3rd Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators
The Third Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators was held in Quito, Ecuador, on 9-11 November 2009.
The event was hosted by the Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar and it was co-organized by the Government of Ecuador, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the South Centre.
Governments from all developing country regions were represented at this meeting, including a significant number of least developed countries. The Third Annual Forum was attended by 60 participants from 33 countries. We were also very pleased to have achieved gender equality among the speakers and near-complete gender equality among participants.
The three-day event provided ample opportunity for participants to share their experiences and learn from fellow negotiators, as well as from experienced arbitrators, distinguished academics and other expert presenters. The Forum was lauded for its contribution to the knowledge of the developing country negotiators at both a technical level and a policy level. The discussions showed how the investment treaty regime has broad links to multiple issues that impact an array of government decision-makers and decisions.
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November 9-11, 2009