RETHINKING INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT GOVERNANCE – PRINCIPLES FOR THE 21st CENTURY

24 OCT 2018
09:00-10:00
ROOM XXV

RETHINKING INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT GOVERNANCE: PRINCIPLES FOR THE 21st CENTURY

Book launch

What do you get when you bring 13 experts from different disciplines and different parts of the world together for 5 days to outline core principles and priorities for international investment law and policy?

Bringing their knowledge on such issues as foreign direct investment, sustainable development, industrial policy, tax policy, intellectual property, human rights, labor law, constitutional and administrative law, and arbitration and other forms of dispute settlement, these 13 experts used the innovative “Booksprint” process to collectively write “Rethinking International Investment Governance: Principles for the 21st Century.”

The book, which is free to download here and will be distributed at the event, is intended to guide future international cooperation on investment governance. It proposes a new International Framework for Investment and Sustainable Development in line with UNCTAD’s Reform Package for the International Investment Regime.

The book and the event aim to generate discussions among a range of government officials and other stakeholders working on, aff­ected by, or interested in international investment and sustainable development, not limited to IIA experts.

SPEAKERS

Mr. Mouhamadou Madana Kane

Founder and Executive Director, African Center of International Law Practice (ACILP)

Ms. Emily Sims

Manager, ILO Helpdesk for Business

Mr. Chanchal Chand Sarkar

Director, Economic, Trade and Finance Division, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Secretariat

Ms. Jesse Coleman

Legal Researcher, Columbia Centre on Sustainable investment (CCSI)

ORGANIZER

The break-out session is organized under the sole responsibility of the above-mentioned organizer. The UNCTAD secretariat is not responsible for the content of the discussions or for the material provided during the break-out session.