On June 25, 2018 during the 51st Session of UNCITRAL, final drafts were finalized for a Convention on the Enforcement of Mediation Settlements and a Model Law for the same. The drafts are being referred to the Commission for adoption later this year.
The Group also approved a resolution to name the Convention the “Singapore Mediation Convention” with a signing ceremony expected in Singapore in 2019.
This action concludes three years of vigorous debate with participation by 85 member states and 35 IGOs/NGOs. The action acknowledges the role of mediation for dispute settlement in cross border dispute resolution.