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

19 Sep 2019

At a workshop in Istanbul on 12-13 September 2019, government officials dealing with investment policies in countries members of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation discussed key challenges arising from international investment agreements (IIAs) and shared experiences and best practices on the reform of these treaties with a view to strengthen their sustainable development dimension. More specifically, participating experts at the workshop "agreed on the importance of intra-D-8 countries cooperation and coordination on issues related to international investment policies” and ten other points (download).

D-8 UNCTAD IsDB Outcome September 2019

The regional workshop for member countries of the D-8 organization on “International Investment Policy Reform for Sustainable Development” was organized by UNCTAD in cooperation with the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation ( and the Islamic Development Bank ( It took place at the D-8 Headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey.

Download: Agenda

Related links: D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation - event page

Workshop impressions on twitter

@ElKady_Hamed: see tweet 1tweet 2

@D8org: see tweet

@WAIPAorg: see tweet