United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) is the core legal body of the United Nations system in the field of international trade law, with a mandate to further the progressive harmonization and unification of the law of international trade.

The New York Convention was prepared by the United Nations prior to the establishment of UNCITRAL in 1969. Nevertheless, promotion of the New York Convention is an integral part of the Commission's programme of work.

There are a number of categories of UNCITRAL publications on the New York Convention: 

Another important UNCITRAL text is the 1985 UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (amended in 2006), designed to assist States in reforming and modernizing their laws on arbitration so as to take into account the particular features and needs of international commercial arbitration.