Visit by Regional Head of UNCITRAL Asia/Pacific Office Mr Joao Ribeiro

UNIC Canberra Director and Mr Ribeiro at UNIC CanberraDuring his visit to Canberra, UNIC Canberra provided logistical and promotional support for UNCITRAL. It was a very important visit to Australia by the representative as it provided an opportunity for UNCITRAL to discuss with Australian Government Officials the work that they were doing in the region and to thank the Australian Government for its support.

UNIC Canberra took the opportunity to interview Mr Ribeiro on UNCITRAL’s work on International Trade Law and its links and importance to the successful implementation of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

During the interview Mr Ribeiro commented on how International Trade Law can provide a level playing field between developed and developing countries through the standardization of legal processes which will be of benefit to all, particularly for small and medium enterprises which make up a large percentage of businesses in the Asia Pacific region. This he said, can improve the lives of many, particularly women, and further the pursuit of social justice and peace.

The interview can be found here: