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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. [...]

Workshop in Casablanca on Regional Approaches to Investment Policymaking

18 Dec 2018

60 participants from over 30 countries discuss regional approaches at workshop in Casablanca, Morocco, from 18 to 20 December 2018. [...]

20th Investment Policy Monitor out now

07 Dec 2018

The new Monitor finds that 29 countries took 49 investment policy measures from May to October 2018. [...]

Launch of the Investment Policy Review of Cabo Verde

04 Dec 2018

4 December 2018 , 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. , Room XXVI, Palais des Nations [...]

Launch of the Investment Policy Review of Lebanon

04 Dec 2018

4 December 2018 , 3 to 6 p.m. , Room XXVI, Palais des Nations [...]

ISDS Trends: Cases Initiated in First 7 Months of 2018

28 Nov 2018

Investors brought at least 37 known ISDS cases pursuant to IIAs during the first 7 months of 2018. [...]

Twentieth UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures released

22 Nov 2018

The joint UNCTAD-OECD Report indicates that policy measures taken by G20 Members were mostly geared towards greater openness for foreign investment. [...]

ISDS Navigator Update: 900+ Known Investment Treaty Cases

13 Nov 2018

During the first 7 months of 2018, investors brought at least 37 known ISDS cases. As of 31 July 2018, the total number of known treaty-based ISDS arbitrations has reached 904. [...]

Are you planning to attend the World Investment Forum 2018?

09 Oct 2018

The 2018 World Investment Forum is fast approaching. This is our 10-year anniversary edition and it promises to be the biggest Forum yet. Registration closes on Friday, 12 October. [...]

UNCTAD World Investment Report out now

06 Jun 2018

Global foreign direct investment flows fell sharply in 2017. Negative trend is sign of slowdown in international production and global value chains, Report reveals. [...]

IIA Issues Note reviews developments in international investment policymaking

30 May 2018

Investment treaty making has reached a turning point. The number of new international investment agreements concluded in 2017 was the lowest since 1983. [...]

19th Investment Policy Monitor out now

28 Mar 2018

The Monitor finds that 22 countries took 32 investment policy measures between November 2017 and February 2018. The share of investment restrictions and regulations increased to 29 percent. Compared to the annual figures in recent years, this records the highest ratio since 2010. [...]

UNCTAD launches Responsible Agricultural Investment Knowledge Into Action Note Series

21 Mar 2018

Today UNCTAD, together with the World Bank Group, launched the UNCTAD-World Bank Responsible Agricultural Investment Knowledge Into Action Note Series in Washington D.C. [...]