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.
Learn more about the Annual Forums of Developing Country Investment Negotiators
Reflecting on a Year Online: Lessons from an IISD survey of international investment negotiators
Participants in this webinar will have opportunities to discuss a forthcoming IISD report on virtual negotiations on international investment governance, while also sharing their experiences with and views on the challenges and opportunities involved.
Asia-Pacific Workshop on UNCTAD's Phase 3 of IIA Reform: Improving investment policy coherence and synergies
This joint workshop for the Asia-Pacific region takes a close look at the reform of international investment agreements (IIAs), considering at how states can address the risks that can result from investor-state dispute settlement claims involving most-favoured nation clauses and “nationality planning.”
Webinar on Valuation in Investment Arbitration: Spotlight on discounted cash flow analysis
This webinar explored the critical issue of compensation (or "damages") in international investment law, with a panel of expert speakers examining arbitral tribunals' increasing willingness to use a valuation technique known as discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis when calculating compensation.
European Regional Consultation on International Investment Agreements and Human Rights to Support the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
This regional consultation is being convened by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights and hosted jointly by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), and the Essex Business and Human Rights Project in the University of Essex School of Law and Human Rights Center.