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Mr. Serpa Soares opens the Forty-Seventh session of UNCITRAL.

On 7 July 2014, the Legal Counsel, Mr. Serpa Soares, opened the forty-seventh session of UNCITRAL. In his opening address, he highlighted the relevance of UNCITRAL and its work to sustainable development and the rule of law as well as the need to ensure transparency in investment arbitration. At the current session, the Commission will finalize the draft UNCITRAL Convention on transparency in treaty-based investor-State arbitration. The Commission will also review progress made by its Working Groups in various areas and engage in a strategic discussion about its current and future work. It will also consider coordination with other international organizations and technical assistance activities.

Mr. Serpa Soares addresses the 47th session of UNCITRAL
Mr. Serpa Soares in his opening address to UNCITRAL

In an effort to assist UNCITRAL to increase its visibility, Mr. Serpa Soares uses every opportunity to personally engage with or for the Commission to showcase its important contributions to modernization and harmonization of rules on international business and commerce.

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For the official press release about the forty-seventh session, see http://www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/en/pressrels/2014/unisl201.html.