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Recap of High-level IIA Conference 2019: Summaries, Statements & Audio Recording

04 Dec 2019

UNCTAD’s High-level IIA Conference, held on 13 November 2019 in Geneva, convened over 80 speakers. Summaries, statements and the closing plenary's audio recording are available. [...]

Update: Submission deadline for UNCTAD-SIEL Award extended

29 Nov 2019

Update: Submission deadline for UNCTAD-SIEL Award extended until 31 January 2020. [...]

ISDS Navigator: release of full data set on 983 known cases (in excel format)

27 Nov 2019

UNCTAD has released the full data set on 983 known treaty-based ISDS cases in excel format. [...]

Call for Papers: Special Edition - Transnational Corporations: Multinational Firms and Gender Equality

25 Nov 2019

Call for Papers: Special Edition - Transnational Corporations: Multinational Firms and Gender Equality [...]

Twenty-second UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures released

21 Nov 2019

The joint UNCTAD-OECD Report reveals that investment policy making in G20 members has slowed down further during the reporting period (mid-May to mid-October 2019). [...]

11-15 November: selected events during Commission session

08 Nov 2019

On 11-15 November 2019, the Investment, Enterprise and Development Commission (eleventh session) will discuss key issues in this area and their SD-implications. [...]

Join us for the launch of the Investment Policy Reviews Armenia and Chad

07 Nov 2019

Join us for the launch of the Investment Policy Reviews Armenia and Chad on 12 November 2019 - Palais des Nations. [...]

IIA Reform Event Update: Speakers' List and Agenda Available

31 Oct 2019

The preliminary speakers' list and draft agenda is now available for UNCTAD’s High-level IIA Conference 2019 on 13 November in Geneva, Switzerland. [...]

Second Ambassadors’ Round Table on Investing in the SDGs on 11 November 2019 in Geneva

30 Oct 2019

The Second Ambassadors’ Round Table is scheduled to take place in Geneva on Monday, 11 November 2019. [...]

Global Investment Trend Monitor No. 32

25 Oct 2019

UNCTAD's Global Investment Trend Monitor No. 32 finds that "global FDI flows in the first half of 2019 were 24% higher than in the first half of 2018". [...]

ISDS Navigator update: 980+ known investment treaty cases by 31 July 2019

30 Sep 2019

As of 31 July 2019, the total number of known treaty-based ISDS arbitrations had reached 983. [...]

Register now for UNCTAD’s High-level IIA Conference 2019 on 13 November

20 Sep 2019

Register now: UNCTAD’s High-level IIA Conference 2019 will take place in Geneva on Wednesday, 13 November. [...]

Istanbul workshop recommendations on IIA Reform - UNCTAD, D-8, IsDB event (12–13 September 2019)

19 Sep 2019

UNCTAD in cooperation with the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation and the Islamic Development Bank organized a regional workshop on IIA reform for sustainable development. [...]

Launch of the Investment Policy Reviews of Armenia and Chad on 12 November in Geneva

13 Sep 2019

The Investment Policy Reviews of Armenia and Chad will be officially launched at UNCTAD's Commission on Investment, Enterprise and Development - 11th session [...]

“International Investment Policy Reform for Sustainable Development” event on 12–13 September (UNCTAD, D-8, IsDB)

28 Aug 2019

UNCTAD, the D-8 Organization and the Islamic Development Bank will organize a regional event on the reform of the international investment regime (12–13 September 2019, Istanbul). [...]

Save the Date: 13 November 2019 – UNCTAD High-level IIA Conference

27 Aug 2019

Save the date for UNCTAD’s High-level IIA Conference 2019 scheduled to take place in Geneva on Wednesday, 13 November. [...]

Review of ISDS Decisions in 2018 Highlights IIA Reform Issues

23 Jul 2019

UNCTAD's Review of ISDS Decisions in 2018 focuses on cases and issues of relevance for treaty drafting and the reform of IIAs. [...]

Twenty-first UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures documents increase in foreign investment screening

24 Jun 2019

The joint UNCTAD-OECD Report indicates that G20 members took relatively few investment policy measures between mid-October 2018 and mid-May 2019, but their attention to investment [...]

Global foreign direct investment slides for third consecutive year

12 Jun 2019

World Investment Report 2019: Global foreign direct investment slides for third consecutive year. Contraction largely caused by US multinationals repatriating earnings from abroad. [...]

New Issues Note Tracks Progress on IIA Reform

07 Jun 2019

UNCTAD IIA Issues Note: Forward-looking IIA reform is well under way and involves countries at all levels of development and from all geographical regions. [...]

Fact Sheet: Surge in ISDS Cases Continues in 2018

28 May 2019

The fact sheet provides an overview of known treaty-based ISDS cases initiated in the past year and overall ISDS case outcomes. [...]

Reforming Investment Dispute Settlement: A Stocktaking

29 Mar 2019

This IIA Issues Note traces ISDS-related reform developments in recently concluded IIAs and in policymaking processes from the national to the multilateral level. [...]

New ISDS numbers: takeaways on last year's 71 known treaty-based cases

13 Mar 2019

In 2018, investors brought at least 71 ISDS cases pursuant to investment treaties. The number of known ISDS cases filed in 2018 remained as high as in the previous three years. [...]

Fact Sheet on Intra-European Union Investor-State Arbitration Cases

20 Dec 2018

UNCTAD's IIA Issues Note presents information on intra-EU investor-State arbitration cases by the end of July 2018. [...]