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Short courses for Permanent Missions in Geneva
New Generation of Investment Policies for Sustainable Development
Palais des Nations, Geneva (Room XXII)
Monday,6 May 2013 (10:00 to 13:00)

Foreign investment is one of the key drivers of economic development and globalization. One way in which countries worldwide seek to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) is through robust national investment policies and the conclusion of international investment agreements (IIAs). More than 3,000 IIAs exist today covering around 2/3 of global investment flows but at the same time constituting a complex regime with important challenges ahead in order to ensure the achievement of sustainable and inclusive development goals. 

 

This short course aims at raising awareness about the new UNCTAD Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development (IPFSD) and the concrete options it offers to policy makers to effectively promote sustainable development and inclusive growth. For example, IPFSD proposes to strengthen  IIAs development dimension through pursuing clear and explicit clauses, balance of investors rights and obligation including corporate social responsibility principles and safeguarding policy space through among others, coherence with other public policies (e.g. climate change, labour, health). 

 

Delivered by: Division on Investment and Enterprise Development (DIAE)

From 10 am to 1pm

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