UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day 2021: Enabling MSMEs and Assisting Economic Recovery through Legal Harmonization
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About the Event
The UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day is an annual flagship academic series launched in 2014 by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific ("UNCITRAL RCAP") to celebrate the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2205 (XXI) of 17 December 1966 establishing UNCITRAL, which has since come to be the core legal body of the United Nations system in the field of international trade law.
This year, an initial 34 universities and institutions across the Asia-Pacific region in 13 jurisdictions have joined the annual celebration to commemorate the establishment of UNCITRAL by co-hosting a series of academic events with UNCITRAL RCAP to promote awareness of international trade standards and norms, particularly those endorsed by UNCITRAL, amongst law students - the next generation of legal thinkers and policymakers The main theme of the UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day 2021 is "Enabling MSMEs and Assisting Economic Recovery through Legal Harmonization". Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises ("MSMEs") represent the majority of businesses in most jurisdictions and account for a large portion of overall employment. However, MSMEs worldwide experience similar obstacles to doing business at all stages of their operation. These obstacles have been exacerbated by the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic The UNCITRAL Asia-Pacific Day 2021 theme provides a synoptic view of how different areas of the work of UNCITRAL reduce legal obstactles encountered by MSMEs throughout their life cycle.
The University of Western Australia Law School organised the Webinar in collaboration with the UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee for Australia. Various issues are explored in this Webinar including the legal mechanisms for assisting MSMEs in economic recovery, the Singapore Convention and MSMEs and the role of MSMEs in growing and diversifying trade between Australia and Africa.
This seminar will be held from 11:00am - 14:30pm (AWST) on Friday, 17 December 2021.
Registration is required but is free of charge.
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