Monday, March 31, 2008

International Investment Agreements and the Exercise of National Policy Space

South Centre organized a working lunch event on "International Investment Agreements and the Exercise of National Policy Space" on 20 March from 1 pm -3pm.

Ms. Anna Joubin-Bret, Senior Legal Advisor, International Arrangements Section (IAS), Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development (DITE), UNCTAD was the lead speaker. During her presentation, she elaborated upon the recent experiences of developing countries with respect to investment agreements contained in both bilateral investment treaties and other treaty arrangements, in particular providing Bolivia's experience as a case study.

Discussions followed on global trends in relation to international investment agreements and the development policy space issues and implications of such agreements for developing countries.

The event was organized by the Global Governance for Development Programme of the South Centre.