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Hub News Article Aug 21, 2017

Registration now open for UNCTAD's Annual High-level IIA Conference

Online registration is now open for our Annual High-level IIA Conference, taking place from 9-11 October at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.

The registration form is available here, or by copying the following link: https://reg.unog.ch/event/19774/. Note that an official personal invitation is not required in order to submit a registration. A registration guide is available on the website in English and French.

This 3-day high-level conference will carry IIA reform to the next phase. IIA reform has made significant progress, with a large number of countries following UNCTAD's Road Map for IIA Reform (phase 1 of IIA reform). However, much work remains to be done to modernize the existing stock of "old-generation" IIAs (phase 2 of IIA reform). Chapter III of the World Investment Report 2017 sets out and discusses 10 options to reform old-generation treaties that countries can adapt and adopt in line with their specific reform objectives.

Based on a stocktaking of reform and policy options at hand, the Annual High-level IIA Conference will share experiences and identify best practices for phase 2 of IIA reform. The conference builds on a series of earlier UNCTAD IIA-related conferences, including at the World Investment Forum in Nairobi, Kenya in July 2016.