TOWARDS REALISATION OF THE SDGs ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL

25 OCT 2018
08:30-10:00
ROOM XXVI

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TOWARDS REALISATION OF THE SDGs ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL: CHALLENGES POSED BY INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW

Organized by Nyenrode Business University in cooperation with the Dutch coordinator for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Utrecht University, this break-out session will focus on the challenges and opportunities of policy coherence between investment policies and the implementation of the SDGs.

Mr. Hugo von Meijenfeldt, the coordinator for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will address the implementation of SDGs in the Netherlands followed by presentations and discussion from other panelists.

Issues for debate:

  • The new Dutch Model BIT
  • Policy coherence between the investment and the implementation of the SDGs
  • The State’s right to regulate in the public interest of implementing the SDGs and the protection of investors under the FET standard in IIAs

SPEAKERS

Ms. Samira Sulejmanovic

Head, Department for Bilateral Trade Relations, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mr. Ronald Roosdorp

Director, International Economic Governance and Trade Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

Mr. Hugo von Meijenfeldt

Coordinator for the Implementation of Global Development Goals at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Ms. Tineke Lambooy

Professor Corporate Law, Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands

Mr. Carsten Schittek

Senior negotiator, European Commission, DG TRADE Unit B.2 - Investment

Mr. Sebastián Green Martínez

Associate in the Litigation, International Arbitration and Mediation Team at Uría Menéndez Abogados, Madrid

Ms. Yulia Levashova

Researcher/Lecturer, Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands

Mr. Ahmad Firdaus Sukmono

Vice Chairman of Indonesia Anti-Dumping Committee

ORGANIZERS

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