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On 27-31 March 2023, the 45th session of UNCITRAL Working Group on Alternative Dispute Resolution was held in New York.

The session was attended by the following States members of the Working Group: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Czechia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Türkiye, Uganda, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam and Zimbabwe.

Daria Zhdan-Pushkina, a mediator of the Solis Mediation Center, was invited as a mediation expert as part of the Russian delegation. The mediators of the Center prepared comments on the proposals discussed by the Working Group.

The experts discussed the issues of what is meant by investment mediation, what clauses on mediation can be recommended for inclusion in investment agreements, according to what rules mediation can be carried out.

The final documents will be published on the UNCITRAL website:

You can also watch a video release on mediation of investment disputes: