Trade and Industry Minister of the Republic of Ghana, Hon. Alan John Kyerematen who is popularly known as Alan Cash has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) for 2020-2021.
This new position was conferred on him during UNCITRAL’s 53rd Session held this month of July in New York, USA.
UNCITRAL is the core legal body of the United Nations system in the field of International Trade Law. A legal body with universal membership specializing in commercial law reform worldwide for over 50 years, UNCITRAL’s business is the modernization and harmonization of rules on international business.
UNCITRAL has been active in negotiating and producing texts including conventions, model laws and legislative guides in a range of subject areas.
There are currently six Intergovernmental Working Groups within UNCITRAL negotiating texts in the following areas: Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises; Arbitration and Conciliation; Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform; Electronic Commerce; Insolvency Law; and Judicial Sales. UNCITRAL seeks to create a harmonized and efficient system of international trade law, as the necessary framework for the safe and stable development of trade and investment.
Prof. Paul Kuruk, an International Trade Law Expert and the Deputy Chairman of the Ghana International Trade Commission (GITC) will represent Ghana as the Vice Chair of UNCITRAL.
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