How Well Do You Know Uncitral?

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How Well Do You Know Uncitral?

Users of this quiz will be tested on basic facts about the history and work of UNCITRAL. Beware - questions get progressively harder as you go! Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    True/False:  UNCITRAL is composed of all member states of the United Nations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    True/False: Each country that enacts a model law is called a signatory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    True/False:  UNCITRAL is mandated to offer legal advice in specific disputes and to administer arbitrations.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    UNCITRAL is
    • A. 

      A subsidiary body of the General Assembly of the United Nations and as such, it reports to the General Assembly through the Sixth Committee

    • B. 

      Part of the World Trade Organization

    • C. 

      An independent intergovernmental body

    • D. 

      An international arbitration court

  • 5. 
    Where is the UNCITRAL Secretariat seated?
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Geneva

    • C. 

      Vienna

    • D. 

      Nairobi

  • 6. 
    When was UNCITRAL established?
    • A. 

      1950

    • B. 

      1966

    • C. 

      1975

    • D. 

      1989

    • E. 

      2001

  • 7. 
    What is the name of the Secretary of UNCITRAL?
    • A. 

      Renaud Sorieul

    • B. 

      Kofi Annan

    • C. 

      Ban Ki-Moon

    • D. 

      Patricia O’Brien

  • 8. 
    Who participates in the drafting of UNCITRAL texts:
    • A. 

      UNCITRAL member-States

    • B. 

      Observer States

    • C. 

      Intergovernmental organizations

    • D. 

      International non-governmental organizations

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Membership of a working group consists of:
    • A. 

      Legal Practitioners

    • B. 

      All UNCITRAL Member States

    • C. 

      Legal Officers from UNCITRAL

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 10. 
    Which of the following are examples of UNCITRAL legislative texts?
    • A. 

      United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

    • B. 

      UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

    • C. 

      UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration

    • D. 

      A and C only

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Which of the following texts were not created by UNCITRAL?
    • A. 

      Rotterdam Rules

    • B. 

      CISG

    • C. 

      Hamburg Rules

    • D. 

      Convention on International Financial Leasing

    • E. 

      Model Law on Arbitration

  • 12. 
    Which of the following topics is covered by the Rotterdam Rules?
    • A. 

      Electronic Commerce

    • B. 

      Security interests

    • C. 

      Transport law

    • D. 

      International payments

    • E. 

      International Arbitration

  • 13. 
    UNCITRAL has Working Groups on all of the following topics except:
    • A. 

      Procurement

    • B. 

      International Arbitration and Conciliation

    • C. 

      Security Interests

    • D. 

      Insolvency

    • E. 

      International Interests in Mobile Equipment

  • 14. 
    How many countries had become parties to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) (as of September 2009)?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      26

    • C. 

      34

    • D. 

      50

    • E. 

      74

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