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More Info Oct 09, 2017

Annual International Investment Agreements Conference: Phase 2 of IIA Reform

9-11 October 2017, Palais des Nations, Geneva

This 3-day high-level conference will carry IIA reform to the next phase, building at a series of UNCTAD investment conferences, including the World Investment Forum 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Topic

IIA reform has made significant progress, with a large number of countries following UNCTAD's Road Map for IIA Reform (phase 1 of IIA reform). However, much work remains to be done to modernize the existing stock of "old-generation" IIAs (phase 2 of IIA reform).

The World Investment Report 2017 (Chapter III) sets out and discusses 10 options to reform old-generation treaties that countries can adapt and adopt in line with their specific reform objectives.

Format

Based on a stocktaking of reform and policy options at hand, the Annual IIA Conference will share experiences and identify best practices for phase 2 of IIA reform.

Participants

High-level IIA negotiators from developing, developed and transition economies, as well as representatives from civil society, intergovernmental organizations and the private sector.

Registration is now open on the UNCTAD website.