5th Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators
The Fifth Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators was held in Kampala, Uganda, from October 17–19, 2011.
It was co-organized by the Government of Uganda, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the South Centre. This year’s Forum was attended by 79 participants from 40 countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America, as well as international organizations, including the Commonwealth Secretariat, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Pan-African Parliament.
The Forum builds upon the successes of the four previous forums held in Singapore (2007), Morocco (2008), Ecuador (2009) and India (2010). This year the Forum was aimed at encouraging developing country investment negotiators to explore choices for a better future in relation to foreign investment and sustainable development.
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.