The current International Investment Agreements (IIAs) regime is multilayered, multifaceted and highly fragmented, and its reform has become a “must”. The IIA regime reform should be guided by sustainable development objectives, focus on critical areas, include actions at all levels, take a systematic and sequential approach, and ensure inclusiveness and transparency. Working towards more coherence in an IIA regime consisting of thousands of agreements is a global challenge that calls for coordinated action from all stakeholders. Providing guidance for this endeavour, the World Investment Report 2015 developed an action-oriented road map for sustainable development oriented IIA reform.
- March 2016: Multi-year Expert Meeting: Taking Stock of IIA Reform, Geneva, Switzerland
- July 2016: High-level IIA Conference at the Fifth World Investment Forum, Nairobi, Kenya
UNCTAD publications taking stock of IIA reform: