RETHINKING INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT GOVERNANCE: PRINCIPLES FOR THE 21st CENTURY

IIA-related break-out sessions
Event
Session Type
Breakout sessions
Session Themes
High-level event
Room number
Room XXV
Event Manager
Ms. Elisabeth Tuerk
Contact Email
elisabeth.tuerk@unctad.org
24 October 2018
09:00 - 10:00 Europe/Zurich
Europe/Zurich

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

Founder and Executive Director, African Center of International Law Practice (ACILP)
Manager, ILO Helpdesk for Business
Director, Economic, Trade and Finance Division, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Secretariat
Legal Researcher, Columbia Centre on Sustainable investment (CCSI)