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CIArb’s Young Members Group concludes ADR World Tour: Arbitration and Mediation as a Global Force for Good

04 May 2021

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Young Members Group (YMG) concluded an eleven-week, 23 webinar, ADR World Tour: Arbitration and Mediation as a Global Force for Good (YMG World Tour) on April 1, 2021. The YMG World Tour travelled to 17 distinct regions throughout the world and highlighted the unique importance and efficiency ADR plays in allowing the world’s economy to remain operative during times of great economic uncertainty. In total, the YMG World Tour attracted 1,477 attendees—64 per webinar from 107 countries or territories. The YMG World Tour included 140 panelists, seventy of whom were female thus achieving gender parity. Sixty-six of the YMG World Tour panelists were members of CIArb and represented 60 countries or territories.

Each of the 23 webinars:

  • Featured at least one practitioner under the age of 40;
  • Featured at least one woman;
  • Aimed to be majority diverse (including but not limited to race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other unique attribute);
  • Included regions not commonly represented in international ADR conferences;
  • Collaborated with local organisations;
  • Aimed to collaborate with CIArb Branches;
  • Posed uniform poll questions focused on: ADR and access to justice, ADR as an efficient alternative to traditional litigation and ADR as a means to strengthen the rule of a law. The poll question results will be used in an international comparative analysis, “ADR As A Global Force for Good.”

The YMG World Tour was organised by a Central Organizing Group of 19 diverse ADR “Rockstars” representative of 17 countries, ten of whom are members of CIArb. Two Global Sponsors, The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, as well as an Africa Regional Sponsor, The Groupement Inter-Patranol Du Cameroun Arbitration Centre (GICAM - Cameroon), financially invested in the ADR World Tour’s success. Additionally, the CIArb ADR World Tour benefitted from the generosity of approximately 128 Regional Collaborators and nine of CIArb’s 41 Branches. In total, 2,963 poll question responses were received—29 responses per webinar. Find out more about the YMG World Tour.

The ADR World Tour: Arbitration and Mediation as a Global Force for Good at a Glance

The Organisation:

  • 11 weeks, 23 webinars
  • 17 international regions
  • 2 Global Sponsors, 1 Regional Sponsor
  • Approximately 128 Regional Collaborators including 9 of CIArb’s 41 Branches
  • 19 Central Organising Group members representative of 18 countries
  • 140 panelists (including moderators) 70 women/70 men
  • 63 members of CIArb
  • Panelists representative of 60 countries.

The Attendees:

  • 1,477 attendees—64 per webinar
  • 2,963 poll responses received—29 responses per webinar
  • Attendees from 107 countries/territories

Several of the events were recorded and are available for viewing on CIArb’s YouTube page. View the recordings of the YMG ADR World Tour here.

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