New York Convention

The Convention, on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards adopted on 10 June 1958 in New York, also known as the "New York Arbitration Convention" or the "New York Convention", is one of the key instruments in international arbitration. Member states are obliged to give effect to arbitration agreements and to recognize and enforce arbitral awards rendered outside the respective country’s territory. As of 30 June 2010, 144 states are parties to the New York Convention, facilitating the enforcement of arbitral awards on an almost world-wide scale.

The full text of the New York Convention and information on its status can be found on UNCITRAL’s homepage and many other sources on the web.