Intergovernmental Consensus-building

The IIA Section stimulates exchange and sharing of best practices and experience with the view to fostering global investment governance.

It supports the UNCTAD Commission on Investment, Enterprise and Development and its relevant expert meetings and also participates in IIA-related events by other intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the World Health Organization (WHO) or the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

The IIA Section organizes the annual IIA Conference for investment policymakers (Ministers, negotiators and investment promotion agencies), investment practitioners, legal experts, civil society and other IIA stakeholders. Every second year the IIA Conference takes place in conjunction with the UNCTAD World Investment Forum (WIF).

Participants join to:

  • Share experiences and best practices

  • Discuss options for sustainable-development-friendly IIA provisions

  • Shape the way forward towards improving global investment governance

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