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UNCTAD's regional training course for IDB member countries will address practical steps for reforming the IIA regime

UNCTAD in cooperation with the IDB, SESRIC, ICDT and AMDI is organizing a regional training course on IIAs in Casablanca, Morocco on 23-26 January 2017

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UNCTAD Director contributes to exploratory discussions on a multilateral investment court

On 13-14 December 2016, UNCTAD participated in exploratory discussions on a multilateral investment court, co-hosted by the European Commission and Canadian Government in Geneva.

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UNCTAD's TDB set to address global investment facilitation challenges

On 6 December 2016, the 63rd session of the Trade and Development Board, UNCTAD's governing body, will debate how to fill this systemic gap in both national and international

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UNCTAD at G77 Meeting on Investment for Sustainable Development

Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNCTAD are hosting the “G-77 Meeting on Investment for Sustainable Development".

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Join UNCTAD's World Investment Forum 2016 this July

The next UNCTAD World Investment Forum takes place in Nairobi, Kenya from July 17-21, 2016. The Forum is the largest global platform for action on investment for the SDGs.

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G77 Meeting on Investment for Sustainable Development

On 4-5 May, 2016 the Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNCTAD will be hosting the “G-77 Meeting on Investment for Sustainable Development”

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G20 Trade and Investment Working Group Meeting

On April 4-5 the G20 Trade and Investment Working Group will meet in Nanjing, China. This is the 2nd G20 Trade and Investment Working Group Meeting

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Expert Meeting Taking Stock of IIA Reform: Registration Open!

Participation in the 16 March 2016 Expert Meeting can be in-person and via webinar.

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UNCTAD briefs UN delegates on Policy Framework and WIR 2015

UNCTAD briefs UN delegates in New York on two key policy instruments that can help mobilize investment and channel it to sustainable development sectors.

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UNCTAD and CCSI co-organized Conference on Investment Treaty Reform

The Conference on "Investment Treaty Reform: Reshaping Economic Governance in the Era of Sustainable Development" took place on 10-11 November 2015 in New York.

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Training course for transition economies examined IIA reform

28-30 September 2015, Minsk – UNCTAD conducted a training course for countries with economies in transition on international investment agreements (IIAs) with a focus on ...

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UNCTAD's TDB discusses reform of international investment governance

There is a pressing need for systematic reform of international investment governance. UNCTAD's Trade and Development Board discusses IIA reform.

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UNCTAD Contributes to the Financing for Development Conference

Government leaders have committed to an ambitious set of action points they hope will mobilize funds to finance the proposed sustainable development goals (SDGs)...

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The Sudan to Implement UNCTAD Recommendations

The effective implementation of the regulatory framework, local skills development and targeted investment promotion would help attract foreign investment to the Sudan...

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Republic of Congo to Promote Foreign Investment in Agriculture

The Republic of the Congo will undertake substantial reforms to its investment policy framework in order to attract and benefit more from FDI , and promote agricultural...

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Experts Take Debate on IIA Reform to a New Level

More than 300 representatives from governments, the private sector, civil society and academia convened in Geneva for three days on 25-27 February to consider ways to ...

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Opening Speech of Mr. James Zhan at IIA Expert Meeting Now Available

UNCTAD convened a Meeting on “The Transformation of the International Investment Agreement Regime” where IIA Experts discuss today’s pressing reform issues...

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Registration now open for UNCTAD Meeting on Transformation of the IIA Regime

Only six weeks to go until UNCTAD meeting, to be held on 25-27 February 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland

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UNCTAD Expert Meeting on Transformation of the IIA Regime

Experts, including a wide range of stakeholders from the investment and development community, will discuss today's pressing reform issues and identify concrete...

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UNCTAD Empretec Women in Business Awards

The UNCTAD Empretec Women in Business Awards are given every two years and celebrate exceptional women entrepreneurs who have benefited from the UNCTAD' Empretec program...

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UNCTAD's World Investment Forum 2014 Opens Today

The 2014 Forum will focus on challenges, opportunities and policy options to catalyse private sector participation in meeting sustainable development objectives...

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Launch of the World Investment Report 2014

UNCTAD will launch the World Investment Report 2014 on 24 June. This year Report focuses on how corporations can contribute to the realization of the post-2015 SDGs

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UNCTAD Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

UNCTAD celebrates its 50th anniversary with a series of events at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 16 to 20 June.

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UNCTAD's 6th Commission on Investment, Enterprise, and Development Successfully Concluded

The meeting provided the opportunity for member States and investment and development stakeholders to discuss key and emerging issues in the area of investment and [...]

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Mr. Ban Ki-moon at the World Investment Forum 2014

Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General, will open UNCTAD's World Investment Forum 2014 in Geneva.

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