Unctad International Investment Agreements Navigator

The starting point for all country-specific data on investment policies This work includes the analysis of the latest trends and key emerging issues in AIIs, building the capacity of developing countries to negotiate and implement investment agreements that can foster sustainable investment, and building a platform for universal engagement, inclusive and transparent of stakeholders in these issues. International investment law governs foreign direct investment and the settlement of disputes between foreign investors and sovereign States. This guide identifies the best resources for locating primary and secondary matters related to international investment law, with a focus on bilateral investment agreements (BITs) and investor-state dispute resolution. UNCTAD`s work programme on international investment agreements (IIAs) actively assists policy makers, government officials and other IIA stakeholders in reforming IIAs to make them more conducive to sustainable development and inclusive growth. International investment regimes operate at the bilateral, regional, interregional and multilateral levels. Policymakers, negotiators, civil society and other stakeholders need to be well informed about foreign direct investment, international investment agreements (IIAs) and their impact on sustainable development. Main objectives of UNCTAD`s IIA work programme • Reform of the international investment agreement (IIA) regime to improve its sustainable development dimension; • Comprehensive analysis of key issues arising from the complexity of the international investment regime • Development of a wide range of instruments to support the formulation of a more balanced international investment policy. With the expansion of global trade, investment and technology in recent decades, international investment follows the latest developments in investment policy around the world. International investment agreements (IIAs) are divided into two types: (1) bilateral investment agreements and (2) investment agreements. A bilateral investment agreement (BIT) is an agreement between two countries on the promotion and protection of investments made by investors of the countries concerned in the territory of the other country. The vast majority of AIIs are BITs.

The category of contracts with investment rules (TIPs) includes different types of investment agreements that are not NTBs. Three main types of NTPs can be distinguished: 1. global economic contracts, which contain obligations usually found in THE ILO (e.g. B a free trade agreement with an investment chapter); (2) contracts with limited investment-related provisions (e.g. only those relating to investment or the free transfer of investment funds); and (3) contracts that contain only “framework clauses”, such as.B. on cooperation in the field of investment and/or a mandate for future negotiations on investment issues. . . .

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