Recap of High-level IIA Conference 2019: Summaries, Statements & Audio Recording04 Dec 2019
The 2019 edition of UNCTAD’s High-level IIA Conference, which was held on 13 November in conjunction with the 11th session of UNCTAD’s Commission on Investment, Enterprise and Development, took stock of IIA reform actions and charted the way forward towards further inclusive, transparent and synchronized IIA reform processes in the pursuit of sustainable development. The Conference convened over 80 speakers from governments, intergovernmental organizations, business, civil society and academia, as well as a large audience.
Eight groups of academic rapporteurs gave their account of the intensive working sessions that took place during the IIA Conference 2019. Discussions were organized around the areas of reform identified by UNCTAD, as well as regional IIA reform processes in developing countries in Africa and Asia, economies in transition and developed countries. The academic rapporteurs' summaries, speakers' statements and an audio recording of the closing plenary (with interpretation) are available.
Break-out sessions: rapporteurs' report back > click to download
Break-out sessions: Multilateral processes related to investment policymaking and their contribution to Phases 1 and 2 of Sustainable Development-oriented IIA Reform
- Preserving the right to regulate, while providing protection
- Reforming investment dispute settlement
- Promoting and facilitating investment
- Ensuring responsible investment
Break-out sessions: Regional investment policy processes and their contribution to Phases 1 and 2 of Sustainable Development-oriented IIA Reform
* These reports represent the views of the rapporteurs on the discussions among the participants of the respective break-out session. They do not represent the views of the UNCTAD secretariat or its member States.
Statements are available here.
Audio recording of closing plenary
An audio recording of the closing plenary (16:30 - 18:00), held under item 4 of the UNCTAD Investment Enterprise and Development Commission 11th Session, is available here (in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish).