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IIA Mapping Project updated: content analysis available for 1,900+ IIAs

UNCTAD has updated the IIA Mapping Project database. The database now covers an additional 500 treaties.

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G-20 to Leaders Endorse Cross-Border Investment Guidelines

Nonbinding principles designed to boost sagging foreign investment globally

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UNCTAD facilitates G20 consensus on Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking

The G20 Ministerial Meeting held on 9 and 10 July in Shanghai under the China Presidency has agreed on a set of non-binding Guiding Principles for Investment Policymaking.

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Annual Review of Investor-State Arbitrations Launched

With 70 cases initiated in 2015, the number of new treaty-based investor-State arbitrations set an annual record.

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Reforming the IIA Regime - a Stocktaking

IIA reform is a formidable challenge. Significant progress has been made, but much remains to be done.

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UNCTAD Considered the Key Information Source for Investment Policymaking

More than 93% of survey respondents consider UNCTAD the main source of information on investment policymaking

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UNCTAD to be Part of New G20 Work Stream on Trade and Investment

The G20 has asked UNCTAD, WTO, World Bank and OECD to support its work. UNCTAD will coordinate the international organizations' support for the investment work stream.

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UNCTAD– ICIEC: 10 Years of Building Capacity on Investment Policies

Since 2005 UNCTAD and the Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) have been implementing a capacity-building programme

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Negotiations concluded for a Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)

On October 4, 2015, Ministers of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru...

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Mr. James Zhan Spoke at Parliament of South Africa – Trade and Industry Committee

Mr. James Zhan, Director of UNCTAD's Investment and Enterprise Division, spoke to Parliamentarians and invited stakeholders on 25 August in Cape Town. The ...

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UNCTAD Investment Policy Framework 2015 Launched at Financing for Development Conference

Addis Ababa, 14 July 2015 – Ministers met with UNCTAD Secretary General Kituyi at the official UNCTAD side event to the Financing for Development (FfD)...

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UNCTAD Has Opened a New Regional Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UNCTAD has opened a regional office to directly serve its African Member States and provide high-level technical expertise and advisory services to African countries ...

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UNCTAD's Proposal for a Post-2015 Sustainable Development Review Process

A new policy brief elaborates the objectives, guiding principles and organizational framework within the United Nations system of a sustainable development review ...

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China and the Republic of Korea signed a Free Trade Agreement

On 1 June 2015, China and the Republic of Korea signed a free trade agreement three years after negotiations began in May 2012. Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng ...

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Brazil and Mexico Signed CFIA

On 26 May, Brazil and Mexico signed a Cooperation and Facilitation Investment Agreement (CFIA). The agreement is the third to be signed by Brazil this year after the ones ...

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UNCTAD Platform to Bolster Business Schools' Contribution to Development

On 16 October 2014, UNCTAD launched the Business Schools for Impact initiative as part of the World Investment Forum outcomes to bolster the contribution business schools...

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UNCTAD Calls on IPAs to Act on Sustainable Development

UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi has called on investment promotion agencies (IPAs) to do more to attract investment for sustainable development...

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Canada and Burkina Faso Signed a FIPA

The Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) was signed by Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Ed Fast, and Burkina Faso’s Minister of ...

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Brazil and Mozambique Signed CFIA

On 30 March 2015, Brazil and Mozambique signed a Cooperation and Facilitation Investment Agreement (CFIA) in Maputo, Mozambique. The agreement ...

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UNCTAD's Working Paper on FDI, Tax and Development

Recognizing the growing significance of tax avoidance by MNEs, the international community – policymakers in the G20 and beyond, international organizations such as...

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Eight States Signed UN Convention on Transparency in ISDS

Representatives of Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Mauritius, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States signed the Mauritius Convention on Transparency at the...

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Mr. James Zhan Presented Ideas on IIA Reform at OECD Conference

Mr. James Zhan participated in the closing panel of the OECD-hosted conference on "Investment Treaties: Policy Goals and Public Support". The Director of UNCTAD's...

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UNCTAD's New Country Profiles Now Available

The profiles provide a basic snapshot of a country's economic and financial situation, facilitating convenient cross-country comparisons.

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Director of UNCTAD’s Investment Division Addressed European Economic and Social Committee

Various organs of the European Union are currently involved in developing the Union’s international policy on investor protection and investor-State dispute settlement...

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UNCTAD Participated in European Parliament’s Hearing on ISDS

On 27 January 2015, the EU Parliament’s committees on legal affairs and on international trade held a joint public hearing on two important aspects of the future...

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