IISD at the UNCTAD High-Level IIA Conference 2019
The International Institute for Sustainable Development will be participating in the High-Level IIA Conference held by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on November 13, 2019.
The UNCTAD High-Level IIA Conference is devoted to specific aspects of the international investment agreement (IIA) regime—especially ongoing reform efforts—and will feature a full day of discussions. Along with an opening plenary, there will be a series of morning breakout sessions on the following subjects: governments' right to regulate while ensuring investment protection; investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) reform; investment facilitation and promotion; and responsible investment. There will also be breakout sessions devoted to region-specific processes in these policy areas.
Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, IISD's Senior Director, Economic Law and Policy, and the Executive Director of IISD Europe, and Joe Zhang, Senior Law Advisor, will be among the speakers. IISD has a long history of work on the subject of investment law and policy reform, including on the ISDS reform discussions underway in various contexts.
Further details about the UNCTAD event, including on how to register, are available on the conference website.
November 13, 2019
Palais des Nations