Arbitral Awards

1958 – Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards – the “New York” Convention

Although the Convention, adopted by diplomatic conference on 10 June 1958, was prepared by the United Nations prior to the establishment of UNCITRAL, promotion of the Convention is an integral part of the Commission’s programme of work. The Convention is widely recognized as a foundation instrument of international arbitration and requires courts of contracting States to give effect to an agreement to arbitrate when seized of an action in a matter covered by an arbitration agreement and also to recognize and enforce awards made in other States, subject to specific limited exceptions. The Convention entered into force on 7 June 1959.

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Recommendation regarding the interpretation of article II, paragraph 2, and article VII, paragraph 1, of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, done in New York, 10 June 1958, adopted by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on 7 July 2006 at its thirty-ninth session (PDF)

Status (external link)

Travaux préparatoires (external link)

1999 – Enforcing arbitration awards under the New York Convention (PDF)

Monitoring implementation of the New York Convention (external link)