Training course for economies in transition on a new generation of international investment policies
01 - 04 October 2013
Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Key Issues

In line with UNCTAD's Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development (IPFSD), the programme will help policy makers and negotiators to deepen their understanding and analysis of the key issues in IIAs by offering concrete options for the design and negotiation of IIAs that effectively promote sustainable development and inclusive growth.

The course will highlight the importance of ensuring policy coherence between national development policies and IIAs through designing clear and explicit clauses, balancing investors' rights and obligations (including through corporate social responsibility principles), and safeguarding policy space for other public policies (e.g. climate change, labour, health).

One segment of the course will address investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS), and policies to prevent and manage ISDS.

Finally, the course will address topics of special interests to the countries in the region such as the investment competence of the European Union (EU) after the Lisbon Treaty, the compatibility of EU member States IIAs with EU law, treaty expiration, and the emergence of regional IIAs, such as the EURASEC.

Co-organized with:The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina; The Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
Contact:Hamed El-Kady, UNCTAD. Tel: +41 22 917 2135; Email: Nathalie Eulaerts, UNCTAD. Tel: +41 22 917 5507; Email:
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