UNCITRAL plays an important role in developing that framework because of its mandate to prepare and promote the use and adoption of legislative and non-legislative instruments in a number of key areas.
These instruments are negotiated through an international process involving a variety of participants.
We also identify some limited changes that could be considered as an alternative to the proposed comprehensive approach.
Future research is needed to develop a range of model treaties, and on the means by which such treaties and reforms might be achieved.
UNCITRAL supports the Sustainable Development Goals. UNCITRAL's contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals proceeds on several fronts and touches upon a number of different areas. UNCITRAL is formulating modern, fair, and harmonized rules on commercial transactions.
These include: conventions, model laws and rules which are acceptable worldwide; legal and legislative guides and recommendations of great practical value; updated information on case law and enactments of uniform commercial law; technical assistance in law reform projects; regional and national seminars on uniform commercial law.
The relationship between different treaty regimes and the emergence of international rule of law concepts are also subjected to more rigorous analysis.
Comparative law is increasingly used as a tool in the making of law at national, regional and international levels.
The series includes studies of trade law subjects that would fall within the disciplines and sub-disciplines of public and private international and comparative law.
National implementation and other aspects of the interaction between national and international law is a growing field of scholarship, and national constitutional arrangements relating to 'foreign affairs', and to the implementation of international norms, are a focus of attention.