. SCHNEIDER, Chair of UNCITRAL Working Group II
(Arbitration and Conciliation)
Professor Hrvoje SIKIRIĆ, a delegate of Croatia to UNCITRAL Working Group
II (Arbitration and Conciliation)
Mr. Renaud SORIEUL, Secretary of UNCITRAL
Ms. Yas BANIFATEMI, a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International
Arbitration Group, Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and Lecturer at
University of Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I)
Mr. David Le Blanc, Senior Sustainable Development Officer, Division for
Sustainable Development, DESA, UN
As relevant in particular to the goals and targets proposed in the report of the Open Working Group on
Sustainable Development Goals (A/68/970) on: ending poverty, women empowerment, education and lifelong
learning opportunities, sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, infrastructure development,
reduction of inequality, access to justice, transparency and good governance, promotion and enforcement of
non-discriminatory laws, and domestic resource mobilization.
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A/69/17, para. 228.