Singapore Mediation Convention

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Singapore Convention on Mediation
United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation
States that signed the convention (yellow)
Signed7 August 2019 (2019-08-07) (first signatories)
LocationSingapore
Sealed20 December 2018 (adopted by the UN)
Effective12 September 2020
Condition6 months after the deposit of the third instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession
Signatories56
Parties11
DepositarySecretary-General of the United Nations
LanguagesArabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish

The Singapore Convention on Mediation, formally the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation is an international agreement which provides a uniform and efficient framework for the recognition and enforcement of mediated settlement agreements that resolve international, commercial disputes - akin to the framework that the 1958 New York Convention provides for arbitral awards.[1] It was adopted on 20 December 2018 by the UN General Assembly and opened for signature on 7 August 2019.[2] The Convention entered into force on 12 September 2020, that is, six months after the deposit of the third ratification instrument by Qatar, the first two being Singapore and Fiji.

List of States Signatory to the Convention[edit]

As of 4 May 2023, 56 states have signed the convention and 11 states have deposited their respective instruments of ratification or approval.[3]

Country signature ratification entry into force
 Afghanistan 7 August 2019 - -
 Armenia 26 September 2019 - -
 Australia 10 September 2021 - -
 Belarus 7 August 2019 15 July 2020 15 January 2021
 Benin 7 August 2019 - -
 Belize 7 August 2019 - -
 Brunei 7 August 2019 - -
 Chad 26 September 2019 - -
 Chile 7 August 2019 - -
 China 7 August 2019 - -
 Colombia 7 August 2019 - -
 Republic of the Congo 7 August 2019 - -
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 7 August 2019 - -
 Ecuador 25 September 2019 9 September 2020 9 March 2021
 Kingdom of Eswatini 7 August 2019 - -
 Fiji 7 August 2019 25 February 2020 12 September 2020
 Gabon 25 September 2019 - -
 Georgia 7 August 2019 29 December 2021 29 June 2022
 Ghana 22 July 2020 - -
 Grenada 7 August 2019 - -
 Guinea-Bissau 26 September 2019 - -
 Haiti 7 August 2019 - -
 Honduras 7 August 2019 2 September 2021 2 March 2022
 India 7 August 2019 - -
 Iran 7 August 2019 - -
 Israel 7 August 2019 - -
 Jamaica 7 August 2019 - -
 Jordan 7 August 2019 - -
 Kazakhstan 7 August 2019 23 May 2022 23 November 2023
 Laos 7 August 2019 - -
 Malaysia 7 August 2019 - -
 Maldives 7 August 2019 - -
 Mauritius 7 August 2019 - -
 Montenegro 7 August 2019 - -
 Nigeria 7 August 2019 - -
 North Macedonia 7 August 2019 - -
 Palau 7 August 2019 - -
 Paraguay 7 August 2019 - -
 Philippines 7 August 2019 - -
 Qatar 7 August 2019 12 March 2020 12 September 2020
 South Korea 7 August 2019 - -
 Rwanda 28 January 2020
 Samoa 7 August 2019 - -
 Saudi Arabia 7 August 2019 5 May 2020 5 November 2020
 Serbia 7 August 2019 - -
 Sierra Leone 7 August 2019 - -
 Singapore 7 August 2019 25 February 2020 12 September 2020
 Sri Lanka 7 August 2019 - -
 Timor Leste 7 August 2019 - -
 Turkey 7 August 2019 11 October 2021 11 April 2022
 Uganda 7 August 2019 - -
 Ukraine 7 August 2019 - -
 United Kingdom 3 May 2023 - -
 United States of America 7 August 2019 - -
 Uruguay 7 August 2019 28 March 2023 28 September 2023
 Venezuela 7 August 2019 - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schnabel, Timothy (2019). "The Singapore Convention on Mediation: A Framework for the Cross-Border Recognition and Enforcement of Mediated Settlements". Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal. 19 (1): 1. Retrieved 7 August 2023.
  2. ^ "U.N. members sign mediation convention to settle trade disputes". Reuters. 7 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Singapore Convention on Mediation". Retrieved 7 August 2023.

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