News Archive

185 results

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. [...]

ISDS Navigator Update: 850+ Known Cases by Year-End

12 Mar 2018

As of 31 December 2017, the total number of known treaty-based ISDS cases has reached 855. [...]

UNCTAD investigates ISDS claims in PPP-related infrastructure sectors

22 Feb 2018

New section published on the Hub analyzing the role of public private partnerships (PPPs) in the pursuit of mobilizing investment for the sustainable development goals. [...]

UNCTAD joint regional training addresses reform of IIAs

19 Feb 2018

Today UNCTAD and its partners, have kicked off a regional training in Bangkok to empower countries in the region to modernize their existing stock of old-generation IIAs [...]

UNCTAD supports G-20 Presidency by hosting Geneva-based TIWG Briefings 29-30 January 2018

30 Jan 2018

UNCTAD’s Investment Division hosted a half-day meeting of Geneva-based ambassadors of G20 economies, invited guests of the G-20 and chairs of key regional groups. [...]

UNCTAD's Reform Package for the International Investment Regime

18 Dec 2017

UNCTAD's latest publication offers a comprehensive package for reforming the international investment regime. [...]

18th Investment Policy Monitor out now

05 Dec 2017

The Monitor finds that 38 countries took 60 investment policy measures between May and October 2017. The share of liberalisation, promotion and facilitation measures reached 78 [...]

IIA Issues Note: Improving Investment Dispute Settlement: UNCTAD's Policy Tools

23 Nov 2017

This IIA Issues Note provides an overview of UNCTAD’s policy tools for reforming investment dispute settlement. [...]

Eighteenth Report on G20 Investment Measures

09 Nov 2017

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

Special Update on Investor-State Arbitrations: Facts and Figures

06 Nov 2017

This IIA Issues Note on investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) presents ISDS facts and figures as of 31 July 2017. [...]