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Hub News Article Feb 04, 2015

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 (ISDS).
The EU’s Economic and Social Committee held a hearing on this topic on 3 February in Brussels, where Mr Zhan, Director of UNCTAD’s Division on Investment and Enterprise, gave a keynote address.

In his remarks, Mr Zhan provided key statistics on foreign direct investment (FDI), international investment agreements (IIAs) and ISDS. He then discussed the main concerns with respect to IIAs and ISDS as well possible ways and means of addressing these challenges.