UNCTAD's TDB discusses reform of international investment governance
There is a pressing need for systematic reform of international investment governance. As is evident from the heated public debate and parliamentary hearing processes in many countries and regions, a shared view is emerging on the need for reform of the regime of international investment agreements. Such reform aims to ensure that international investment governance works for all stakeholders and that it is in line with today's sustainable development paradigm. Today, the question is not about whether or not to reform; but about the what, how and extent of such reform.
UNCTAD's 2015 World Investment Report offers a roadmap for such reform. UNCTAD's Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development has established itself as a major instrument for governments worldwide, guiding them in the formulation of a new generation of investment policies.
Item 7 of UNCTAD's Trade and Development Board: Investment for Development - Reforming the International Investment regime will take place during the afternoon of 16 September 2015 in Geneva.
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